Field Trips


You must read our Field Trip Policies before signing up for any field trip. Read all RSVP form instructions carefully. Do NOT submit multiple RSVPs for the same trip. You will receive a confirmation email that includes contact information for our field trip coordinator and instructions for RSVP changes. If you think there was a problem with your submission please email us directly at 

All field trips are considered tentative until placed on the RSVP form below. Check back regularly for updates.


Make sure you provide the best email and phone number to contact you when signing up for a trip. Sometimes we have important last minute details about trips and need to be able to contact all who plan to attend. If your email is not entered correctly the system won't be able to send you the confirmation of RSVP.

Click to RSVP for Confucius Institute (Registration OPEN)

Click to RSVP for Gem and Mineral Show (Registration OPEN)

Click HERE if you are having technical difficulties filling out one of our forms.



Confucius Institute & Terracotta Warriors in Troy

Location: 158 International Boulevard, Troy, AL 36082

(this is a new address, if you have trouble pulling it up in your gps try the old address: 158 Luther Drive)

Date: Thursday, November 21 

Time: 10:00 am (arrive early to find parking) This time has changed from what was originally posted.

Cost: Free

Details: We will tour the Confucius Institute exhibits and have a paper craft activity, then walk over to the Terracotta Warriors for a guided tour.

Frontier Days at Fort Toulouse and Tallassee Battles for the Armory

ECHO will not be attending either of these events as an official field trip this year. But they are great experiences and we wanted to encourage families to attend on their own or together in small groups of friends. You can find out more on their websites:

Frontier Days

Battles for the Armory


Montgomery Gem & Mineral Society Annual Show

Location: Garrett Coliseum

                   1555 Federal Drive

                   Montgomery, 36107

Date: Friday, December 6

Time: 10:00 am--Noon

Cost: Students Free, Adults $2 (get a $1 coupon on their website)

Details: Dealers will have beads, crystals, geodes, rough, cabochons, gem stones, finished jewelry, tools, supplies, and mineral and fossil specimens. Club members will display their individual collections and will give demonstrations on gem and rock cutting, faceting, cabochon making, and knapping. Come, look, and enjoy! Buy if you wish. Free door prize tickets for each adult admission.

Field Trip Policies


Before signing up please read the ECHO policy concerning field trips:

  • Please let us know, in advance, if you plan to attend. If last minute problems occur, please call us as soon as possible.

  • Should the field trip be canceled or other problems ensue, you will be contacted as soon as possible via telephone or email. If at all possible, check your email the night before or the morning of the field trip to verify that no one has been trying to reach you.

  • Attend field trips and other group events with your own children or send your children with another adult who will take responsibility for their behavior.

  • Arrive early. All tours begin on time.

  • Children and adults should listen when someone is talking. There are other times better suited for fellowship.

  • Respect age limits. The host sets the age restrictions. Do not bring extra children or babies without first getting permission from the field trip coordinator.

  • The safety and discipline of the children is the responsibility of the parent or guardian. In an effort to present a good witness to our host and to promote common courtesy among participating families, ECHO leadership has the authority to insist that the parent remove disruptive children.

  • Be generous with “thank you” and “please.”


Location: Harvest Fields Community Church, 4280 Deatsville Hwy, Deatsville, AL 36022