Arrival and Payment

Please arrive at the orchard at least 15 minutes prior to your reservation time. This will allow time to assemble your group, use the restrooms, and get checked in. Having your program begin on-time is extremely important for maximum enjoyment by everyone. If your group arrives late, we will start our other groups on-time, and work to get your group in at the next possible opening.  If you find you are running behind schedule, please call us at the orchard (434-977-1833) to let us know.

We reserve the right to combine your group with others if group size, time constraints, etc. warrant it.

Parent and siblings are welcome with your groups, and are charged the same fee. This guarantees them a seat on the wagon ride (if part of your package) and a bag to pick fruit. There is no charge for non-participating children under the age of 2.

Please collect all fees in advance, so that you are presenting just one payment for the entire group. This will greatly speed up the check in process and keep your group on schedule. Payment is due upon arrival by one designated leader per group. A single payment covering the entire group is requested and can be made by credit card or a single school check payable to Carter Mountain Orchard. Please bring your payment along with your completed Field Trip Check-in Form to our field trip check in station. We are happy to provide you with a receipt for your records.

“I cannot thank you enough for our fieldtrip. All of the moms in my group are still talking about what a great time we had.”

Preschool Teacher, Palmyra VA