Corn mazes where made for groups.
Maize Quest is all about teamwork. Your group arrives at the farm, splits up into teams of 4-6, usually with an adult for each group. After a brief introduction, the smaller teams are sent into the maze with a Game Sheet. The Game Sheet is the key to gathering the clues, answers and pictures hidden in the maze.
As the teams progress, you find it amazing to watch them learn group problem solving and resolve issues such as “Who gets to collect the next picture” and “Who gets to choose our direction.” Inside the corn maze they must work together to explore and find answers. Victory is determined not by how fast you find the exit, but by how thoroughly you’ve explored each turn of the maze.
Youth groups love the maze! There are so many parallels between the maze and life. Losing your way, making the right choices, peer pressure, light & darkness and so many more. Ask the farm location closest to you for hayrides and campfires to compliment the maze experience. Some locations even have meditative labyrinths and wild gardens!
Scouts are navigators from the start. Maize-o-Vision is our trademarked map revealing system. It allows groups to see the map at key areas of the maze, but once the map is removed it becomes hidden again! The scouts must navigate from station to station by memory. It’s a great activity for early in the fall scouting season. A trip to the maze brings troops together and gives older scouts a chance to help younger scouts learn the ropes.
Teachers love the maze. Many teachers find the maze a useful early fall trip to bring the class together, or teach kids to work together on a project. Parents love chaperoning to the maze trip because its fun! Teamwork is an important lesson for kids today at any age.
The theme is the most important educational component of the maze. The theme relates to each part of the maze from pathways to gamesheet. Kids answer questions related to the theme by finding clues in the corn. The questions change every year, so teachers can visit each year without information getting stale. Classes can visit each year even as they progress through grades in school because the maze is never the same twice! Many of our farm locations offer additional educational opportunities ranging from cider-making tours to hayrides through the farm fields.
How do I book my group?
Click to our map to find the specific farm location, then follow the group booking instructions from there!