Scheduling & Cancellation
Scheduling & Cancellation for Day Programs for Schools

School group at edge of prairie
Important: All groups, whether led by a Reserve Instructor or self-guided by a teacher, must make reservations for their visit.

To schedule a program, call (314) 577-9523 or email

Registration begins:

  • October 1 for the Maple Syrup Program
  • November 1 for Spring Classes
  • May 1 for Fall Classes
  • Note: If the first is during a weekend, registration will begin the following Monday

Information needed when you call:

  • School name, address and phone number
  • Contact person’s name for confirmation
  • Program choice(s)—make sure program is available for the month that you request
  • Date and time (please have alternates)
  • Grade, age and number of participants (students and adults)
  • Teacher’s name and home phone number
  • Will you be having lunch at our picnic area?

One month prior to your visit, you will receive a confirmation packet containing important information about your visit, a suggested “Chaperone Letter” and an invoice. Carefully review the confirmation information and call (314) 577-9523  if corrections need to be made. The program fee is due on the day of the class.


  • If you must cancel your trip, please let us know as soon as possible. Other school groups are on a waiting list and are willing to fill your place if they are given enough time to make the necessary arrangements.
  • If it is raining, we suggest that you call and cancel the class, as most classes are extremely difficult to conduct in this situation.


Scheduling & Cancellation for the Dana Brown Overnight Center

If you have a particular theme or topic we could help you with, let us know. We are able to develop programs for you depending upon your needs!

Classes are available on a day-use basis or as a component of an overnight experience. Working with staff, classes may be customized to meet your objectives. All groups who register for a program at the Dana Brown Overnight Center have access to the Adlyne Freund Center or the Assembly Building. All buildings within the Center are climate-controlled and include indoor restrooms.

Groups may register up to one year prior to their intended visit. Availability is limited and programs are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register early! Registrations will not be accepted fewer than 60 days prior to the date of the group’s intended visit.

Dana Brown Overnight CenterTo schedule or cancel a program at the Dana Brown Overnight Center or if you have questions, please call:

(314) 577-9539

8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.