Location

 

The Nature’s Classroom facility is located in a beautiful bend of the Little River on Lookout Mountain in Mentone, Alabama. During the summer months, Nature's Classroom's facility is the home of Riverview Camp for Girls, one of the south's premier residential summer camps. Mentone's centralized location allows Nature's Classroom and Riverview Camp to serve participants from across the southeastern United States.

Nature's Classroom

757 C.R. 614 Mentone, AL

 

From Atlanta (travel time: 2 hours)
Take I-75 north to Exit 306 (Adairsville). Turn left onto GA 140 West and continue 15 miles to Armuchee. Turn right onto US 27 North and continue 15 miles to Summerville. Turn left onto GA 48 and continue 20 miles through Menlo into Mentone (GA 48 becomes AL 117 when you cross the state line). In Mentone, turn left at the blinking yellow light. Proceed approximately 3 miles (continue past 4-way stop) until you see a large sign on your left which reads Riverview Camp and Nature's Classroom. Turn left onto County Road 614 next to the sign and proceed about 1 mile until you arrive at Nature's Classroom. Relax, you've made it! Get ready to have a great time!

From Birmingham (travel time: 2 hours)
Take I-59 North to Exit 231 (see directions below).

From Nashville (travel time: 2.5 hours)
Take I-24 East (towards Chattanooga) until it intersects with I-59. Take I-59 South (towards Birmingham) to exit 231 (see directions below).

From Chattanooga (travel time: 45 minutes)
Take I-24 West (towards Nashville) until it intersects with I-59. Take I-59 South (towards Birmingham) to Exit 231 (see directions below).

From Huntsville (1.5 hours)
Take US 72 East to Scottsboro and turn right on AL 35 South (towards Fort Payne). Cross the Tennessee river and turn left on AL 40. Continue through Henagar until you cross over I-59 (see directions below).

From I-59 Exit 231 for Valley Head/Hammondville (travel time: 10 minutes)
Take exit 231 and take AL 117 towards Hammondville, Valley Head, and Mentone. At the first stop sign, turn right onto US 11 South, then turn immediately left back onto AL 117. There will be signs directing you to Mentone. Follow AL 117 through the town of Valley Head (staying left on AL 117 at the fork after Valley Head) and continue up the mountain to Mentone. At the top of the hill, turn right at the blinking yellow light in Mentone. Go approximately 3 miles (continue past 4-way stop) until you see a large sign on your left which reads Riverview Camp and Nature's Classroom. Turn left onto County Road 614 next to the sign and proceed about 1 mile until you arrive at Nature's Classroom. Relax, you've made it! Get ready to have a great time!

P.O. Box 400 - Mentone, AL - 35984 - natures@hiwaay.net - (800) 995-4769