Each Camp Tecumseh Outdoor Education program is setup in a well planned out and easy to follow format that should help your planning go very smoothly. This page will help you get things in place before you actually arrive at Camp T.
How to book a date
If you are interested in solidifying a time to come or have any questions about Camp Tecumseh's OE programs, please call or email Tom Elliott at (765) 564-2898 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The majority of school groups come during the spring (March-May) and fall (August-November) seasons. Here is a list of times that all of the programs are offered.
- Discovering Nature (grades 1-3) Apr-May & Aug-Oct
- Pioneer Heritage (grades 3-5) Mar-May & Aug-Nov
- Earthship Journey (grades 4-6) Apr-May & Aug-Oct
- Foundations for Success (grades 5-8) Jan-May & Aug-Dec
- Project American Life (grades 5-8) November only
- Christmas in the Colonies / Winter in the Settlement
(grades 3-5) Dec-Feb
This is the 2013 per person price list.
For every 6 students that attend, 1 adult attends for half price.
ABC's of planning a trip
This document for trip organizers (in PDF format) gives a step by step breakdown of things to think about before you arrive at Camp Tecumseh.
Parent / Teacher training
The close involvement of teachers and parents is a strong part of why the program is successful. The shared experience not only helps the learning take place but often times can strengthen relationships with your children as you spend time together in a totally different environment.
When your group arrives at Camp Tecumseh, you will be assigned 1-2 camp staff to lead you through the experience (orientation, introduction to the program, teaching activities, running dining hall, flag pole, campfire). The school will also provide teachers and parents to teach some of the activities in order to keep the trail groups down to around ten students. In order to get everyone up to speed, a little bit of training for the parents and teachers is essential to ensure that each student gets the most out of the experience. The goal of the training is for you to experience first hand and grasp the purpose of the activities you will teach when you come with your student/child, so that you are comfortable leading a group. Teaching manuals will be provided. We will also inform you about all of the different aspects of your trip to camp as a chaperon and help ease any concerns you might have about coming.
The training will take place mostly outside so please come prepared to be out and around camp for a few hours. A cookout lunch is provided afterward free of charge, which can be a great time to chat with the other chaperons from your school and ask any questions you might have.
Training days are always on Saturday mornings (9:30am-1pm).
There is no cost and lunch is provided.
Christmast in the Colonies Workshop -
March 9th & 16th, April 6th & 27th
If you are interested in ordering shirts for your trip, this document (PDF format) has all the information on it that you will need.