What to Expect During Camp

At Camp Tecumseh, kids can have fun all day long.

 

Going to Camp Tecumseh is a big deal and we want it to be the best week of your child’s summer. Our staff is focused on helping every camper grow in ways that are just right for them. Here’s a peek at what kids can expect during camp.

 

Schedule and Activities for Overnight Camp

 

Because we are a fairly large camp, we can provide a really large array of activity choices. We have skill development clinics in the mornings. Clinics change from week to week and may include activities like:

 

ArcheryBasket MakingBasketball
CanoeingCeramicsCrafts
CricketDivingDrama
FishingGuitar (for teens)High Ropes
Horseback RidingKayakingMountaineering
RiflerySkin DivingSoccer
SwimmingTennisVolleyball

 

One of the campers’ favorite parts of each day is “cabin time.” These afternoon or early evening periods are when campers do fun stuff together, learning to discuss options and make choices as a group. Camp Tecumseh has a wide array of choices, from going on a trail ride or hike to playing ultimate Frisbee.

 

Depending on the day of the week, campers will enjoy campfire ceremonies, unit or village games, special swim times or perhaps an overnight cookout and campout at one of our special spots in the woods. Teen campers love their afternoon canoe trips down the river, Amazing Camp Race and Survivor Tecumseh games.

 

Closing campfire on Friday night caps off a week or two of great fun and memories.

 

With everything going on, Yes! Campers will be encouraged to write one letter home each week. Do not be alarmed if the letters are brief and quite irregular as the youngsters are busy at camp and “no news is good news” as far as campers are concerned. Also, early letters may sound upsetting, but usually by the time you receive the letter the camper has adjusted and often forgotten what s/he wrote. Stamps and stationery are available for purchase in the Trading Post.

 

For more information, view Typical Overnight Camp Activities.

 

Schedule and Activities for Day Camp

 

Day Campers are broken up into co-ed trail groups of 10-12 campers based on age. Each trail group has two or three counselors. This provides a ratio of 1-6 or better. Day Camp counselors are young men and women age 17-21. All counselors go through an intense staff training and are background and reference checked to ensure that only the best are chosen as role models for your children.

 

While there is rarely a “normal” day of Day Camp, below is a typical daily schedule. Each Monday your camper will come home with a detailed schedule specific to his/her trail group.

 

TimeActivityNotes
9:30- 9:50Drop OffIf you are running late, please call the office.
10:00Day Camp Chapel
10:20Activity Period 1Activities include arts and crafts, sports, games, nature hikes, teambuilding activities, etc.
11:00Activity Period 2Thursday: Periods 1 and 2 are all-camp Gold Rush

Friday: Periods 1 and 2 are all-camp World Service Carnival
11:45Sack LunchCampers bring a sack lunch each day which is refrigerated upon arrival
12:30Activity Period 3/PoolCampers will swim each day, during either activity period 3 or 4
2:30Group Games and Activities
2:45Daily Wrap-Up
3:00- 3:20Pick UpIf you are running late, please call the office.

 

One day during camp, campers will get the chance to ride a horse around the River Village riding ring. Equestrian Day Campers spend much of the day grooming, riding, and caring for horses in addition to traditional day camp activities. Equestrian Day Camp is offered during selected Day Camp weeks.

 

We also offer two special activities at the end of the week:

  • Family Night Dessert Carry-In – Every Thursday during Day Camp, we host a Family Night Dessert Carry-In at 6:30 p.m. All camper families are invited to attend and bring a dessert to share.
  • Thursday night stay over option – Campers between the ages of 8-12 can sign up to stay overnight on Thursday night.

 

For more information, view Typical Day Camp Activies.