Field Trip Preparation
Prepare for an interactive, immersive learning experience.
We are so excited to welcome you to Camp Tecumseh. We’ve compiled some helpful information to ensure you and your child are ready for an unforgettable experience.
Join us for an Outdoor Education orientation
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 10 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 firsthand 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 chaperone 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 chaperones from your school and ask any questions you might have.
Spring 2018 Parent/Teacher Training
Training days are always on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m EDT. There is no cost and lunch is provided.
|Date||Training For Spring 2018|
|Saturday, March 17||Pioneer Heritage, Earthship Journey, Foundations for Success|
|Saturday, March 24||Pioneer Heritage, Earthship Journey, Foundations for Success|
|Saturday, April 7||Pioneer Heritage, Earthship Journey, Foundations for Success|
|Saturday, April 28||Pioneer Heritage, Earthship Journey, Foundations for Success|
|Saturday, May 5||Discovering Nature|
Contact your school’s group coordinator/teacher to register for a workshop.
What to bring for your Tecumseh adventure
With your Tecumseh adventure right around the corner, it’s important you bring what you need.
- Sack lunch for first day arrival
- Sleeping bag or twin extra-long sheets and blankets
- Water Bottle
- 1 pair of pajamas
- Tennis shoes
- Boots or old shoes
- 2 pairs of socks
- 2 pairs of underwear
- 2 T-shirts
- 2 sweatshirts
- 2 pairs of long pants
- 1 warm old coat
- Rain coat/poncho
- 1 pair of old gloves
- 1 warm hat
- Hand soap
- Bath towel
- Wash cloth
- Comb/hair brush
- Insect repellent
- Drinking Cup
How To Get to Camp Tecumseh
Meals at Camp
Each student brings a sack lunch to eat upon arriving at Camp Tecumseh. Dinner is the first meal provided by Camp.
All meals provided by Camp will be served in Scheumann Lodge or River Lodge, depending on the village you are lodging in. Food is served family style, with selected table “hoppers” bringing food platters back from the kitchen to pass around. We eat at large circular tables, which are very conducive to good discussion over meals.
For adults, there is always coffee and tea available in both lodges, as well as basic snacks like bottled water, granola bars, and popcorn during the day.
If you or your child have any dietary needs that are out of the ordinary, please fill out our special dietary needs form.
If you need to reach us
If your school or child is at camp and you need to get in touch urgently, please call the office number (765-564-2898) and one of our office staff will be able to contact them. For after-hours emergency needs only, please call the same number and follow the prompts. You will press 5 to reach the after-hours cell phone.
Cell phone coverage at camp varies depending on provider. Each dining lodge has Internet access available on computers (for adults) and we have Skype Internet telephone available (for adults). We also have WiFi capability if you bring your own laptop.
After Your Trip
Thanks for Visiting
We’re so glad you were able to come visit us at Camp Tecumseh and we hope your experience brought your class and community closer together. From here, check out photos from your trip, and let us know how we did and what we can do better next time.