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 Workshop

The close involvement of teachers and chaperones 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 chaperones to teach some of the activities in order to keep the trail groups down to around 10 students.

Workshops are an essential part of creating a quality educational experience for all of the kids while they are at camp. The goal of the training is for you to experience firsthand and grasp the purpose of the activities you will teach so you are comfortable leading a group. Teaching manuals will be provided.

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 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.

 

Fall 2019 Parent/Teacher Training

Training days are always on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m EST. There is no cost and lunch is provided.  

DateTraining For Spring 2020
Saturday, March 14Pioneer Heritage, Earthship Journey, Foundations for Success
Saturday, April 4Pioneer Heritage, Earthship Journey, Foundations for Success
Saturday, April 25Pioneer Heritage, Earthship Journey, Foundations for Success
Saturday, May 9Pioneer Heritage, Earthship Journey, Foundations for Success, Discovering Nature 

Contact your school’s group coordinator/teacher to find out which workshop your school is attending.

Packing List

What to bring for your Tecumseh adventure

With your Tecumseh adventure right around the corner, it’s important you bring what you need.

Camp Essentials

  • Sack lunch for first day arrival
  • Sleeping bag or twin extra-long sheets and blankets
  • Pillow and blankets
  • Reusable water Bottle
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Box fan or clip-on bunk fan for hotter months

Clothing

  • 1 pair of pajamas
  • 1 pair of tennis shoes
  • 1 pair of old shoes or boots
  • 2-3 pairs of warm socks
  • 2-3 pairs of underwear
  • 2-3 T-shirts
  • 2 warm long sleeve shirts or sweatshirts
  • 2 pairs of old jeans (or other long pants)
  • 1 warm old coat
  • Rain gear (rain coat/poncho)
  • 1 pair of old gloves
  • 1 warm hat

Toiletries/Personal Care

  • Hand soap
  • Bath towel
  • Wash cloth
  • Shampoo
  • Body Soap
  • Comb/hair brush
  • Deodorant
  • Chapstick
  • Sunscreen
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Insect repellent

Optional Items

  • Book
  • Camera
  • Night light
  • Backpack

Printable packing list can be found here.

Directions

How To Get to Camp Tecumseh

More Detailed Directions

Meals

Meals at Camp

Every participant needs to bring a sack lunch to eat upon arriving at Camp Tecumseh. Dinner is the first meal provided by camp.

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, as well as basic snacks like 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.

Special Dietary Needs Form

Communication

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.  We also have WiFi capability if you bring your own laptop/device. There are a few computers available for adult chaperones in each of the lodges.

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.