Outdoor Education Day Program

Field trips and day camp all in one

There is plenty of uncertainty facing many school corporations and their schedules as we head into the 2020-2021 school year. Many schools are delaying the start of the fall semester, or beginning the semester virtually.

To provide an alternative that coincides with delayed and virtual schedules, Camp Tecumseh is hosting day-long Outdoor Education experiences for 2nd-5th graders. Whether it is learning about the life of the pioneers or exploring our ecosystems here at camp, your child will have a wonderful time in a beautiful setting and with our professional staff.

The Logistics

August 11-13 – A Week Rotations

August 18-20 – B Week Rotations

Drop off will be at 9 AM in front of the River Village office and we will be out and about around camp until 3 PM (Wednesdays: 10 AM to 4 PM). We do ask that each student have an adult that stays on site while they are here. Adults are welcome to join in the activities or utilize the wifi and coffee offered in our River Lodge dining hall. Lunch will not be offered so be sure to pack a sack lunch for you and your students (coolers will be made available).

Every guest and staff person at camp are required to bring a mask and wear it in mandated areas. More information about mask wearing, and additional safety practices that camp is following can be found here.

Each of our programs offered are age-appropriate and meet Indiana State Standards. There is an A and B version of each program so you can sign your student up for multiple days and they will have two different experiences.

Sample Schedule:

9:00 – 9:45 Welcome Orientation

9:45 – 10:45 Rotation 1

10:45 – 11:45 Rotation 2

11:45 – 12:30 Sack Lunch

12:30 – 1:30 Rotation 3

1:30 – 2:30 Rotation 4

2:30 – 3:00 Closing/Goodbye

3:00 – 4:00 Optional Hike with Parents

Discovering Nature | 2nd-3rd Grade

The natural world is waiting to be explored. Designed to introduce our youngest learners to the wonders of the outdoors, Discovering Nature encourages students to use all five senses as they discover, investigate, and understand their surrounding environment. This hands on, investigative journey takes students on hikes to animal habitats, adventures through the forest to learn about different trees, down to the river to investigate soil and so much more.


Pioneer Heritage | 3rd-4th Grade

Travel back in time with us to 1811 as we rediscover the Indiana Territory. Your child will be at the center of it all as we bring the Pioneer Times to life. Help build a log cabin, bake over an open fire, make candles, and more.

Earthship Journey | 4th-5th Grade

Join us for the journey of a lifetime! Your student will take on the role of a scientist as we explore the different ecosystems at camp learn what makes each unique. They will also meet our Nature Center animals up close and personal.


Sign up for the Outdoor Education Day Program