Adventure Trips

Grow in responsibility and faith while exploring beautiful places.

The Camp Tecumseh experience hits the road to some of America’s most remarkable places. For campers 13-17, adventure trips provide unique, small group experiences that expand the lessons taught at Camp Tecumseh to high-adventure activities ranging from white water rafting to sailing. With nightly devotions, an emphasis on the “I’m Third” motto, and counselors trained in Tecumseh way, adventure trips have never felt so much like home.

All Camp Tecumseh adventure trippers travel in the Chariot – a fully loaded, airport-style limo-bus complete with high back reclining seats and a DVD player. Trippers camp along the way on each trip and trippers are responsible for preparing the campsite, cooking and cleaning, and performing other camping responsibilities. All trips are led by exceptional Camp Tecumseh staff members.

White Water Rafting Trip

Ride the rapids with your friends from Camp T.

Prepare yourself for one wild ride. Flowing through the mountains of Tennessee and the Carolinas, the Nantahala, Chatooga, and Ocoee rivers provide the backdrop for a week’s worth of exhilarating rafting, body-surfing, diving, camping, and exploring.

Experience the rush of class 3 and 4 white water rapids in the day, and retreat to cozy campfires in the evenings. Make new friends, experience new things, and prepare yourself for one wild ride.

All campers must be capable swimmers.

Florida Keys Sailing

Enjoy two weeks of swimming, snorkeling, sunning and sailing.

Florida Keys Sailing is a must for those who love the sun, marine life, water, the open ocean, and sailing. Join the Camp T Trippers for one of the most adventurous experiences camp has to offer. Begin by trekking to the southern most point of the United States – Key West. Along the way, enjoy road tripping Camp T style, learning the ins and outs of low impact camping, discovering secret tripper traditions, and even wind-surfing off the beaches of Miami for a day-long excursion.

After setting sail off Little Torch Key, trippers will get the full experience of sailing the 74’ steel schooner – the Dream Catcher. Under the direction of Captain John Duke, trippers will sail for 5 days throughout the Florida Keys stopping at only the most surreal locations (see one journal entry below!). As part of the crew, you are responsible for cooking, cleaning, setting sail, sailing, anchoring, rowing the long-boat Aida, and even swabbing the deck.

 

Florida Keys Journal Entry:

“The next five days were an experience that none of us will ever forget. We were able to snorkel around the outskirts of a coral reef, among a haven of barracuda, and again around an old sunken ship. We anchored for a few days in the Marquesas, a national refuge, and were able to walk the beach, swim in the beautiful, tropical water, and see the nests of giant sea turtles. We also sailed to Boca Grande, where we walked another beautiful beach and took turns diving off the bow of the boat. We saw nurse sharks, jellyfish, all varieties of fish, and on several occasions we saw families of dolphins.

Every morning, noon and night we were able to take two-seated kayaks out to explore the surrounding waters. We learned about raising and lowering main sails, hoisting the jib, and how to row a longboat. Several of the girls even took the opportunity to learn how to steer the Dream Catcher. Captain John Duke spent some time one afternoon teaching us how to read a navigational chart, and explaining some of the history of the area where we were sailing. All throughout our time on the boat, we prepared incredible meals in the ship’s galley. A few of the most memorable On The Boatmeals included crepes, pancakes and bacon, grilled pineapple, barbecued chicken, chili dogs, spaghetti with Italian sausage, and Mexican burritos. Basically, we ate like kings!

Every night we were treated to gorgeous sunsets while the dish crew washed up and then we usually played charades before gathering together for devotions. The gifts we read about on board included the gifts of family, laughter, dreams, giving, and gratitude. We loved devotion time. Tripper devotions are the best! Then we fell asleep on the deck, under a trillion stars—unless of course it was raining and we had to sleep below.”

 

Horsepack Trip

Ride the trails with fellow Camp T Trippers.

The mountains of Tennessee are calling. Hundreds of miles of trails snake through the Cumberland Plateau, providing breathtaking views of the Big South Fork. Our world-class Equestrian staff teams up with the staff of Southeast Pack Trips (www.southeastpacktrips.com) of Jamestown, TN to lead 4 unforgettable days of riding and camping.

  • Please be aware that this trip checks in on a Saturday!
  • Equestrian Camp Experience Not Required

You don’t have to have been an Equestrian camper here to go on this trip. Please call and speak with our equestrian director, Amie Gleason, to see if your riding ability is suitable for this trip!

Dates & Availability

Your Camp Tecumseh adventure is right around the corner.

Next summer is closer than you think. Browse our calendar to learn more about session dates, session availability, and current pricing. If a session is open, we have a spot for your child! If it is waitlisted, it has already filled. However, join our waitlist and you’ll be notified of availability as spots open up. Registration for sessions is still available if you wish to join the waitlist. We can’t guarantee spots will become available for campers on the waitlist.

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Boys Overnight Summer Camps
2018 Boys Overnight Summer Camp Week 1 Jun 10 – Jun 16 Open $675
2018 Boys Overnight Summer Camp Week 2 Jun 17 – Jun 23 Waitlisted $675
2018 Boys Overnight Summer Camp Week 3 Jun 24 – Jun 30 Waitlisted $675
2018 Boys Overnight Summer Camp Week 4 Jul 1 – Jul 7 Open $675
2018 Boys Overnight Summer Camp Week 5 Jul 8 – Jul 14 Waitlisted $675
2018 Boys Overnight Summer Camp Week 6 Jul 15 – Jul 21 Waitlisted $675
2018 Boys Overnight Summer Camp Week 7 Jul 22 – Jul 28 Waitlisted $675
2018 Boys Overnight Summer Camp Week 8 Jul 29 – Aug 4 Waitlisted $675
2018 Boys Overnight Summer Camp Week 9 Aug 5 – Aug 11 Open $675
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Girls Overnight Summer Camps
2018 Girls Overnight Summer Camp Week 1 Jun 10 – Jun 16 Waitlisted $675
2018 Girls Overnight Summer Camp Week 2 Jun 17 – Jun 23 Waitlisted $675
2018 Girls Overnight Summer Camp Week 3 Jun 24 – Jun 30 Waitlisted $675
2018 Girls Overnight Summer Camp Week 4 Jul 1 – Jul 7 Waitlisted $675
2018 Girls Overnight Summer Camp Week 5 Jul 8 – Jul 14 Waitlisted $675
2018 Girls Overnight Summer Camp Week 6 Jul 15 – Jul 21 Waitlisted $675
2018 Girls Overnight Summer Camp Week 7 Jul 22 – Jul 28 Waitlisted $675
2018 Girls Overnight Summer Camp Week 8 Jul 29 – Aug 4 Waitlisted $675
2018 Girls Overnight Summer Camp Week 9 Aug 5 – Aug 11 Open $675
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Boys Equestrian Summer Camps
2018 Boys Equestrian Summer Camp Week 1 Jun 10 – Jun 16 Waitlisted $765
2018 Boys Equestrian Summer Camp Week 2 Jun 17 – Jun 23 Open $765
2018 Boys Equestrian Summer Camp Week 3 Jun 24 – Jun 30 Open $765
2018 Boys Equestrian Summer Camp Week 4 Jul 1 – Jul 7 Open $765
2018 Boys Equestrian Summer Camp Week 5 Jul 8 – Jul 14 Open $765
2018 Boys Equestrian Summer Camp Week 6 Jul 15 – Jul 21 Waitlisted $765
2018 Boys Equestrian Summer Camp Week 7 Jul 22 – Jul 28 Open $765
2018 Boys Equestrian Summer Camp Week 8 Jul 29 – Aug 4 Open $765
2018 Boys Equestrian Summer Camp Week 9 Aug 5 – Aug 11 Open $765
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Girls Equestrian Summer Camps
2018 Girls Equestrian Summer Camp Week 1 Jun 10 – Jun 16 Open $765
2018 Girls Equestrian Summer Camp Week 2 Jun 17 – Jun 23 Open $765
2018 Girls Equestrian Summer Camp Week 3 Jun 24 – Jun 30 Open $765
2018 Girls Equestrian Summer Camp Week 4 Jul 1 – Jul 7 Open $765
2018 Girls Equestrian Summer Camp Week 5 Jul 8 – Jul 14 Open $765
2018 Girls Equestrian Summer Camp Week 6 Jul 15 – Jul 21 Open $765
2018 Girls Equestrian Summer Camp Week 7 Jul 22 – Jul 28 Open $765
2018 Girls Equestrian Summer Camp Week 8 Jul 29 – Aug 4 Open $765
2018 Girls Equestrian Summer Camp Week 9 Aug 5 – Aug 11 Open $765
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Boys CILTs (Campers in Leadership Training)
2018 Boys CILT Session Jun 10 – Jun 23 Waitlisted $1,285
2018 Boys CILT Session Jun 24 – Jul 7 Waitlisted $1,285
2018 Boys CILT Session Jul 8 – Jul 21 Waitlisted $1,285
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Girls CILTs (Campers in Leadership Training)
2018 Girls CILT Session Jun 10 – Jun 23 Waitlisted $1,285
2018 Girls CILT Session Jun 24 – Jul 7 Waitlisted $1,285
2018 Girls CILT Session Jul 8 – Jul 21 Waitlisted $1,285
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Adventure Trips
2018 Whitewater Rafting I Jun 17 – Jun 23 Waitlisted $1,020
2018 Florida Keys Sailing Jul 8 – Jul 21 Waitlisted $2,040
2018 Horse Pack Trip Jul 21 – Jul 28 Open $1,110
2018 Whitewater Rafting II Jul 29 – Aug 4 Waitlisted $1,020
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Day Camp
2018 Day Camp Week 1 Jun 18 – Jun 22 Registration Opens 3/1/18
2018 Day Camp Week 2 Jun 25 – Jun 29 Registration Opens 3/1/18
2018 Day Camp Week 3 Jul 2 – Jul 6 Registration Opens 3/1/18
2018 Day Camp Week 4 Jul 9 – Jul 13 Registration Opens 3/1/18
2018 Equestrian Day Camp Week 4 Jul 9 – Jul 13 Registration Opens 3/1/18
2018 Day Camp Week 5 Jul 16 – Jul 20 Registration Opens 3/1/18
2018 Equestrian Day Camp Week 5 Jul 16 – Jul 20 Registration Opens 3/1/18
2018 Day Camp Week 6 Jul 23 – Jul 27 Registration Opens 3/1/18
2018 Day Camp Week 7 Jul 30 – Aug 3 Registration Opens 3/1/18

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Packing List

Make sure you’re prepared for the adventure of a lifetime

Each trip has it’s own packing list.