The goal of our trips program is not only to teach your sons how to canoe and camp, but also to instill confidence, courage, and a passion for the outdoors in them through these activities. While exploring the deep woods with skilled counselors, your sons will develop their leadership and teamwork skills, learn the value of hard work – and even practice their cooking skills.
Tecumseh is ideally located in the White Mountains in New Hampshire. Each age group regularly goes out on mountain trips. Most of the trips are day trips to nearby mountains. Other trips are overnight trips to mountain ranges in New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.
Mountain trips are age-appropriate and safely directed by a trained and certified staff. Hikes are easier for the Rookies and more challenging as boys grow older. They are geared for those campers who like to be out in the wilderness and are in good physical condition.
The highlight of each season is the annual trek up Mount Washington, the tallest peak in New England, at over 6288 feet. On several occasions over the years, the Tecumseh boys have managed to have a snowball fight in the middle of the summer up near the peak of Mount Washington. Another special camping trip each year for the older boys is the trip to Baxter State Park.
Trips are led by Jay Luff, leader of the Trips program for over thirty years. Jay is an EMT and has been on several expeditions to the Himalayas in recent years.”
The location of Camp Tecumseh could not be better suited to a water trips program. Located on Lake Winnipesaukee, the largest lake in New Hampshire, our stretch of shore line is a gateway to 274 islands, 200+ miles of shoreline and several shipwrecks. Here our certified staff will focus on building your sons canoeing skills while exploring the surrounding coves and islands.
To supplement this, trips will head out on a regular basis to explore the remaining 16th of New Hampshire that is covered by water. From day trips on nearby lakes to week long canoeing expeditions on remote rivers we will challenge your boys by removing them from this technologically rich world and teaching them the skills required to be self sufficient in the woods of New England.
We are here to have fun and there is no better place to do that then on the waters that meander through the lakes region of New Hampshire.