Spread the Word to Schools
Be a Classroom Hero, Suggest Base Camp
A little nudge can go a long way! Base Camp is a popular and
convenient field trip location. Unfortunately, educators aren't always
aware of the best field trip options for their students. If your youth
can't get enough of Base Camp, make sure to tell their teacher about
us. You can be the class's favorite parent for suggesting an
unforgettable field trip. Or, if a trip out to our facility hasn't been
possible in the past, school is a great way to receive the Base Camp
Field Trip Details
Base Camp offers a wide variety of field trip options for schools.
Although groups typically arrive between 9:00am - 10:00am and stay for
up to 5 hours, Base Camp is a 24 hour facility and will make
accommodations to fit your school's schedule. If your school cannot
attend a full day program you are welcome to explore shorter options
found in our Youth Program Catalog. We work closely with the schools to
utilize any points of emphasis in their curriculum for the year. There
is a trip for everyone Kindergarten to 12th Grade. Youth spend
the day getting to know each other, breaking out of their comfort
zones, and trying new things. Each trip is wrapped up with a
reflection period, where our experienced guides and the youth discuss
what was learned during the day!
Options for Schools
Base Camp's field trip options are as follows:
Team-Building: Fits with
all grades K-12. This trip includes time on the rock wall, the archery
range, and working together to beat our large variety of Team-Building
Leadership: Our Emerging Leaders program is perfect for grades
7-12. This program is designed to spark a student leader's desire to
take an active leadership role by practicing, experimenting, and
reflecting on what it means to be a true leader. A more in depth
experiential learning opportunity, Emerging Leaders is easily adaptable
for almost any educational focus.
Multi-day field trips: A high quality and affordable alternative to
taking your students to overnight residential camps. Spend two to five
days at Base Camp and the surrounding areas with optional lock-ins
available. Base Camp will provide up to 8 hours of programming per day
during your successive days of activities. Programming can cover
several curriculum strands as well as take advantage of some of our
adjacent attractions, such as Historic Fort Snelling, Fort Snelling
State Park, the Minnesota Air National Guard Museum, the
Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport, and the Mississippi and
Minnesota River Valleys.
Outdoor Skills: Includes Shelters, Fires, Orienteering Skills, and
Survival Principals. Get outdoors and learn with nature!
Physical Fitness: Our Fitness trip is geared towards activity.
Including First Aid, Bike Maintenance, Traffic Safety, and a Bicycle
What can you do?
Sometimes all it takes is letting someone know that you are
interested. Write a note to a teacher and send it with your child
to school. Call in, and express interest in your child taking a trip
out to Base Camp. Let your Parent Teacher Organization know about the
options they have for future field trips. We would be happy to discuss
the details, Have your child's teacher call us at 612-767-0055 to get
the ball rolling. Check out our website at www.explorebasecamp.org