Preparing Your Camper

  • Visit camp before the season starts. If a visit isn't possible, visit our website for videos/pictures from prior years.
  • Focus on how much fun he/she will have at camp! Share with them how excited you are to hear about what they do while at Camp Tekakwitha.
  • Involve campers in the process of getting ready for camp. Let them pick out the items for their suitcase and help them choose favorite items to bring to camp.
  • Talk about writing home and include addressed stamped enveloped in a Ziploc bag.
  • Schedule practice overnight trips with friends/family and let your child know how proud you are of their independence.

Camper Communication

Notes, emails, or packages from home are always welcome! 

The best way to ensure they are delivered to your camper on time is for you to personally bring prepared items with you during check-in on Sunday - they can be dropped off at the office. Include your camper's name and cabin number on the mail!


If sending a letter to your camper through the mail, it is best to mail the letter a week in advance  to ensure delivery before the end of the week. Campers will also have the opportunity to write letters home, so it is helpful to provide your camper with addresses so they can easily get their letters in the mail.


To send your camper an email, log into your UltraCamp account and click on "Email a Camper" before purchasing an email for $1. You can also create a Friend Account so family and friends can also send email.


Please do not include candy, food, or gum in a package for your camper. We have many campers with dietary restrictions and want to avoid allergic reactions due to food sent to a camper. We do offer Camp Tekakwitha care packages for you to purchase through UltraCamp or at check-in on Sunday!


Letters, emails, and packages will be delivered to campers once per day through Friday morning. 

Emergency need to know

Two registered nurses are on-site during each week of camp. These nurses take care of administering medications and caring for sick or injured campers.

In case of emergency, campers are taken to ThedaCare or Prevea in Shawano. Emergency transportation is also available from Shawano. Should any serious accident or illness occur at camp, parents or guardians are notified immediately.

A member of our administrative team will contact you (or your emergency contacts) if your child becomes ill or has any injury beyond a simple scrape or bruise. If no one can be contacted, the medical director and camp director will make the executive decision for the safety of the camper.

camper medication

All medication (including prescriptions, over-the-counter drugs, and vitamins) must be in the original container (as purchased or issued). Prescription containers must detail the child’s name, name of the medication, dosage directions, and the name of the person ordering the medication.

All medication must be noted on the camper's health forms and will be further recorded and dispensed by the nurses throughout the week of camp.

Camper Check-In

By the time Sunday comes around , we are roaring and ready to welcome another week of campers. 

Visit Camp between 3-4 PM on Sunday to travel through necessary rotations (nurse's lodge, trading post, main office) and drop off your camper!

Be sure to call us at 715-526-2316 if your camper will arrive later than expected.

Camper Check-Out

When all the fun is said and done, we know our campers will be excited to see their friends and family again to share their favorite camp songs and memories!

Pick-up times are as follows -- 

     Little Tek: 3-4 PM on Tuesday

     Camper: 3-4 PM on Friday

"Take a little Teka-with-ya and leave a little of yourself behind" 

We can't wait to see you next year!


7:45 AM          Morning Glory to God

8:00 AM        Breakfast

8:45 AM         Flag Ceremony

9:00 AM        Prep for Cabin Inspection

10:00 AM      Morning Activity Rotation 1*

11:00 AM       Morning Activity Rotation 2*

12:15 PM         Lunch

1:00 PM         Mass + Afternoon Rest

3:15 PM          Camper Break (Trading Post, swimming, outdoor arcade)

5:30 PM         Dinner

6:15 PM          Game of the Night

7:30 PM         Evening Spirituality Session **Praise & Worship, Stations of the Cross, or Adoration**

8:30 PM         Cabin Time

10:00 PM      Time to sleep!

*Morning activities include archery, boating, low ropes, arts and crafts, righteous religion, and other activities that are designed in a developmentally appropriate way to promote growth and independence.  

In addition to these activities, some of the special events that occur during the week are Wednesday's mid-week dance parties, Thursday's Lily Games, and celebration of the Mass.

Camp Packing List

This list serves as an aid for you and your camper to prepare for a week at Camp Tekakwitha. Take a look at our suggestions, start packing your bags, and get excited for a week at camp!

* Please label everything you want to come home with you! Items left at camp are kept for one week before being donated. 

  • Clothes

    • T-Shirts, Sweatshirt, Shorts, Pants
    • Underclothing
    • Pajamas
    • Jacket/Raincoat
    • Modest Swimsuit (Tankini or one-piece suit for females)
    • Beach towel
    • Socks and Tennis Shoes
    • Sandals/Water Shoes
  • Bathroom/shower accessoriesS

    • Toothpaste & Toothbrush
    • Hairbrush
    • Soap & Shampoo
    • Bath Towel & Washcloth
    • Shower Flip Flops
  • Sleeping Gear

    • Pillow
    • Sleeping Bag or Fitted Twin Sheet and Blankets
    • Favorite Comfort Item (ex: stuffed animal)
  • Etc.

    • Insect Repellent and Sunscreen
    • 4-6 clothespins for hanging wet items
    • Plastic bags to bring home wet/soiled clothes
    • Envelopes and stamps
    • Permanent marker for t-shirt signing
    • Flashlight and batteries
    • Water bottle!!

Please leave at home...

  • Cell Phones, iPods, and all electronics
  • Hair Dryers & Curling Irons
  • Personal Sports Equipment
  • Candy, Gum, and Other Snacks
  • Alcohol
  • Weapons (including jackknives) 
  • Lighters
  • Pets

Awareity reporting tool

Awareity is a comprehensive platform for reporting, tracking, and documenting incidents and concerns, making it simple and confidential to share red flag behaviors such as:

  • Harassment
  • Boundary issues
  • Threats of violence
  • Concerning behavior by clergy, staff, or volunteers
  • Misconduct
  • Anything that you may find stressful or out of the ordinary and feel compelled to bring forward regarding clergy, staff, or volunteers

The goal of Awareity is prevention and to help identify red flags and warning signs before an incident occurs or escalates.

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