Basecamp for Teachers/Trip Leaders
Your First Step for planning your trip to Long Lake Conservation Center!
Is your Long Lake trip date set? Start planning your Field Study today!
Planning an overnight field trip for your students can feel like a daunting task, but don’t fret! Long Lake coordinators are here to guide you through each step, making it a quick and easy process!
To plan your Long Lake Field Study Adventure all you will need is our “Planning Workbook”, a shared Google Spreadsheet that allows you to select the adventures you would like to participate in, access trip forms, see your trip schedule, and enter participant information!
This shared spreadsheet allows you to enter information just like you would in any other spreadsheet BUT once you enter info, we can see it right away! AND you can share this link with you colleagues, so your whole team can work together to plan the Long Lake Trip!
If your school trip is already scheduled for the year, you will receive your Planning Workbook
via e-mail from Long Lake coordinators, or you can request a Planning Workbook below!
(All forms are in Planning Workbook)
Basecamp for Chaperones & Parents
Preparing for Long Lake
Your student's school will send home a "Student Take Home Packet" for the Long Lake trip. Fill out the forms in detail, and be sure to check in with school staff about your student's needs. Return forms to school by the assigned due date. Then, help your student prepare for their trip to Long Lake by ensuring they are well equipped for whatever MN weather can dish out.
Contacting your student at Long Lake
Long Lake’s phone number is 218-768-4653.
Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Please call outside office hours only in case of emergency. Calls will be answered at all times when students are present. Long Lake staff will relay messages through the student’s classroom teacher. Student use of the phone is at the discretion of school staff.
Special Needs & Requests
To the best of our capability, we will meet dietary, equipment, program, or facility needs with adequate notice. Parents should discuss needs with school staff and/or call Long Lake to discuss accommodations; 218-768-4653.
We don’t want to miss out on a special day! Students celebrating their birthday while at Long Lake will be recognized at dinner on the second day of attendance.
Volunteering to be a Chaperone
Schools and coordinating school staff manage the process for volunteering to be a Long Lake chaperone. Chaperones at Long Lake help the teachers manage for the safety and supervision of the students at all times. Plus, they accompany their student on an adventure of a lifetime, where they might even learn something, too! If you are planning to attend Long Lake as chaperone, please access the resources below and be prepared for an adventure!
Chaperone Preparations for Long Lake
Your student's school will send home a "Teacher/Chaperone Take Home Packet" (separate from your student's packet) for the Long Lake trip. Fill out the forms in detail, and be sure to check in with school staff /Long Lake about any needs or special accommodations. Return forms to school by the assigned due date. Pack for the variable MN weather. And before the trip, please review Teacher and Chaperone Responsibilities and Guidelines found in the"Teacher/Chaperone Take Home Packet."
Special Needs & Requests
To the best of our capability, we will meet dietary, equipment, program, or facility needs with adequate notice. Chaperones should discuss needs with school staff and/or call Long Lake to discuss accommodations; 218-768-4653.