For Students

What is Trees For Tomorrow?

Trees For Tomorrow is a unique extension of your traditional classroom. Our teachers provide you and your classmates with fun, hands-on, and outdoor-based nature and science activities that connect to what you are learning at your school. Many of our students tell us Trees For Tomorrow is so fun they don’t even realize they are learning!!


Our teachers

Trees For Tomorrow teachers will lead all of your lessons. They all have a variety of backgrounds, LOVE teaching and especially enjoy taking you and your classmates outside to explore and learn.  To learn more about our teachers and other staff, visit our STAFF page. 


Where you will learn…

Many of your lessons at Trees For Tomorrow will begin in one of our four classrooms. Once you are prepared to explore outside, you might explore our forest on campus or load the bus to explore and learn in a local bog, forest, lake, or other natural area. Most of the field sites we visit are less than a 30-minute bus ride from our campus.


Where you will sleep…

If you are staying overnight at Trees For Tomorrow, you will sleep in one of our dorms – Spruce Dorm, Tamarack Dorm, Pine Dorm, or Hemlock Dorm. Our dorms have 7-12 rooms each and sleep 2-6 people in each room. All of our dorms have heat, running water, restrooms, and showers. They also have a fireplace, comfortable couches and board games in the lounge area. All the females in your group will be in one dorm and all the males in another dorm with students and adults in each building. In addition to being able to relax in your dorm lounge, the Trees For Tomorrow campus has a large field, basketball hoop, volleyball court, hiking trails, and various outdoor seating.


Where you will eat…

You will be eating homemade meals in our historical dining hall served by our friendly hospitality staff. They prepare your meals using recipes they regularly serve their families at home. You will eat meals such as homemade pancakes and sausage for breakfast, tacos or homemade pizza for lunch, and pasta or seasoned chicken breast for dinner. We always have water and milk available to drink, juice at breakfast, and a full salad bar and desserts served at lunch and dinner. If you have any food allergies and/or dietary restrictions be sure that information is included on the Trees For Tomorrow forms your parents will be completing and turning in to your school coordinator.


What to pack and 
how to dress…

Since most of our lessons are outside in rain, sun, and snow, we suggest you prepare for all types of weather.


Below is a suggested list of items to pack.

  • Hiking boots or sturdy shoes suited for going off-trail (no open-toed shoes)
  • Extra pair of shoes
  • Long pants (heavy pants in fall/winter)
  • At least four pairs of socks (heavy wool socks for winter)
  • Notebook and a pen or pencil
  • Water bottle
  • Rain jacket
  • Sweaters and/or sweatshirts
  • Warm jacket and/or a windbreaker
  • Warm winter clothing including wool socks, long underwear, snow pants, winter coat, water-proof and warm boots, hat, and warm mittens or gloves (from late October through April)
  • Pajamas
  • Sleeping bag or sheets and blanket
  • Pillow and pillowcase
  • Towels and wash cloths
  • Soap and shampoo
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Prescription medicine in original container with instructions (must be handed in to coordinating teacher prior to arrival)
  • Completed & signed Trees For Tomorrow Participant Information form and Permission/Release Form.


  • Small backpack for hiking
  • Rain pants
  • Alarm clock and/or watch
  • Waterproof boots
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Reading material

Remember, to dress in loose layers. Loose clothing allows easier movement and greater warmth. Wool and polar fleece are preferable to cotton because they stay warm, even when wet. A warm hat and scarf are essential in cold months.


For a complete list of what to bring, optional items, items available to purchase in our gift shop, and what not to bring, see the Parent/Guardian Newsletter.