Live Third Fund

Make a difference in the development of young people.



Camp Tecumseh transforms young lives in so many ways – but we couldn’t provide these experiences without the help of generous partners who are living third and shaping the future one youngster at a time. Plus when you donate to the Live Third fund, you can see the good work you support firsthand. You can visit Camp Tecumseh personally, talk with the staff, and even get feedback from current campers.


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What Your Contribution Supports


You can make your gift unrestricted (so it can be used where it is most needed at the time) or designate a specific purpose such as:

  • Camp improvements – New program initiatives or equipment.
  • Christian emphasis programs – Providing Pathlight Bibles to campers or resource materials for cabin devotions.
  • Camperships – Fee assistance for low-income children whose families cannot afford the full fee themselves.


Your Help Really Matters


In recent years, more than 500 children received some level of fee assistance to attend Tecumseh summer programs! What impact does this gift make? Here are a few quotes from thank you letters we received:


A father said: ” The camperships could not have come at a better time for my girls. Their mother’s health is failing and life at home is not as easy or as pleasant as a father would like. Camp Tecumseh allowed for an escape from the stress and responsibilities these girls now face at home. Thanks to you and your contributors from the bottom of my heart.”


A 14 year old girl shared this (part of a long thank you letter): “My counselors always encouraged me, or made me laugh when need be, or at times would lend a shoulder to cry on. I got very, very close with one of my counselors and in the end she gave me a gift that she had worn all through the summer. It was something very dear to her that I now cherish. Someday I want to be a counselor too.”


You Can Donate Online or By Mail


Your gift is tax deductible if you itemize. Gifts can be done online using our secure Online Donation Form. Or, if you prefer, you can send your contribution by mail to:


YMCA Camp Tecumseh
Live Third Fund
12635 W. Tecumseh Bend Road
Brookston, IN 47923


Thank you for your consideration and participation! If you have any questions please contact Tiffany Baer at