Milestones are fun. They tell us where we’ve been and what it took to get there. Most importantly, they tell us where we are going. In March of 2009, Camp Tecumseh officially joined Facebook and over this past weekend we reached 5,000 likes. While the official Facebook page is a kind of home base for everything Camp T, dozens of groups have formed dedicated to their specific Tecumseh experience. From staff groups and alumni groups, to cabin groups and TLC groups, people are gathering to talk about Tecumseh, continually building and maintaining the relationships they developed at camp.
At Tecumseh we care deeply about cultivating relationships. Not the kind of relationships we only revisit once a summer, or that one weekend in the fall. Rather, we want to cultivate the kind of meaningful, intentional relationships that we can rely on day in and day out. We want those relationships to be a wellspring of hope and inspiration for you personally. We want them to challenge you to do new things, help you always look for hope in any situation, and continually grow closer to God.
One way we want to strengthen those relationships is through our Facebook page. On one hand, we want to provide you with content which reminds you of your camp experience and keeps you updated on what’s going on at camp. We hope reminiscing about camp brings you joy, but we don’t want your camp experience to be merely a memory. We want it to be a constant source of inspiration. When you think back on your time here, hopefully it boosts your self-confidence, strengthens your faith, and reminds you, as Irving says, to “go in peace, serve God and man.”
On the other hand, we want to provide you with content that provides ways you can continually live out the I’m third motto. We want to transform the relationships you’ve developed at camp into vessels which make the world a better place. We want to transform those relationships into boots on the ground to tackle issues close to your heart. We want you to take the values and lessons you’ve learned at camp, and bring them back into your communities to make life a little more bearable, a little more forgiving, and a little more loving.
So far 5,000 of you have joined the chorus. Thank you. We still have a long way to go however. Invite your friends, tell your family, and join the conversation. The impact of Camp Tecumseh happens all year round all over the world. We’re dedicated to continually making a positive difference. On Facebook, it happens one like at a time.