The December 2008 Tecumseh Tales will be arriving in your mailbox any day! Inside, you will find a newly added trivia feature called “Table Talk”. Below are the answers to this edition’s questions… find out who among your family and friends is the true “Camp T Expert”!
What is the dining hall tradition for a summer camper on his/her birthday?
During one of the meals on their birthday, campers are asked to stand on their chair. Counselors then perform the “Order of the Oar”, followed by singing “Happy Birthday” and camp’s special birthday song!
What are the words to the Camp T “birthday song”? (Hint: It begins with “Kings & Queens, and Bishops too…)
Kings & Queens, and Bishops too… Want to wish the best to YOU! So Wish Day, Wash Day, what do you say? Birthday!.. Happy Birthday (huh) to you! (huh, huh) There’s music in the air… people singing everywhere… Happy Birthday! (huh) Happy Birthday! (huh) Happy Birthday (huh) to you!!! (huh, huh)
How many climbing walls are there at around Camp? What are there names?
Camp has six climbing walls! In the River Village are Mt. Wood (outside) and Ziggy’s Gulch (inside the CAC). At the Lake Village are The Lookout Tower (outside) and Mt. McAllister (inside Kampen Lodge). There is also a wall called Crazy Horse located at the Equestrian Center. The last wall can be found at the Tecumseh Leadership Center.
What is the name of the area of Camp where closing campfire is held?
Closing Campfire is held in the part of Camp known as Oregon Territory. Besides closing campfire, Oregon Territory is the site of the Day Camp program in the summer and our Pioneer Heritage programs during the school year. Oregon Territory is also home to our oldest campers in the River Village.
What is the full name of Camp’s lake?
Often referred to as Marsh Lake, the full name of Camp’s man-made lake is Richard G. Marsh Lake. The lake was named in honor of Dick Marsh, camp’s director from 1976-1989, who led the efforts for its creation.