Jan 30, 2009
Another two weeks have gone by and what a two weeks it has been! One month of 2009 is almost gone already and the ramp-up to summer camp has already begun here. If you’re a parent and you haven’t gotten signed up for this summer yet, pleae be sure to do so quickly because the spots are going fast!
This week we feature a favorite chapel song, but it’s a bit slower and a bit more funky than usual. From week 6 of 2007, here is “Days of Elijah”.
Download Link: Days of Elijah, Summer Camp Week 6, 2007.
Jan 30, 2009
This week we completed a great digital transfer of a silent 16mm film made in 1958. It’s called “A Day at Camp Tecumseh” and it’s a wonderful look back. It’s available for viewing at Google Video and YouTube, and you can watch the entire 30 minute film below.
More historical films can be found on our YouTube channel, and we are currently working to get new digital transfers made of many of the other items in our archives, and there is more historical material we hope to make available online soon. In the very near future we will also be announcing plans to celebrate out 85th Anniversary later this year, and as part of that we are looking for any film or other Camp Tecumseh media that you might have in your own private stash! If you have anything you think we might want to see please contact us!
Jan 27, 2009
Another great part about winter at Camp T is the arrival of the Bald Eagles on the Tippecanoe (had you going for a minute there eh!). Usually in Jan/Feb time there are a number of eagles that arrive as rivers and lakes freeze up in the northern states and Canada. At the moment we see them daily from the back deck of River Lodge and it is quite a sight to see them swoop down and catch a fish. Sometimes I think I even hear a turkey off in the woods near chapel shouting “ ENOCH!! what do you think you’re doing?”
These are some pictures from last week that were taken off the back deck.
This one is developing the characteristic white head and tail, which doesn't happen till 4-5 years old
There have been around 8 different ones sighted on this stretch of the river.
This is a juvenile catching one down towards the mud hike spot.
Calling to each other
Jan 16, 2009
The national weather service is reporting that Brookston’s temperature right now -17°F! It’s horrible out there right now, but we’re still working. That includes Llama, who is running back and forth across camp finding me sets of skis. In tribute to Llama, here is “his” version of Amazing Grace. This was from week 6, 2008, and was recorded on Wednesday, July 16. (The song is short because when you sing in the cold you want to finish and get back inside as fast as you possibly can!)
Keep an eye out: in the next few days there will be more information here about our current construction projects and what the upcoming year at C.T.
Download Link: Amazing Grace (by Llama), July 16 2008 (week 6)
Jan 14, 2009
Not many people get to see camp in the middle of a snowstorm. So here is my 5 minute photo essay about camp looks like right now. Click for full size pictures.