Mar 28, 2012
$11,694 plus the $5,000 prize helps provide “Experiences that last a lifetime!” for everyone.
Thanks to contributions from former campers and staff from all over the country, Camp Tecumseh prevailed in the championship round of the first-ever Brackets for Good social media fundraising event. (www.bracketsforgood.org)
As the final seconds ticked down to the midnight buzzer on Sunday night, scores of Tecumseh faithful were online watching the contest and making Facebook and Twitter comments (and making contributions!) in support of helping more kids have great Camp Tecumseh experiences, as they had in their youth. It was a really exciting finish and the camp supporters pushed Camp far enough ahead that Indiana Uploaded never made their typical final blitz of buzzer beating donations!
Mar 23, 2012
Watch this short video http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=qDJ4eKyx328
Camp has been participating in the “Brackets For Good” competition. We are in the final game! All the money raised goes towards camp scholarships for families in financial need. This final round is VERY important because if we win this bracket, camp will be given an additional $5000. The competition ends “Midnight” on Sunday. Your gift can potentially be multiplied if we win this final bracket.
"Experiences that last a lifetime!"
You can donate at www.bracketsforgood.org (“google/gmail” is an easy way to connect when prompted to log-in)
Mar 19, 2012
I noticed the sun starting to rise above the trees behind the swimming pool. I was amazed at how many bird sounds were recorded as I tried to capture the moment. I posted the video on youtube if you would like to “hear” the sunrise. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LdaVVBCf-4&feature=youtu.be
Sunrise Friday March 16, 2012
Mar 14, 2012
The Spring 2012 Outdoor Education Season is under way! Each season is exciting and refreshing as the year-round staff team welcomes the new staff to the Tecumseh family. It is a long standing tradition that the Outdoor Education staff create nicknames (representative of something in nature) to use with the 130 school groups that attend each year. The nickname usually begins with the first letter of their first name. As you can see by the names below, they can be quite creative.
Spring 2012 Outdoor Education Staff
(Back Row): Luke/Llama, Ben Snipes/Banana, Jason/Jaxartosaurus “Ducky”, Carole/CareBear, Tom/Turkey, Ivan/Impala, Drew/Dachshund
(Front Row): Tara/Tiger Lily, Jamie/Jalapeno, Colette/Clover, Keith/Kilimanjaro
Mar 12, 2012
Last night when the dust settled… the final Score was 1,235 to 418 in our section of the brackets, and we will be moving on to round two of the Brackets for Good tournament, sponsored by http://www.marketingmediators.com!
Let me just take a moment to thank those of you who got involved early in this event:
- 1,235 is a lot of points! That’s not just two full camperships, it is a chance for two (or more) kids to experience summer-camp’s faith building love and excitement for a week.
- 1,235 is a lot of points! That’s not just ten day camp spots, it is a chance for an entire new trail group to experience laughter, joy, fun, and adventure.
- 1,235 is a lot of points! That’s not just a 5th grade class field trip, it is a chance for almost 20 kids to work towards their goals during the school year and to participate with their classmates in experiencing “Outdoor Education” at its finest.
Our competitor, http://orrfellowship.org/, played a good game, and we want to thank them for participating in the tournament! Personally, we can’t wait to watch for a great batch of start-ups coming Indiana’s way in the coming years due to the work they are doing with entrepreneurial college seniors!
On now to Round 2, where we face off with Shepard Community Center (http://www.shepherdcommunity.org/). Their mission is “to break the cycle of poverty on the near eastside of Indianapolis by engaging and empowering the community to cultivate healthy children, strong families, and vibrant neighborhoods through a Christ-centered approach that meets the spiritual, physical, emotional, and academic needs of our neighbors.”
Isn’t it great that we get to work to support both organizations this week? Good Luck Shepard!
You can get involved by following along with the score at www.bracketsforgood.org. Score some points this week for kids at Camp Tecumseh.
Director of Camper Support