Feb 21, 2009
In conjunction with the 85th Homecoming over Labor Day weekend 2009, a wonderful new book of Camp Tecumseh stories and pictures is being created. Because Camp Tecumseh has meant so much in the lives of thousands of people, we want to try to capture some of those important stories, and especially what people have learned from their Camp Tecumseh experiences. If you would like to submit a story of one of your Camp experiences and what it taught you, click here and go to stories.camptecumseh.org. Perhaps you learned about true friendship, sportsmanship, getting along with others, not misjudging others by first impressions, etc. It is really up to you. Since the 85th Homecoming will celebrate Camp’s 1924 to 2009 eighty-five year heritage, we will have 85 stories. The book will also have great pictures and other notes of importance. Wouldn’t it be great to have your story in the book! It would make a great life-long treasure. Give it a go.
Feb 6, 2009
In celebration of camp’s 1924 to 2009 heritage, a wonderful ‘85th Homecoming’ will be happening this Labor Day Weekend. Many preparations are being made for this celebration. One plan is to create a book of 85 stories from campers and staff. We want to know what lessons you’ve learned from Camp Tecumseh and how it has changed the way you live your lives. How will we get these 85 stories? We’ll get them from people who have experienced Camp Tecumseh first hand! We have set up a new page on our website called “Tell Us Your Story” and we want to hear from you! It’s sort of like that old saying “Everything I ever needed to know in life I learned in kindergarten.” Now it’s “Everything I needed to know about life I learned At Camp Tecumseh!”
We also have some other big historical projects in the works for our 85th anniversary. We are currently in need of films, photographs, and other media from of the early days of Camp Tecumseh. We are hoping that you or maybe your grandparents or great uncle have some great vintage Camp Tecumseh images in your attics that you will let us borrow! Right now we are planning a documentary of the history of Camp Tecumseh YMCA, and most of our early films are from the 1950s, more than 25 years after camp’s founding in 1924. We would like to borrow any film you have from those early days so we can make a digital copy for this project and so we can keep it in our camp archives. Historic photos are great too, especially pictures from before 1975. Again, we will make digital copies so you can keep the originals.
Our 85th year is going to be a blast! We hope to be seeing some of your stories and your film really soon!
Link: Camp Tecumseh’s “Tell Us Your Story” page