Give a gift that changes lives
Every day Camp Tecumseh helps build the kind of leaders the world needs. However, we can only do it with your help. When you give, you help build selfless leaders who care more about others than themselves. You inspire go-getters who aren’t afraid to take risks and get their hands dirty doing important work. You motivate principled citizens to stand up for what’s right no matter how tough it is. You show the next generation of leaders how to love one another, take responsibility for their actions, stand up for others, and grow in faith. When you give to Camp Tecumseh, you change lives.
Now More Than Ever
Kids need camp now more than ever
After a year without summer camp – our first since 1924 – we are looking forward to safely bringing back the thousands of campers who come to Tecumseh for a life-changing experience. As we prepare for this coming summer, and all the extra health and safety logistics that are needed, we are asking for your help.
A typical list of needs for summer camp is predictable – new ga-ga balls, friendship bracelet string, climbing helmets, etc. But this year, the list grew and looks very different. Cabins groups will have more cook-out style meals, which means there is a need for new crates to carry these supplies. Campers and staff will need to wash their hands between each activity, which created a need for creative canoe basin hand washing stations around camp. Counselors will need to assist the housekeeping staff with regular cleaning of cabins, which means a fully stocked cleaning kit for each cabin.
With your help, we can give kids what is so desperately needed right now: a healthy, safe, life-changing camp experience.
Campaign for Tecumseh
We’re Building Tomorrow’s Leaders
Since 1924, Camp Tecumseh has been grounding kids and adults in Tecumseh values and sending them into the world prepared to make a difference. As we approach our 100th anniversary, we’re casting a bold new vision. A vision rooted in our past with eyes towards the future. A vision that enhances friendships, faith, initiative, trust, joy, and respect. A vision that prepares the next generation to act as role models and lead at every level. We need your help to turn that vision into reality.
The Tecumseh Society
A Society of Difference-Makers
When you join the Tecumseh Society you join a group of difference-makers who not only believe in the mission of Camp Tecumseh, but actively work to provide life-changing experiences for campers. For as little as $10 a month, you can help send kids to Camp while taking advantage of incentives and opportunities to stay connected to Camp Tecumseh all year long.
Other Ways to Give
There are lots of ways to make a difference at Camp Tecumseh
Trailblazer Society: Planned Giving
The Trailblazer Society is Camp Tecumseh’s way of recognizing special friends of camp who have made provisions through their estate plans, or a significant contribution to the YMCA Camp Tecumseh Endowment Fund.The most common way to join the Trailblazer Society is to include Camp Tecumseh as a beneficiary in your estate plans.
Gifts of IRA, Stock, or Bank Transfer
Camp Tecumseh friends (70.5 yrs or older) can reduce their taxable income by giving all or a portion of their required minimum distribution as a qualified charitable distribution to Camp. You can make these donations monthly, annually, or as needed.
A gift of appreciated stock or securities is a great way to make a big impact on Camp Tecumseh and preserve the full value of your investment.
In-kind Gifts and Services
Camp Tecumseh accepts in-kind donations of goods, equipment, expertise, and services. These donations can come from individuals or from corporations and businesses. We have been grateful for gifts in the past including technical support, design expertise, unique decorations, and program supplies.
Support Camp Tecumseh While You Shop
Do you shop at Kroger or Payless?
Kroger will make a donation to Camp Tecumseh every time you shop if you sign up for Kroger Community Rewards.
A digital account is needed to participate in Kroger Community Rewards. If you already have a digital account, you will need to ensure you have a Plus Card linked to your account.
1. Create a new account or Sign In to your Kroger/Payless digital account https://www.kroger.com/
2. Go to My Account
3. Double check that your Plus Card is connected under Profile Information
4. Select Community Rewards from the left tool bar
5. Select Camp Tecumseh YMCA SH292 as your organization
6. Buy lots and lots of groceries!
Every time you buy groceries in store, online, or through the app and use your Plus Card, Camp will receive a donation!
Do you shop at Amazon?
Are you using AmazonSmile each time you shop at Amazon? If you are not already supporting Camp Tecumseh when you shop at Amazon, follow these instructions.
”These camperships could not have come at a better time for my girls. Their mother’s health is failing and life at home is not as easy or as pleasant as a father would like. Camp Tecumseh allowed for an escape from the stress and responsibilities these girls now face at home. Thanks to you and your contributors from the bottom of my heart.”
Camp Tecumseh Info
Camp Tecumseh YMCA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Federal ID #23-7331099. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
With any questions about Camp Tecumseh giving, please reach out to Stacey Seeger.