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The Official Newsletter of Camp Tecumseh www.camptecumseh.net

November 2010

Worth Magazine Ranks Camp Tecumseh the #3 Summer Camp in the WORLD! Yes, you read it correctly. The world. Long time CT’er Campbell Levy broke the news perfectly by writing: “Apart from the fact that Worth magazine got it way wrong and has CT as #3, as opposed to its rightful spot at the top, this is pretty cool!” CLICK HERE for the link! What is Worth Magazine?: Founded in 1992, Worth is a wealth management magazine for high -net-worth individuals. Under its current ownership, the magazine will reflect a significant redesign in the spring of 2009 with a continued focus on topics related to both wealth creation and wealth management, including philanthropy and passion investments.

CAMP TECUMSEH Alumni and Friends Golf Outing a success! The 2nd Annual was another success! Held at Sunnybrook Golf Club in Plymouth Meeting, PA, about 40 players came out on a perfect day of Fall weather to benefit the Blue-Gray Fund. Thanks to the players and our sponsors, we were about to make a gift to the Blue-Gray Fund of about $3,000! We’ve solidified the event, so make plans to join us again next year for this great Fall Golf Outing! Thanks to our Players: Frank Furgiuele, Ed McCallister, Frank Mancuso, AJ Passanante, Tom McCabe, Gian Craparo, Paul Colistra, Chris Dougherty, Jim Talbot, Chuck Stauffer, Peter Stanley, Peter Strid, Dan Leibovitz, Mike Haley, TJ Griffin, Tom Heppard, Matt Scavitto, Andrew Bailey, Tim Lilley, Mike Reardon, Mr. Reardon, Jim Fraser, Jeff Beck, Scott Sinker, Eric Pokorny, Jim Baur, Alan Werther, Mike Kolar, Carl Meister, Corny Merlini, Hank Collins, Joe Collins, David Kollock, Bill Camp

Thanks to our Sponsors: The Merlini Family The Stauffer Family The Furgiuele Family


Blue-Gray Newsletter

November 2010

Board Approves New Indoor Facility and Breaks Ground on October 27th, 2010

Camp Tecumseh’s Board of Trustee’s did their homework and landed on the decision to go ahead with the construction of an indoor, multi-purpose facility that will be ready for use during Summer ’11! As you can see, the building will keep to the original style of the existing buildings on campus and fit in seamlessly! The building will be erected on top of the old hockey court and next to the basketball courts. The facility is 8,000 square feet and will feature:      

A multi-purpose, composite flooring A full length basketball court with 2 courts running side-by-side - 6 total hoops A new Woodshop Lobby with awards/memorabilia display Full length porch 3 large swing open doors for nice days

There are many good reasons that went into the decision to add this building, none more significant than to combat the problem of inactivity during consecutive wet days. As more campers choose to stay a week or two less than the full stay for various reasons, the Camp’s programs can no longer afford to lose more than a day of action. This building allows the programs and outside competition to run uninterrupted regardless of the weather. We will consistently keep you updated through the Newsletters as to the progression of our new building!

CLICK HERE for pictures of the groundbreaking!


Blue-Gray Newsletter

November 2010

THANK YOU!!! 2009-10 BLUE-GRAY FUND REACHES GOAL OF $150,000! With our books closed on September 30th, the Blue-Gray Fund reached the $150,000 goal for the first time in many years! Thanks to all of you, we raised about 15% more than last year - which bucks the national trend of being down 11%! We were able to offer that much more financial aid and scholarships to qualified and deserving families. We haven’t hit the $150,000 number in many years and we thank you for your recommitment and generosity to get us back to that level! As demand for financial assistance becomes greater and the need to attract the right campers away from other summer specialty camps grow, your support of the Blue-Gray Fund has never been more important. There are many elements that make Camp Tecumseh the greatest place on Earth, but none are more important than great campers. With your support of the BlueGray Fund, we can continue to fill Camp each summer. The Annual Report and 2010-11 BlueGray Fund appeal will be in the mail soon, so keep Tecumseh in your charitable gift plans!

ALUMNI WORK WEEK Thursday, June 23rd - Sunday, June 26th, 2011 Come up to Camp for a long weekend or a part of the weekend and help us get Camp together for the summer! Sleep in the cabins, eat in the dining hall, run a high noon, swim in the lake, go to JoJo’s, bbq at the waterfront at night...and get put to work by Mr. Fraser and Mr. Glascott for a few hours! Oh yea, and get a first look at the new indoor facility! More details released next month!!


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Blue-Gray Newsletter

November 2010

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Congrats to Steve Stulb on completing the Marine Corps Marathon!

Recently Henry Roosevelt (CT 1998-2009) made the transition from The Opera House to The Big Screen in the up and coming major motion picture, The Social Network (The Facebook Movie). The first scene Henry is in is about 20 minutes in-- the rowing scene. He is wearing a bandana and, typical of a true Tecumseh man, a Camp Tecumseh Shirt (although you might not be able to make out the CT). Then other quick scene is 40 minutes in, where he is eating a burger with 3 of the principal actors in a diner as they go over a text message. Here is a link to the trailer. Henry's scene is included for a brief second at the 01:23 mark of the clip. Henry plans on pursuing more roles on the big screen and promises to represent CT as much as possible. He is also already 60 pages into a Tecumseh Screenplay, "The Counselor's Handbook"!

Biff Sturla wins 100th game as Harriton’s Head boys soccer coach! Congrats Biff! HERE for article

Congrats to Chris “CDOC” Dougherty and his wife Ana on their new marriage! Good luck CDOC and Ana!

The night before CDOC’s wedding, a costume party was held at the hotel in Bedford Springs, PA. Below are the CT guys...from L to R (back row) Jeack Meyers, Tucker Crockett, CDOC, Connor Gwynn, Charlie Erwin, Chris Haunss (front row) Dave Delaney, Drew Crockett, Tom Umstatter, KDOC, Blake Stabert.


CT BG Enewsletter November 2010