Camp Tecumseh was founded in 1903 by three Olympians from the University of Pennsylvania: Alexander Grant, George W. Orton and Josiah McCracken. They believed that a summer in the White Mountains on the natural sandy shoreline of Lake Winnipesaukee working on their farm, swimming in the lake, learning the skills of various sports, singing on stage and climbing mountains was a healthy experience that would, in their words, “Make good boys better.”
Alexander Grant founded Tecumseh to “make good boys better.” We interpret that philosophy today as an obligation to see that each child grows in self-confidence through a variety of activities, many of which are challenging. Tecumseh provides the place, the program and the people to enrich each camper’s life physically, spiritually, emotionally and socially. Through a summer-long program, Tecumseh fosters a spirit of community and camaraderie that lasts a lifetime.
Camp Tecumseh is accredited by the American Camping Association and is a non-profit corporation accepting campers without regard to race, color or religion. Every three years Tecumseh is re-accredited to insure compliance with all safety and health regulations required by the ACA.
The Blue-Gray Scholarship program provides financial assistance for deserving campers each summer. Working at camp is also a time-honored tradition and jobs are available for boys qualified to work in the kitchen, the tennis courts, the maintenance crew or the mail crew. Contact the Director for further information.
A certified trainer and nurse live on campus 24/7 and staff our infirmary. A walk-in clinic is located in Meredith, 20 minutes away and the Lakes Region Hospital in Laconia is only 30 minutes from camp.
From Rte. 93 in NH, take Rte.104 to Rte.3 into Meredith; follow signs for Rte. 25 passing through Center Harbor to the Moultonborough Neck Rd. At the gas station turn and proceed 4 miles to Camp Tecumseh on left. Click here for directions and map.
Sadly, Director, Doug Knight and the Board of Trustees voted unanimously to close camp this summer. Click here for our most recent information. We will stay connected through this summer and be back stronger than ever in 2021!