CAMP TECUMSEH'S WORLD FAMOUS
"ADD UP THE POINTS GAME" (ALUMNI VERSION)



Tecumseh alumni should all hopefully remember the fun and exciting game found in the final edition of the Sunbeam each year where you add up points obtained if you meet certain criteria. Since many of you are probably bored at work right now, dreaming of being a camper or counselor again, I have created my own version of this "Add Up The Points Game" and have dedicated it to "the greatest building on Earth," the Camp Tecumseh Lodge. Please try this game below and add up your points. E-Mail your score to The Sunbeam Staff at editor@camptecumsehsunbeamstaff.net. The top finishers will win a free trip to Jo-Jo's in 2021. The game is found beneath the picture.

Current High Score Submitted: 230 points, set by Gilbert Hall. Please congratulate Gilbert by e-mailing him at rocketscientist@nasa.info

The points list can be found under this picture of The Lodge.



  • 1 point if you have ever set foot inside of the above building

  • 2 points if you sat on one of the benches inside the Lodge and listened to a Pinky Shover prayer service

  • 5 points if you remember listening to Pinky talk about Dr. Ball's race up Mt. Washington

  • 5 points if you sat next to Al Piper at an evening prayer service when Al had one of his infamous skin diseases: CLICK HERE

  • 10 points if you were unable to control and contain your digestive system during an evening prayer service and the people sitting near you stared at you in disapproval.

  • 10 points if you wore your Sunday whites to a Sunday prayer service and still had on those same Sunday whites at the following Sunday's prayer service: CLICK HERE

  • 5 points if you played Chopsticks on the piano in the Lodge: CLICK HERE

  • 5 points if you have a plaque nailed into the wall of the Lodge or nailed into one of the rafters

  • 10 points if you believe that the years on your plaque are 100% accurate

  • 10 points if you know where K.S. Leuders wrote his name on the Lodge wall.

  • 10 points if you know what color paints K.S. Leuders used for his name painting.

  • 15 points if you know what K.S. Leuders' first year was at Tecumseh

  • Deduct 15 points if you have never heard of K.S. Leuders

  • 15 points if you think that Forrest L. Gager's plaque is way too big: CLICK HERE

  • 10 points if you know what Gager's son's name was: CLICK HERE

  • 20 points if you are a good painter and are willing to make a huge plaque for the Lodge with Jim Fraser's years and Bob Glascott's years (note: The 2021 Sunbeam staff will pay for the paint if you write each year on the plaque separately).

  • 10 points if you know whose plaque is furthest from the floor inside the Lodge

  • 10 points if you sat on the back porch after dinner and watched Maestro Csiszar lead a fencing lesson:CLICK HERE

  • 15 points if you heard Maestro yell out "Two to two, you are winning."

  • 15 points if you heard Maestro tell a camper that he was a very diligent fencer.

  • 10 points if you sat on the Lodge porch and were thoroughly entertained while watching Blue-Gray rookie Capture The Flag

  • 10 points if you sat on the back porch to watch a counselor softball game on the Junior Diamond and saw Jim Fraser hit a home run into the trees in left field (pre-Munger Hall days)

  • 10 points if the ball you saw Fraser hit was still rising when it reached the tree line

  • 10 points if you were on the Lodge porch and saw Bill Keffer hit a grand slam against Pemi in 10's baseball back in 1976. (fact check: it was really a four base error, the Pemi fielders were awful, but this legendary event is best told as a grand slam which stopped rolling just in front of the second baseman's feet): CLICK HERE

  • 10 points if you ever went down the floor hatch door located behind the piano and crawled down to the crazy people cells underneath the floor (note: put me down for zero points here, I never had the nerve to try this)

  • 10 points if you ventured up to the second floor of the Lodge to take a nap at Rest Hour

  • 10 points if you hid in the second floor of the Lodge to sneak out of instruction period or clinic.

  • 10 points if you visited Tecumseh in the winter, threw a snowball at the Lodge and severely damaged the Lodge: CLICK HERE

  • 15 points if you were a counselor and took a Robindel counselor up to the second floor of the Lodge "to be alone."

  • 25 points if you were a camper and took a Robindel camper up to the second floor of the Lodge "to be alone."

  • 35 points if you were a camper and took a Robindel counselor up to the second floor "to be alone."

  • 10 points if you and some friends moved the benches around and played street hockey in the Lodge using tennis racquets for sticks.

  • 10 points if you spent at least 20 minutes waiting for the mail to be sorted and placed in the mail slots, then cried when you realized you didn't get a letter that day

  • 10 points if you got a letter from your parents and immediately ran to the back porch of the Lodge to read it: CLICK HERE

  • 10 points if you got a letter from someone, then promptly read it on the Lodge porch while wearing just one shoe: CLICK HERE

  • 10 points if you got a love letter from your girlfriend back home, then showed it to your entire cabin at Rest Hour.

  • 10 points if you mailed a letter inside the Lodge but either forgot to address the envelope or forgot to put a stamp on the envelope

  • 20 points if someone told you that you needed to include the zip code on the envelope, but you had no idea what that person was talking about

  • 10 points if you danced with a female camper from Robindel or Huckens inside the Lodge during a camper function

  • 15 additional points if you slow danced with that same girl

  • 20 additional points if you later snuck away from the Lodge that night with that girl (note: any Tecumseh counselor who helped you accomplish this also gets 20 points)

  • 10 points if you went through Mr. Munger's desk in the Lodge office, looking for "camp secrets."

  • 10 points if you heard Sam Griffin, Bruce McCracken or Mark Luff sing a Gilbert & Sullivan piece in the Lodge during prayer service, a few days before the G & S shows went on.

  • 10 points if you still know the words to the first verse and the fourth verses of "Come Labor On" CLICK HERE

  • 10 points if you enthusiastically would stomp your feet on the ground or slap your hip while singing "Onward Christian Soldiers" at prayers.

  • 5 points if you got the job sweeping the Lodge floor at Rest Hour for at least one summer (note: you make also take five points if you swept the Widdow floor for at least one summer).

  • 10 points if you stared at the Senior Tecumseh Boy Award in the trophy display as a camper and prayed you would someday win it so you'd have a better chance of someday becoming a counselor.

  • 10 points if you ran through the Lodge during a game of Ammunition

  • 10 points if you wore your soccer cleats, baseball cleats or football cleats inside the Lodge and fell down.

  • 15 points if you can guess within five years when the benches in the Lodge first appeared: CLICK HERE

  • 15 points if you can guess within five years when the Podium for prayers first appeared: CLICK HERE

  • 10 points if Jim Fraser, Bob Glascott or Jay Luff smacked you on the head for giggling during prayers

  • 15 points if you were in the Lodge or on the Lodge porch when Jim Fraser did his infamous head first mudslide down the hill in 2000, about 40 minutes after Tecumseh completed their improbable comeback to beat Pemi 10-9-1 (Note: I earned double points for this since I had a camera in my hands and took a picture of this awesome event: CLICK HERE

  • 10 points if you sprinted up the hill from the Dining Hall and were first in line for Pinky's store

  • 10 points if you positioned yourself at evening prayers so you could get the early lead in the sprint to be first to the Creamery.

  • 10 points if you regularly monopolized the Lodge water fountain when you finished clinic.

  • 15 points if you ventured over to the 13th rafter in the Lodge, sat down and thought about Mary Bee: CLICK HERE

  • 15 points if you are considering moving to Sherman, Connecticut, specifically to live on Mary Bee Lane: CLICK HERE

  • 20 points if you attempted to take Dave Gilbert's plaque off of the Lodge wall.

  • 10 points if you hit a ball over the Lodge roof while playing Zap Ball (pre-pitching machine days)

  • 10 points if you won at least 10 games of Roof Ball

  • 40 points if you saw a Gilbert & Sullivan operetta inside the Lodge (note: the operettas were held in the Lodge until the Henry B. Williams Opera House opened up in 1960): CLICK HERE

  • 40 points if Bob Glascott gave you a boxing lesson inside the Lodge: CLICK HERE

  • 40 points if you are old enough to remember eating meals on the Lodge Porch: CLICK HERE

  • 40 points if you remember being inside the Lodge before campers nailed their plaques to the walls and rafters: CLICK HERE

  • 20 points if you think that I am really bored right now, causing me to write stupid article.

  • 30 points if you spend at least 10 minutes later today, reflecting on how George Munger, Jim Fraser and Bob Glascott helped shape your life (triple points here if you are related to any of them).

  • 50 points if you are convinced that the trustees, senior staff, counselors and alumni will all do their part to ensure that 2021 will be among the very best summers in Tecumseh history.