And the Winner is….


Camp Tecumseh YMCA of Brookston, Indiana, was selected as the winner of the ACTIVE Network Campership Grant Contest on January 15, 2013. The $1,000 Grant was open for entries November 20 to December 31, 2012, and was established to support camps that were looking for funds to sponsor deserving children. More than 450 camps from Canada and the U.S. submitted a Grant entry form and the winner was selected at random among qualifying applicants.

“Camp Tecumseh YMCA is very honored to receive this $1,000 from ACTIVE Network! We will use the funds to provide scholarships for 10 day campers from our surrounding counties this summer,” comments Ben Meyaard, Director of Camper Support at Camp Tecumseh YMCA.

Located on 500 acres of riverfront woodlands, Camp Tecumseh YMCA offers day camps and resident camps to youths aged 8 to 15, along with retreats, leadership training and outdoor education. The camp aims to offer superb experiences to campers within a caring Christian environment.

“Our programs have a huge impact on less-advantaged youth. One parent recently commented on how a yearly week-long day camp at Camp Tecumseh had transformed her son, allowing him to grow in confidence, joy and faith over the years,” adds Meyaard. “Thank you again, ACTIVE Network, for supporting our mission and campers across America!”

“Our team’s vision is to help transform our youth to be more engaged and active. Giving more kids the opportunity to experience camp via our ACTIVE Campership Grant is a logical program for us to offer,” says Stephen Branstetter, General Manager of Youth & Education at ACTIVE Network. “We’re thrilled to support Camp Tecumseh YMCA in their mission.”

ACTIVE Network is the reference in activity and participation management technology, serving over 50,000 customers nationwide, including more than 2,000 camps. ACTIVE’s camp management solutions help GET more campers, MANAGE camps operations efficiently and BUILD an engaged camp community.

ACTIVE Network is a member and supporter of the ACA, PCCCA, CCCA and OCA.