"Not just for scouts"
Tipi village as summer camp
The tipi is a great addition to every classical summer camp. It is excellent as a gathering place (sizes Ø7m and Ø8m are recommended). It is advantageous for the tipi not to be directly in the camp, but rather off to the side a bit so that the right atmosphere can be created.
It is nicest, however, if the whole camp can be designed and built as a tipi village. With a little fantasy and some Indian games (i.e. Lacrosse) free time can be spent with style.
The tribe or group can be divided into 6-7 person groups. Each such group is assigned to its own tipi (5-6m is optimal) and is completely independent (maybe even for cooking). Life in the tipi encourages a feeling of belonging, and teaches respect and tolerance.
In selecting a campsite you should pay attention to the availability of drinking water and enough dry firewood. When you have the opportunity to make a cosy campfire, camping can be fun even in bad weather.
The arrangement of the tipis can be in a circle or in rows. A random arrangement is also possible, but you should be careful that there is enough distance between tents for the adjustment of the smoke vents. !!ATTENTION!! The tipis were always set up with the entrance to the east. Thus they withstand the frequent west winds best. In addition, the rising sun was always honored as the giver of life.