Tippecanoe River State Park: Camp Tepicon Dining Hall – Winamac IN

Description

The building is a remnant of Camp Tepicon, a group camp constructed by WPA laborers. The dining hall is still in use and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Source notes

DNR Historic Site and Structures Inventory

Project originally submitted by Indiana Division of Historic Preservation/Nicole Cory on August 14, 2014.

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Location Info


4200 N. U.S. 35
Winamac, IN 46996

Coordinates: 41.149367, -86.59353

5 comments on “Tippecanoe River State Park: Camp Tepicon Dining Hall – Winamac IN

  1. lynette bremer

    AS a girl scout in the 1950’s I attended Camp Tepicon. It was a fun and exciting adventure
    and i have great memories of my time there.
    I ate many meals in this dining hall and enjoyed the Girl Scout experience.
    At the time I did not know it was a new deal project. fun to learn about its history.

    • Jonathan schiller

      My father went hiking with my family here and remembered camping at camp tepicon as a boy scout in what I’m guessing was the late 50s early 60s as he was born in 1950. Can’t find much about it online but it sure is interesting hearing about the good old days. Makes me wish I could have grown up in those times and been a scout during that period. That would have been something!

  2. ROBERT W HUNT

    i have recently taken ownership of a 1937 oldtown 15 foot 50# model canoe . It wa shipped to “girl scout camp Winamac,IND’ I got this from a man when at a regional canoe assembly in Marquette ,Mi in august of 2019. I am in the process of restoring it . from its condition it was well used .Any information in regards to the camp and its canoe fleet would be appreciated.

  3. Sara (Struble) Bartleson

    I attended Girl Scout camp two summers at Camp Tepicon. It was great fun, and a big adventure. It was about 1955 and 1956.

  4. JOHN TUTTLE

    My friend Stuart and I were employed at the Girl Scout Camp Tepicon as “Handy Boys” during the summer of 1959. We ate a lot of delicious Girl Scout Cookies while we were there. I gained weight eating cookies and drinking milk. It was a unique and fun way to spend the summer. We received a compensation salary of 125 dollars.

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