Not quite a blank canvas… this is what our tipi looks like before we put the canvas on it.
By the time our campers arrive in just over two weeks, the tipi will look like… well a tipi, not just a pile of sticks. At the end of the summer we take the canvas down, store it, but leave the poles in place over the winter. They stay up all year long, then come mid June, Jeff McCormack and our CITs do some group bonding and lift the canvas into place.
We actually purchased a new tipi canvas this past off season. Over the years, the canvas takes quite a beating with the northwoods weather. This is the third canvas that we’ve had for our tipi since the tipi was donated to North Star by campers and staff in celebration if North Star’s 45th summer.
Here are some more pics from the tipi.