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.
The layout 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. Traditionally, tipis were always set up with the entrance facing east. That helped them to withstand the severest of west winds and honour the rising sun as the giver of life.
For tipi village projects we will help you from the initial planning stages to the final, successful realization of your idea.
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