NOAC is a national gathering of around 10,000 - 15,000 Arrowmen from nearly every Lodge in the Nation. Once every few years, we get together for six days of fun, adventure, and learning. If you choose to go, you will find a large selection of activities ranging from Native American dancing and regalia to scuba and snorkeling. The best thing is YOU get to choose what you want to do and when you do it. At the last NOAC the list of possibilities was huge including hundreds of activities.
While at NOAC you and your roommate will stay in the University dorm rooms, sleeping on real beds with the University providing the linens and using indoor restrooms and showers. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner will be served in the University Cafeterias where they do the cooking and the cleaning - all you must do is return your tray.
As a Lodge, we usually take about 50 people each time we go, but it may be possible to take more with pre-registrations and deposits. Out of these, we need two or three Youth for each Adult. Normally the adult slots fill up quickly, so the best way for an adult to get in is to register quickly and get a couple of youth to register with you. Adults who register along with 2 or more youth will be considered first to fill the limited available slots.
The cost this year is $600.00 which will include your National NOAC fees, several exclusive Tecumseh Lodge NOAC shirts, special NOAC Lodge flaps, special NOAC Council strips and a pizza party during our trip. Additional Lodge flaps and Council strips will be available at a reduced cost to those who join our Lodge contingent, so you can join in with the patch trading which will be abundant at the event. Adult volunteers will provide transportation. We will leave Monday morning from Camp Lazarus and we will return Saturday afternoon, so there will be parking available for those who won’t be driving.
The National OA office has granted us 21 youth and 7 adult slots for our contingent. Currently our contingent is full, however we have requested additional slots from the National Office. We are now running a waiting list to fill these additional slots if we receive them. This list will fill fast so register now if you want a chance to join us.
Get Ready for the 2018 National Order of the Arrow Conference!
July 30 - August 4, 2018, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana