December 30th, 2015

What`s in a Name?

Ever wonder where the name Tamakwa came from? You are not alone! You would think that the origin of the name would a documented piece of Tamakwa history, however this is not the case. In a quest to find the answer in 2006 South Tea Echo editor Robert Sarner went on a mission… here is…

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December 29th, 2015

A Star is Born!

The Camp Musicals and Drama department at Camp Tamakwa is a favourite part of the summer for all Tamakwans! Whether watching the show from the audience or performing on the main stage, every camper and staff takes part in the play! Being a part of the camp play is the highlight of the summer for…

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December 22nd, 2015

This Mirror is Clean… Are You?

This mirror can be found on the side of the dining hall. At some point, almost every Tamakwan has taken a photo here! Share your mirror photo today! Share your mirror photo on Instagram and be sure to tag with #TamakwaTuesday and we will be repost them throughout the day. Happy posting! 

December 17th, 2015

Golden Summer for the Goldsteins

The following is our next installment of “Tamakwans Talk” (see the bottom for a brief explanation) written by a camp mom/ alumni at the end of the summer.  Happy reading !!   Dear Craig, Vic and Margot, Hello All – It is hard to believe that another summer has come to an end.  The only…

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December 16th, 2015

Captured By The View

Everyone has a favourite place on the sunny shores of South Tea. South Tea Echo Editor Robert Sarner writes about his favourite in the 2009 edition. What is your favourite place at Camp? ———————————————————————- By Robert Sarner, The South Tea Echo, Fall 2009 Everyone has a favourite spot at Tamakwa. I have about 20 of them…

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December 15th, 2015

Tamakwa Pennant

At each activity at camp there are award levels. When campers (and staff!) participate at activities and develop their skills, they achieve awards. These awards are celebrated in front of the entire camp each morning after breakfast and recorded throughout your time at Tamakwa. From swim levels, to pottery levels to roles in the play…

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December 10th, 2015

Girls Hill – The Early Years

When girls first came to the sunny shores in 1949, the eastern shore of South Tea Lake looked very different! While the cabins have changed colours, shapes and names, they continue to be filled with smiles, laughter, and girl power! We hope that you enjoy today’s collection of the different views of Girls Hill on…

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December 9th, 2015

Tuck Shop or Tilt Shop?

Hey Tamakwa, what’s up with the Tuck Shop looking like it might fall over? Well, it’s true, this isn’t the most elegant of camp buildings but it’s definitely the oldest.  The Tuck Shop now stands, or leans, as the oldest structure in camp.  No one seems quite certain on the exact date it was built…

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December 8th, 2015

The Harvey Deutch Triathlon

The Harvey Deutch Triathlon includes swimming, canoeing, and running, and dates back to the summer of 1989. Campers and staff of all ages enjoy this triathlon as a personal challenge and often make an attempt each year to improve upon their previous personal best times.  Our Junior Tamakwans (grades 1-3) enjoy participating in their own JT…

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December 4th, 2015

Tamakwa’s Food Fight

For the past few years I have taken up a small space in our annual South Tea Echo newspaper to outline  “Margot’s Changes”; a summary of new and exciting food and environmentally friendly changes that have been made at camp each year .  In my closing paragraph of my 2014 article where I outlined my newest…

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