January 28th, 2016

Through the Dirt and Grime, He Shines!

The following is our next installment of “Tamakwans Talk” (see the bottom for a brief explanation) written by a camp mom a few summers ago that we recently rediscovered.  Happy reading !!   Dear Vic, Craig and Margot, How can I make this letter of gratitude different than the hundreds of letters you have probably…

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January 27th, 2016

Favourite Trees at Tamakwa

While Lone Pine is the most iconic tree on the sunny shores, former Canoe Tripper/Outdoor Fun Director Snaige (Jogi) Zahn had a few other favourite trees to share. Learn more about some other Trees of Algonquin and where to find them at Tamakwa in this week’s edition of Echoes from the Echo from our 2012 edition.  Growing…

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January 26th, 2016

The Tamakwa Sign

It’s the first thing you see when you arrive to the shores, and it’s the last place you get your photo taken before you leave for Canoe Trip… It’s the Tamakwa sign on Transpo Hill! Have a favourite photo taken here? Share it today! Share your favourite photo under the Tamakwa sign on Instagram and…

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January 25th, 2016

It`s time for an Electronics Fast

You’ve read it before on our blogs and you’ve heard it from friends across the globe, the benefits of summer camp are endless. Not only will your kids have fun and make lasting memories, it is proven that spending time in nature is the number one way to negate nature deficit disorder. In today’s world,…

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January 21st, 2016

Winter at Tamakwa

The sunny shores are covered in snow and it’s beautiful. Check out our collection of awesome winter pics and be sure to share any scenic winter shots from your off-season home!   P.S If you are in Toronto, don’t forget about #TamakwaWinterfest on January 31 We love going through the archives to create these collections….

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January 20th, 2016

Making the Right Call

The 2016 Tamakwa staff team is shaping up to be one for the record books!  With many familiar faces, and many new ones as well, we are very excited for the upcoming summer season. While it is easy for many Tamakwans to make the choice to return to the shores for another summer, some are…

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January 19th, 2016

Get Outside, and Snap a Selfie!

Yesterday was #BlueMonday. It was cold in the city… and it was even colder on the Sunny/Snowy shores of South Tea. Our winter team has been braving the cold up north and taking some awesome photos for us all to enjoy… and it’s pretty cold up there! If Jared can get outside and have some…

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January 18th, 2016

Working at Camp is a Real Job

Hello my name is Andrea. I am 28 years old and I am a camp-a-holic. Since I was 8 years old I have spent every summer of my life at camp. I have never been to a summer music festival, I have no idea what other people do in the summer, and I couldn’t imagine…

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January 15th, 2016

Exchange Rate Excitement

The current US/CDN exchange rate hasn’t been at this level in years and it’s making headlines across North America. For families in the United States, Camp Tamakwa can almost be considered a bargain, relatively speaking!  The most recent rate is approx. 40% and that’s $140 CDN when you exchange $100 US. We are providing a…

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January 13th, 2016

What`s up with the cabin names?

Many people have noticed that our cabin names are somewhat random and have asked “What’s up with the Cabin Names?”  While many are lakes in Algonquin Park, others seem quite strange. Former Tamakwa Owner/Director Dave Bale has the answers! In the early 80’s we began rebuilding many of the older cabins…the first new cabin was…

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