February 25th, 2016

Stronger, More Independent and Outgoing

When we receive emails like this, we are reminded there is so much more to learn at camp than sterning a canoe! (which all Tamakwans learn to do as well…) We thank all those who take the time to provide us with such amazing feedback at the end of each summer! Dear Vic, Craig and…

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February 23rd, 2016

That Old Tamakwa Spirit

When we think of the words Tamakwa Spirit a few things come to mind. For many the song “Gimme that Old Tamakwa Spirit” comes first, followed by other songs that can be found in our song book. But what is Tamakwa Spirit? Can you put it into words? Share it in a photo? On this Tamakwa…

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February 17th, 2016

International Staff on the Shores

As the summer of 2016 fast approaches, we are excited to once again welcome new and returning international staff to the shores of South Tea Lake. While the majority of Tamakwa’s campers and staff are from North America, each year we welcome Tamakwans from around the world. From Mexico, across Europe, Israel and all the…

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February 16th, 2016

PJ Day

On this snowy Tuesday morning, does anyone else find themself wishing they could be wearing their PJs to work/school? If only summer lasted all year round… Happy #TamakwaTuesday Share a photo of you in your PJs at camp on Instagram and be sure to tag with #TamakwaTuesday and we will be reposting them throughout the…

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February 13th, 2016

Family Day Fun

Happy “Family Day” Weekend to all those able to celebrate it! This holiday was first celebrated in 1990 when the Alberta Premier decided it was important for Albertans to take some extra time with their families in order to emphasize the importance of family values. Since then, this holiday has expanded nation wide!  There are…

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February 12th, 2016

Det.Jewish News: $ave in Canada

It looks like the news about the current exchange rate and how this affects American families is starting to spread. The editors at the Detroit Jewish News are as excited as we are to tell the Detroit community about the additional benefit of sending your child to camp in Canada this summer thanks to the exchange…

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February 9th, 2016

Best Views at Camp

Did you read our blog “Captured By The View“? In the article, South Tea Echo “Editor in Chief” Robert Sarner writes about his favourite spot in camp.  While there are countless beautiful options to choose from, Robert decides on the Lower Deck as his favourite. What is your favourite spot in camp?  Swim Dock?  Windsurf Dock?…

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February 4th, 2016

Unca Lou and Omer Collection

On a cool and misty morning in the year 1936, a red canoe glided silently across the still waters of South Tea Lake. In it were two young men: one with a dream, Lou Handler (Unca Lou), the other with the skills to make it a reality, Omer Stringer.   For this week’s Tamakwa Collection,…

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February 3rd, 2016

George Who?

Every Tamakwan arrives at camp in a Pointer. Only George Hirsch arrives by water ski! Who is George Hirsch and what is his connection with Tamakwa? Former Camp Director/Owner Dave Bale tells all!  He’s a former Tamakwan and now a very successful international businessman, who travels the globe. And he loved Tamakwa so much that…

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February 2nd, 2016

Another Winterfest Successfest

While #TamakwaWinterfest was missing some snow, it was certainly a wonderful spring-like afternoon filled with skating, tobogganing, foods, drinks, ice dancing, skating races and much more! A huge How!How! and thank you to all the amazing families who made the afternoon such a success and an extra big thank you to the following people, without…

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