Tamakwa’s water sports span the entire shoreline of South Tea Lake and each activity has its own area for instruction with the entire lake at their disposal for practicing, racing, and games. Everyone remembers the first time they skippered a sail boat, taken a gust of wind all the way across the lake on a windsurfer, paddled in a straight line to Treasure Island and back in a kayak, attempted their first canoe-over-canoe rescue in Canoe Bay, or passed their White Cap swim assessment.
With a wide range of landsports to keep everyone busy at all time of the day, Tamakwa’s sports facilities continue to be upgraded each year with the newly converted beach volleyball court as our most recent improvement. From skill development and instruction, to intercamp competition tryouts and practices, to fitness training and exercise, to just playing a pick-up game, our campers love being athletes, where they can always jump in the lake to cool off.
For 80 years Tamakwans have been creative and our variety of creative arts activities gives each camper the opportunity to use their imagination. From making jewelry on the Art-Deck-O, to throwing a pot in the Clay Studio, to editing a short film at Camp TV, to producing a radio commercial in the Recording Studio, to building a canoe-shaped shelving unit in the Wood Shop, to starring on stage in a Musical Production, campers have an amazing experience creating something of their very own.
With Algonquin Park as our backyard, Tamakwa takes advantage of this by exploring the beautiful pristine surroundings and all it has to offer. Our comprehensive ropes course provides numerous challenges to campers and teaches a core value of teamwork. Tamkawa’s premier Canoe Tripping program, coupled with Outdoor Fun and Fishing, teaches campers how to work and live in a group setting while also allowing campers to learn to tasks independently as well.