December 3rd, 2015

Our Boys

The following is our first installment of “Tamakwans Talk” (see the bottom for a brief explanation) written by a camp mom at the end of the summer.  Happy reading !!   To Vic, Craig and Margot: We are driving up north with our kids and I just felt the need to tell you what a…

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December 2nd, 2015

The Timeless Value of Canoe Trip

Change is important, but sometimes it’s nice to have a little consistency in life. Over the past 80 years Tamakwa has grown from a small camp for boys, with campers mostly from Detroit, to an ever expanding co-ed camp with boys and girls from all over the world. While the Tuck Shop is the only…

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November 25th, 2015

Tootsie Frootsie, Really?

Hey Tamakwa, who came up with Tootsie Frootsie?  Well, there are lots of great ideas that date back to our founder Unca Lou and Omer but this great one is actually a joint effort.  Back in the early 1960’s Mike Kraft  decided that kids needed a little boost of energy in the middle of the…

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November 24th, 2015

Lone Pine Day

Rounding the bend and seeing the Lone Pine tree is arguably one of the best feelings in the world. To some, it is just a tree. To Tamakwans, seeing this tree means you are about to come home. Your heart rate jumps and you strain your ears to hear your camp family singing “Hello, hello,…

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November 19th, 2015

Tamakwa Collections: Sail Boats Through the Ages

Sailing has been a part of Camp Tamakwa for generations. Unlike tubing and wake boarding, campers learn to have fun on the lake without the need for fast motors and fancy toys. Not only does this keep our beautiful South Tea Lake clean and quiet, campers feel empowered by the ability to manoeuvre their boat on…

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November 18th, 2015

Vic and His Bugle

Lowering the flag after dinner to the sound of the bugle played by the notorious V.I.C. is a sound that has been heard on the shores for over 30 years! But how did this become a tradition? ——————————————————————————————————————————————- What would Tamakwa have become had a Detroit teenager not said in 1967 he could play the…

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November 17th, 2015

Cabin Photos are Here!

Hey #Tamakwa2015 Campers and Staff! Have you checked your mail box recently? Your 2015 Cabin photos should be there! If not already, they should arrive this week! By spending a summer on the shores, you are a part of the Tamakwa family. Cabinmates become “siblings”, counselors become “parents” and of course Tamakwa becomes your home…

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November 11th, 2015

Why the names “Girls Dock” and “Boys Dock”?

You wondered… Why do you always say you are going to “girls dock” or “boys dock” when all campers have swimming lessons at the same place?  Camp Director Margot Perlmutter has answers! Good question and it’s true, we don’t really call them boys or girls dock anymore, but….way back when, girls and boys did their…

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November 10th, 2015

Getting Crafty on the Shores

Happy #TamakwaTuesday everyone! Thanks so much to everyone who has been sharing their photos on Instagram.  It is so exciting to see so much #Tamakwa love online! Even when we are miles apart it feels like we are together. Today’s photo is a tribute to our Arts & Crafts program. At camp, we have many…

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November 3rd, 2015

Water Sports at Tamakwa

It is a beautiful golden day here in Toronto and it truly feels like summer! If only we were together on the shores of South Tea basking in the sun and enjoying all of the wonderful water sports Tamakwa has to offer! Are you wishing you were out paddling a canoe today? On a surf…

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