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October 23rd, 2015

New for #Tamakwa2016

Camp Tamakwa is very excited to present our new Steinhauer Stage ready for action in #Tamakwa2016! Our Drama and Musicals program is one treasured by generations of Tamakwans. Twice a session, all of camp comes together to enjoy the camp musical. Whether campers are acting and/or singing in a production, working backstage or enjoying a performance from the…

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October 9th, 2015

To CIT or Not To CIT

 -written by Camp Director Margot Perlmutter If you wanted to do research on the benefits of camp for your children there are likely hundreds, possibly thousands of articles to browse. Topics range from what your campers can accomplish daily, how parents themselves can benefit from sending their campers away, how camps can prepare young adults…

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May 15th, 2015

Tamakwa Teaser Top 10

Have you ever found yourself standing around the playground listening to a bunch of parents talk about what they need to do to get their kids ready for overnight camp while you silently question if your child will ever be ready for camp?  For that matter, will YOU ever be ready for your child to…

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May 13th, 2015

Tackling Your `To Do` List

We hope you have taken some time to review our Green Book Camper/Parent Manual.  We know there is a lot of information to digest but we promise you, it’s worth taking the half hour to read through everything.  This package is great for first-time parents but also provides some great reminders (and many new updates)…

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March 27th, 2015

Echoes from An Echo

Since 2002, the South Tea Echo has become a highly anticipated publication. Whether you were a camper, parent or staff the previous summer, 10 summers ago, 30 summers ago or more, Tamakwans literally around the world rejoice when the South Tea Echo is published. We are so fortunate to have such an incredible team of…

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March 6th, 2015

Fiddes, by Vic

I’m certain every Tamakwa friend of John Fiddes wishes they could have attended his memorial service. Many of his closest and dearest Tamakwa friends, despite formidable logistics, were present.  Of course John’s family was there. It was no great surprise that John also endeared himself to many in his intimate community, just like he did at Tamakwa, and they were there…

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February 11th, 2015

Family Day Across Canada

Most of Canada will celebrate a holiday called “Family Day” this coming weekend. This holiday was first celebrated in 1990 in Alberta, when their Premier decided it was important for all Albertans to take some extra time with their families in order to emphasize the importance of family values. In 2008, the Family Day long…

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February 6th, 2015

`From Detroit to Algonquin Park` – in the DJN

“[It’s] those neat little things, many rooted in decades-old Tamakwa traditions, that help define the camp. For all its excellent water and land sport activities, canoe trips and arts programs, it’s the folksy, good-spirited, sometimes goofy customs and its “unplugged” nature that make Tamakwa more inclusive, setting it apart.” – Robert Sarner Click Here to read…

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February 6th, 2015

The History of Beaver Canoe

Omer Stringer, Roots, Beaver Canoe and Camp Tamakwa. While most Tamakwans know the connections, few know some of the details… Thanks to BlogTO’s article today titled “Beaver Canoe, from Algonquin to Target”, you can find out more about the deep rooted (pun intended) history between them all! The article is full of incredible photos and…

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February 5th, 2015

Freeze, You`re Busted

Dear Tamakwa Family, We are sad to inform you of the passing of the man, the myth, the legend, Mr. John Fiddes, AKA The Fiddler, Fiddeus, Fiddlesticks, Big Bad John… John was a one-of-a-kind camp personality with a huge heart that spanned over 5 decades at Tamakwa making an impact on generations of Tamakwans, young…

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