April 12th, 2017

Advice for First-Time Parents and Campers

Help! We’ve Got Kids is a Canadian online directory for parents and caregivers offering a one-stop shop for activities, events and products for kids and families. For a recent article, they reached out to Camp Directors from across Canada for advice on getting ready for camp. Camp Director and Camp Mom Margot gave her tips for first time camper…

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March 29th, 2017

Safe Risks and Why They are Important

Risk is defined in the dictionary as “the exposure to the chance of injury or loss; a hazard or dangerous chance.” But is there such thing as a safe risk? And why do we encourage campers to take them? At Camp, we define a safe risk to be doing something that pushes you to step…

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March 10th, 2017

Get out of the Office! Get into the Woods!

We know there is a lot of pressure on today’s youth to get “real jobs” rather than working at summer camp.  We have shared  articles from newspapers, (” The Camp Couneslor vs The Intern”) and articles written by camp professionals within our Tamakwa family (“Working at Camp is a Real Job” and “Yes, You Can afford a…

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January 12th, 2017

Breaking News!

Below is the exciting news we shared with all Tamakwans on Saturday, January 7, 2017: (if you didn’t receive our mass email, please click here to update your contact information) Dear Tamakwa Family, Earlier today in Los Angeles, at the annual West Coast reunion of current and former Tamakwans, we announced an exciting new development…

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December 6th, 2016

The Fight for Nature

We all know I am a Camp Director, a mom, a health food advocate, a Tamakwa alumni and obviously a huge advocate for summer camp living. If you are reading this blog you clearly have some affiliation with Tamakwa as well and you have some sense for the many benefits of summer camp and Tamakwa….

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December 1st, 2016

Being a Model Camper Abroad

August 21, 2016 Dear Vic, Craig and Margot, After missing out on what I heard was another amazing summer on the sunny shores, I wanted to share a bit of what I learned this summer with all of you. Choosing not to go to camp the past two summers was a nearly impossible decision for…

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November 17th, 2016

Tamakwa to Roots to Order of Canada

We always take great pleasure and pride in hearing about the achievements of current and former Tamakwans. It’s amazing what they’ve collectively contributed to this world in every field of endeavour over the past 80 years. This morning, two longtime Tamakwans were awarded Canada’s highest civilian honour in a formal ceremony in Ottawa. Michael Budman…

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May 17th, 2016

It’s Almost #TamakwaShirtDay

Hurray! It’s almost time for #TamakwaShirtDay! Yay! On May 29th Tamakwans from around the world will be celebrating the 1 month countdown until SUMMER! Do you have a favourite photo of you in your favourite camp clothing? Share it today! To read more about what shirt day is all about, click here! To read some…

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May 10th, 2016

50 DAYS!!

#Tamakwa2016 is just 50 days away!!! 50 DAYS!! Can you believe it?? Share your excitement online today! How will you celebrate the 50 day countdown? Do you have a favourite photo from camp? Excited #Tamakwa2016 is only 50 days away? Share your photo on Instagram and be sure to tag with #TamakwaTuesday and #TamakwaSpirit. We…

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May 3rd, 2016

Colour / Color War

While the spelling of Colour/ Color will always be a point of contention with our mix of Canadian and American Tamakwans, there is no question that the fun and excitement surrounding the last few days of camp is worth the wait! Colour war is AWESOME…. and it’s happening this summer! Never experienced it before?  Check out…

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