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 23rd, 2016

Tamakwa Travels

We love to see Tamakwa Spirit around the world! From the tops of snowy mountains to tropical beaches to dry deserts and to the heart of the rainforest… Tamakwans travel the globe with their #TamakwaClothing and we love it! If you are going away this Thanksgiving Weekend and/or Holiday Season, be sure to pack your…

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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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November 10th, 2016

Golden Day on Golden Ave!

It’s a always a Golden Day on Golden Ave in the West End of Toronto. If you find yourself near Roncesvalles and Dundas, be sure to wander over to Golden Avenue. At the end of the street, you will find a small cafe called Golden, which is famous for their delicious, made-from-scratch foods! Golden’s mini banana cupcakes were…

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April 21st, 2016

Canoe Heads 2016

If you follow our blog, you probably understand the value of summer camp for children.  You believe in the transformative power of camp and that camp provides a natural and supportive environment where kids can learn the importance of cooperation, teamwork, responsibility, leadership and hard work. We feel the same way. It is for this…

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April 13th, 2016

Girls Camp On Trip

We are overwhelmed by the excitement around our second annual “SOLD OUT” Girls Gone Camping weekend happening this fall. Back in the summer of 2012, veteran Canoe Trip and P.A.C.T. paddler Marc Soberano experienced a different “Girls Gone Camping” adventure… read more about it below in an article from the 2012 South Tea Echo! ———————————————————————————————————————————————————— Campers and staff…

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April 4th, 2016

Echo Echo Echo 2015

Tamakwa has always been the source of great stories that help define each summer.  That’s why we always get excited by the appearance of each new issue of the South Tea Echo. Every year, it captures in words and photos the special highlights that Tamakwans experienced during the summer. While the 2015 summer may be…

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