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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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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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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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April 22nd, 2016

Happy Earth Day

Happy Earth Day Tamakwa! We are super excited that #Tamakwa2016 is quickly approaching!  Going into summer #81 we are continuously working to make camp more environmentally sustainable. Below you will find a few articles about some of our environmental incentives… Camp Director Margot Perlmutter continues to be very passionate about making Tamakwa a true GREEN…

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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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