TamakwansTalk
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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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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EchoesFromTheEcho
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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EchoesFromTheEcho
March 23rd, 2016

A Journey Like No Other

Do you remember your very first canoe trip? While many Tamakwans experience their first canoe trip as a Junior Tamakwan, for our international campers and staff this first trip often happens later in life. There are countless articles and blogs written about the value of canoe trip for kids. But what about for staff? Do you…

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TamakwaTuesday
January 26th, 2016

The Tamakwa Sign

It’s the first thing you see when you arrive to the shores, and it’s the last place you get your photo taken before you leave for Canoe Trip… It’s the Tamakwa sign on Transpo Hill! Have a favourite photo taken here? Share it today! Share your favourite photo under the Tamakwa sign on Instagram and…

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EchoesFromTheEcho
January 20th, 2016

Making the Right Call

The 2016 Tamakwa staff team is shaping up to be one for the record books!  With many familiar faces, and many new ones as well, we are very excited for the upcoming summer season. While it is easy for many Tamakwans to make the choice to return to the shores for another summer, some are…

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EchoesFromTheEcho
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 19th, 2014

Tamakwans Lend Helping Hand

Each time we wave goodbye to a fleet of aluminum Tamakwa canoes we hope for many things. We hope for the obvious; tailwinds, blue skies, warm nights, few bugs and that everyone will return safe and sound. But beyond that, we hope our campers and staff will act as ambassadors for Tamakwa’s core values and…

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October 29th, 2014

Time to Get Outside!

There are many hot topics and key trends that emerge in society over the years and encourage parents to take a step back and evaluate the choices they are making for their children.  How to combat child obesity; the merits of smart boards in schools; to vaccinate or not to vaccinate; GMOs; organic and other food…

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