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 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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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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February 17th, 2016

International Staff on the Shores

As the summer of 2016 fast approaches, we are excited to once again welcome new and returning international staff to the shores of South Tea Lake. While the majority of Tamakwa’s campers and staff are from North America, each year we welcome Tamakwans from around the world. From Mexico, across Europe, Israel and all the…

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January 27th, 2016

Favourite Trees at Tamakwa

While Lone Pine is the most iconic tree on the sunny shores, former Canoe Tripper/Outdoor Fun Director Snaige (Jogi) Zahn had a few other favourite trees to share. Learn more about some other Trees of Algonquin and where to find them at Tamakwa in this week’s edition of Echoes from the Echo from our 2012 edition.  Growing…

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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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December 30th, 2015

What`s in a Name?

Ever wonder where the name Tamakwa came from? You are not alone! You would think that the origin of the name would a documented piece of Tamakwa history, however this is not the case. In a quest to find the answer in 2006 South Tea Echo editor Robert Sarner went on a mission… here is…

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December 16th, 2015

Captured By The View

Everyone has a favourite place on the sunny shores of South Tea. South Tea Echo Editor Robert Sarner writes about his favourite in the 2009 edition. What is your favourite place at Camp? ———————————————————————- By Robert Sarner, The South Tea Echo, Fall 2009 Everyone has a favourite spot at Tamakwa. I have about 20 of them…

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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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