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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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April 26th, 2016

Live Everyday like Earth Day

Friday April 22 was Earth Day! As Unca Lou always used to say ” Leave your Campsite better than you found it…” It was amazing to see so many Tamakwans celebrating Earth Day by sharing photos of their favourite place on earth… Camp Tamakwa! We loved seeing all the scenic photos, so we will be…

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January 25th, 2016

It`s time for an Electronics Fast

You’ve read it before on our blogs and you’ve heard it from friends across the globe, the benefits of summer camp are endless. Not only will your kids have fun and make lasting memories, it is proven that spending time in nature is the number one way to negate nature deficit disorder. In today’s world,…

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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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February 11th, 2015

Family Day Across Canada

Most of Canada will celebrate a holiday called “Family Day” this coming weekend. This holiday was first celebrated in 1990 in Alberta, when their Premier decided it was important for all Albertans to take some extra time with their families in order to emphasize the importance of family values. In 2008, the Family Day long…

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November 12th, 2014

No Parents, No Make-up, No Worries

In today’s world of social media, gym selfies, and cyber bullying, very rarely do we hear positive things about kids using social media. Too often we see young people wearing too few clothes and too much make-up.  Kids spend too little time interacting with each other and too much time looking at their screens. Those…

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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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May 16th, 2014

True Sounds of Algonquin Park

I scream, you scream, we all scream for NO SCREENS. Birds chirping, loons calling, campers laughing, cell phones ringing? One of these things clearly doesn’t belong and I’m sure we all know which one. Many other camps have their own rules and philosophies on what form of electronics are acceptable at their camp and why….

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