April 6th, 2016

Robbie Who?

Yes, we are turning to our many alumni to help answer this question! This is probably one of the most frequently asked questions and guess what?  We actually don’t know the answer. Who is Robbie’s Point named after? We’ve consulted a few of our trusted camp historians and even they don’t know the reason. So…

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March 30th, 2016

The Tuck Shop: Part Two!

We are loving the feedback from our “What’s Up With That” column and have even received a few interesting follow up facts to some of our recently published posts. Dave Bale, our expert “What’s Up With That” columnist recently shared the following regarding our Tuck Shop Post… thanks Dave! —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— While the Tuck Shop is…

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March 9th, 2016

What Makes Lucky Log Lucky?

Hey Tamakwa, what’s up with the lucky log?  Former Camp Director/ Owner David Bale has the answers! Did you know that The Lucky Log as we know it wasn’t always lucky!  In fact it wasn’t the original Lucky Log. The original Lucky Log was actually TWO logs, a pair of stumps (deadheads) in the water…

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February 3rd, 2016

George Who?

Every Tamakwan arrives at camp in a Pointer. Only George Hirsch arrives by water ski! Who is George Hirsch and what is his connection with Tamakwa? Former Camp Director/Owner Dave Bale tells all!  He’s a former Tamakwan and now a very successful international businessman, who travels the globe. And he loved Tamakwa so much that…

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January 13th, 2016

What`s up with the cabin names?

Many people have noticed that our cabin names are somewhat random and have asked “What’s up with the Cabin Names?”  While many are lakes in Algonquin Park, others seem quite strange. Former Tamakwa Owner/Director Dave Bale has the answers! In the early 80’s we began rebuilding many of the older cabins…the first new cabin was…

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December 9th, 2015

Tuck Shop or Tilt Shop?

Hey Tamakwa, what’s up with the Tuck Shop looking like it might fall over? Well, it’s true, this isn’t the most elegant of camp buildings but it’s definitely the oldest.  The Tuck Shop now stands, or leans, as the oldest structure in camp.  No one seems quite certain on the exact date it was built…

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November 25th, 2015

Tootsie Frootsie, Really?

Hey Tamakwa, who came up with Tootsie Frootsie?  Well, there are lots of great ideas that date back to our founder Unca Lou and Omer but this great one is actually a joint effort.  Back in the early 1960’s Mike Kraft  decided that kids needed a little boost of energy in the middle of the…

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November 11th, 2015

Why the names “Girls Dock” and “Boys Dock”?

You wondered… Why do you always say you are going to “girls dock” or “boys dock” when all campers have swimming lessons at the same place?  Camp Director Margot Perlmutter has answers! Good question and it’s true, we don’t really call them boys or girls dock anymore, but….way back when, girls and boys did their…

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