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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 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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February 12th, 2016

Det.Jewish News: $ave in Canada

It looks like the news about the current exchange rate and how this affects American families is starting to spread. The editors at the Detroit Jewish News are as excited as we are to tell the Detroit community about the additional benefit of sending your child to camp in Canada this summer thanks to the exchange…

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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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January 18th, 2016

Working at Camp is a Real Job

Hello my name is Andrea. I am 28 years old and I am a camp-a-holic. Since I was 8 years old I have spent every summer of my life at camp. I have never been to a summer music festival, I have no idea what other people do in the summer, and I couldn’t imagine…

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January 15th, 2016

Exchange Rate Excitement

The current US/CDN exchange rate hasn’t been at this level in years and it’s making headlines across North America. For families in the United States, Camp Tamakwa can almost be considered a bargain, relatively speaking!  The most recent rate is approx. 40% and that’s $140 CDN when you exchange $100 US. We are providing a…

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October 23rd, 2015

New for #Tamakwa2016

Camp Tamakwa is very excited to present our new Steinhauer Stage ready for action in #Tamakwa2016! Our Drama and Musicals program is one treasured by generations of Tamakwans. Twice a session, all of camp comes together to enjoy the camp musical. Whether campers are acting and/or singing in a production, working backstage or enjoying a performance from the…

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October 9th, 2015

To CIT or Not To CIT

 -written by Camp Director Margot Perlmutter If you wanted to do research on the benefits of camp for your children there are likely hundreds, possibly thousands of articles to browse. Topics range from what your campers can accomplish daily, how parents themselves can benefit from sending their campers away, how camps can prepare young adults…

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March 26th, 2014

My “Mom View”

When you ask campers and staff who have spent a summer at Tamakwa what makes us different, one of the most popular answers is always, THE PEOPLE!  Tamakwa is a family camp. We aren’t just talking about those that come with siblings and cousins, we are talking about the 400+ people that share each summer…

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