For campers, residential summer camps can provide a magical haven to grow, mature, foster new friendships, overcome fears and develop important life skills and lessons.  It is an opportunity to get away from the hectic pace of city life and technology and learn to appreciate the beauty around them.  It is a place to have fun, learn new skills and create lasting memories and friendships.  For parents, all of the above is true, however the number one priority still remains the health and safety of their child while away.

While the core values of Tamakwa have remained steadfast for 80 years, our buildings, activities and yes, the medical needs of our campers have changed. 

Over the past decade we have seen more and more families attracted to Tamakwa because of the medical protocols we have implemented and our vast experience and expertise in meeting the myriad medical needs of campers with allergies and special health concerns such as the following:    


  • Nut/peanut allergies
  • Dairy allergies
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Egg allergies
  • Bee sting allergies
  • Penicillin allergies 


  • ADD / ADHD
  • Celiac and gluten intolerance
  • Asthma
  • Crohns & Ulcerative Colitis
  • Migraines
  • Diabetes
  • Growth hormone deficiency
  • Seizures
  • Insulin resistance


  • New state of the art medical facility with a private clinic & separate examination rooms
  • On-site Doctor’s quarters, infirmary and nursing quarters  
  • Doctor in residence 24/7 plus 2-3 on our nursing staff
  • Medication protocol to ensure all daily medications are administered as per family & Doctor directions
  • Daily Hydration, sunscreen & hat protocol

Tamakwa has adapted to the increasing medical needs of campers and we provide one of the safest environments for your campers.  If at any point you would like to discuss our health and safety protocol or inquire about other medical needs, please do not hesitate to call one of our Camp directors or click here to go to the “Health Issues” section of our Camper/Parent Green Book Manual.  We would also be happy to put you in touch with one of the many current families we have with special medical needs and allergies. 

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