Summer 2017 Blog Kick-Off!

Greetings Tawonga families and friends!

After working all year to prepare for an amazing season, the time has finally come…summer 2017 is here! Before our very first group of campers arrive at Camp Tawonga next week on a “jet bus,” please read a few notes below on what you can expect from The Pipeline (our blog) this summer.


Summer Blog Content

During this height of our program season as kids and teens join us for Summer Sessions, Teen Leadership Programs and Quest Adventure Trips, you will be able to read daily updates from Camp, right here on the blog. Tune in for posts on activities and programs, photos of Camp happenings and stories spanning our broad at-Camp community of nearly 200 staff members and over 300 campers per session. Ultimately, these posts will aim to present a holistic and diverse window into our amazing Tawonga summer community.


Your Child on the Blog

For the parents and loved ones of campers who are tuning in, we recognize that sending your child to sleep-away camp can be as much of a milestone for your child as it is for you. We hope that reading these posts will offer a glimpse into the magical Tawonga experience, as well as a connection to your children while they’re away from home.

Simultaneously, our intention is to capture authentic Tawonga moments while still providing an unplugged, immersive experience for campers, informed by our Screen-Free Policy (which you can learn more about here).

Accordingly, we are only able to post a photo of every camper once per week.

If you do not see your child on the blog after a week (and would like to), please email, and we will make sure to post one as soon as possible. The other photos you see of activities and programs aim to provide a peek into what all the campers will be doing during the session (even if you don’t see your child in many of them)! Thank you for your patience and understanding.

While we do include photos of campers on the blog and on social media, we are sensitive to protecting their privacy, and only include their first names and last initials (if at all).


Following Posts

  • The best way to stay current with Tawonga’s blog is to subscribe by entering your email in the field on the left of this page, under ‘Follow Our Blog.” You will then receive an email providing a link to every new post (and won’t have to click “refresh”!).
  • Blog posts will not be shared by Tawonga staff on closed session Facebook groups; these groups are designed for parent-to-parent engagement. However, parents should feel free to post photos to these groups if inspired to!
  • Several of our blog posts will be linked to our main social media channels. Be sure to “like” Camp Tawonga on Facebook and follow @Tawonga on Twitter if you have not yet done so to stay in the loop!


A Note on Quests

You can check out “Notes from the Road” at the end of each Quest for photos and stories from our teens’ outdoor adventures.


Who’s Behind the Blog?

Adam Freeman is our blogger & photographer this summer, capturing beautiful moments with our campers. Together with year-round staff Sam Quintana, Office Manager and Summertime Assistant Director, and Aaron Mandel, Associate Director, this blog team collaborates to bring Camp a little closer to you.



Please send your questions and any feedback about the blog to — we would love to hear your thoughts.