Summer 2016 Blog Kick-Off!
Greetings Tawonga families and friends!
After working all year to prepare for an incredible and memorable season, the moment has finally arrived…summer 2016 is here! Before our very first group of campers arrive at Camp Tawonga tomorrow 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 In-Training Programs and Teen Adventure Quests, 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.
You can also check out “notes from the road” at the end of each Quest for photos and stories from our teens’ adventures. 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 email@example.com, 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).
- The best way to stay current with The Pipeline 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.
- Many blog posts (but not all) will be linked to our 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.
Who’s Behind the Blog?
Sydney Campbell is our summer blogger & photographer, and is a rising senior at UC Berkeley. Together with year-round staff Casey Cohen, Communications Director, and Sam Quintana, Summer Office Manager, this blog team collaborates to bring Camp a little closer to you.
Please send your questions and any feedback about the blog to firstname.lastname@example.org — we would love to hear your thoughts.
For now, enjoy some photos below from Shabbat with staff last night. And get ready to see some smiling Taste of Camp campers tomorrow. Shavua tov!