Tawonga Tidbit

Tawonga Tidbit

Today’s Kitchen Menu


Banana bread served with oranges and hardboiled eggs


BBQ chicken sandwiches with coleslaw, Fritos and pickles

Fruit: Pears


Teriyaki stir fry bowls with carrots, broccoli and cauliflower

Dessert: Sugar cookies

Delicious vegetarian and vegan options are available for every meal, in addition to a “middle table” with alternative meal options to meet every camper’s needs.

During breakfast, the middle table offers a wide selection of cold cereal and milk (dairy-free options available as well), in addition to hot cereal with a variety of toppings. Each lunch and dinner, campers can also choose from options at the middle table, including sun-butter and jelly sandwiches, tuna sandwiches and hummus. A salad bar with ample fixings is also available to campers and staff for every meal to either supplement or replace the options on the menu that day.  


Where the Campers Are


The unit of Eilat (B-5, B-6, G-5, G-6A and G-6B) is spending their second night in the backcountry tonight, while B-1 and B-2 returned from their trips covered in dirt and full of stories from their night sleeping under the stars. Some campers in Haifa (B-7, B-8A, B-8B, G-7 and G-8) also chose to participate in the unit day hike into Yosemite today. Finally, G-1, G-2A and G-2B were on the Challenge Course today!


Eilat returns from backpacking in time for the second Shabbat of the session.



Happy birthday to Nick A. and Tyler K., two amazing members of our Tawonga community here at Session III!

Here’s what celebrating a birthday at Camp Tawonga looks like. (Hint: It’s pretty special.)


How’s the Weather? ☀️

Sunny with a high of 94, low of 61 today

During the hottest time of the day, campers relax in the shade of their cabins during Rest Hour. Additionally, counselors always make sure that campers stay hydrated, wear sunscreen and cool off in the pool or the beautiful Tuolomne river, which are all especially important during hot days like today. In case you missed it, check out this post on what a “typical day” at Camp Tawonga looks like.


Did You Know …

In May 2017, Tawonga alum and best-selling author and podcaster Steve Almond wrote a touching personal essay about returning to Tawonga with his family for Southwest Magazine, with a monthly readership of 5 million people – more than People, TIME and Rolling Stone! Check out the article here and stay up to date with all the latest Tawonga news on our press page here.


The Tawonga Tidbit brings you a daily dose of Camp with our kitchen menu, Camp birthdays and more. We hope this series brings you a bit closer to Tawonga!