Tawonga Tidbit

Tawonga Tidbit

The campers continue to be doing well as we resume our activities. This morning, we honored Eli Kane during a beautiful, soulful and powerful Torah service at our “Place of Peace,” Makom Shalom.

We joined in the Misheberach (a prayer for healing) for his family and said Kaddish (mourning prayer) for Eli. Together as a community, we took a moment of silence to honor and remember him. Leaving Makom Shalom, many campers said they found the service to be healing.

In the midst of sadness, we keep laughing and loving and living. Campers loved Shabbat floats and had fun at A&C, the lake, gaga, soccer, archery and more.

The kids are looking forward to our upcoming campfire and Havdalah service tonight, when we close out Shabbat together and look toward a new week. We are sending our extended Tawonga family love and peace.

See our Tawonga Tidbit and photos below. 

🍳 Today’s Kitchen Menu


Bagel on Apple Bagel bar with cream cheese, all the fixins and fruit salad


🥪 Sandwich bar with turkey, pastrami, roast beef and all the toppings

🍇 Fruit: Grapes


🌭 BBQ spread with burgers, hot dogs, chicken and potato salad and lemonade

🍉 Dessert: Watermelon

A Note on Alternative Foods
🥑 Tasty 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 too), in addition to hot cereal with toppings. Each lunch and dinner, campers can choose from options at the middle table, like sun-butter and jelly sandwiches, tuna sandwiches and hummus. 

🏕 Backpacking Trips and Challenge Course


TLI teens are hiking out of the backcountry and returning to Camp today.

No bunks are at the Challenge Course on Shabbat.


Bunks of Eilat (G-5, G-6A, G-6B, B-5, B-6) will be departing for their backpacking trips.

No bunks are at the Challenge Course on Sunday.

🎂 Birthdays 

No birthdays at Camp today.

Curious what celebrating a birthday at Camp Tawonga looks like? Check out this post.

☀️ How’s the Weather? 

Sunny with a high of 93, low of 65

During the hottest time of the day, campers relax in the shade of their cabins for Rest Hour. Our counselors also support every camper to reapply sunscreen and refill water bottles throughout the day. In case you missed it, check out what a typical day at Tawonga looks like, including our daily schedule.

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