Tawonga Tidbit

Tawonga Tidbit

Earlier today, with tunes playing and the sun shining, campers had a blast at the Carmel pool party! G-1 was most excited about jumping into the deep end, handstand competitions and pool jazzercise while B-1 and B-2 couldn’t wait to hit the neighboring B-Ball court after swimming. All of the campers agreed they love warming up on the hot pool deck after jumping into the water. 

“It’s really fun when an entire Unit gets to bond as a group beyond the bunk,” said Carmel Unit Head, Tallulah. “It’s so special for these kids to have such a beautiful, large community.”

Meanwhile, other activity highlights around Camp today included nature body painting, turning trash to treasure, tie dying and tikkuning (repairing) Freedom Forest – a favorite Tawonga campfire area! 

Eilat campers also returned from their overnight trips! B-6 campers were excited to share that they saw (from a safe distance) two bear cubs and a mama bear! Among the huge, awesome Sequoia trees, campers said they “felt like ants.” 

P.S. In order to give the campers as many staff resources as possible during this time, Tawonga’s blog will only be posting once per day until further notice.

🍳 Today’s Kitchen Menu


🍈 Scrambled eggs, english muffins and melon


🍆 Pita sandwiches with roasted eggplant, cous cous and greek salad

🍎 Fruit: Apples


🥕 Shepherd’s pie with ground beef, peas, carrots, mashed potatoes with roasted veggies

🥧 Dessert: S’mores pie

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


Bunks G-3 and G-4 are having fun on the Challenge Course.


Bunks of Chalutzim unit (AG-9, B-10, G-9, G-10, G-11, G-12, B-11, B-12) will depart for their backpacking trips.

Bunks B-3 and B-4 will get their turn on the Challenge Course.

🎂 Birthdays 

What’s so special about today? We’re celebrating the birthday of camper Annabelle F.! Happy Birthday Annabelle – enjoy your birthday bowl!

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 64

Counselors remind campers every day to drink water throughout the day and to apply (and re-apply) sunscreen. These kids are in good hands!

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!