Tawonga Tidbit

Tawonga Tidbit

Note for Session B fans: Our blog post tomorrow (on Friday) will publish closer to 10pm so you can enjoy photos from Shabbat.

The campers are getting excited for their second Shabbat of the session tomorrow! Meanwhile, today bunks explored activities all over Camp. Below, check out G-9 getting ready for an exciting day hike, Haifa campers at the popular river spot, Secret Beach and AG-9 getting their hands dirty with “sculpti clay” at A&C.

Also, a quick peek into TLI:
For those who don’t know, part of the TLI experience is to give back to Tawonga through service. The teens have been “tikkuning” (or repairing) a campfire spot at Tawonga called the freedom forest (pictured recently here on the blog). In addition to raking paths, lining them with rocks and making beautiful plaques to hang around this area, teens are also making an art booklet with letters and poems that will live at the forest.

The booklet is comprised of messages of love, hope, nature, and friendship to inspire future campers. The teens then painted rocks with numbers on them, and the numbers are associated with messages in the booklet.

The teens are honored to leave a legacy behind in this way. “As lifelong Tawonga campers, it’s so meaningful for us to give back to Camp and to future generations of campers,” shared teens Lilah and Emily.

“The teens have really stepped up to share messages of hope, peace and freedom,” said TLI Leader Sam. “So many campers are noticing how beautiful the forest is looking.”

🍳 Today’s Kitchen Menu


🥚 Frittata with caramelized onion, spinach, tomato and gouda with bananas


🧀 Grilled cheese sandwiches with tomato soup and salad

🍊 Fruit: Oranges


🥥 Coconut curry with carrots and chickpeas with wild rice and naan bread

 Dessert: Blondies

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


The bunks of Chalutzim unit (AG-9, B-10, G-9, G-10, G-11, G-12, B-11, B-12) are on day two of their backpacking trips.

Bunks B-7, B-8A and B-8B are having a blast on the Challenge Course.


The bunks of Chalutzim will be on the last day of their backpacking trips.

Bunks AG-4 and G-5 will get their turn on the Challenge Course.

🎂 Birthdays 

What’s so special about today? We’re celebrating the birthdays of camper Ruby B., Counselors Lexi S. and Matan L. and Camp Therapist Ashley G.! Happy Birthday Ruby, Lexi, Matan and Ashley – enjoy your birthday treats!

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 62

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!