Tawonga Tidbit

Tawonga Tidbit – Broom & Groom

There was excitement and fun in all places at Camp today. Walking past the Back Porch, campers were getting Rabbi certified with Jewish programmer, Aaron M. The bunk of AG-9 walked around Camp as Rabbinic students trying to help people in the Tawonga community. They asked if you had any problems and explained how a spiritual path could help you find the answers.

At the Garden, bunks G-3 and B-4 gathered under the shady Gazebo to enjoy a snack of crackers and homemade cows cheese, seasoned with fresh lavender form the Garden. Just past the Garden at the Willows, you might stumble across a Jewish wedding with the unit of Eilat! Wedding photographers were there to capture it all. Two campers from B-6 were announced “Broom and Groom,” and got to celebrate with Israeli song and dance. What a day to be a camper at Tawonga!

🍳 Today’s Kitchen Menu


🍌 Scrambled eggs, biscuits and bananas


🧀 Grilled cheese with tomato soup and salad

🍊 Fruit: Oranges


🥦 Teriyaki chicken with rice and roasted broccoli

🍫 Dessert: Chocolate pudding 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 of Carmel unit (G-1, G-2, B-1 and B-2) are on their car camping trip.

No campers on the Challenge Course today.


Bunks of Carmel unit (G-1, G-2, B-1 and B-2) will returning to Camp from their car camping trips.

TLI teens will get their day on the Challenge Course.

🎂 Birthdays 

What’s so special about today? We’re celebrating the birthdays of campers Lila H., Max G., Noah L. and Solly L.-S. along with Counselor Benjamin W. and Challenge Course Manager Big Fiji! Happy Birthday you all – enjoy your birthday bowls!

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

☀️ How’s the Weather? 

Sunny with a high of 92, low of 61

When it’s hot out, campers and staff alike enjoy cooling off in the pool during free swim.

📰 Did you know?

In 2019 The New York Times featured Tawonga’s all-gender cabins and gender inclusivity and equity work?! Read about these binary-breaking programmatic evolutions at Camp here and here.

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!