Tawonga Tidbit

Tawonga Tidbit & Bunk Photos (Part 2)

Today’s Kitchen Menu


Campers awoke this morning to a special surprise– pancakes!!! Pancakes are served with a choice of syrup or berry compote, hardboiled eggs and honeydew melon

Alternative Option: Vegan/ Gluten-free pancakes


Mac n’ Cheese with carrots and celery

Fruit: Oranges


Unit BBQ’s offered a choice of hamburgers, hot dogs or grilled chicken with all the fixings

Alternative Option: Veggie burgers and dogs with gluten-free buns.

Dessert: Watermelon and homemade rice krispie treats


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 Chalutzim (G-9, G-10A, G-10B, B-9, B-10) will be going on day hikes today. All other bunks are in Camp settling into the second full day of the session.


The Unit of Galil (G-3, G-4, B-3, B-4) as well as G-1, G-2A and G-2B will all be heading out on their day hikes tomorrow.



There are no birthdays to celebrate at Camp today, but did you know that Tawonga is celebrating our 94th birthday this year? Check out this link to learn more about Camp’s history. Also, stay tuned for information on our 95th anniversary gala next year!

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 96, low of 63. Another beautiful day at camp!

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 …

The New York Times recently featured Camp Tawonga for our innovative gender inclusion efforts! Tawonga is offering an all-gender cabin pilot this summer during Session IV for any campers who identify as non-binary. You can read more about the all-gender cabin 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!


P.S. G-9 bunk photo coming tomorrow!