The Sound of Summer

Following every breakfast, all Camp stays in the Dining Hall to get amped up for the day with Song Session. Led by our fantastic songleaders, campers and counselors alike raise their voices and get up to dance to a wide variety of classic Camp songs all catalogued in the Camp Tawonga Songbook.


Beatles-themed Song Sessions and “Sad Song Fridays” bring back certain playlists on a regular basis while other playlists are created throughout the session.


Songleaders lead storytelling blocks that incorporate songs suggested by campers or their bunk themes and every year, all campers vote on a “Tawonga Top Five.”


The Top Five is a camper-curated playlist of favorite songs pulled from the Songbook that much like a radio countdown, are announced and performed at a Top Five Song Session at the end of the session. Voting for the All Camp Top Five opened yesterday for Session II. Stay tuned for the results!


Music brings life and spirit, or ruach to Camp in many different ways. Traditional Jewish songs set the tone for Ruach Hour and Shabbat programming whereas the pop hits of summer pump up the energy for Unit Swim and other pool activities.


Highlights of the Poolside Playlist

  • Problem ft. Iggy Azalea – Ariana Grande
  • The Full Soundtrack of Hamilton
  • The Middle – Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey
  • Havana ft. Young Thug – Camila Cabello
  • Perfect – Ed Sheeran
  • Riptide – Vance Joy
  • Finesse (Remix) ft. Cardi B – Bruno Mars



Who’s Up?

Enjoy photos of Song Session, archery, body painting at the Willows, homemade body scrub at the Garden and lots of swimmingly fun pool pics!


Who’s on Deck?

Look forward to some flicks from Carmel S’mores, candle-making, lip balm making in the Garden and lots and lots of birthday fun.