The Winter Tattler 2011-2012


HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO OUR TAP COMMUNITY!!

MAY EVERYONE BE ENJOYING A FUN, PEACEFUL & JOYOUS DECEMBER

BELOW ARE PHOTOGRAPHS SUBMITTED BY CAMPERS AND COUNSELORS FROM THIS PAST SUMMER:


PARISA GETS A MAKEOVER!


JUMIS RULE!!!!!!!


2011 STAFF SHIRT


WE ARE OFF TO THE ‘LOON SITE’ FOR AN OVERNIGHT!


THE CHARGE – SWIM MEET 2011!!!


DINING HALL


DANCE PARTY T-A-P STYLE!!!


SITTING WITH ‘CAMP MOM’

MEMORIES OF 2011…

“Making bracelets with Lo-Inter 1! We had so much fun talking.” – Sophia H.

“Going on slip and slide at carnival, finally getting to eat sea dogs, star gazing at camp, listening to the song meet song about tripper” – Amelia B.

“Holiday, BQ, and sub vag! All were so much fun and great experiences to bond with my friends.” – Leah K.

“Getting to meet all the amazing people at Tap and partying in my bunk with all my bunk mates, as the spanish girls helped with my spanish.” – Maddie T.

“When we went on our bunk overnight. It was fun to go camping for the first time and with all my friends.” – Julia R.

“Landsports department spending time in the laundry house” – Parisa R.

“The day the JuMis decided to give me a make-over” – Parisa R.

“Spending time with my friends and learning new songs, there are many more memories I have but this is just a general one.” – Jenna K.

“Making our sub project.” – Maddi F.

“When me and the rest of the girls finshed the mini range and we saw the car (and melissa the driver) and we ran to it screaming!” – Asher Y.

“I loved watching Dr. Carol and Viana bring the horses back from the pasture each morning. They (horses) followed Viana, who was sitting on the back of the red hatch-back Prius, calling their names- and they followed her like she was the Pied Piper. One horse always stopped to check out the CIT bunk and graze.” – Karen J.

“Hmmm there are so many, probably when we went on the overnight because it was a fun experience to go camping and be in a tent with a bunch of girls that you will never forget” – Lola C.

“Sub Vag and Banquet” – Hanna B.

“Spending a ton of time after dinner and till taps playing spit and hanging with my bunk and big sister.” – Hailey F.

SINCE CAMP…

“Since camp I have joined my high school field hockey team with the help of camp to give me some experience before I tried out.” – Leah K.

“Something I have done since camp was I started working with my school to make it a safe school for LGBT kids!” – Asher Y.

“Since camp I have managed to become a full-time health teacher at a
public middle school here in Georgia and I am currently working on my
Graduate degree in Health and Physical Education at Georgia State
University. Very exciting for me!“ – Parisa R.

“I have done something special since camp. I came here to boarding school in England it is called Heathfield school in Ascot it is near Windsor castle where the Queen lives. it s a school only for girls and it is really small but it is really nice. I’m learning lots of english and making lots of new friends. But the bad news is that I won’t go to camp next summer, but maybe the summer after that.” – Ines C.

“I have not done anything better than camp, I did see Taylor Swift” – Jenna K.

“I haven’t really done anything interesting but i’m almost finished with the book i’m writing and i’m going to try and get published this year” – Maddi F.

“I just returned from a fabulous trip to Peru and Ecuador- Machu Picchu and the Galapagos Islands. This is a trip I have been talking about for at least 10 years. When I first started to think about it I was young enough to hike the Inka trail into Machu Picchu. Although I took the bus from the town up to the ruins, I did hike the trail to the Sun Gate (the entrance to MP from the trail). It was more than 9000′ high, and a climb up. It felt like a huge accomplishment when it was all said and done. I went on this trip with a friend who Jane and I went to camp with. The day before Thanksgiving, I met Kayla for lunch in Charlotte, NC. She graduates from Winthrop University in a couple of weeks, and is planning on returning to camp next summer, as am I.” – Karen J.

SHOUT-OUTS…

“I’d also like to make a shout out to the Seniors of 2012! This summer is going to be awesome and tons of fun!!!” – Leah K.

“I miss TEAM UK!!! Hope to see you summer ’12!“ – Parisa R.

“I have a shout out for all my bunkies, the new High-Inters!” – Sophia H.

“Go Blue!!!” – Jenna K.

“IT’S STRAWBERRY BLONDE! HEY ERICA, NOE, MOLLY, TALIA, AND PAIGE!!” – Maddie Kate K.

“If Moe married Mr. Town we would have Moe Town at Tap!” – Anonymous

“I hope everyone has a great winter and I look forward to seeing you all next summer.” – Karen J.

“Debi great letter. I lost your address so I have not replied Sorry I did not see you to say goodbye.” – Amelia B.

“Hi Seniors 2012! I am so excited for this summer! It is going to be amazing!! Miss everyone so much! Go Blue!” – Hanna B.

“All campers are banned from the dining hall in 2012! Dogs only!!!” – Tripper L.

“I cant wait to see you everybody at Camp Tap!!!” – Lola C.

WRITINGS FROM OUR COMMUNITY…

Place of Joy
By Claire P. (current camper)

Summer is my favorite season because of Camp Tapawingo, and the magnificent eight weeks that I spend there. Ask any Tapawingo camper why she loves camp so much, and she will say, “because it’s the best place on earth.” Every moment there is filled with traditions that have lasted since the camp was founded over 90 years ago. We swim in the lake, and we sing songs about how close to our hearts our camp is. We compete in blue and grey color wars (something we take very seriously), and relish our signature dessert – seadogs – so special, they have their own song. The girls at camp are not just campers, they are also sisters, forever connected by love for Tapawingo. To me, there is nothing better than sitting in my bunk with my closest friends by my side, or horseback riding on my favorite horse. Beyond this, what I love most are the friends I’ve made, and the memories we’ve shared. These will last a lifetime.

She’ll remember waves of laughter, underneath blue summer skies
Transforming friends to sisters, with a bond that never dies
–Camp Song, 2010

Sitting
By Asher Y. (current camper)

sitting by the lake
I recall a time
in my life
of hardship
of pain
but by this lake
it all
goes
away
here at camp
with my sisters
it,
the pain is
gone
all
is forgotten

SONG OF THE TATTLER

With a cold winter breeze steadily blowing across camp last night and today, this song seems most fitting:

The Air
Written by the 1998 Gray Team
http://tapsongbook.weebly.com/the-air.html

The air is growing cold, my summer days unfold
And soon they’ll all become my memories
I don’t want to be set free, promise to remember me

CHORUS:
Here at Tap, we have all grown together
Forming a friendship that’s honest and true
Now and forever, my mind is set there
For I shed a tear cause my days here are few

You’ve taught me to stand tall, you’ve seen me through it all
Camp has made me what I am today
I don’t want to lose you, I don’t want to be on my own

CHORUS

Now and forever, my mind is set there
For I shed a tear cause my days here are few

FINAL NOTE

Thank you to everyone that submitted to the 2011-2012 Winter Tattler. Your words and pictures are great and reflect the fun, beauty and kindness of our camp.

I have been looking forward to this coming summer since September. I am excited to see what our Seniors of 2012 create for Holiday & BQ. Until then have a wonderful winter – have fun and enjoy the spirit of Tap that you carry with you now and forever!

Best wishes,
JD Lichtman
Assistant Director