Activities

At Tapawingo, we are committed to the well-rounded camper. Although we encourage campers to excel at what they already know, we love to see then try new activities, challenge themselves on wilderness trips, and look back and be able to be extremely proud of themselves and their friends. Our junior campers, ages 8-11, rotate through all the activities “Tap” has to offer so they can get the most out of their experience. Our senior campers, ages 12 – 16, choose their schedule from many offerings.

Waterfront

  • Swimming Instruction
  • Waterskiing
  • Tubing
  • Sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Diving

15 year old campers can train to become a Red Cross Certified Lifeguard. The “TAP Fishies”, our swim team, is an enthusiastic group that competes against other camps.

Landsports

  • Softball
  • Field Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Kickball
  • Soccer
  • Archery
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Newcomb
  • Cross-Country
  • Gymnastics
  • Conditioning
  • Dance

Tennis

  • 6 “Har Tru” (fast-drying) tennis courts
  • 2 “Plexi Pave” all-weather courts
  • 1 95-foot-long rebound practice wall.

Challenge

  • HIGH ROPES: Zip Line + Incline Log + Burma Bridge + Space Loops + Others
  • LOW ROPES: Field Games + Trust Falls + High Wall + Other

Tripping

We leave no territory untouched as all of our campers get to explore the beauty of Northern New England. We take day hikes and overnight camping trips for campers ages 8-11; multiple-day backpacking trips for older campers (including ascents of Mt. Katahdin and Mt. Washington), and multiple-day canoe and white-water rafting excursions on the Allagash, Saco, Androscoggin, Kennebec, and Penobscot Rivers, as well as many lakes in the area. We also take trips to the ocean, Acadia National Park, the scenic coastal town of Ogunquit, Quebec City, and more.

Horseback riding

  • English style instruction
  • Beginner to Advanced Riders
  • 2 Rings
  • Riding Trails

Arts and crafts

  • Ceramics
  • Pottery
  • Jewelry
  • Digital Photography
  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Stained Glass

Dramatics

  • Weekly Saturday Night Shows
  • Improvisation Classes
  • Workshops
  • Skits
  • Set Design
  • Costumes
  • Lighting
  • Make-up