One of our Tap Girls won her class’s lyric writing competition, congratulations Evie! Listen to her lyrics in the video below. For those that do not know Evie, she is a current 4th grader and spent her 1st summer at Camp Tapawingo this year. It is very neat that her school had her lyrics put to music and performed. For those that do not know Tapawingo, songs are in our DNA.
Why are songs so important? Because singing is a fantastic way to teach our community about camp traditions & philosophy. And the act of singing, teaching songs and learning songs is a “together” task, it forms bonds that tighten our sense of community. We sing songs while hiking, at meals, while walking at camp, in the bunk…you get it, throughout the day. The majority of our song lyrics are written by our campers and staff as part of our Blue versus Gray competition which dates back to our early days (Est. 1919). Explore a trove of Camp Tapawingo songs, online unofficial songbook.
For our 94th season we want to do more for our beautiful environment! It is our responsibility to take care of our fresh water, towering pines and clear starry skies. Last year we decreased our waste by increasing our recycling. For this Earth Day, Tap is making two commitments – to increase the amount of local food that we purchase and to plant an organic vegetable & flower garden. We have selected these projects because they reduce the amount of fossil fuels needed to acquire our foods, add beauty to our campus and allow us to experience the lessons of tending to the earth as we sustain our gardens!
This is Summer, our Camp Tapawingo puppy. She cannot wait for camp to begin in 81 days! She has never been swimming in Keyes Pond, she has never run up and down our hill and she has never heard the call of the loons at night…..she is going to love Tap!!!!