Tapawingo Daily Schedule

Tap girls have fun participating in all of our activities. From the bugle’s first notes and throughout the day there are lively, joy-filled ways to learn new things and enjoy your new friends. See below for a sample of a Day at Tap!

Time Activity
7:30 Reveille – The trusty bugle has been the wake-up call for Tap girls like you since 1919
7:55 Flag Raising – A quick gathering to salute the flag and meet the day
8:00 Breakfast – Songs and yummy food followed by bunk cleanup with your mates
9:30 First activity period – You might start at the waterfront, paddling a canoe, kayak or even swimming.
10:30 Second activity period – Make a beeline for Arts & Crafts and make a clay pot or sew a scrunchie.
11:30 Third activity period – Tennis time! Practice your serve with our friendly coaches.
12:45 Lunch – More songs and munchables. Afterwards, you’ll enjoy a rest hour after a busy morning.
3:00 Fourth activity period – All rested up? Time to team up with your friends for some soccer or basketball.
4:00 Fifth activity period – Rehearse for a theater production with your friends! You might act, dance, sing, or create costumes and stage sets.
5:00 Recreational activity – Time in the Gaga pit or building your skills on the ropes course—a Tap girl favorite.
5:55 Flag lowering ­– We circle back to take down the flag and tuck it away for the night.
6:00 Dinner – Giggles over supper…and yes, there could be more songs.
7:15 Evening activity – Campfire, Tap girl-produced entertainment and occasional silliness may occur.
9:00 Taps and bed for Juniors and Middlers - Older Campers go to bed later.


“There was some kind of a connection and camaraderie that got created from spending day after day, and then week after week, and then year after year together. ”
Tapawingo campers smile during Friday Night Services

Friday Night Services

Tapawingo campers smile during Friday Night Services

Older Tap girls work with their bunk counselors to prepare speeches related to a subject they choose. Some themes have included friendship, respect, silver linings or community. 

Sunday Night Campfire

  • Team captains lead Tap girls to our campfire circle. The flicker of the campfire warms all while the stars begin to brighten the sky. As a family we review the week—events and funny stories are shared. Older campers prepare a program with a theme and make speeches. Counselors and staff sing a related song. 
  • Finally, our Director and Team Captains read campfire speeches that have been shared for over 100 years at Tapawingo as we roast marshmallows and make smores. 

Special Sundays

  • Sleep late and wear your pajamas to breakfast every Sunday! Silliness and singing are encouraged. There are even donuts!
  • Sunday activities vary each week. Past examples include Gold Rush, Miniversity Casino Day, Visiting Day, a Carnival, Tap Olympics, Tennis Meet, Swim Meet, or Horse Show.
  • See the gallery below for more fun images of our Special Sundays!
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