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!
|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’s something about having such long, dear friends that is really special and unique. I feel very grateful to have had the experience of being at Tap. ”
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.
- 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!