Health & Safety Are Tapawingo’s Highest Priority

Since 1919 we have provided a safe, healthy environment for thousands of Tap girls.


Our staff are certificated in areas such as American Red Cross Lifeguarding, Wilderness First Aid, Maine Trip Leaders, Canoe Instruction, Water Ski Instruction and in high ropes operations. We also provide professional development opportunities in areas such as community building, effective coaching, conflict resolution, and child development.

As an American Camp Association accredited camp, we complete regular safety checks and consistently demonstrate our exemplary safety procedures. We have a network of professionals in the local community that can be called upon if a situation warrants it. Bridgton, 15 minutes away, has a hospital and an orthodontist. 

We serve healthy foods, adhere to consistent bedtimes, and encourage campers to hydrate, wear a hat and apply sunscreen and/or bug spray. We pay particular attention to our younger campers that are still refining their hygiene skills such as trimming fingernails and proper hair care.

“Tapawingo is a place of joy–it just truly is. When I think of camp and my time as a camper, my heart melts. It was a place where I learned about myself, learned how to be independent, how to be a team player, how to lose, how to win, how to make mistakes, succeed, and grew a ton of confidence. ”
Dancing while observing CDC guidelines

COVID Protocols

Dancing while observing CDC guidelines

Camp Tapawingo was founded in the wake of the Spanish Flu. Since then, our attention has always been placed on creating a healthy environment. We follow CDC guidelines for keeping our community COVID free.

Our Health Center Consists of:

  • Two nurses and a rotating camp physician who provide clinic hours after breakfast and before dinner.
  • At least one nurse is at every meal to distribute medications.
  • We utilize electronic health records. We collect camper health information in the spring in order to prepare for the season. The more we know about the physical, emotional, mental, and social health of your child the better we can care for her.
“The amount of growth I had at camp was crazy and the fact that I was surrounded by so much love and support filled me with so much confidence. The campers are such gorgeous young women and you get the chance to watch them grow into these beautiful, young human beings. I love Camp Tapawingo and it was the best experience I’ve ever had. It’ll stay with me forever. ”