What does a typical day at Camp TAM look like?
7:15am- Wake-up and get ready for the day
8am- Breakfast & Flag
9am- First activity
10:30am- Second Activity
1pm- Rest hour
2pm- Third Activity
3:30pm- Fourth Activity
5pm- Dinner & Flag
6:30pm- Campfire or Evening activity or All Camp
8pm- get ready for bed & Showers
9pm- Lights out/ Generator turned off
How do camp activities work?
When girls arrive at camp, they will be assigned to a tent and a unit. The canvas tents will consist of girls from the same age group. The unit will attend activities together and are guided by their camp counselors. During the week, there will be times that multiple units or the entire camp will do activities together such as an all-camp game or campfire programs.
What are the drop-off and pick-up times?
Drop-off for Camp TAM is between 3pm and 4pm. Pick-up at Camp TAM is between 11am and 12pm. If you arrive early please wait in the parking lot until the designated time.
What types of food is served at camp?
At camp, we serve well-rounded, child-friendly foods. Each meal will have protein, fruits, vegetables and carbs. For example, we may have pancakes with a side of sausage and fruit for breakfast, grilled cheese and tomato soup for lunch and spaghetti for dinner. We offer cereal at every breakfast and salad is available at lunch and dinner.
Can I send my camper with snacks and food?
At Camp TAM, we provide three meals a day plus snacks. We do not allow any outside food at camp, please do not send additional food for your camper. Any food or gum in the tents will attract wildlife both large and small.
What should I pack for camp?
Please pack a warm sleeping bag and consider bringing extra blankets. Even in the summer it can get down to 40 degrees at night. Pack in layers. Evenings and mornings can be cool, but the afternoons are warm. In your family information packet, you will receive a detailed packing list of what to send to camp.
Is there anything special I should bring to Horse Camps?
Yes! To safely ride, girls will need to bring riding boots with at least a 1 ½ -2-inch heel and wear full length pants (jeans, leggings, or cotton). Everything else they need will be provided at camp.
What type of shoes should be brought to camp?
At Camp TAM we recommend having sturdy close-toed shoes or hiking boots. There is lots of walking each day and we are in the woods. The campers can wear flip-flops or sandals in the shower house only. Crocks DO NOT count as closed toe.
What if my camper takes daily medication?
We have systems in place to make sure each child gets the medication they need. No camper is permitted to keep medications of any kind on them or in their cabin. EpiPens, inhalers and other emergency medications are the only exceptions. This includes prescription drugs and over-the-counter items such as Tylenol, Sudafed or cough drops. All medications that are brought to camp will be given to the qualified camp health staff on drop-off day. All prescription and over-the counter medications need to be sent in the original bottle with the doctor’s name, dosage, and usage instructions on the bottle, if applicable. Please put all medication bottles to be used during camp in a clear zip-lock bag with your child’s name and instructions for administration on it. Qualified camp staff will dispense all necessary medications as needed. All medications will be returned to you when you pick up your child.
Are there any restrictions on activities?
For the safety of our campers, we have some restrictions on activities based on age and ability. At Camp TAM, archery is for campers entering 2 nd grade and up.
Where will my camper sleep?
At Camp TAM, campers will sleep in platform tents. These tents have cots in them for sleeping. Campers may participate in an overnight camping trip in tents, hammocks or sleeping under the stars.
Where do the Camp Counselors sleep?
Our Camp Counselors sleep in a tent in the same campsite area as their camper however, they do not sleep in the tent with the campers. This allows campers to build independence with a trusted adult nearby.
Can my camper be put in a tent with her buddy or other girls from her troop?
Yes! When registering, please list up to three campers who you would like your camper to be buddies with. While we try to ensure that all buddy requests can be honored, we are sometimes unable to place buddies if the age gap is too large (for example, a 7 th grader buddy requesting a 3 rd grader). If friends, sisters or troopmates are put into another group, they will be able to see each other during meals and evening programs.
Can my camper bring a phone to take pictures?
No. Phones and electronic devices are not allowed at camp. We would love them to take pictures at camp so please send a disposable or digital camera.. Please note, there is no place for campers to charge any device at camp.
I am coming to Troop & Family Camp and need electricity at night. What can I do?
At Camp TAM there is only electricity, provided by a generator, in the Lodge. We will have power outlets for adult to use during the hours that the generator is on. However, there is no electricity at night. The generator runs each day from about 6am-10pm. If you need power at night, please bring batteries.
I am bringing my family/Troop to camp, what are the accommodations like?
We will be assigning you a cabin/tent to share with another family. We will try to put girls of the same age together with another family of the same age. You can request buddies if you know there is a family you would like to share with. Cots are provided in tents.
If you would prefer private accommodations, we have the option for your family to bring their own tent and camp out on the property in our Three Pines unit. Please indicate this during registration in the special circumstances section.