tap adventure program 

Summer 2021 Dates
Session 1: June 27-July 3, 2021
Session 2: July 4-July 10, 2021
Session 3: July 11-July 17, 2021
Session 4: July 18-July 24, 2021
Session 5: July 25-July 31, 2021
Session 6: Aug 1 - Aug 7, 2021
Session 7: Aug 8 - Aug 14, 2021
$730.00 + $15 Membership Fee

TAP Adventure Program is designed to give girls ages 14-16 a week of outdoor adventure, spiritual growth, physical challenge, and a safe space to fail and learn.

 

TAP Adventure Program offers a different challenge to campers. Through many outdoor adventures campers will experience God, push their comfort zones, learn basic outdoor skills, deepen friendships, and grow in their faith. The week will begin and end on the island, but the majority of the week will be spent off the island, camping out and going on a different adventure each day!

 

TAP Adventure Packing List

Campers will learn a variety of wilderness skills that include: backcountry cooking, water purification, camping and tarp set up, canoeing, basic climbing and rappelling skills, basic whitewater knowledge, basic caving skills, and Leave No Trace principles.

 

Outdoor adventure trips include:

Climbing and rappelling

Whitewater rafting (water level dependent)

Canoeing

Overnight camping trips

Hiking

Caving

 

 

adventure in the adirondacks

 Miss Joyellen

     I grew up in Speculator, NY where my family spent a lot of time in the outdoors hiking, climbing, canoeing, and all the fun things. I worked several summers at Camp-of-the-Woods on the recreation staff where I led hiking, climbing, and canoeing trips. I currently go to school at Colorado Christian University where I am studying Outdoor Leadership and Biblical Studies. Living in Colorado has grown my passion for the outdoors so much as I am able to hike, ski, and climb  every weekend. When I am not outside, I love to play guitar and piano, leading worship with my friends. Also, my new hobby of the year (learned in quarantine) is juggling!! 

     I am so excited to see all the girls this summer experience God’s creation and get stoked about having adventures in the wilderness. I have experienced God in really cool ways while being challenged through outdoor activity. I can’t wait to meet the girls where they are at, and I know that God will work in their hearts in ways we could never expect. 

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Miss Hailey

     Hi Tapawingo! My name is Miss Hailey and I’m one of the TAP Adventure leaders this summer! I am so excited to be leading the first year of TAP adventure with Miss Joyellen. I’m pumped that I have the opportunity to walk alongside my girls this summer as we go outside our comfort zones and take the fun experience of Tapawingo off the island. In this program, you will have opportunities to learn lots of new outdoor recreation skills, make new friends, explore more of the Adirondacks, and most importantly grow in your faith and love for Jesus! 

 

     Here’s a little bit more about me: I’m from Grand Rapids, Michigan and am studying nursing at Calvin University. But most of my passions and hobbies involve outdoor recreation! I love to run, hike, water ski, kayak, and go camping. I grew up camping in the Adirondacks with my family every summer, so it truly feels like home for me. I’ve also worked at COTW for the past 3 summers on the outdoor recreation department (with Miss Joyellen!) leading guests in activities like climbing, zip lining, hiking, and canoeing. Some of my other favorite outdoor recreation experiences include whitewater kayaking in Costa Rica, hiking in Yosemite, and backpacking in Georgia. I’m really excited to share my love with the outdoors with my girls this summer as we take on the ADK together!

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Meet our TAP Adventure Counselors!