One of the most common questions our summer campers ask during their time at Camp Tuku is: “How did Camp Tuku get its name?” Or, as we like to say, quite enthusiastically:  Who put the TUKU in Camp Tuku!

The question that kids almost always ask next is this:  Why is the Camp Tuku mascot a toucan?

And so we share with our campers–and here with you–the Camp Tuku story….

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You’ve landed on this page because you’ve heard or read about how great mindfulness practices are for kids (and their grown-ups). In our last blog post, we told you about the amazing benefits of mindfulness on kids’ emotional wellbeing. In this post, we offer tips to help you begin a mindfulness practice with your child…and share videos of our favorite Camp Tuku mindfulness practices for you to try at home.

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Kids benefit from the amazing changes that simple mindfulness practices can bring about for their emotional health and wellbeing. A regular mindfulness practice helps condition the mind and body to be less reactive and more resilient to daily stress. Let’s take a closer look at the power of mindfulness practices  for helping kids to manage their emotional wellbeing.

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National Eat Outside Day is celebrated on August 31st every year! At Camp Tuku, we love providing our campers opportunities to be their own chef! Try one of these easy snack ideas that our campers have made at Camp and enjoy it outside!

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Do you instantly smell a campfire when you think about or see a picture of S’mores?!

We sure do! National S’mores Day is on August 10th – how will your family celebrate?

Walk down memory lane this August with a healthier version of S’mores, inspired by one of our counselors who made Apple Donuts! 

 

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Welcome to our TOUCAN-A-THON! 

This evening event is one for the memory books!

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Archery is definitely a camp favorite!

Campers first start with safety procedures and learning proper technique from on of our Archery Instructors!

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Save Tuku the Toucan! Suit-up, sign-in, and welcome to Camp Tuku’s Mission Impossible – Spy themed week. Campers will create their own spy-kit filled with useful tools for the mission, engage in interesting challenges like escape rooms and obstacle courses, and create food from places where Mission Control has reported a Tuku Spotting. Will your cabin find and save our favorite toucan?

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Join us for a week of exploration into the fascinating landscapes of the mind and the universe! A week that celebrates mindfulness and curiosity, campers will have a blast diving deeper into mindfulness practices, constructing space-themed projects, and learning new recipes with fresh ingredients. Get ready to explore inner and outer space…

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Join us as we use our imagination and jump into fantastic worlds filled with superheroes, dragons, unicorns, trolls, and gnomes! Campers will create colorful food, make whimsical crafts inspired from fantasy worlds, and use a variety of materials in unique ways. If your child has a vast imagination and is creative, inventive, artistic, and original get ready for Camp Tuku’s Imagination Week!

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