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“Camp Tapawingo on Point au Roche has a history of creating wonderful summer memories for girls of the North Country, dating back to the 1950s.

Thanks to the devotion of many individuals, it once again was a “place of joy” recently. I would like to thank Kim Akins of Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York for helping to bring Camp Tapawingo back to life, along with the entire Plattsburgh office of GSNENY.

Jim Carter of the Plattsburgh Boat Basin spearheaded an effort to bring together Graymont and Mooney Bay Marina to donate, anchor and install docks for swimming and future boating. During his busiest season, Jim remained committed to providing a local summer camp for children of the North Country.

The all-volunteer camp also would not have happened without the effort of Donna Agnew, who organized and directed camp. Thank you to her and her entire staff for helping to make camp a reality.

The history of Camp Tapawingo for hundreds of North Country women and the promise of summer recreation for future generations has been worth the effort to bring Tap back to life.

The North Country has a gift in Camp Tapawingo, and thanks to Ernie Turner, the property remains available to non-profit youth organizations in our area.

After being shuttered for five summers, Camp Tapawingo has a bright future for the Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York and all children of the North Country.”

- Colleen Lemza

Check out the Camp Tapawingo Facebook Page!

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