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Making Memories Since 2005

Tapawingo Trails Camp held its first camp in 2005.

The inaugural camp was a huge success and we are committed to providing a unique experience for our campers. 


2023 will be our 18th year of camp! 


Tapawingo's plan is to expand each year and to one day have our own camp facility. 


We aim to keep the camp fee affordable for all.


Westplains Foundation


As of January 2017, we are sponsored by 

West Plains Foundation, which promotes women’s vital role in influencing society through family life, professional work, academic pursuits, and community involvement.

The doctrinal and spiritual programs offered by Tapawingo Trails and West Plains Foundation are entrusted to Opus Dei, a personal Prelature of the Catholic Church which aims to help people find God through their everyday life and work. For more information, visit


Board of Directors


Jodean Ottenbreit - Chairperson 

Born and raised in Calgary, Jodean enjoys reading, hiking, camping, and games with her family. She absolutely loved going to camp as a girl and this enthusiasm led her to obtain a diploma in Recreation Management. Jodean enjoys helping out with camp in different capacities, both helping with the preparation and volunteering during camp. Jodean is looking forward to her role as this year’s Camp Director.

Christan Guy - Board Member 

Christan grew up in the small town of Crowsnest Pass, Alberta. An outdoor enthusiast, she loves to hike, bike, ski and camp with her husband and 4 teens.
She loves early morning runs and strong coffee. 
Christan stays active in the community and has coached sport teams,  volunteered with Boys and Girls Club and Aretina Girls Club. She currently teaches grade 5/6. 

As a child, and young adult, her summers included many weeks at summer camp. Christan is excited to now be involved at Tapawingo Trails as Camp Director.  


Pauline Bittman - Board Member

Pauline was born in Edmonton, grew up in a small town in the NWT, and moved to B.C as a teenager. As a young adult, she returned to Edmonton, became a RN, and got married. She and her husband Dave have been married for 35 years and have eight children. Pauline's family has now grown to include five grandsons! Pauline's family is at the heart of her life: cooking Sunday dinner for 20, chasing grandchildren around their acreage, playing games, driving to activities, hosting BBQ's, hiking, and having a bake-off, she loves it all!  Pauline spends her quiet time reading all types of books.

Pauline enjoys her role as Camp Co-Director (particularly working in the kitchen) because Camp imbues a family spirit where each person is free to grow and mature in a safe and loving environment!

Catherine Gay - Board Member

Originally from Ottawa, has been volunteering for West Plains Foundation since she moved to Alberta in 2011.  A high school teacher, Catherine loves working with young people.  As a teen, Catherine spent her summers in the great outdoors in Algonquin Park. 


She really values Tapawingo Trails for the healthy open air fun it promotes and the leadership opportunities it provides for young women.

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