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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. 

 

2024 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.

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Westplains Foundation

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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 www.opusdei.ca.

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Board of Directors

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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. She loves to trail run, hike, ski and camp with her husband and 4 teens. Christan stays active in the community and has coached sport teams, volunteered in a variety of clubs and is currently teaching a grade 5/6 class. 

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

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Pauline Bittman - Board Member 

 

Pauline was born in Edmonton, but spent her childhood in Fort Smith, NWT and teenage years in Vancouver, BC. Moving back  to Edmonton for post secondary school and marriage, she graduated as an RN from the Misericordia School of Nursing, and is now the mother of 8 and grandmother of 6.   Pauline has been involved in numerous boards and extensive volunteer experience. Her passions are faith, family and fun! She enjoys baking, entertaining, sewing, board games, reading and beekeeping.  Pauline and her husband of 36 years live on 4 acres and enjoy welcoming family and friends to share a meal, games and great conversation!

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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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Beth Woodard - Board Member

 

Beth is a native Calgarian and a seasoned alumna of Tapawingo Trails. From the age of 10-14 years old, she attended Tapawingo as a camper, and then volunteered as staff in the years after. She currently works as a school librarian, spending time doing two of her favourite things: reading and working with children. Working as the assistant director at Tapawingo Trails provides an opportunity to interact with young women of all ages, and also allows her to give back to an amazing community which played a pivotal role in her formative years. 

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