Arowhon

Camper headquarters

Who are your staff

this summer?

Check them out here

We know you can't wait to find out what staff will be doing what this summer. We'll keep you up to date as we hire new staff. Keep checking back for updates.

Meet the Head Counsellors

Meet the Counsellors

Meet the Program Directors

Meet the Head Instructors

Meet the Assistant Instructors

Meet the Trippers

Meet the Medical Staff

Meet the Office Staff

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Camper & Staff

Address book

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Stay in touch

We know you want to stay in touch with camp friends throughout the year so we've compiled an address book with mailing addresses, email addresses, phone numbers and birth dates of each camper and staff who were at camp this past summer.

Address Book

Camp

Slideshow

Want to see all the fun that happened this July and August?
Here are the slideshows for you to smile along with.
First Sesssion 2017
Second Session 2016

Camper

FAQ

  • If I get homesick what will my counsellors do to make it better?

    Your counsellors will stay with you and cheer you up. If it’s at night they’ll sit on your bed and comfort you till you fall asleep. If it’s during the day, they’ll hang out with you and help you make a new friend, and take you to fun activity and help you focus on that. Before you know it you’ll be having so much fun you’ll barely remember you were homesick.

  • Do I have to go swimming? How do you place me in a swim class?

    Every camper has to do swim class every two days – it’s an important skill! We teach Red Cross swim levels and kids are placed in a swim class by the skills in these levels.

  • Do you have “nice” counsellors and do they live in the cabin?

    They’re super nice! They love being camp counsellors and hanging out with kids… and they live right in the cabin with the kids.

  • How many campers and counsellors are in a cabin? Can I be with my friends?

    There are usually 10 campers and two or three counsellors in a cabin. If you request to be with your friends, we will do our best to make that happen.

  • How long are the canoe trips? Do I have to go?

    We’re lucky to be in the heart of the Algonquin Park wilderness and canoe trips leave right from our dock, so everyone except our two-week Junior Campers goes on a canoe trip. Trips are three or four days for Juniors, four days for Inters and five days for Seniors…. And longer if you want

  • I love to ride horses. Can I ride three times every day?

    Maybe not three times, but everyone gets to do their favourite activities every day if they want.

Becoming a

Leader for life

Our LIT (Leader-in-Training) program is a 1 or 2 month leadership training course for 16-year olds. It is accredited by the Ontario Ministry of Education.

Leadership Philosophy & Styles

Through hands-on activities and observation of leaders in camp, LIT’s learn different leadership styles. They have a chance to try the skills and receive feedback on their leadership.

Counselling Techniques

We teach LIT’s sophisticated behaviour management skills to support campers in challenging situations including: discipline (how to, when to), homesickness, bullying, and conflict resolution. We coach LIT’s on how to create meaninful connections with campers, find out what is driving misbehaviour, and inspire children to contribute to their communities.

Teaching Techniques

LIT’s learn to be effective instructors of outdoor activity skills. They are taught to manage large groups of children, teach lessons to diverse ages and levels, make learning fun, give specific feedback, and inspire a love of learning in children.

Child Development

LIT’s learn age group characteristics and counselling techniques for each age group. They learn about gender issues and their affect on counselling techniques for boys and girls. They are also taught about working with children with various special needs ranging from autism spectrum disorders to ADD/ADHD.

Group Process and Conflict Mediation

Living and learning in the LIT group brings with it much learning about how groups develop and the roles required within a group to achieve goals. LIT’s are taught self-awareness and conflict mediation skills that are invaluable to teens as they enter other groups themselves, and as they help younger campers navigate their social environments.

Program Planning

With staff support and guidance, LIT’s learn to plan programs for large camper groups. From this they learn organizational skills, time management, personal initiative, delegation and accountability.

Placements

Every LIT completes placements in the camp community where they put into practice the skills they have learned in the program. One placement is at an activity area and one is in a camper cabin. LIT’s receive feedback and evaluations by the supervising staff members on their performance at each placement.

Canoe Trip

Every LIT completes placements in the camp community where they put into practice the skills they have learned in the program. One placement is at an activity area and one is in a camper cabin. LIT’s receive feedback and evaluations by the supervising staff members on their performance at each placement.

Bronze Medallion or Bronze Cross

LIT’s are encouraged to attend Bronze Medallion or Bronze Cross classes. This is a lifesaving qualification required for all counsellors.

Ontario Secondary School Credit

Participants have the option of achieving a Grade 11 course credit in Outdoor Leadership.

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