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April 3, 2017

How do we help our daughters have healthy body image?

How do we teach our daughters to love their bodies? Why must we? Because they are bombarded with imagery, from social media, movies and TV. The pictures tell them that the only woman worth paying attention to has big (store-bought?) breasts and a tiny waist. The pictures tell them that their own perfectly normal body […]

March 6, 2017

To Live with Fear… or not

I was in New York last week, and while talking to a 10-year-old girl and her mother, the mom told me that her daughter had a nightmare the night before, that the UN building got blown up by terrorists. This is what 10-year-olds are thinking about. Is it only 10-year-olds in New York? Not a […]

February 7, 2017

Camp Kids and Success

Parents want kids to be successful in life. Some of us indulge, sometimes, in the little white lie that says we just want them to be happy. Sure, and I resemble Angelina Jolie. We want our kids to be successful because we want them to have good lives, not hard lives. We want them to […]

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January 17, 2017

Why Camp?

Over the years we’ve shared dozens of articles with our community espousing the value of summer camp for kids, staff, and even sometimes parents. We’re thrilled that so much research is being done proving what we already knew, but we’re probably starting to sound like a broken record (and preaching to the choir) when we […]

January 9, 2017

Parenting Through the Digital Communication Crisis

Every since Ontario rolled out its new Sex Ed curriculum, there’s been a sense in the public eye that parents can have one of two responses to their kids’ curriculum: Agree with it or protest. Both after the fact once a curriculum is released. Silence or disagreement. This is a very passive response when you […]

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October 12, 2016

Why We Don’t Post Pictures of Kids During the Summer

We’ve been reading the post-camp feedback from parents and are so pleased that for the most part our hard work paid off to create a safe and positive experience for all of our campers and their families. One of the few complaints we are getting, however, is that many parents wish we would post pictures […]

October 3, 2016

What Do Parents Need To Learn About School?

How’s Grade Four math treating you? Funny about those times tables, they never change… And how about long division? Are you ready for that? Don’t even think about algebra and geometry, but they too loom large in your future. Oh, wait a minute, you’re still making flour-and-water maps of the world? Don’t worry, you have […]

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August 22, 2016


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Don’t Cry Because it’s Over, Smile Because it Happened

It’s been a bittersweet day on Planet Arowhon. Campers and staff spent their last day crossing items off their summer bucket lists: marshmallows were roasted, songs sung, final dips in Tepee Lake and early morning paddles in the mist. Everyone was looking forward to the banquet dinner tonight and it didn’t disappoint with the delicious […]

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August 21, 2016

Going Out With a Bang!

We could not have asked for a better last day of programming for 2016! The wind was roaring, windsurfers and sailboats were flying across the lake, riding took out a final cross country trail, and beautiful plaques were completed at A&C that will forever mark the amazing memories that were created this summer. At Rest Hour […]