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August 13, 2013

Colour War!

Last night’s evening activity was our weekly campwide campfire… We were led by torches to the Junior Boys campsite deep in the forest… there were songs and skits, stories and 10 year jacket ceremonies, and then we were all led by torchlight to the front of the Main Lodge for: The Colour War Break Skit! […]

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August 11, 2013

All the Inter Boys are back from trip

All the Inter Boys are back from trip. Some went on canoe trips and some on hiking trips, and a great time was had by all. We’re glad they’re back because the dining hall seemed kind of …. quiet without their wonderful loud boy energy and cheers. Today all the Juniors left on their canoe […]

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August 7, 2013

We got lucky with the weather this morning

I was booked to do a first class canoe test (our highest achievement level) this morning at 7. When I awoke at 5:45 the wind was blowing hard and there was big rain. Not so great for style canoeing. By the time I got to the canoe dock at 7 the rain had abated. And […]

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August 6, 2013

Sleeping Beauty

The Junior play Sleeping Beauty just ended. For little people they have big voices and mighty stage presence. They sang beautifully and acted from the heart… and of course looked splendid in sequined gowns, velvet cloaks and royal crowns…. Earlier today windsurfing and FAD (Fitness, Aerobics and Dance) got together all day for SOGA – […]

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August 3, 2013

It’s a beautiful day in Algonquin Park

Bright sun, a few high white clouds… We had about 20 minutes of rain this afternoon but nothing major… Last night after the dance-off in Rustic Lounge we led the entire camp down to the lakefront with torches, and watched the ending skit for Battle of the Sexes, which culminated in pink fireworks being set […]

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Battle of the Sexes

Today after lunch was a hilarious skit of boys against girls, with much dancing, boys painted blue and girls in pink… Then we spent the rest of the day in competitions of the boys against the girls. First was a campwide collection of field events – obstacle courses etc. Then we had a campwide game […]

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July 31, 2013

Letter from a Dad to a 1st time camper

Open Letter to My Daughter, the Camper, by Scott Shamberg Dear Daughter, Tomorrow you leave for overnight camp, the first time you will be away from home for more than a night and/or not under the supervision of a loving grandparent. Overnight camp is one of the true gifts of your young life — a reward, […]

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Triumph of the Disney Princesses

After lunch today the whole camp went outside to watch an extravaganza skit – gowns, tiaras, crowns, and of course a villain on horseback… It was the capture of the four Disney princesses by the bad guy, with the Junior Girls having to complete various challenges all afternoon to save the Disney princesses – which […]

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July 29, 2013

Day 2 of 2nd session full program

Oh what a great day it’s been… Junior Girls and Boys were  having anchor lessons to learn to windsurf, beginner canoeing and riding lessons… and the Junior girls are just now finishing up their evening activity of Sailing with the Tuck Fairies (i.e. learning to sail and getting candy from the tuck fairies)… Tomorrow evening, […]

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July 26, 2013

They’re here!!!

2nd session started off great (not one camper crying at dinner, and lots of smiles!), and we’re off and running. As the sun sets pink and golden over Teepee Lake, evening activity is winding down.. It was by sections tonight, so campers could start to get to know their section staff and learn their section […]

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