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July 5, 2013

a super fun day at camp

This morning, thanks to the perfect weather (hot sun, light wind) we did Pirate Day for all the Juniors at sailing.. Of course it started with a skit at breakfast. The Juniors all practiced capsizing drills and other fun stuff to get over their fears about sailing. Led by our friendly pirates (the sailing staff, […]

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July 3, 2013

Summer’s Here!

It’s finally here! Today has been hot and sunny, the summer we’ve been awaiting… But the funny thing is, even thought the first 5 days of camp were chilly and cloudy, our campers were all getting in the water for swim class, windsurfing with enthusiasm, and generally being good sports about the lousy weather. Today, […]

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July 2, 2013

Oh Arowhon!

Yesterday at dinner Adam, the head guitar instructor, came up during announcements with two Inter Girls who had been to guitar when they were writing O Canada songs…. and THIS is what they sang!    

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July 1, 2013

Being Silly is SO Camp

Today at lunch we had an example of how the smallest things can turn into the biggest fun moments at camp, at the drop of a hat. A couple of days ago the riding staff had brought a small grey pony to dinner lineup and announced a “Name the Pony” contest. So kids submitted names. […]

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June 29, 2013

Game on!!!

It’s the first day of full camp program and everyone is out doing activities! With enthusiasm!! Instructors are teaching and campers are starting to learn new skills… the mood is super positive. The LITs left on canoe trip this morning, there was a skit with a small grey pony at morning lineup (to announce the […]

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June 26, 2013

June 27 Bus Lists

The June 27 bus lists are up! Click HERE to view them.

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June 19, 2013

Why French Kids Don’t Have ADHD

A provocative article on the Psychology Today blog investigates why in France, there is almost no ADHD. Read the article HERE

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June 14, 2013

Failure: The New Success

 by Paul Tough, author of How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character Kids need a combination of autonomy and support, and it’s often difficult for them to get this at home or at school. It’s a hard balance to strike for any parent or any teacher. Parents are sometimes so wrapped […]

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May 2, 2013

Welcome to camp’s new website

Welcome to the new Camp Arowhon website. We’re excited about the clear and easy-to-follow navigation. We listened to feedback from our camper parents about the old site, and have tried hard to meet your needs better. For instance, all that good,  urgent stuff like bus times and packing list is front row centre, under Parents […]

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Girl Power Arowhon Style

Before being a camp director, I was a journalist for 20 years. During that time, as well as being restaurant critic for The Globe and Mail, I wrote columns reflecting on life… I wrote the Hers column for the New York Times and years ago wrote a regular personal column for The Globe and Mail. […]

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