Camp Arowhon

Outdoor Education

August 10, 2013

Brent Bullets are Back!

At 3:56 pm the Brent girls paddled into camp. They completed their heroic journey – 170 km of paddling and portaging to the extreme north end of Algonquin Park – in 34 hours and 15 minutes – one minute over the all-time girls Brent record! The entire camp ran to the canoe trip dock to […]

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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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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 20, 2013

Whitney trip is back!

Half an hour ago the entire camp turned out to welcome back our Senior Boys who paddled across Algonquin to Whitney and back – a trip they’d been training for every morning at 6 for weeks. We’re proud of the boys’ accomplishment, but even prouder of the dedication and teamwork they showed in their training. […]

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July 16, 2013

Why camp?

from the American Camp Association: http://blog.campeasy.com/post/55567098869/camp-a-19th-century-solution-to-21st-century

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The long trip is back!

Nine days ago six Senior Boys and three staff (two seasoned trip leaders and a counsellor) left camp and paddled eastward literally the entire breadth, all the way across Algonquin Park to the Barron Canyon. They paddled and portaged for nine days, braving huge winds, unmarked portages – and the sheer challenge of a 173 […]

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