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July 18, 2017

A Dream Come True

The sun was shining again today over Tepee Lake and it was a perfect day for the Little Mermaid-themed swimming special day. Campers sang and swam and bounced and blobbed to their hearts content as they helped Ariel (a.k.a. climbing instructor Evan who looked remarkable in a bright red wig) overcome obstacles to reunite with his […]

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Why outdoor discomfort is good for growth

The Globe and Mail Metro (Ontario Edition) 17 Jul 2017 MATT MOSTELLER PETER POWER/THE GLOBE AND MAIL People stand to learn so much from challenging themselves in the outdoors. These experiences make us stronger and increase confidence, with myriad benefits to be gained in other facets of life. Six lessons gleaned from spending time out […]

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July 17, 2017

To Green Leach and Beyond!

It’s finally feeling like summer in Algonquin Park with the sun shining bright and the lake warming up. Today was jam-packed full of activities with not 4 but 5 awesome periods. Evening activity was the weekly 5th period where campers sign up to go to activities where they play around just for fun. It was […]

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July 16, 2017

Switching it up!

What a day we had a camp! Things started off with a Sunday sleep in. You know what that means! Eggs to order in the Arowhon kitchen, chocolate croissants and all number of other tasty breakfast foods. Then we began our first distance swim of the summer. Campers took part in the ¼ mile, ½ […]

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July 14, 2017

A Circus of a Day

The brief rain storm that started the afternoon didn’t dampen our spirits at all – in fact in true Arowhon style, our campers jumped right in to the puddles of fun! The rain cleared up though and the much-anticipated Circus Day 2017 proceeded without a hitch. From the spectacular skit after breakfast featuring acrobats, clowns, […]

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July 12, 2017

Seth Godin has Returned!

We had a beloved Arowhon alumni return to us today. Seth Godin has come back to the place he loves. When Seth visits profound things happen here. Suddenly we see people walking around camp juggling, the LIT’s leave a session feeling renewed inspiration to learn and grow, juniors solo canoes in high wind. There is […]

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July 11, 2017

Busy day at camp.

Today was a busy day at camp! So much happened it’s hard to keep track of it all. The junior play of Alice in Wonderland was fantastic. We saw some big acting from some little people. That combined with jaw dropping sets and top notch costumes made for a production quality that had everyone in […]

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July 10, 2017

New things everyday.

Being a camp staff is never boring; there’s always someone to talk to, a game to play, or something that needs to be done. One needs look no further than my current google autofill results to grasp the wide variety of things that might arise in a day – currently, ‘How to remove silly putty […]

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July 9, 2017

Maui Wowie!

Today the lake was all about the juniors as windsurfing and sailing co-hosted a super special Moana-themed day for them. They braved the open waters on their quest to save the Polynesian people, made fires and roasted marshmallows to survive when they washed up on “desert islands,” and searched for hidden tropical treasure! The older kids continued to […]

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July 8, 2017

Here’s your chance, do your dance at the space jam!

Teepee Lake’s twilight shores were illuminated this evening as over 70 campers and staff took to the hardwood to compete in 2017’s first 3-vs-3 basketball tournament. With Head Instructor Lee Rimer reffing, this years crop of up and coming ballers got their first chance to demonstrate why they should have a place on the 2017 […]

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