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August 20, 2016

Arowhon Campers and Ambition

Each meal today started with at least 3 campers being carried in on the shoulders of proud instructors to the deafening cheers of the entire Main Lodge congratulating them on getting a high class award. We are absolutely blown away by how much drive, dedication, and perseverance our campers have shown at activities this summer. […]

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August 18, 2016

When kids come home from camp….

As camp winds down and summer starts to wane, I know that parents are super excited to welcome their children home. As a parent, I know that we miss them when they’re gone… and yet sometimes their return – after the first flush of homecoming – can be a little confusing. Are you really the […]

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August 17, 2016

Back to Business!

Today was another amazing example of why Planet Arowhon is unlike any other place on earth. The last two days have been a whirlwind of activity and you would expect that given the huge amounts of cheering, running and singing demonstrated by our campers and staff during this year’s council games, today would be a […]

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August 16, 2016

Let it Rain, Let it Pour, All We Want is Colour War!!!

Pour it did, all afternoon, but that didn’t stop us from having an INCREDIBLE day 2 of Colour War! Land and Sea this morning had every single camper either running around on land or cruising the lake in boats trying to get as many hidden blocks as they could out to the voyageur canoe which […]

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The Search for Nemo is on!

We couldn’t have asked for a better first day of Colour War! The weather was perfect (sunny but not too hot, a great breeze to propel the sailing and windsurfing competitions) and everybody’s spirits and energy were through the roof. We started the day with a fierce game of Scavination (a great camp wide game […]

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August 15, 2016

COLOUR WAR HAS BROKEN!!!

It was a very exciting night indeed as the whole camp was brought down to the front of the Main Lodge for the Colour War break skit! Everyone was abuzz with excitement and anticipation… and THRILLED to learn that this year’s theme is (drumroll please) FINDING NEMO!!!! The skit was a theatrical masterpiece, complete with an […]

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August 13, 2016

Mini Camp! Mini Camp!

It was a wet but wonderful day on the planet – we didn’t let the rain get us down! In fact, we put on our rain gear and jumped in the puddles and showed that Arowhon campers keep going through rain or shine and always find the silver lining in our Algonquin clouds. Despite the […]

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August 12, 2016

Rainy Relief!

The rain finally came today and we were so glad for the cool-down it provided after so many days of overbearing heat! We had our campfire indoors where it was dryer and thanks to the drama staff’s tech savviness we even had a virtual bonfire crackling in the background! There were 3 touching 10 year jacket […]

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August 11, 2016

Intercamp Success!!!

Today we sent 30 campers in the voyageur canoe to paddle to Camp Tamakwa to represent Arowhon in activity competitions on land and lake and they made us so proud!!! Our campers showed incredible sportsmanship, skill, and dedication (and came out on top in most of their competitions too!). They were welcomed home like the […]

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August 9, 2016

Glowstick Paddle

We just watched the annual Glowstick Paddle…. The whole camp sitting in front of the Main Lodge watching the best kayakers in camp performing kayak ballet – pinwheels, pivots in groups, kayak rolls galore… And all magically visible to us because the kayak instructors duct taped literally hundreds of glowsticks to every kayak and to […]

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