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August 18, 2017

Epic departure and Triumphant Return

Yesterday I wrote about the winding up at the end of camp. That time when so much is going on and it showcases some of the many amazing qualities about this community. Today was perhaps the pinnacle of that. This morning one of our Brent and Back and one of our Whitney and Back canoe […]

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August 17, 2017

Achievement

Camp is winding up. I say winding up instead of winding down, as things here do not slow down as we end. In fact it is just the opposite. The last few days of camp are a buzz of activity. It is in these days that the achievements of our campers really come to light. […]

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August 16, 2017

The Home Curriculum

I did well in school. My kids did well in school. They went to good schools and so did I. But none of us found meaning in school. It was a means to an end. Get good grades so you can get into a good university. School presented the challenge of doing the least possible […]

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August 15, 2017

Green Team to Victory!

Colour War 2017 went out with a bang! The day could not have gone any smoother for the grand finale of a fantastic council games! The morning dawned bright and sunny – perfect weather for the legendary Land and Sea game. Watching it from the tower it looked like a well-oiled machine, with runners finding blocks on […]

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August 14, 2017

We are Andy’s Toys!

So much for being “Joanne’s toys” – today we were most definitely Andy’s toys as the amazing Toy Story-themed Colour War kicked off to a great start! Before the wakeup bell even rang campers were pouring out of their cabins dressed in full colour gear and cheering at the tops of their lungs. This morning […]

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August 13, 2017

To Infinity and Beyond!!!

What a day!!! Today dawned beautiful and sunny and we were treated to the beautiful sight of mist rising off the lake as we lined up for breakfast. The perfect summer weather continued throughout the day with a nice breeze pushing along sailboats and windsurfers and keeping ballers on the land nice and cool as they […]

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August 12, 2017

Good Things Come in Small Packages

Whew – we did it! After breakfast today we greeted 40 5-7 year olds and hosted them for a day of camp fun to show what Arowhon is all about. A few showers didn’t stop our staff from giving them an incredible taste of Planet Arowhon! They canoed, sailed, rode horses, climbed walls, and ziplined […]

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August 11, 2017

Sadie Hawkins!

The rain today didn’t stop us from having a grand ol’ hoe-down for the annual Sadie Hawkins run and dance.  In fact the lightning provided a great backdrop for the Magen Boys’ special effects – a natural lazer light show! Electricity was in the air and the Main Lodge was buzzing with energy. The evening […]

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August 9, 2017

Need for Speed

It was a sad morning saying goodbye to all of our 2 and 6 week campers, but the sunshine in the afternoon buoyed our spirits and we were back in the game in no time. Our campers’ energy and ambition continues to inspire us! Every Rest Hour and Staff Hour is packed with races, tournaments, and […]

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August 8, 2017

August 9 – Bus Lists

Here are the bus lists!  August 9 – Bus Lists

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