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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 […]

August 8, 2016

Rustic Lounge Productions Does it Again!

What an evening!!! The Junior plays are always adorable, but the quality of tonight’s production of Hercules was unprecedented! The juniors’ unbelievable talent and dedication provided us with a show to be proud of – they projected their voices so well, remembered all of their lines, sung in tune, and showed real theatrical skill! The […]

August 7, 2016

The weather gods smiled again today

It rained last night and today dawned sunny and super warm again. We’re grateful for the rain at night because the Algonquin Park forest needs it. And we need not to have a fire ban in the Park, because canoe trips need campfires…. And soon it will be Colour War, and what would the Colour […]

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August 6, 2016

Carnival Day!!!

What a day on the planet! It started out with the whole camp being called to a “meeting” after breakfast on the Main Lodge steps – in came a “travelling carnival troupe” asking for help because their caravans had broken down. Since there weren’t any auto mechanics on site, the crew had to stay and set […]

August 5, 2016


The expected rain barely came at all today and the heat wave is still with us – but we have no complaints because we have such a refreshing lake to jump into to cool down! There was great wind in the afternoon for the 2nd and 3rd qualifying heats of the Wayne Peck sailing race […]

August 4, 2016


Today’s heat called for drastic measures to beat it so we decided to kick it old school and hold a good old fashioned Arowhon “Waterfront” this afternoon! Well, actually it was the kids’ idea: at lunch the chants of “Waterfront, Waterfront” were so loud we couldn’t ignore them, so we shut down all the land activities […]

August 3, 2016

Hot tamales!

It was 30 degrees today and we were so grateful to have a refreshing lake to jump in to cool down! We also had “Tutti Frutti” at rest hour – a truck driving around to all the sections delivering popsicles! The waterfront activities were jam packed and even the most hesitant of swimmers couldn’t wait […]

August 2, 2016

Love is in the Air

The weather today would have made Goldilocks happy – not too hot, not too cold, with a nice breeze over Teepee to temper the sun. There was music blasting all over Planet Arowhon as campers competed in Dance Battles around the site (a special activity run by visiting alumni Lorne). Lorne has has also been […]

August 1, 2016

5th period

It’s 8:10 pm and all over camp we can hear joyous shouts and laughter. Once a week Evening Activity is 5th period – campers go to all the same activities as during the day, but the emphasis is 100% on fun rather than on learning skills… So they’re leaping off the Jungle Joe into the […]

July 31, 2016

More Sun, More Fun, and We’re Ready to Run!

Well it’s really the Brent and Whitney girls and boys that are doing the running – they have been getting up every morning to paddle, jog, and lift and are getting stronger and faster every day. We are so impressed with their dedication to their training and can’t wait to see what they can accomplish out there […]