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July 13, 2013

Best Day at Camp…. Ever

Today was Circus Day… with the clowns, the many huge inflatable playground extravaganzas… the mechanical bucking bronco, the adrenaline rush inflatable, the huge enclosed trampoline…. candy floss, sno-cones, fresh churros and pretzels…. an ice cream truck…. soak-o-grams, pet the (real) bunny, slip ‘n’ side… Jungle Joe, cupcake decorating…. and then, after dinner the Sole Power […]

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July 11, 2013

another great day at camp

It was sunny and windy all day… with the wind sports  full of adrenaline rushes…. Tis the season of 3rd class awards – at every lunch and dinner there are dozens of announcements of 3rd class awards at every activity – because two weeks in, many campers have achieved basic mastery at an activity… or […]

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July 9, 2013

Could a day at camp get any better?

It was hot and sunny, and it seemed every activity  was full of even more laughter and smiles than usual. Highlights of the day were an Arts and Crafts and FAD (Fitness, Aerobics and Dance) co-production of body painting and zumba in front of the Main Lodge, which involved campers painting literally every part of […]

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Beauty and the Beast

The first big play of the summer just ended – The Junior Show – Beauty and the Beast… The Juniors proved that their talent and their commitment bear no relation to their size! They sang and danced and acted their way into our hearts. With extravaganza costumes and sets the show was also a visual […]

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July 7, 2013

campfire

Tonight was the first campfire of the summer… it was wonderful. The emcees were two sumo wrestlers (staff in costumes) and campers sang and played guitar… Big hits were the Bananas in the Sky Song, the Blackfly Song, the thunderstorm skit, and of course the heartfelt speeches made by staff who were receiving their five-year […]

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July 5, 2013

a super fun day at camp

This morning, thanks to the perfect weather (hot sun, light wind) we did Pirate Day for all the Juniors at sailing.. Of course it started with a skit at breakfast. The Juniors all practiced capsizing drills and other fun stuff to get over their fears about sailing. Led by our friendly pirates (the sailing staff, […]

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July 3, 2013

Summer’s Here!

It’s finally here! Today has been hot and sunny, the summer we’ve been awaiting… But the funny thing is, even thought the first 5 days of camp were chilly and cloudy, our campers were all getting in the water for swim class, windsurfing with enthusiasm, and generally being good sports about the lousy weather. Today, […]

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July 2, 2013

Oh Arowhon!

Yesterday at dinner Adam, the head guitar instructor, came up during announcements with two Inter Girls who had been to guitar when they were writing O Canada songs…. and THIS is what they sang!    

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July 1, 2013

Being Silly is SO Camp

Today at lunch we had an example of how the smallest things can turn into the biggest fun moments at camp, at the drop of a hat. A couple of days ago the riding staff had brought a small grey pony to dinner lineup and announced a “Name the Pony” contest. So kids submitted names. […]

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June 30, 2013

Who’s Homesick?

I’ve been getting sad phone calls from parents….. It sounds to me like kid-sickness. As a mom myself, I 100% empathize with this. Control, after all, is my middle name. As a camp director I feel okay about my control gene… as a mom, I know it gets in the way. When our kids were […]

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