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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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Just for Laughs

We all know that pranks are one of the highlights of summer camp, and today alumni Toby Van Harten showed us how to have a little fun! He helped the campers come up with and execute a series of pranks on staff that kept us on our toes all day. Highlights included stealing all of the […]

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July 6, 2017

Another beautiful day in Algonquin park!

The weather just seems to be getting better and better. Today we had our senior girl canoe trips return. Some from the Whitney, in the southeast end of the park, and others from the Magnetewan River, where they had a great time paddling world-class white water. Today also saw the beginning of the camper tennis […]

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July 5, 2017

We’d Rather Buck!

What a day! The sun was shining and activities were in full swing today at #planetarowhon – The Brick and The Block (as Ben Dekoven, our co-head of sail, has styled himself) hosted our first sail race of summer; alumni Jonathan Newman led an fun-packed period of ‘Newmania’, which toured every inflatable swim toy and […]

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July 4, 2017

As the sun sets over Tepee Lake we are basking in the glow of a real, hot, sunny summer day! The mud is beginning to dry out and the puddle-jumping is being replaced with the regular favourites of tetherball, gaga, and roofball as rest hour pass times (for most of our campers there’s too much fun […]

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July 3, 2017

Changing things up for the evening

It was a beautiful sunny day here at camp. Spirits were high as we laughed and played in and around the water to keep cool. Some of the highlights were an impromptu water fight during general, a sailing lesson that had everyone learning how to dump and un-dump their boats, and a windsurfing adventure that […]

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July 2, 2017

Sun, Glorious Sun!

The weather gods finally decided to smile upon us today and everyone’s spirits soared as the clouds parted and the sun showed it’s face for the first time in days. Things are winding up after our second day of programming, which included the first day of our new Film program, dance battles around camp, shrinky […]

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July 1, 2017

Singin’ in the Rain!

Today has been an incredible display of Camp Arowhon sprit; despite the sometimes torrential rain – the bridge by the office is underwater! – the first day of regular activities went off without a hitch! The silver sunshine didn’t dampen the spirits of enthusiastic canoeists, sailors or kayakers, and the puddle jumpers were in full […]

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