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July 14, 2017

A Circus of a Day

The brief rain storm that started the afternoon didn’t dampen our spirits at all – in fact in true Arowhon style, our campers jumped right in to the puddles of fun! The rain cleared up though and the much-anticipated Circus Day 2017 proceeded without a hitch. From the spectacular skit after breakfast featuring acrobats, clowns, […]

July 12, 2017

Seth Godin has Returned!

We had a beloved Arowhon alumni return to us today. Seth Godin has come back to the place he loves. When Seth visits profound things happen here. Suddenly we see people walking around camp juggling, the LIT’s leave a session feeling renewed inspiration to learn and grow, juniors solo canoes in high wind. There is […]

July 11, 2017

Busy day at camp.

Today was a busy day at camp! So much happened it’s hard to keep track of it all. The junior play of Alice in Wonderland was fantastic. We saw some big acting from some little people. That combined with jaw dropping sets and top notch costumes made for a production quality that had everyone in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]