A remarkable first day at Arowhon!
What a great first day of camp! Campers toured all the activities, did their swim tests, met with Joanne, got checked in at the med lodge, had a look for lice and got a cabin photo taken. It was amazing to see the main lodge once again filled with energy. It took no time at […]Continue
IT’S FINALLY HERE!!!
What a day!!! The silver sunshine didn’t put a damper on the spirits of the campers who arrived today. Joanne always says that “without the people, camp is just a bunch of old buildings” and today proved that to us. The campers’ arrival truly lit up Tepee Lake! After feasting on everyone’s favourite first night […]Continue
June 29 – Bus lists
Here are the bus lists! June 29 – Bus lists So sorry they were late, we have had lots of rain in the last 24 hours and our internet has been spotty!Continue
A Letter from your Kid’s Counsellor
Dear Parents, In less than 24 hours many of you will be doing the scariest thing you have ever done: sending your most precious possessions into the middle of the woods to be cared for by a bunch of people you’ve never even met. There are a couple of things we want you to know. […]Continue
Summer Camp Lesson: Good-bye, and Go Away, Thank You Very Much
by JESSICA LAHEY in The Atlantic Three years ago, when he was eleven, my son Ben set down a very specific parental code of conduct we’d be expected to follow at summer camp drop-off. We could say our goodbyes at home, but once we arrived at camp, any displays of affection, attempts to make his […]Continue
The Mission of Camp
Our management team arrived at camp this week and hit the ground running to get camp ready for another amazing summer. We spent all day yesterday with a professional facilitator doing team building and goal setting exercises. Here’s what our amazing Head Counsellors came up with as their summer mission: “We want to provide all the […]Continue
Getting Parents Ready for Camp
Parenting news these days is about how to get your kids ready for camp, how to know if they’re ready, and what to pack. You know that already. But how about getting parents ready for camp? We all understand that sending a child to camp is a huge developmental challenge for them. Leaving home for […]Continue
A camper parent in New York who worries about the excesses of some summer camps sent us this
Click HERE to read about how crazy camps can become on Visiting DayContinue
This is the time of year when some parents plan NEXT summer!
So here are the 2018 camp dates: Camp starts June 28 1st session ends July 24 2nd session starts July 26 Camp ends August 20 1st session Junior Camp is June 28 – July 11 2nd session Junior Camp is July 26 – August 8 Mini Camp is Saturday August 11Continue
Please don’t put that child in my child’s cabin…
Now is the time of year when camp directors most often receive calls from parents about their child’s cabin placement. The days lengthen, the mercury climbs, thoughts turn to summer and anxiety ramps up. This is about cabin placement, but let me digress briefly and talk about anxiety. They’re connected. You’ll see. Every year in […]Continue