Camp Arowhon

Skills Building

August 11, 2018

Mini Camp Mania

First off, we hope you’ll accept our apology for our recent radio silence… We’ve had some technical trouble with our website that’s prevented us from posting. But technical trouble’s not a problem for everyone here on Tepee Lake because we depend on each other and NOT screens to have a good time, so nobody here […]

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July 11, 2018

It was a bittersweet morning as we said goodbye to the 2 week juniors. We’re sad to see them go but it was heartwarming seeing the joyous reunions and we’ve been getting fabulous emails all day telling us about all the fun camp stories that were told on the car ride home and around the […]

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July 8, 2018

Super Special Sunday

For our first sleep-in Sunday of the summer we went all out! After a fabulous buffet brunch that got a rave review from critic Joanne Kates, campers had plenty of energy to do a super cabin clean up and distance swims (thanks to all that hollandaise-flavoured fuel). Then we took it up a notch from […]

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July 4, 2018

No Power No Problem

There are many things that make the Arowhon mentality unique and one of the things we’re most proud of is that when challenges arise, we don’t shy away from them or moan and groan – we embrace the opportunity to try something new and feel proud of ourselves afterward. During pre-camp, we played a game […]

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February 22, 2018

Getting Through to Tough Boys

An excerpt from Arowhon Head Counsellor Jonny Reed’s recent article on #Metoo and teenage boy culture. This perfectly reflects Jonny’s (and Arowhon’s) approach to mentoring young men. Worth a read for everyone with a boy in their life. “In the three months since the rise of #MeToo, I’ve seen an upswing in the conversation about […]

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September 4, 2017

Growing Emotional Intelligence

Maybe even more important than history and geography. That they can Google 24/7. But you can’t Google emotional intelligence, sometimes dubbed EQ. You can’t fake it, you can’t cram for it, and it’s pretty hard to learn once you’re grow up. All of which make the stakes pretty high on raising a child with EQ. […]

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August 9, 2017

Need for Speed

It was a sad morning saying goodbye to all of our 2 and 6 week campers, but the sunshine in the afternoon buoyed our spirits and we were back in the game in no time. Our campers’ energy and ambition continues to inspire us! Every Rest Hour and Staff Hour is packed with races, tournaments, and […]

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August 5, 2017

First Class Fun

There are a lot of “firsts” that happen at Arowhon. For many it’s the first time they will ride a horse, windsurf across the lake, skipper a sailboat, catch a frog, or get to the top of the high ropes course. These “firsts” are powerful learning experiences. To do something new brings tremendous growth. To […]

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July 18, 2017

Why outdoor discomfort is good for growth

The Globe and Mail Metro (Ontario Edition) 17 Jul 2017 MATT MOSTELLER PETER POWER/THE GLOBE AND MAILPeople stand to learn so much from challenging themselves in the outdoors. These experiences make us stronger and increase confidence, with myriad benefits to be gained in other facets of life. Six lessons gleaned from spending time out of […]

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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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