Camp Arowhon

Skills Building

July 14, 2013

Hot, sunny and fun

Tonight was roast turkey with cranberry sauce and gravy, corn, roast potatoes and salad with spinach and romaine. Perfectly cooked moist turkey. Yummy butter tarts for dessert… and afterwards the cheering was over the top… Section cheers…. Junior Girls staff pouring ice on Junior Boys staff and getting thrown in the lake for it…. Kids […]

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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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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 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 29, 2013

Game on!!!

It’s the first day of full camp program and everyone is out doing activities! With enthusiasm!! Instructors are teaching and campers are starting to learn new skills… the mood is super positive. The LITs left on canoe trip this morning, there was a skit with a small grey pony at morning lineup (to announce the […]

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June 14, 2013

Failure: The New Success

 by Paul Tough, author of How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character Kids need a combination of autonomy and support, and it’s often difficult for them to get this at home or at school. It’s a hard balance to strike for any parent or any teacher. Parents are sometimes so wrapped […]

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