Friendship in the time of COVID
I felt lonely all summer. Sure I missed the camp kids, and yes, I found joy in my beloved family, my fabulous spouse, and the delightful new grandchild. Not to mention nature, the lake, yoga, blah blah blah. But I didn’t see my friends. Like most folks I know, my pod is my family. When […]Continue
Did St. Mike’s have to happen?
I feel awful about what happened at St Mike’s. Awful for the boys and their parents, and sad for our culture where such goings-on can occur – and be tolerated. I have been hearing this from parents, the worried question: Could what happened at St. Mike’s happen elsewhere? Some parents ask this question, some don’t. […]Continue
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 […]Continue
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
Joanne’s article from Friday’s Globe and Mail: Will a former camp counsellor make a good Prime Minister? You bet Dear Justin, I’m guessing that as you face the biggest challenge of your life, you’re thinking back on similar mountains you’ve scaled. Let’s face it, your resume is meagre. But your time as a camp counsellor […]Continue
From Camp Counsellor to Prime Minister
From this weekend’s Globe and Mail article introducing Canada’s new “First Family”: Before entering politics, Justin Trudeau – who worked as a teacher and a board member of the Katimavik youth program founded by his father’s government – had a long career working with youth, including the summers he spent as a counsellor at Camp […]Continue