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July 14, 2023

Campfire Magic is Back!

Everyone at camp is thrilled with the great news that the fire ban is finally lifted! All around camp last night were the nostalgic sounds and scents of crackling of embers and roasting marshmallows. Seeing friends gathered around fires, arms around each other, singing and chatting, reminded us of what camp is all about: connection […]

July 3, 2023

Face to Face

There are no smart phones at camp. No ipads, no multi-player electronic football games. For the next month or two, the best and only place to find engagement or entertainment or solace or connection is in the person who is standing right next to us. It only took a day or two for this to […]

June 29, 2023

What Does Magic Sound Like?

Around 1:00 pm today at camp, it was quiet. Quiet enough to hear the loons. This is the sound of anticipation. After weeks of pre-camp, the camp staff assembled for one final check-in before the start of camp. The sky was blue, the air was fresh and the team was ready for camp to begin. […]

September 29, 2022

(Lack of) Updates from Camp

6 years ago, I posted THIS blog about an article that Joanne wrote in The Globe and Mail explaining why Arowhon chooses not to post pictures of kids during the summer. Today, after a week of reading post-camp parent surveys, it rings just as true.  Being a new daycare mom I have a newfound appreciation […]

August 16, 2022

Moving to The Point

Yesterday was special for me. OK, it’s true – every day at camp is special to me, and if it weren’t, being a camp director would have been a bad career choice. But yesterday was really special! Leon and I moved into our new cabin 4 days ago, and yesterday we christened it with the […]

July 30, 2022


July 24, 2021

Today’s Vax Bus

Huntsville Shoppers Drug Mart got Pfizer vaccine, so we arranged for camper vax. They’re vaxed! We’re so happy for them and for the community at large. Our vax bus with 25 campers and 7 under-18 staff left camp this morning right after breakfast, it went smooth as silk in Huntsville, and the kids were back […]

January 6, 2021

“I Don’t Like it!” (And Why We Do it Anyways)

Assistant Director Mara co-hosted a podcast on rules we have at camp that kids don’t like (and how and why we enforce them). Check it out HERE and let us know if there are any rules or policies we have that YOU don’t like and we’ll explain to you why we have them.

December 1, 2020

We’re Hiring!

Are you Canadian, between 18 and 30, and wanna make some extra $$$? Camp is looking to for passionate, self-motivated people to do remote marketing and social media work for us. Must have proficiency in various forms of media (e.g. photography, videography, social media, etc). Work time and dates are flexible but must be able […]

August 7, 2019

Seth Godin 2019

Our friend, Arowhon alum Seth Godin, recorded a podcast when he was here working in first session. Seth comes to camp every summer – to revisit his fondest memories and to awaken in our campers the same spirit of can-do that he learned at camp… and of course to tell his famous David Curhan story, […]