Battle of the Sexes
Today after lunch was a hilarious skit of boys against girls, with much dancing, boys painted blue and girls in pink… Then we spent the rest of the day in competitions of the boys against the girls. First was a campwide collection of field events – obstacle courses etc. Then we had a campwide game […]Continue
Letter from a Dad to a 1st time camper
Open Letter to My Daughter, the Camper, by Scott Shamberg Dear Daughter, Tomorrow you leave for overnight camp, the first time you will be away from home for more than a night and/or not under the supervision of a loving grandparent. Overnight camp is one of the true gifts of your young life — a reward, […]Continue
Triumph of the Disney Princesses
After lunch today the whole camp went outside to watch an extravaganza skit – gowns, tiaras, crowns, and of course a villain on horseback… It was the capture of the four Disney princesses by the bad guy, with the Junior Girls having to complete various challenges all afternoon to save the Disney princesses – which […]Continue
Day 2 of 2nd session full program
Oh what a great day it’s been… Junior Girls and Boys were having anchor lessons to learn to windsurf, beginner canoeing and riding lessons… and the Junior girls are just now finishing up their evening activity of Sailing with the Tuck Fairies (i.e. learning to sail and getting candy from the tuck fairies)… Tomorrow evening, […]Continue
2nd session started off great (not one camper crying at dinner, and lots of smiles!), and we’re off and running. As the sun sets pink and golden over Teepee Lake, evening activity is winding down.. It was by sections tonight, so campers could start to get to know their section staff and learn their section […]Continue
High School Musical
The Inter Senior play, High School Musical, just ended… A cast of 90, very cool sets, great singing and dancing…. The quality of acting, singing and dancing was crazy great for camp – resulting not one but two standing ovations – Unlike Toronto, Arowhon does not lightly bestow standing ovations, so this was a real […]Continue
Whitney trip is back!
Half an hour ago the entire camp turned out to welcome back our Senior Boys who paddled across Algonquin to Whitney and back – a trip they’d been training for every morning at 6 for weeks. We’re proud of the boys’ accomplishment, but even prouder of the dedication and teamwork they showed in their training. […]Continue
Everything is 100% fine at camp….
We had rain off and on here until about 4 pm and then the skies cleared. After lunch we did indoor activities till the rain passed…. And now everybody is playing outside – it’s a normal day at camp. But, due to what we hear was more intense weather south of Algonquin Park, our power […]Continue
from the American Camp Association: http://blog.campeasy.com/post/55567098869/camp-a-19th-century-solution-to-21st-centuryContinue
The long trip is back!
Nine days ago six Senior Boys and three staff (two seasoned trip leaders and a counsellor) left camp and paddled eastward literally the entire breadth, all the way across Algonquin Park to the Barron Canyon. They paddled and portaged for nine days, braving huge winds, unmarked portages – and the sheer challenge of a 173 […]Continue