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June 28, 2019

Tour Day!

Today is the day when our campers tour every activity in camp to meet the instructors, find out the safety rules and what to bring to the activity, and have some fun getting to know the instructors. Every camper also does their swim test, visits the doctor in the Med Lodge, gets checked for lice […]

June 27, 2019

Safe and Sound on Tepee Lake

The first day of camp could not have gone more smoothly. The weather was perfect (sunny but not too hot, with a lovely breeze to keep the bugs at bay), everyone arrived on time and all luggage made its way to its owners. The traditional night one pasta dinner was a hit as usual, and […]

June 24, 2019

Saying Goodbye to Your Campers….

A Summer Camp Lesson: Good-bye, and Go Away, Thank You Very Much Dropping a kid off for camp can test a parent’s resolve. But standing back to let a child develop autonomy is one of the most important things a parent can do. by JESSICA LAHEY in The Atlantic Three years ago, when he was […]

June 21, 2019

Pre Camp staff training is in full swing

It’s 7:30 am. Leon and I are sitting on the porch of our cabin having a cup of tea and talking about the camp day ahead. I look at the lake – and suddenly see about 15 yellow canoes coming round the bend from the Joe Lake channel into our lake. Oh great joy, for […]

June 6, 2019

5 Tips for Surviving Your Child’s First Overnight Camp Experience

In our last post we talked about how seeing our kids’ anxiety triggers an anxious response in us that can be maladaptive for them if we follow through with our gut reaction: removing the trigger, thereby preventing our kids from developing the coping skills to deal with their situation. Sending a child away to overnight […]

August 16, 2018

What a couple of days it’s been! On Monday evening after a fabulous evening of music and dance performances (the now annual Arowhonapalooza collaboration between FAD and Music) we were ushered down by torchlight to the front of the Main Lodge where an INCREDIBLE scene awaited us: a 20 foot tall neon-lit Omnidroid stood menacingly […]

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 […]

August 5, 2018

Converts Complete and Carnival Celebration!

We’re so excited to have over 30 campers who have converted from 2 to 4 weeks this month! After all the fun we had yesterday at Carnival Day it’s no wonder nobody wants to leave. There’s so much fun stuff to look forward to in the coming weeks (although suspense is high as nobody knows […]

August 2, 2018

Tartes aux Framboises chez Versailles

Today I made two pies, both for Junior Girls cabins. One was regular and the other was gluten free. No, I do not buy pre-made pie shells and fill them. I make pie crust from scratch. This skill was drilled into me many years ago. As students at the Cordon Bleu cooking school in Paris, […]

July 28, 2018

Friends and Fun in the Silver Sun

Campers and staff alike were excited to jump into the first day of regular programming! The day started off with 2 hilarious skits at breakfast: one with staff dressed as Mr. and Mrs. Clean to announce the cabin clean-up competition (weekly winners of which earn an ice cream sundae party in the staff kitchen), and […]