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July 10, 2017

New things everyday.

Being a camp staff is never boring; there’s always someone to talk to, a game to play, or something that needs to be done. One needs look no further than my current google autofill results to grasp the wide variety of things that might arise in a day – currently, ‘How to remove silly putty […]

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July 9, 2017

Maui Wowie!

Today the lake was all about the juniors as windsurfing and sailing co-hosted a super special Moana-themed day for them. They braved the open waters on their quest to save the Polynesian people, made fires and roasted marshmallows to survive when they washed up on “desert islands,” and searched for hidden tropical treasure! The older kids continued to […]

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July 8, 2017

Just for Laughs

We all know that pranks are one of the highlights of summer camp, and today alumni Toby Van Harten showed us how to have a little fun! He helped the campers come up with and execute a series of pranks on staff that kept us on our toes all day. Highlights included stealing all of the […]

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July 6, 2017

Another beautiful day in Algonquin park!

The weather just seems to be getting better and better. Today we had our senior girl canoe trips return. Some from the Whitney, in the southeast end of the park, and others from the Magnetewan River, where they had a great time paddling world-class white water. Today also saw the beginning of the camper tennis […]

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July 4, 2017

As the sun sets over Tepee Lake we are basking in the glow of a real, hot, sunny summer day! The mud is beginning to dry out and the puddle-jumping is being replaced with the regular favourites of tetherball, gaga, and roofball as rest hour pass times (for most of our campers there’s too much fun […]

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July 3, 2017

Changing things up for the evening

It was a beautiful sunny day here at camp. Spirits were high as we laughed and played in and around the water to keep cool. Some of the highlights were an impromptu water fight during general, a sailing lesson that had everyone learning how to dump and un-dump their boats, and a windsurfing adventure that […]

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July 2, 2017

Sun, Glorious Sun!

The weather gods finally decided to smile upon us today and everyone’s spirits soared as the clouds parted and the sun showed it’s face for the first time in days. Things are winding up after our second day of programming, which included the first day of our new Film program, dance battles around camp, shrinky […]

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July 1, 2017

Singin’ in the Rain!

Today has been an incredible display of Camp Arowhon sprit; despite the sometimes torrential rain – the bridge by the office is underwater! – the first day of regular activities went off without a hitch! The silver sunshine didn’t dampen the spirits of enthusiastic canoeists, sailors or kayakers, and the puddle jumpers were in full […]

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June 30, 2017

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 […]

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June 29, 2017

IT’S FINALLY HERE!!!

What a day!!! The silver sunshine didn’t put a damper on the spirits of the campers who arrived today. Joanne always says that “without the people, camp is just a bunch of old buildings” and today proved that to us. The campers’ arrival truly lit up Tepee Lake! After feasting on everyone’s favourite first night […]

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