A Dream Come True
The sun was shining again today over Tepee Lake and it was a perfect day for the Little Mermaid-themed swimming special day. Campers sang and swam and bounced and blobbed to their hearts content as they helped Ariel (a.k.a. climbing instructor Evan who looked remarkable in a bright red wig) overcome obstacles to reunite with his […]Continue
To Green Leach and Beyond!
It’s finally feeling like summer in Algonquin Park with the sun shining bright and the lake warming up. Today was jam-packed full of activities with not 4 but 5 awesome periods. Evening activity was the weekly 5th period where campers sign up to go to activities where they play around just for fun. It was […]Continue
A Circus of a Day
The brief rain storm that started the afternoon didn’t dampen our spirits at all – in fact in true Arowhon style, our campers jumped right in to the puddles of fun! The rain cleared up though and the much-anticipated Circus Day 2017 proceeded without a hitch. From the spectacular skit after breakfast featuring acrobats, clowns, […]Continue
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 […]Continue
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 […]Continue
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 […]Continue
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 […]Continue
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 […]Continue
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 […]Continue
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 […]Continue