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August 6, 2019

Magic Moments

Some days it feels like I only see the hard things that happen at camp… people come to me with the problems they can’t solve themselves, and although I love the challenge and satisfaction of being able to help (when I can), it can feel like all that’s happening at camp is problems. On these […]

August 5, 2019

August 7, 2019 – Travel Lists

Click below for Camp Arowhon’s August 7, 2019 Travel Lists: Bus Lists Airport List Car List


Hillbilly Hoedown

Today was one of those rare days where the temperature is just right: not too hot, not too cold. The sun shone down on Tepee Lake and there was a nice steady breeze powering the windsurfers and sailors. Watching the lake it was clear how much our campers have progressed in their skills this summer […]

August 3, 2019

Today dawned chilly on Tepee Lake creating our first iconic August misty morning. Walking to breakfast I smiled at the awed exclamations of Juniors who had never seen this phenomenon before asking their counsellors what happened to the lake. It quickly warmed up though and turned into a hot and sunny day – perfect for […]

August 2, 2019

Early morning on Teepee Lake

Leon and I get up every morning around 6 something. Our routine rarely varies. We go for a dip in the lake and then sit on our cabin porch drinking tea. We’re lucky to live pretty much in the middle of camp, so the vantage point is ideal. The first sound we hear in the […]

August 1, 2019

We are Survivors

I always worry when I tell people I’m a summer camp director that they’ll assume I just play with kids all day – I want to make them understand that I do “real” work: most of my days are spent on the phone or emailing parents, searching down kids to see if they’ve changed their […]

July 30, 2019

Arowhon Legends

It was a perfect day for former sailing instructor Morrie Black (whom, according to Joanne, gave her her thirds “when dinosaurs walked the earth”) and his friends to pay a visit to their old Tepee Lake stomping grounds. Him and his cabin mates Larry Smith, Norman Biback, Donny Aaron, and Steve Coden joined us for […]

July 29, 2019

Singing in the Rain

We had quite the deluge during 5th period today (much needed after a long dry spell to prevent a fire ban) and I loved seeing how our community reacted to it. Instead of running inside, campers and staff alike found the silver lining in the silver sunshine. I saw a hoard of Inter Girls standing […]

July 28, 2019