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August 17, 2019

Ending with a Bang

Our last day of programming for summer 2019 was a blast. It was beautiful to watch the lake full of capable campers captaining sailboats, soloing canoes, rolling kayaks, and rail riding on windsurfers. It struck me again how much our campers have grown, both in their physical skills and emotionally in their weeks at camp. […]


Brent is Back!!! Whitney is back!!

We are over the moon with joy and pride! Both the boys and girls Whitney trips got back to camp early this afternoon. The boys Brent trip paddled into camp at 5:30 pm and the girls Brent trip paddled into camp at 6:25 pm. Everyone is safe and sound…and overjoyed…. and proud of their incredible […]

August 16, 2019

My heart is full of joy – the kind only camp can give

As the dark lifted this morning just before 6, a huge shout went out. And then another. It was the Senior Boys and Senior Girls shouting to wish their friends farewell and winds at their backs, as our hardy marathon canoe trippers set off, at first light, to paddle the marathon trips Brent and Whitney. […]

August 14, 2019

United We Stand

This evening showed what camp is really all about: that at the end of the day it doesn’t matter who won or lost because the bonds we made getting through challenges will last forever. After a fierce day of competition on the lake and on the shore (a morning of Land and Sea that had […]

August 12, 2019

At camp we wind up, not down

I don’t even know where to start tonight… the past 24 hours of camp have been so full of special, inspiring events and moments it feels like it’s been a week since breakfast! Mini Camp continued to be a huge success, thanks to the wonderful ambassadors our campers were,  and I had little people coming […]

August 10, 2019

Mini Camp!

What do you call too much cuteness at one camp? Mini Camp of course! Today we had 60(!) kids between the ages of 6 and 10 arrive to get a taste of Arowhon, and it’s been a breeze for me as our campers are doing a better job selling camp than I ever could. We […]

August 7, 2019

Seth Godin 2019

Our friend, Arowhon alum Seth Godin, recorded a podcast when he was here working in first session. Seth comes to camp every summer – to revisit his fondest memories and to awaken in our campers the same spirit of can-do that he learned at camp… and of course to tell his famous David Curhan story, […]

August 6, 2019

Cherish the day

Today was bittersweet as we prepared to say goodbye to the 2 and 6 week campers who are leaving tomorrow morning. For their final evening they were treated to a torch paddle for the record books, accompanied by live violin music played by an an Inter Girl on the floating dock in front of the […]


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

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 […]