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August 18, 2018

Brent is Back!

And Whitney too! The marathon Brent and Back trip just paddled onto Teepee Lake! The entire camp ran – yelling with joy – to greet them. These valiant voyageurs left camp yesterday morning in blinding rain and paddled 170 km to become the first ever co-ed Brent push trip. Earlier today the Point Large and […]

August 16, 2018

The Land and Sea Game

The Land and Sea Game etc Yesterday morning was my favourite game: The Land and Sea Game. This is the 2nd biggest event of Colour War….. The goal is simple: Each team must find (hidden on land) wooden blocks in their team’s colour. To get points, those blocks need to get to the Voyageur canoe. […]


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 7, 2018

August 8 – Bus Lists

Here are the August 8 Bus Lists!

August 6, 2018

Autonomy and Mastery – the Hidden Gifts of Camp

What do kids need, really need, in order to thrive? A smart guy at University of Rochester did a study on just that and he, Richard Ryan, identified three psychological requirements for kids to thrive: Autonomy, mastery and connection. One would hope for schools to supply at least the opportunity for these to occur. Because […]

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, […]


Tamakwa Victory and Berries Galore!

With another day of plenty of silver sunshine we’re hopeful the fire ban will soon be lifted and we can enjoy s’mores again! The rain never slows us down at Arowhon though – we’re tough and we keep playing in it! Inter Boys modified their evening activity to become puddle jumping, and Inter Girls returning […]

July 31, 2018

Second Session 2018 – Junior Girl Cabin Photos