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July 1, 2023




June 29, 2023

What Does Magic Sound Like?

Around 1:00 pm today at camp, it was quiet. Quiet enough to hear the loons. This is the sound of anticipation. After weeks of pre-camp, the camp staff assembled for one final check-in before the start of camp. The sky was blue, the air was fresh and the team was ready for camp to begin. […]


June 29 2023 Bus List

The First Session arrivals bus list can be found here!

May 4, 2023

Camp Dates 2024!

For those of you who need to plan ahead, here are the camp dates for 2024: First Session: June 27 – July 23 (2 weekers leave July 10) Second Session: July 25 – Aug 19 (2 weekers leave Aug 7) Mini Camp: Aug 10-11 Registration for 2024 will open Sept 1, 2023.

April 18, 2023

8 Ways to Prepare your First Time Camper for a Successful Summer

Figure Out What Your Child Needs to Know Some parents think it will make their kids feel better to know everything possible about what camp will be like. And while knowing a bit goes a long way, too much info can be detrimental. If your kid has pictures of their cabin, knows everyone who’s going […]

September 29, 2022

(Lack of) Updates from Camp

6 years ago, I posted THIS blog about an article that Joanne wrote in The Globe and Mail explaining why Arowhon chooses not to post pictures of kids during the summer. Today, after a week of reading post-camp parent surveys, it rings just as true.  Being a new daycare mom I have a newfound appreciation […]

August 22, 2022

When They Come Home

It is probably difficult to imagine, as you scan the “packing list,” count socks, get the trunk out, and make sure your child’s name is on everything they are taking, what your son or daughter might be like when they come home from the summer adventure at camp—the adventure for which you are working so […]

August 21, 2022

Camp Magic

I participated in a ceremony tonight where all past members of the Curve (where the 15 year old girls live) speak about what the Curve means to them. Curve alumni of all ages talked about how being at camp taught them to be their best selves – to embrace diversity, to not take themselves too […]

August 16, 2022

Moving to The Point

Yesterday was special for me. OK, it’s true – every day at camp is special to me, and if it weren’t, being a camp director would have been a bad career choice. But yesterday was really special! Leon and I moved into our new cabin 4 days ago, and yesterday we christened it with the […]