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June 7, 2013

Kids and Guns

 Guns ‘n’ Kids by Joanne Kates In May, in Virginia, two Grade Two boys were suspended from school for making shooting noises while pointing pencils at each other. This they think will stop gun violence in America. The teacher knew the boys were play fighting, and identified their play as pernicious because they have a zero […]

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May 28, 2013

A different perspective on bullying

by Joanne Kates The media are all over the Rehteah Parsons tragedy, but it’s a conversation utterly lacking in depth. The proposed legislation – against transmitting intimate images – is a lousy little band-aid on a festering sore. Rehteah Parsons died because of bullying. The Internet does not create bullying. It just makes the cruelty […]

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May 2, 2013

Welcome to camp’s new website

Welcome to the new Camp Arowhon website. We’re excited about the clear and easy-to-follow navigation. We listened to feedback from our camper parents about the old site, and have tried hard to meet your needs better. For instance, all that good,  urgent stuff like bus times and packing list is front row centre, under Parents […]

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Girl Power Arowhon Style

Before being a camp director, I was a journalist for 20 years. During that time, as well as being restaurant critic for The Globe and Mail, I wrote columns reflecting on life… I wrote the Hers column for the New York Times and years ago wrote a regular personal column for The Globe and Mail. […]

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