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July 22, 2019

Things are Humming Rustic’s Coming

Well actually it came, and it was all that we hoped for and more! The Senior Girls truly outdid themselves this year. They worked secretively inside the Main Lodge all afternoon and the big reveal was definitely worth the wait – we went inside to find the ML transformed into a pirate’s paradise, complete with […]

July 21, 2019

Go Greased Lightning!

Today the population of Planet Arowhon nearly doubled in size as the rest of our Inters and all of our Juniors returned from their canoe trips (all with huge smiles and smelling like campfire). Dinner in the Main Lodge was a wild one… between the symphony of spoons banging on bowls in anticipation of ice […]


July 25, 2019 – Travel Lists

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July 20, 2019

July 23, 2019 – Travel Lists

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July 18, 2019

Arowhon Memories Forever

We had a heart-warming visit today from a very special group of Arowhon alumni: Geta Richman, Wendy Eisen, Sharon Razumna, Marilyn Aarons, and Diane Hubert all came together (some up from the US) to pay their respects to their cabin mate Frances Kushner who passed away this year. They entertained us with tales of their […]

July 17, 2019

Joanne was a very happy camper today as her best friend (and Senior Girls counsellor) arrived from New York for her annual visit. Jo put Barbara to work as soon as she arrived and the two of them spent the afternoon cooking up a storm that turned into a gourmet dinner served to the entire […]

July 16, 2019

Summer Camp Blues

Thanks to a camp mom for sharing this great article by Julie Ross ( affirming the “magic words” we train our staff to say to kids: TELL ME MORE. Each year parents in New York pay thousands of dollars to send their children to day or sleep -away camp. Most children go willingly and happily. […]

July 15, 2019

Why camp? I can!

My friend Seth Godin left camp a few days ago. He was here for five wonderful days working with campers and staff. Seth taught canoeing most daytimes, he met with the LITs (Leaders-in-Training), the activity instructors, and lots of lots of folks individually. Why Seth and who is he? As far as I’m concerned, what […]


Come Sail Away With Me

The wind has been perfect this week on Tepee and today we had our first sailing race of the summer. The Zests’ colourful sails were a sight to behold but what really impressed was the skill of the campers who were skippering all the boats (a rule in camp races). They manoeuvred the boats with such […]

July 14, 2019

The Pot of Gold

Today was full of moments that remind us why all the work we do here is worth it. When we lined after dinner for our weekly campfire we were greeted with the most vibrant double rainbow we’ve ever seen coming right out of our lake, and the campfire that followed was definitely blessed with its […]