Reflections from a Visiting Alum
We had 10 alumni join us to help run Mini Camp this weekend and it was such a treat to see how their love of camp (and ours of them) has only grown with each year apart. Here’s what one of them had to say: After 8 years of being a camper, 1 as an […]Continue
Mini Camp is finally here!
Mini camp is one of my favourite times in Algonquin because it’s a chance to see the next generation of our big Arowhon family discover the magic of camp. I was lucky enough to grow up with my family at Arowhon, but for many young kids, spending time away from home – especially two weeks […]Continue
the fear of leaving and the joy of returning
The night before campers leave, we always have a special ceremony where we honour people who have dedicated a significant part of their life to Arowhon. They sometimes involve those people speaking about what camp means to them – one of the most inspiring things for nervous neophytes to hear. One of them this month […]Continue
What a Day!
It started with our epic Sunday Sleep-in Brunch featuring bagels with smoked salmon and cream cheese, chocolate croissants, tropical fruit, and eggs-to-order, and ended with raucous Sadie Notkins dance where everyone chased everyone, went on hay rides, ate barbecued corn and danced til they were drenched. In between we had a super general (where kids […]Continue
Rocking out on Planet Arowhon
It’s been a hot, sunny, and amazing few days on Planet Arowhon. Now that camp is well underway the energy is really ramping up and it feels like the special events just keep on coming! Last night we were blown away by a truly incredible Junior Play – School of Rock. The kids delivered their […]Continue
getting into the groove
With a few days of programming under our belts, campers are really getting into the groove at activities and watching them find their confidence is inspirational. I took advantage of the perfect conditions and spent 4th period on a windsurfer getting tips from Senior Moose, and as much as I learned about windsurfing I learned […]Continue
Jumping in with Both Feet
With tour day behind us, we’ve jumped full swing into the momentum of camp and with the wonderful weather it feels exactly how summer camp should: full of laughter, growth, trying new things, friendships new and old, and fun in the sun. The Junior Play was announced yesterday with a rambunctious skit and everyone who […]Continue