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August 9, 2014

Long trips came back

from the French River and the campers on those trips were carried into dinner on their staff’s shoulders, to wild cheers. Also a moving speech at dinner about an Inter Girl who got her 2nd class award in climbing. And after dinner we all went outside to watch the same skit we’ve been doing for […]


Hot and sunny, it’s Mini Camp Day

33 young children (ages 5 to 9) just arrived here and started their one day “taste of camp” Mini Camp day… This morning the mist was so thick on the lake that the canoeists on the  water were like wraiths slipping through the silvery mist. Last night was campfire, with silly songs and six soulful […]

August 7, 2014

Can it get any better?

I got up as usual at 6:30 this morning, to the same sounds I hear every morning –  Senior Boys and Girls training for Brent and  Whitney marathon canoe trips. Paddling and portaging (at a jog) circuits, cheering each other on, communicating all the while – learning to be great team players. …At breakfast today […]

August 6, 2014

So many wonderful happenings today

‘Twas another hot sunny day at camp… with great wind. At Rest  Hour we had the first of three heats to qualify for the Wayne Peck Sailing Regatta. My camper partner sailed like a champ (I only crewed) and we won our heat. Leon went down to defeat in his heat just before dinner, apparently […]

August 5, 2014

It just keeps getting better

Hot and sunny again today. There was a windsurfing race at Rest Hour (A Junior Boy got honourable mention). Lots of tie dying going on at Arts & Crafts. Auditions for Junior Senior play. Many many camper/staff crews signed up for the Wayne Peck Sailing Regatta, so the first of several heats will be tomorrow. […]

August 4, 2014

Hot and sunny here today…

11 campers signed up for the challenge and did the two-mile swim today. Arowhon campers have been doing this swim since 1934. They paddle out the two miles to the Joe Lake Dam. Then each camper gets into the water and swims back to camp, accompanied by a canoe paddled by two staff as their […]

August 3, 2014

What a difference the heat makes

At Rest Hour it seemed every camper in camp was in the water. There were kids playing on Jungle Joe, jumping on both water tramps, going down the water slide, playing on the pirate swing (out over the water) and swimming at every dock. How grateful we are that it finally warmed up! Could be […]

August 2, 2014

Hot and sunny – Hurrah!

The lake was bustling all day with campers overjoyed by heat and sun – kayaks, canoes, kids windsurfing, sailing and swimming.  At riding campers were learning to jump, at tennis it’s round two of the mixed doubles tournament, at drama the Juniors are in the final days of rehearsing Matilda. At FAD and Guitar campers […]

August 1, 2014

Carnival Day!

How lucky we were that Carnival Day was hot and sunny! There were huge inflatables to play on, snow cones, pretzels, hot-dogs to roast over a fire, dozens of carnival games, slip ‘n’ slide, clowns and an ice cream truck. Then tonight we had a slide show with pics from the Carnival, and the Carnival […]

July 30, 2014

No rain today but still cool… warming trend predicted

Life at camp is great. Tonight all our two-week campers are on an overnight “trip” to sleep out (in the field) in tents… after roasting marshmallows ’round the campfire, which they loved. The Junior Boys had a great special (half) day – Gangsters and Gentlemen. As Gangsters they threw water on staff, “stole” the Tuck […]