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December 12, 2013

New evidence that camp changes children

A recent University of Waterloo study of camp experience has been released, showing that parents reported that camp made their children more resilient, increased their social skills and self-confidence and their love of learning, as well as their sense of being part of and responsible to a community. To see the study, Click Here

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December 9, 2013

Life without children would be….

There are lives I can imagine without children but none of them have the same laughter and noise

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December 5, 2013

Working at Camp IS a Real Job

10 Reasons Why Businesses Should Hire Former Camp Counselors By: Anne Archer  Yetsko, Associate Director of Camp Merri-Mac in Black Mountain, North Carolina A good communicator: Camp counselors have to be able to communicate well with children, parents, coworkers, and superiors. This is different from any other job because parents leave the most valuable thing in […]

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December 4, 2013

Life in nature….

    “Everyone must believe in something. I believe I’ll go canoeing.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

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November 29, 2013

Camp is a place where girls find their strength

 Rachel Simmons, author of The Curse of the Good Girl and co-founder of Girls Leadership Institute, gave an interview to Camping Magazine about the opportunity for camps to grow girls’ leadership, self-confidence and voice. CLICK HERE for the interview.

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November 28, 2013

Letter from a Camp Arowhon staff

  There’s something special about Arowhon that’s really hard to put into words until you experience it. The summer I chose to come to Arowhon I had a few different job options to consider, but I picked Arowhon. I had an incredible summer, and each one following has been even better. Clearly, I love the […]

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November 27, 2013

What is camp about?

Dr. Chris Thurber captured camp in the recent issue of Camping Magazine: Camp is not about slick advertising. A camp’s popularity rises and falls on the tongues (and thumbs) of youngsters. Positive memories are shared by word-of-mouth or online messages from child to child, and sometimes through parents. For kids, it’s simple: They want to […]

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November 26, 2013

Reflections on Cabin Dis-Requests

This morning before we left for work, Leon and I rubbed each other the wrong way as follows: 1)  He left the fridge open while doing something else. That always drives me crazy. 2) I passed him a Tupperware to pack our soup for lunch. He said it was too small. I said it wasn’t.  3) We […]

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November 19, 2013

Bullying Awareness Week is November 18 – 24

Members of the Arowhon family know about our camp commitment to stop bullying. We know from experience that the vast majority of bullying incidents are caused by problems kids are having in their relationships – so our commitment at Arowhon is first to know what’s going on in kids’ relationships and second to give them the help […]

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Building a Giving Child

I cut my foot rather badly one day this fall. It was a stupid clumsy stumble -whilst carrying a large and heavy vase. The result was a lot of blood, and the partial severing of my big toe nail. It happened, by coincidence, while both my kids  (ages 24 and 28) were nearby. The male […]

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