Life in nature….
“Everyone must believe in something. I believe I’ll go canoeing.” ~ Henry David ThoreauContinue
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.Continue
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 […]Continue
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 […]Continue
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 […]Continue
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 […]Continue
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 […]Continue
Camp is one of the rare places where kids can be themselves
This was written by the staff member who received the most “likes” on our post-camp survey. How fantastic is it that at camp our boys can have role-models like this!?! We are so lucky to be welcoming Jonny Reed back for his second summer at Arowhon in 2014, and hope to have him around for […]Continue
What do you regret not doing?
George Saunders gave a moving speech at Syracuse University – about his biggest regrets in life. See the speech: http://6thfloor.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/31/george-saunderss-advice-to-graduates/?emc=eta1&_r=0Continue
New-school leadership can be summed up as LBSA: Leadership By Serving Around
A former Arowhon Program Director – who grew up at camp and grew into being a great leader, emailed me the link to this Globe and Mail article on leadership, with the comment: “We were doing this at camp in 2001, Glad it’s caught on.” http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/careers/leadership-lab/old-school-leadership-is-out/article15398192/Continue