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The long trip is back!
Nine days ago six Senior Boys and three staff (two seasoned trip leaders and a counsellor) left camp and paddled eastward literally the entire breadth, all the way across Algonquin Park to the Barron Canyon. They paddled and portaged for nine days, braving huge winds, unmarked portages – and the sheer challenge of a 173 […]Continue
Should children go to sleepaway camp?
An interesting debate in The New York Times: Click HEREContinue
Hot, sunny and fun
Tonight was roast turkey with cranberry sauce and gravy, corn, roast potatoes and salad with spinach and romaine. Perfectly cooked moist turkey. Yummy butter tarts for dessert… and afterwards the cheering was over the top… Section cheers…. Junior Girls staff pouring ice on Junior Boys staff and getting thrown in the lake for it…. Kids […]Continue
Paddle making, climb trip, distance swims
It’s hot and sunny here…. we’re reminding everybody about hats, sunscreen and hydration…. This morning paddle-making started. Woodworker, paddle-maker and canoe artist Bruce Smith arrived to spend three days teaching seniors who signed up to make their own cherrywood paddles.. So right now Bruce has tables set up in the shade of big pine trees […]Continue
Best Day at Camp…. Ever
Today was Circus Day… with the clowns, the many huge inflatable playground extravaganzas… the mechanical bucking bronco, the adrenaline rush inflatable, the huge enclosed trampoline…. candy floss, sno-cones, fresh churros and pretzels…. an ice cream truck…. soak-o-grams, pet the (real) bunny, slip ‘n’ side… Jungle Joe, cupcake decorating…. and then, after dinner the Sole Power […]Continue
another great day at camp
It was sunny and windy all day… with the wind sports full of adrenaline rushes…. Tis the season of 3rd class awards – at every lunch and dinner there are dozens of announcements of 3rd class awards at every activity – because two weeks in, many campers have achieved basic mastery at an activity… or […]Continue
Could a day at camp get any better?
It was hot and sunny, and it seemed every activity was full of even more laughter and smiles than usual. Highlights of the day were an Arts and Crafts and FAD (Fitness, Aerobics and Dance) co-production of body painting and zumba in front of the Main Lodge, which involved campers painting literally every part of […]Continue
Beauty and the Beast
The first big play of the summer just ended – The Junior Show – Beauty and the Beast… The Juniors proved that their talent and their commitment bear no relation to their size! They sang and danced and acted their way into our hearts. With extravaganza costumes and sets the show was also a visual […]Continue
Tonight was the first campfire of the summer… it was wonderful. The emcees were two sumo wrestlers (staff in costumes) and campers sang and played guitar… Big hits were the Bananas in the Sky Song, the Blackfly Song, the thunderstorm skit, and of course the heartfelt speeches made by staff who were receiving their five-year […]Continue