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July 15, 2019

Why camp? I can!

My friend Seth Godin left camp a few days ago. He was here for five wonderful days working with campers and staff. Seth taught canoeing most daytimes, he met with the LITs (Leaders-in-Training), the activity instructors, and lots of lots of folks individually. Why Seth and who is he? As far as I’m concerned, what […]


Come Sail Away With Me

The wind has been perfect this week on Tepee and today we had our first sailing race of the summer. The Zests’ colourful sails were a sight to behold but what really impressed was the skill of the campers who were skippering all the boats (a rule in camp races). They manoeuvred the boats with such […]

July 14, 2019

The Pot of Gold

Today was full of moments that remind us why all the work we do here is worth it. When we lined after dinner for our weekly campfire we were greeted with the most vibrant double rainbow we’ve ever seen coming right out of our lake, and the campfire that followed was definitely blessed with its […]

July 13, 2019

Highlights of the Day

Today was Circus Day and the Magen Boys dance so energy was high (due to a perfect combination of junk food and adrenaline;). Obviously the kids had a great time, but from a director’s perspective I witnessed a few moments that warmed my heart and affirmed that all the work we do training our staff […]

July 10, 2019

Above and Beyond

With 2 weeks under our belts we’re starting to really get in the groove of camp life. Campers are feeling settled, staff are confident in their jobs, and we’re starting to see the next level stuff that only comes from spending this much time at camp (one of the reasons why we have such limited […]

July 9, 2019

Magic on the Water

We can’t believe the 2 week session is already coming to a close! The departing Juniors are leaving on a high note as today was a very special one on Planet Arowhon. It started out with a rousing skit announcing that the Inter-Senior play this month will be Grease – definitely a popular choice by […]


We Can Feel the Love Tonight

The day was abuzz on Tepee Lake as the Juniors prepared for the first play of the season: The Lion King. All their hard work paid off in spades and the whole camp was in awe at how much stage presence such small people could have. The inters and seniors pitched in to create vibrant sets, […]

July 8, 2019

David Curhan Returns

One of the best things about camp is all the traditions we look forward to year after year, and the past two days held some very special ones. Last night the Senior Boys gave us a beautifully written and performed production of Buck Lake – their satirical original play. Campers and staff were rolling with […]

July 7, 2019

Good News from Camp

There is nothing scarier for a parent than sending their most prized possession away to a place where they cannot talk to them, and the periodic correspondence you do get from them is often written in moments of high emotion that rarely reflect their overall experience of camp. THIS article is a refreshing reminder of […]

July 5, 2019

As I walked out of my cabin at 7:45 this morning on my way to breakfast I saw about a dozen Inter Boys standing in a semi-circle in front of my cabin. They called me over and showed me what they were looking at: a large snapping turtle laying its eggs. The eggs were neat […]