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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 […]

July 4, 2019

A Special Visitor

The sun continued to shine down on Algonquin Park today and we were glad with this weather to be out of the city and able to jump in the lake to cool down. The swim docks were the place to be for general today and the Jungle Joe and water tramps were more popular than […]

July 2, 2019

Rising from the Ashes

We have a special visitor with us for the first couple weeks of this summer – Vanessa, who was our Office Manager in 1989 and 1990, Joanne’s first 2 summers as camp director. Since then she has survived cancer and through that journey discovered herself as an artist and pottery enthusiast. We reconnected this year […]

July 1, 2019

Sunshine on Tepee!

The summer weather finally decided to show up in Algonquin Park! Day 3 of the session saw campers really getting into the groove at activities and watching them find their confidence was truly inspirational. I took advantage of the perfect conditions and spent 4th period on a windsurfer getting tips from Senior Boys, and as […]

June 30, 2019

A camper mom sent me this. Not all of it applies to Arowhon, we don’t do packages or pics, but….

The Ten Commandments of overnight camp for parents: 1. Honour thy camp staff. They aren’t you but are doing their hardest to give your child the best summer possible. Give them the benefit of the doubt (and leave them alone as much as you can!). 2. Honour thy child. Don’t micromanage them from afar. Calling […]


First Session 2019 – Junior Boy Cabin Photos