Camp Arowhon

Skills Building

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 […]

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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 […]

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June 21, 2019

Pre Camp staff training is in full swing

It’s 7:30 am. Leon and I are sitting on the porch of our cabin having a cup of tea and talking about the camp day ahead. I look at the lake – and suddenly see about 15 yellow canoes coming round the bend from the Joe Lake channel into our lake. Oh great joy, for […]

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October 1, 2018

Why Failure is Good for Kids

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August 11, 2018

Mini Camp Mania

First off, we hope you’ll accept our apology for our recent radio silence… We’ve had some technical trouble with our website that’s prevented us from posting. But technical trouble’s not a problem for everyone here on Tepee Lake because we depend on each other and NOT screens to have a good time, so nobody here […]

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July 11, 2018

It was a bittersweet morning as we said goodbye to the 2 week juniors. We’re sad to see them go but it was heartwarming seeing the joyous reunions and we’ve been getting fabulous emails all day telling us about all the fun camp stories that were told on the car ride home and around the […]

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July 8, 2018

Super Special Sunday

For our first sleep-in Sunday of the summer we went all out! After a fabulous buffet brunch that got a rave review from critic Joanne Kates, campers had plenty of energy to do a super cabin clean up and distance swims (thanks to all that hollandaise-flavoured fuel). Then we took it up a notch from […]

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July 4, 2018

No Power No Problem

There are many things that make the Arowhon mentality unique and one of the things we’re most proud of is that when challenges arise, we don’t shy away from them or moan and groan – we embrace the opportunity to try something new and feel proud of ourselves afterward. During pre-camp, we played a game […]

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February 22, 2018

Getting Through to Tough Boys

An excerpt from Arowhon Head Counsellor Jonny Reed’s recent article on #Metoo and teenage boy culture. This perfectly reflects Jonny’s (and Arowhon’s) approach to mentoring young men. Worth a read for everyone with a boy in their life. “In the three months since the rise of #MeToo, I’ve seen an upswing in the conversation about […]

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September 4, 2017

Growing Emotional Intelligence

Maybe even more important than history and geography. That they can Google 24/7. But you can’t Google emotional intelligence, sometimes dubbed EQ. You can’t fake it, you can’t cram for it, and it’s pretty hard to learn once you’re grow up. All of which make the stakes pretty high on raising a child with EQ. […]

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