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The Taylor Statten Camps to sell its Temagami Outpost

For Immediate Release The Board of Directors of the Taylor Statten Camps (TSC) announced today that it will place its canoe tripping Outpost property (Lake Maskinonge, Temagami, Ontario) up for sale, effective Tuesday June 30, 2015. Known affectionately as “the Outpost” by TSC campers and staff, TSC originally purchased the property in the 1960’s as […] continue reading >

Top 10 Items for Canoe Trip

Top 10 Items for Canoe Trip Going on canoe trip is an adventure. It often places you out of your comfort zone and teaches you things about yourself, others and nature. To ensure that you enjoy your canoe trip at the Taylor Statten Camps to the fullest, are a few must-haves when packing. Whether you are […] continue reading >

Preparing for Summer 2015

Preparing for Summer 2015.  We would like to thank the Taylor Statten Camp’s Work Crew and Maintenance Team. Have you ever wondered how camp looks the way it does when you arrive? With canoes laid out on the dock, sailboats in the water and newly painted cabins? Without a doubt, your first moments arriving at Camp Ahmek […] continue reading >

Moving Day Has Arrived

Moving Day Has Arrived!   The boxes are packed and we are ready to go. Here in the office, we cannot believe it is already time to move to Algonquin. This is our favourite time of year. Camper files are sorted, program supplies are ordered and all that is left is to load up the […] continue reading >

Top 10 Tips for Making the Best of Camp

Top 10 tips for making the best of camp Camp is an incredible environment to experience new things, because it gives you the opportunity to step out of your comfort zone. Here are some tips to help you make the best of your time at camp: Set Personal Goals: Whether you want to climb to […] continue reading >

Top 10 Most Popular Forgotten Items When Packing

Today we’ve compiled for you the Top 10 Most Popular Forgotten Items When Packing for the summer! Preparing for camp is a very exciting time. Often it is so exciting, that we forget to pack some of the important necessities. Our minds are focused on the busy summer days that lie ahead on Canoe Lake.  […] continue reading >

Early Days at Camp Wapomeo

My Uncle, Lorne McDonald, was a personal friend of Taylor Statten’s when they both worked at the Toronto Y.M.C.A., and was on the staff at Ahmek when it began. My father, Burt McDonald, always maintained a keen interest in the camp as well. At one point he gave the funds to build the first bridge […] continue reading >

The Salt of Life

Below is a beautiful morning mediation which Ahmek Director, Greg Albisser, gave this past summer. “Once an unhappy young man came to an old master and told he had a very sad life and asked for a solution.The old Master instructed the unhappy young man to put a handful of salt in a glass of […] continue reading >

After The Adventure

I cannot rest from travel: I will drink Life to the lees: all times I have enjoyed Greatly, have suffered greatly, both with those That loved me and alone; on shore and when Through scudding drifts the rainy Hyades Vexed the dim sea: I am become a name. – Tennyson, Ulysses   After the adventure […] continue reading >