Highlights from the OCA Conference

Every January, camps from all over Ontario gather together in Markham. This Ontario Camping Association conference provides a place for camp staff to come together to swap stories, share ideas, and learn from each other.  Each day is filled with workshops on hot topics in the camping world, such as waterfront safety, mental health support for […]

5 very important skills you can put on your resume after being a camp counsellor

Being a camp counsellor may sound like it is all fun and games which is a big part but in reality, it is also a 24/7 job that requires hard work and dedication. The skills you learn in the counsellor role are crucial to your success as you enter the adult world of job hunting […]

Canoe Lake Update

Another great session here at TSC has come and gone. We said goodbye to our August 15 day and ATOC1 campers this past weekend and hello to our August 12 day and ATOC2 campers! The weather was extremely beautiful with hot and sunny days. We had our first really big down pour of rain this […]

Only 24 days until Camp!!!

Wow! Time flies when you are excited. It still surprises us every year how quickly the summer arrives but we love it! The Toronto office has been busy confirming canoe trips, organizing program supplies and confirming camper registrations while up in Algonquin, the work crew has been working hard to ensure camp is ready for […]

Mail Call

How mail works at the Taylor Statten Camps Mail call – Letters, care packages and emails are something that Camp Ahmek and Camp Wapomeo campers look forward to everyday. Mail is checked Monday – Friday in the afternoon and brought to the receptionists to be sorted according to section or special trip. Each section has […]

Sharpening Your Axe

Below is a morning meditaion that our Ahmek Director, Greg Albisser, gave this past summer on the importance of taking time to recharge ourselves or “sharpen our axes”. The first part of the meditation is a passge from Stephen Covey’s book “7 Habits of Highly Successful People”, the second half of the meditation was Greg’s […]

Camp Friendships

Making friends is one of the most valuable factors of our camp life. Every summer campers meet people whom they never cease to like. Wherever we go we see evidence of this. In schools and colleges throughout the country, it is the usual rather than the exceptional thing to see two or more people who […]

The Power of being yourself – Monday Meditation

#MondayMeditation, a beautiful morning med that Sarah Stilling, Kiowa SD, gave this past Summer There is a power in being yourself. Authenticity attracts support, faith and love from others. Its attractiveness comes from the people’s ability to trust and relate to you on a deep level because nothing is hidden. Many of us put on […]