Canoe Lake Update
It has been a whirl wind of emotions at the Taylor Statten Camps as the July 15 day campers said farewell and the July 12 day campers arrived. July has brought us beautiful weather, days jam packed with activities, and canoe trips galore. With TSC’s talented program staff, we have seen campers improve on their skills and develop love for new activities.
The park canoe trips were a success! The campers got to experience new trip meals such as hash browns and sausage, chicken curry, and quinoa with vegetables. In addition to the new food, some lucky trips got to pilot new Langford canoes that can better handle the rugged terrain of Algonquin Park. The long trips looked happy and healthy when they were greeted for their first food drops. They’ve found their rhythm and are excited to keep exploring.
Our Try-Out campers (TOCOs) came and went faster than the blink of an eye. We loved having their energy in camp, even if it was just for four days. They got to experience many of the activities that camp has to offer. TOCO tennis was a huge hit, as was archery and woodworking!
Camp Ahmek have been full of special activities such as the Dewy Run (a one mile race) and the fishing derby. The mini final banquet was Star Wars themed; every Bantam was equipped their own personal lightsaber. Camp Wapomeo hosted its first WapStock music festival, complete with performers such as Adele, John Legend, Jimi Hendrix, Destiny’s Child, and Bob Dylan.
There is a lot to look forward to as the month comes to a close. Our Kipawa and 22 Day Temagami trips are returning, great food at final banquet, talented musicians at the Ahmek A, reflection at Wapomeo candle lighting and excitement at the camper boule and stilson. We are so excited to see what else the summer is going to bring!