Life After Camp – Finn O’Hara

Summer camp is all about the outdoors and this can have a major impact on a child’s future career. Take photographer extraordinaire and Camp Ahmek alum Finn O’Hara, for example. Finn attended Ahmek from 1989 to 1994, working as a CIT, Bantam Counsellor, Pioneer Counsellor, Senior Counsellor, Quetico Counsellor, and Senior Section Director. TSC is […]

Life After Camp – Daniel Dubuc

We recently saw a post on Facebook about 2 Wapomeo alumnae who have had huge success with their fashion line, Beaufille, and it had us wanting to know more about what life after camp has brought to others. We reached out on the Alumni Facebook Group to learn more and have received quite a few responses. […]

Why working at summer camp is the best job ever!

The summer is fast approaching and we are very much looking forward to another unforgettable summer on Canoe Lake.  We are happy to report that almost all our summer positions are filled and there are only a few roles that remain open. As you begin to think about your summer plans, whether you are just […]

50 things we love about canoe trip

What makes Camp Ahmek and Camp Wapomeo of the Taylor Statten Camps unique from other summer camps in Ontario is our amazing canoe tripping program. As we are lucky to be located in Algonquin Park, our campers embarking on park trips have the authentic Canadian wilderness at right at their finger tips. Throughout the summer, […]

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 […]