An Assistant Director’s ode to the CITs

In the summer of 2017, I had the wonderful privilege of being one of the two Assistant Directors at Camp Wapomeo (shout out to the amazing Kate O!!). At the beginning of July, CIT SD Meryl was given the task of guiding one of our Kipawas. She was totally game, and did a fabulous job […]

In the Spotlight: the Biscotasing Region

Last week, we shed a spotlight on the beautiful regions of Algonquin Provincial Park and Temagami. Both these areas are held near and dear to the heart of TSC campers and staff. This week, we take a look at the incredible Biscotasing region traveled each summer by our Ishpatina (36 days), Bisco (42 days) and 50 Day trips. […]

how summer camp can help support an active lifestyle

We are so lucky to live in a world with access to parks, organized sports, gyms and more. Even still, sometimes doing exercise is the last thing on our mind and instead we prefer to sit on the couch with a snack while watching our favourite show on Netflix. It is in these moments that we must remember […]

5 Things we miss about camp

It has been almost 2 months since camp ended and we are already looking forward to next season! We have had some time to reflect on our experiences this past summer and can proudly say it was one of our best summers yet. We loved having each and every one of you on Canoe Lake […]

Tom Thomson: 100 Years Since

Did you know that Canoe Lake is home to one of Canada’s greatest mysteries? Canadian painter, Tom Thomson, was last seen alive on July 8th 1917 at Mowat Lodge on Canoe Lake. This July will mark the 100th anniversary of Thomson’s death and an anniversary that is being honoured throughout the country. Tom Thomson was […]

How to Prepare your Child for their First Summer Camp Experience

A child’s first summer at camp is a new adventure not only for the camper, but for parents and guardians as well. It is important for everyone involved to remember that it is absolutely normal to feel nervous or anxious! It is common amongst all first time camp families, even returning families. Campers feel nervous […]

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 […]

What’s new with TSC?

Hey TSC! We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that it was filled with good food, loved ones and outdoor activities. Although the summer has come to an end, you can be rest assured that we are already preparing for our 2017 season, both here in the Toronto office and up North, in Algonquin […]

Only 49 Days Until Campers Arrive!

Only 49 Days Until Campers Arrive! Our Full Session, July, and July 15 Day campers will be arriving on Canoe Lake in only 49 days. We are so excited to get started, with our many activities, events and canoe trips that we have to look forward to. As we gear up for the summer, we thought you may […]