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 […]

It’s time to start packing for camp! Where to begin…

Camp is now only 71 days away and that means the time has come to start thinking about the [dreaded] task of PACKING. There are many aspects of camp that need to be taken into account when beginning the process of packing for camp. One must remember that you need clothes & gear for canoe tripping […]

Long Trip – What’s it all about!?

What does it mean to complete a long trip? Camp Ahmek and Camp Wapomeo are two of the few camps in Canada that offer kids from around the world canoe trip adventures ranging from 1 night to 50 days. The Taylor Statten Camp’s long trip program is extremely unique and coveted within the TSC community. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]