Recent Updates

Amazing Activity Centre

Our new activity centre is a dream come true.  This building is BEAUTIFUL.  From a functional standpoint, it’s use is exactly what we had hoped it to be.  We’ve had RAIN and STORMY weather.  And everyone has been able to stay active with games.  Floor hockey is alive at Wanapitei.  Square dance at the end…

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Co-Ed Rocks!

I was speaking to an alumnus the other day who told me that he learned that females could “do everything” – carry canoes, food packs and wanagans – scout and paddle huge sets of white water – cook over an open fire – by attending Wanapitei.  This, he said extended into all of his life…

Our Littlest Trippers

We all find it heartwarming when the smallest people in our community are celebrated for being  resilient canoe tripping campers.  Today our first group of Juniors paddled under the bridge from their 3- day canoe trip to an incredible hero’s welcome.  They are so proud of themselves.  The energy they bring to the camp is…

Gathering

Today is our second full day of camp.  As I sit and write this it really feels like we’ve all been here  together for longer.  Last evening I checked in with every group of trip leaders and the way they  described their campers to me sounded like they had known them all for days.  Camp…

Summer 2015: Look Who’s Back! (Volume 3)

Meet our 2015 Program Directors! Doing the dish skit in the first two weeks of July will be Megan Buchkowski.  Megan is currently studying Music and Classical Studies at Bishop’s University in Sherbrooke, QC.  For the rest of the summer, you’ll find Megan cooking up a storm in the kitchen and paddling towards the Bay…

Summer 2015: Look’s Who Back (Volume 2)

More staff announcements!  Here are more of the faces you’ll be seeing around camp (and on lakes and rivers across Ontario and Quebec) this summer.  Meet our 2015 WLIT and VI leaders!               In July, Tori Miller and Angus MacPhail will lead our WLIT program.  Tori is currently finishing…

2014 Alumni Trip: Hart River, Yukon Territory

For the last few years, a growing group of Wanapitei alumni has been heading North each summer to recapture some of the “VII experience.”  Our Board Chair and CEO, Ted Moores, shares memories of this summer’s trip on the Hart River.  A group of twelve Wanapitei alums, (nine former campers and staff from throughout the…

Summer 2015: Look Who’s Back! (Volume 1)

We are incredibly happy to start (re)introducing you to member of our 2015 staff team.  Without further ado, please meet our Voyageur II leaders for this summer.               Emily Miller and Charles Heath will be leading our Group A participants from Kugluktuk, Nunavut, north-west to Paulatuk, NWT.  Emily is…

What’s Happening in the Office Right… Now!

We, along with most of our colleagues at other camps, are often asked what exactly it is that we do outside of the summer months. To help answer that question, as well as share some awesome things going on at Wanapitei right now, I give you: this blog post. Hiring for summer is in full…