Recent Updates

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…

Just Checking In: Erin Sunstrum

We’re back with another edition of Just Checking In, where we see what our staff members are doing in the off-season. Today, we check in with our Administrative Director, Erin. Where are you right now? I’m actually at a farm in Eastern Scotland right now. What are you doing in Scotland? My job as Administrative…

Good ol’ Camp Prank

This morning Woody and I woke to find a note left on our porch.  Left there in the middle of last night, from one of the Bay Trip groups (who had arrived at camp around 2:00 am after a long journey from Moosenee to Cochrane and then to Temagami).  We learned that our beloved Program…

The Gang’s All Here

  This place is buzzing.  Every trip has now returned.  So many hugs on the docks as friends are reunited after long periods on different trips.   Skits are being practiced for this evening, the kitchen is all a flurry with extra staff members in there preparing for tonight’s banquet, the regatta starts this afternoon,…

Junior Camp

Ahhhhh Juniors.  Our youngest ones here. The Junior Program started this summer on July 12th.  The one-week’ers have gone home and the next group of one-week’ers is now here.  Two boys are here for 2 weeks of July in the program – they are looking like the seasoned veterans in the clan.  This morning they…

WLIT Solo Trips

Today is one of my favourite days at camp – the day that the WLIT’s return triumphantly from their 3-day solo trips.  The solo is one of the most challenging, and therefore rewarding, aspects of the Wanapitei Wilderness  in Training Program.  Each 16-year-old WLIT leaves camp on day one paddling his/her canoe.  In the winds…

Welcome to First Session!

Today marks the first full day of camp for 2014.  We are super excited to welcome all of our campers for the first session.  The bus arrived on time yesterday to an enthusiastic welcome. Campers are doing their swim test today, happily it is perfect weather for it. They’ll be checking in with our doctor,…

What’s Happening in Our Office: Summer is HERE!

I feel like the best way to describe the preparation for camp is to compare it to a long distance race.  Fall and winter are an even, steady pace.  We reflect on the summer that has passed, and begin to shape the upcoming year.  Then comes spring – the finish line is approaching, and you…

Wanapitei 101: What is Family Camp?

Ahhhh Family Camp – a most magical week in the Wanapitei summer.  A week that provides respite and relaxation – adventure and challenge.  Each person who attends – young and old – gets their specific needs met.  Solitude and community – family time and time with peers. The Wanapitei Family Camp offers programming each morning…