Recent Updates

Gear Shopping on a Budget

Finding gear can be one of the more stressful parts of getting ready for camp.  It had been our hope to offer a second gear swap this year, but feedback indicates that we have more buyers than sellers in our community at the moment.  Not wanting to let you down, we’ve put together some of…

Summer 2014: Look Who’s Back! (Volume 5)

This summer we have not one… not two… not even three… but FOUR of our amazing staff taking on the role of Trip Director.  We are grateful to each of them for taking a couple of weeks out of their busy schedules to ensure we have all eight weeks of the summer covered. In July,…

Summer 2014: Look Who’s Back! (Volume 4)

Summer staffing is coming together!  Welcome back to these lovely staff: Jean Murray is back for her fourth summer on staff.  Jean is currently studying at McGill. Asa Thomas, also back for his fourth year on staff.  Asa is living in Toronto after graduating this past summer from the London Scool of Economics. Megan Buchkowski,…

Recipe of the Month: S’mores Empanadas

It’s National Empanada Day!  While the empanadas we usually see on trip are usually of the savory variety, we just couldn’t help but share this yummy dessert variation.   While we always say that our food tastes best cooked over the fire, these little guys can also be baked for about 12 to 15 minutes in…

Emotionally Preparing for Camp

  The lead up to camp is an incredibly exciting time for a child – and it can also be an anxious time as well. Here are some tips for helping your child emotionally prepare to go camp. Learn together.  Explore our website and social networking sites with your child.  Looking at pictures from camp…

Wanapitei 101: What is… the Chateau? Banquet Night? Community Weekend? Harvest?

  When an organization has been around for as long as Wanapitei, it can be easy to take for granted that not everyone understands what you are talking about when you throw around phrases like Harvest Night, Chateau, Community Weekend or Banquet Night. These things are so ingrained in our culture that we can sometimes…

Just Checking In: North de Pencier

This week, we check in with North de Pencier on the other side of the globe. Where are you right now? I’m in Pune, Maharashtra, which is a “medium-sized” Indian city of 6 million people, a 3-hour drive from Mumbai. What are you doing in India? I’m in school full time, studying a language called…

Summer 2014 Staff: Look Who’s Back! (Volume Three)

Here are a few more faces you’ll see at camp this summer! Scott McCutcheon and Tori Miller team up again for Bay Trip this summer.  Scott is currently in Halifax studying at Dalhousie University.  Tori is working hard training to be a paramedic at Algonquin College in Ottawa. Also paddling the Bay this summer are…

Check Your Mailboxes: The Paddler Is On Its Way!

This year’s issue of the Paddler has been printed, stuffed into envelopes and put in the mail.  It’s full of great pictures, articles from our community and a day from EVERY trip from summer 2013.  It will find its way to all our 2013 families in the next week or so.  To see it in…