Recent Updates

Just Checking In: Jean Murray

Oh, hi, Jean!  Just thought we’d check in.  Where are you right now? Montréal, Quebec   What you are doing in Montreal? I’m in my 4th year at McGill University, studying Cognitive Science and Philosophy.   What you are looking forward to this coming summer? I’m always excited to return to camp every summer, and I know I’m…

Tips to Get Fit For Trip

Today, Woody shares with us some simple tips to help get in shape for trip. From time to time I’m asked “Should I get in shape for my canoe trip at camp”?  In my opinion the answer is yes.  The question that follows is typically “HOW should I get in shape?” Many campers already lead…

Tips For Staying In the Camp Spirit During the Winter

If you’re like me, you’re looking out your window at A LOT of snow right now.  As much as I love the beauty of the winter and its awesome array of outdoor activities, I will admit my shoulders drooped a little this week when Wiarton Willie made his prediction for six more weeks of the white…

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

As promised, we are happy to be sharing with you a few more familiar faces you’ll be seeing at camp this summer. Tim Moss returns to lead WLIT in July and August.  If you’re in Toronto, be sure to visit one of Tim’s yoga classes at Lotus Yoga Centre. Gill Thompson returns to lead WLIT…

Recipe of the Month: Mac and Cheese

January 20th is National Cheese Day, and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate than by sharing a recipe for Mac and Cheese.  Mac and Cheese 9 Tbsp, plus 1 Tbsp for pasta Margarine 9 Tbsp Flour 2 tsps Salt 3 cups Milk (or 1 cup milk powder mixed into 3 cups water)…

River Adventure: Through the Eyes of a Camper (VIDEO)

River Adventurer Andi Breckles, whom you may remember from her interview with us here, has shared her amazing video of her trip this past summer. We welcome our campers to send us their videos from the summer.  We would love to share some of them with the rest of our community.

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

Summer 2014 is starting to take shape.  As we move closer to the summer, we’ll keep you posted on which staff are coming back and introduce you to any new faces you’ll see this coming summer.  First up – our VII leaders.  Most of you will not get to see these four until they paddle…

Twas the Night Before the Holidays – Wanapitei Style

Twas the night before the holidays, and all through the camp Not a camper in sight, not a single headlamp The paddles were hung on the cabins with care In hopes that next summer soon would be there The campers were nestled all snug in their tents, With big dreams of swifties and regatta events.…

Just Checking In: Emma Hobbs

Today we check in with staff member Emma Hobbs. Where are you right now? Snowy London, ON at the University of Western Ontario.  You’re in the first year of your Masters.  What are you studying? Ecology, specifically how chickadees are affected by predators.  Do you think camp influenced your desire to study nature, or did…