Recent Updates

Recipe of the Month: No Bakes

In the mood for a snack that’s fast, sweet and sticks to your fingers?  We’ve got it!  No bakes are incredibly easy and a favourite at camp, both in the dining hall and on trip.  In fact, they’re Woody’s favourite camp dessert! No Bakes 3 cups Quick oats 2 cups Sugar ½ cup Peanut butter or soy…

Conversation With A Camper: Meet Andi Breckles

Camper Andi Breckles came to Wanapitei for the first time as a River Adventurer this past summer.  Today on the blog, she shares her Wanapitei experience as “the new kid” and why she can’t wait for next summer. You joined the Wanapitei community just this past summer;  how did you find out about our camp?…

Camper Gift Guide: Great Gift Ideas for the Wanapitei’er on Your List

It’s hard to believe that December has arrived already.  If you’re shopping for a Wanapitei’er this year, here are some of our top pics for gifts this holiday season. Outdoor clothing. Items like fleece and quick dry tops and bottoms are must haves on our packing lists.  Stores like Old Navy are currently full of affordable…

Camp Promotes Positive Change & Scientific Research Can Prove It

Research Alert!  The Immersive Experience of Summer Camp has Scientifically Proven Results! We are happy to report that scientific research recently published supports what many parents and camp staff members have known intuitively for years.  Camp helps kids and youth to grow in obvious ways – now measurable – not just intuitively known by those…

Coming Soon: The Paddler

We’re working hard putting this year’s edition of the Paddler together.  We promise it will be FULL of pictures, interesting articles and great days from our trips this summer.  Here is a little teaser to get you excited!  

Gear How-To: Caring for Your Paddle

Woody walks us through the importance of taking care of our paddles, and we share a simple tutorial from Badger Paddle for refinishing our well-loved accessory. The paddle is essential to any Wanapitei experience. That’s kind of like saying a steering wheel is important to a car – no doubt an understatement and completely obvious. …

Why Camp is Good for Mom and Dad, Too.

There are many reasons why summer camp is good for kids, but did you know it can help Mom and Dad, too?  Today Wanapitei co-director, JJ, talks about how camp helped ease her parental anxieties. I have been a summer camp director for a lot longer than I have been a parent – 20 years…

FAQ: How to Budget for Camp

Summer camp is an incredibly valuable experience for children, but the cost can be intimidating.  Today, we talk about how to budget for camp and give you tips on how to save on your child’s summer experience. Plan it out.  We do our best to include all at-camp associated costs at the time of registration. …

Ottawa Reunion Highlights

On Saturday, November 16th, we welcomed over 120 guests to our Ottawa reception.  Here are a few of the highlights. Food, glorious food.  In addition to our usual yummy treats, Phil Nicholson once again delighted guests with his contributions.  Fancy cheeses, smoked salmon, artisanal dips and tasty wines kept guests nibbling all night. Have a…

Just Checking In: Charles Heath

Today we check in with Charles Heath.  I left for Nepal on the first of October and spent three weeks trekking in the Himalayas. After a couple of weeks of relaxation, jungle safaris and bungee jumping I am excited to be heading to  India this week. I am planning on traveling India for six weeks…