Recent Updates

Vancouver Reunion Highlights

This past Saturday marked our very first West Coast reunion in Vancouver.  Jackie Hodgins gives us highlights from the event. The first ever Western Wanapitei Reunion was a total success.   A crowd of 25 people attended!  The smiles were wide and the hugs were generous.  Our group ranged from alumni dating back to the 70’s…

Trip Recipe of the Month: Pizza

Today is National Pizza With Everything On It (Except Anchovies) Day!  In honour of the celebration, we bring you everyone’s favorite trip dinner: pizza! Pizza 2 ½ cups flour 2 ¾ tsp Baking powder 1 tsp Salt 1 tbsp Oil ¾ to 1 cup water 1 can Tomato paste (or equivalent dehydrated paste – rehydrated)…

Video of the Month: VIs on the Pontax

Our Voyageur Is completed a trip on the Pontax River in Northern Quebec this past August.  The sweeping views and amazing (bilingual!) narration make this our Video of the Month! Video credit: Sophie Roher

Highlights from the Toronto Reception

On Saturday night, we hosted our first reunion of the year in Toronto.  Close to one hundred staff, alumni, campers and their families joined us for a great evening filled with good food, beautiful presentations and lots of fun.  Here are some of the highlights! That first squeal. The first minutes of the reunion are…

Gear Guide: Therm-a-Rest Repairs

Gear is an essential part of our lives as canoe campers.  Good gear can be a costly investment, which is why we want to be able to make it last.  Today, Woody guides us through patching a leaky self-inflating mattress, a trick that will extend its life and keep it from “snowing” in your tent…

FAQ: How Do You Choose the Camp Store Gear?

Erin Sunstrum tells us about selecting camp gear for our online and in-camp stores. I am going to let you in on a little secret.  I have a camp swag addiction.  My closet is FILLED with camp shirts and sweats.  I carry my Wanapitei Nalgene everywhere.  Sometimes I have to change what I am wearing,…

Conversations with a Junior Camp Mom: Meet Catrien Bouwman

Camper Mom, Catrien Bouwman, talks to us about her experience with Wanapitei and her son, Lucas, who completed his second year in the Junior program in 2013. What made you want to send your son to summer camp? Mark, his Dad, had gone to summer camps as a kid and he had very formative experiences…

Just Checking In: Morgan Moores

In our new feature Just Checking In, we talk with our staff from this past season to see what they’re up to in the off-season.  Our first check-in is with Morgan Moores. Since VII, I have been preparing like a mad man for the next step in my life and enjoying a little time off…

What’s Happening In Our Office: Fall Edition

“You’re a Camp Director.  So, what do you do for the rest of the year?” Explaining to people that the job of operating a summer camp takes twelve months of the year when “show time” is nine weeks is sometimes challenging.  But it’s true!  Our planning for the upcoming summer begins before the current summer…

On Site: Wanapitei in Fall

Camp is a beautiful place all year.  This photo, taken in early-October, comes from our site supervisor Jeff (Heffy) Geiler.  It was taken in front of the Log Cabin area.