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Bring on the Cartwheels

Okay – so I can’t stop thinking about play – about free play and kids.  Everywhere I turn this week, someone is talking about some study-or-another about the importance of play for kids.  Questions are coming at me from “experts” on CBC radio.  “Are kids getting enough play time?”  This is a distinction between exercise…

Trip Recipe of the Month: Pan-Baked Perogies

Welcome to our new feature:  Trip Recipe of the Month!  Each month, we will bring you a delicious meal or treat taken from our collection of out-tripping recipes.  Because October 8th is National Perogi Day, we thought we’d kick off our new month feature with Pan-Baked Perogies. Chef’s note:  While all of our featured recipes…

Trent Weekend – 41st Annual Trent Temagami Colloquium

This past weekend at Camp Wanapitei was a happening weekend (Thursday – Sunday).  Trent University and their Canadian Studies program came to Wanapitei for their 41st annual academic gathering.  What makes this event so amazing is the dedicated professors who are determined to be out on the land with their students all day Friday and…

The Gang’s All Here

This is the most emotional day of the year – hands down – every single year.  This morning we welcomed a Voyageur I trip and three Voyageur II trips under the bridge.  So many hopes and dreams assembled together – on the bridge and paddling under the bridge.  After one of the trips had returned,…

End of Week Six

So far it’s been a great summer. We’ve just said goodbye to all of our 2 week campers from week 5 and 6. We still have many trips out and all appear to be on time and experiencing good trips. All the VII trips have checked in recently and are continuing to do well. Hard…

Mailing Addresses for VII trips

We have been getting asked about where to send mail for the VII’s.  Group A & B will end in Kugluktuk.  Group C ends in Baker Lake.  We expect them in their respective locations on August 20th and leaving on August 21st. Group A (leaders Holly and Morgan) & B (leaders Tim and Maeve) –…

They’re Coming Home to Wanapitei

Seems that we have been spending as much time on the bridge cheering as we have anywhere else on site these days.  Nine trips have returned yesterday and today.  Amazing stories are floating around camp.  Campers are spending lots of time in the sauna and in the shower – reconnecting with friends from other groups,…

2nd session begins!

Happy to report that our 2nd session is off to a roaring start.  The bus arrived at 5:30 (on time), staff and campers alike were eager to get things started.  The weather here continues to be beautiful so the walk in to camp was dry and straight forward.  An awesome dinner of homemade mac n’…

WLIT’s on Solo

Our 15 WLIT’s (17-year old campers in our Wilderness Leadership in Training Program) have paddled away from Sandy Inlet across the northern arm of Lake Temagami.  This is a HUGE element of their leadership program.  Each WLIT will, for the first time ever, experience camping, cooking, and campsite management completely alone.  Although they travel in…

Clucking with Joy

We have 12 beautiful young females living with us this summer.  They have an enclosure behind the WLIT  (Malcolm Thomas) cabin. They have their own little sandbox, compost, and overnight housing complete with bars to hang out on and boxes to nestle into. Yes, we have chickens at Wanapitei.  Our 12 hens are different varieties…