Posts tagged with “Summer 2014”

2014 Alumni Trip: Hart River, Yukon Territory

For the last few years, a growing group of Wanapitei alumni has been heading North each summer to recapture some of the “VII experience.”  Our Board Chair and CEO, Ted Moores, shares memories of this summer’s trip on the Hart River.  A group of twelve Wanapitei alums, (nine former campers and staff from throughout the…

What’s Happening in Our Office: Summer is HERE!

I feel like the best way to describe the preparation for camp is to compare it to a long distance race.  Fall and winter are an even, steady pace.  We reflect on the summer that has passed, and begin to shape the upcoming year.  Then comes spring – the finish line is approaching, and you…

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,…

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…

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…

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…