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Meet the 2014 Unit Heads: Jessica

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Jessica Goodman – PeeGee UH

Hello Camp Wahanowin!

Although there are still quite a few months before the summer begins, I am already looking forward to another amazing summer at camp! The 2014 summer will be my 14th summer at camp and my second as a unit head. Last summer I had an unforgettable experience as the Eagle Unit Head, which was my best summer yet! Now I’m equally excited for this summer to move up into the grove and help make the PG unit have the time of their lives. My summer as a PG camper was one of my best. It was the summer my cabin started to form a really strong bond and start to become young leaders at camp.  We didn’t just have an amazing time at camp, but we also became closer during the 10 months of the year we aren’t at camp. As a staff member, being a counsellor in the PG unit was also one of my most memorable summers that I spent with my camper. 

Each summer I return to camp for the unforgettable memories. Since my first summer as a Bear camper I stayed the full two months at camp, and every summer since then, because I couldn’t imagine ever leaving before I had to. 14 years later, my feelings for camp have never changed. The friendships I have made with all my campers and other staff, the experiences I have received and the memories that I will never forget, is what keeps me coming back summer after summer.

To the PG unit of 2014 – get ready for the most amazing time of your life. I’m beyond excited to make memories with all of you and ensure that you have your best summer yet!

I hope you’re all as excited as I am!

Jessica

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Meet the 2014 Unit Heads: Jo Glow

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Joanne ‘Jo’ Glowinsky – Main Camp UH

Hi everyone!

As I write this I am reflecting on my past summer as a unit head for the Grad Unit of 2013. As a 1st year unit head, I was quite nervous upon my arrival to camp, and I was not sure what to expect. All I knew was that I would be introduced to plenty of new faces, and this frightened me. Within hours, I felt a connection with all the campers and staff in my unit, and as soon as I could realize, one spectacular summer had already flown by. I wonder whether or not the Grad Unit of 2013 is entirely responsible for allowing me to experience such an incredible summer. As much as I loved my staff and campers, and as much as I’d like to thank them for 2 unforgettable months, I realize that they are just one part of this magical thing we call camp. Continue reading »

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Meet the 2014 Unit Heads: Hannah

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Hannah Albrechtsons – BB-Bear UH

Hi everyone!

As I write this I have a huge smile on my face—how can you not be happy when you think about Wahanowin?!

I first came to the shores of Lake Couchiching when I was in high school for National Music Camp. I was truly amazed by the spirit of the camp and the kind camp staff. After my first year of university I applied to be Core Staff and was so delighted when Pete offered me a job! I was born in Calgary, Alberta, but grew up in St. John’s, Newfoundland—and although Wahanowin is a 3-½ hour plane ride away, it quickly began to feel like home.

My first year at camp was in 2011. I enjoyed lifeguarding and teaching canoeing as Waterfront Staff in the spring of, but nothing could top the joy and privilege of being a BB-Bear counselor for the beautiful girls of Cabin 6. It was an incredible summer, and when it had to end (with lots of tears!) I was already counting down the minutes until next summer on the plane ride home. Continue reading »

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LTP Blog

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Hi LTP Family and Friends!

The LTP Unit has gotten off to a busy and amazing start! We started the summer off strong with the first trip of the summer. We left early last Monday morning to Tobermory for our unit’s hiking trip. The LTPs had an incredible time hiking, jumping in the grotto and bonding as a whole. Although we had an incredible time, we were all anxious and eager to pack up Wednesday morning and get back to regular schedule at camp! Continue reading »

Grad Blog

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Camp is off to a great start for the Grad unit. We have participated in many exciting unit bonding activities, as well as camp wide programs. Seeing all the smiles on the Grad campers’ faces bring a smile to my own face. I am so lucky to spend my summer with such a wonderful group of kids, and an incredible team of staff. I am sure that all the parents are eager to hear about their children’s summer thus far, therefore I have decided to let the campers tell you themselves. Below are paragraphs written by the kids in each Grad cabin, describing the highlights of their first week at Camp Wahanowin. Continue reading »

PeeGee Blog

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Hello family and friends of the Peegee unit!

The summer is off to an amazing start, the weather has been great and the Peegees are taking advantage of all the incredible activities that camp has to offer. Peegees especially love the water and can regularly be found down at the swim and ski docks, racing each other on the brand new water park, or going for a tube ride.

Evening program is a high light of every Peegee’s day, we have participated in EPs such as Counsellor Bingo, Let’s get Tetracized, Liar’s Club, and Maddison Avenue, not to mention all the camp wide EP like the buddy service, and the Senior show; Tarzan. Continue reading »

Senior Blog

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Hello Friends!

The Senior Unit kicked off the summer to a great start.

We have already participated in so many great activities and evening programs such as slip and slide soccer baseball, race to the tuck shop, and counsellor bingo. We have also celebrated three Birthdays!  In between playing on the brand new water park, tubing and trying out for inter-camp teams and the seniors preformed Tarzan for the whole camp 1 week ago. Camp has only just begun and we are having an amazing time camping our Style! 

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