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Alumni Service: Israel Day

The weather may have put a temporary hold on Friday night’s service, but we all gathered 24 hours later with the Alumni Unit as they presented their Israel Day service. Here’s just a taste! Continue reading »

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Alumni Service: Never Give Up

This week’s service was put on by the Alumni Unit. The theme this week was: Never give Up
Song: “The Greatest ” performed by the Alumni Unit of 2012

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Alumni Day 2012

The second weekend of the summer we hosted Alumni Day at camp. Over 200 former campers and staff came to Wahanowin to relive old memories, rekindle old friendships and reconnect with their camp experience. It was a wonderful day highlighted by great activities, a baseball tournament, a singsong and cheering in the Dining Hall as well as a special tribute to Harold Nashman. However, the greatest aspect of the day was watching everyone interact and connect like they never left. Some of the Alumni had only been away for a couple of years, while others hadn’t been at camp for a decade or two. Regardless of the time away from Wahanowin, it took only a few minutes to recapture the spirit, energy and excitement for camp. Thanks to our alumni and their families for a fantastic alumni day! We hope to see you all again soon.

Special thanks to Justin Orfus for joining the Waha TV crew as a guest host! Continue reading »

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2012 Intercamp Classic

On Sunday May 6th Waha TV was on location at the 2012 Intercamp Classic! The event featured a male softball tournament, female hand ball tournament and a high school flag football tournament between camps from across Ontario.

We had a chance to catch up with a number of current and former campers and staff to chat about all things Waha!

The summer is quickly approaching so stay tuned to Waha TV and keep the countdown going!

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Alumni Baseball Tournament

Last week Wahanowin hosted the first annual Alumni Baseball Tournament. Former staff/campers from the 1990s and 2000s returned to the shores of Lake Couchiching for a fun filled day of friends, food, memories and of course: baseball! It was an amazing sight to see former Unit Heads, Heads of Sport, CIT Coordinators, Program Directors and Head Counselors gathered at the Wahanodome to play their favorite past time….

A big thank you to Bruce, Pete and Chair of the Alumni Committee Andrew Chris for organizing the amazing day!

Stay tuned for many more exciting alumni events to come. Continue reading »

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Pete’s Perspective #1

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Saturday we hosted our first ever Alumni Baseball Tournament, talk about a Wahanowin First.  Former staff (and before that campers) returned from the both the 1990s and 2000s to revisit the place where they grew up, made incredible friends and of course competed in some unforgettable camp baseball games.  Andrew Chris was instrumental in getting the players together and organizing the tournament, thanks Toon!!  It was a who’s who of leaders from the past as Unit Heads, Heads of Sport, CIT Coordinators, Program Directors and Head Counselors gathered at the Wahanodome to play their favorite past time….  Continue reading »

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Camp in the City


With today’s technology, it has become so easy for camp friends to stay in contact all year long. Between BBM, Facebook, Twitter and video chatting, camp friends do not have to spend a whole year not seeing or speaking to one another. As great as technology is however, it has been the consistent amount of “camp chills” I have had since camp ended that has made me realize how truly special the bonds created at Wahanowin are. When I look at all of my closest friends I have today, 95% of them are people I shared summers on the Wahanowin shores with. No matter what the person’s age or current camp status is, Wahanowin has been the connecting link that has kept so many of my friendships alive.

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