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Jan

2018 Summer Theme: Star Wars

    On the far side of the universe on the third planet from the sun is an event becoming known for training Jedi and battling the empire. This event takes us from the beginning of the Star Wars universe right through the Last Jedi and eagerly awaits the Hans Solo...
26
Dec

Boxing Day What?

Today is boxing day. Boxing Day is a holiday celebrated in Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and other Commonwealth countries since 1871 under Queen Victoria.  Some suggest it’s a day to box up old toys or clothes. There isn’t actually a boxing match, but it...
19
Dec

What Do You Want For Christmas?

by Julie Leis For Noah, Caitlin and Gabriel My children ask each year the same question. After thinking about it, I decided I’d give them my real answer: What do I want for Christmas? I want you. I want you to keep coming around, I want you to bring your kids around (when...
05
Dec

A Christmas Confession

I have a “Christmas confession“. This will be hard for some of you to hear and many people won’t understand, but that’s okay. This has been a problem for some years now, at least back to my teens. I need to get this off my chest; so here goes… I like...
11
Jul

HOW did I get HERE?

Hello! I’m Maddy, but at camp I’m known as GiggZ. I got my name because I was and maybe still am known for my excessive amounts of laughter. This year I am the Program Director and that’s amazing but super strange. As I kid I was a camper at Widjiitiwin and looked up to staff and...
05
Jul

Why We Do Camp Names @ Widji

Why do we have camp names at Widjiitiwin? Because they’re magical! It adds to the magic of camp and creates a space not only for the campers but also for the staff to have the opportunity to be the people they can’t be outside of camp. There’s nothing like...
23
May

Tips for Preparing for Camp

It is important to prepare your child for their camp experience. What should you do/know before coming to camp? In the month or so leading up to your child’s time at Widjiitiwin. Offer reassurance, upbeat words of encouragement. Never discuss how much your child will be...
02
May

Everyone Needs a Treasure Chest!

Treasure chest aren’t just for pirates! We all need one!! On my 50th birthday, 4 years ago now, I received a treasure chest of cherished memories (pictured right, organized by Carolyn). It is filled with letters and notes from family, friends (newer and older), camp staff...
11
Apr

A Day in the Life of a Widji Camper

Ever wondered what it’s like to be at Widji for a day? Here’s our daily schedule.  7:00 – Staff prayer 7:30 – Wake up and get ready for the day 8:00 – Morning Monkeys 8:15 – Breakfast (includes daily devo by our camp pastor) 8:45 – Cabin...
22
Mar

They Call Me Moose

I have been called Moose since I was 16 and was first on summer staff at Camp Ambassador, outside Owen Sound, now the site of Word of Life Camp.  Many camps have a tradition of assigning staff camp names. That summer each new staff was named for an Archie comics character. Yes, I...
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