Ever thought about the many stories that happen at camp, and how much fun it would be to tell those stories? Well that is where Widji Radio was born, out of the stories that happen at camp. Season 1 is currently in production, and will allow campers to join a cast of characters inspired by real events, and at a real place – Camp Widjiitiwin, in the heart of Muskoka Cottage Country.

The Pilot Episode – Grady Goes to Camp

Synopsis: Grady arrives at camp for the first time and struggles to accept new experiences. He is helped by a new friend and the guys chief as well as the Camp Director by experiencing and witnessing grace in action.

Episode 1

Episode 2 – Making Friends

Jada is expecting camp to be the same as last year, but discovers things are going to be different when she learns that her friends are in another cabin.

 

Season 1 is written by Nicholas Freer and JD Laverty

The Vision

Campers often fall asleep to audio dramas at home and at camp, and radio drama has become a part of the memories of camp and the characters in those dramas have become role models to kids all around the world. The vision for Widji Radio is to add to that legacy by bringing real stories to life in a fun and energizing way. The issues our characters struggle with are real, and many of the characters in the episodes are played by volunteers, campers and staff – often playing themselves. Just imagine being able to go to camp with people you’ve gotten to know through audio drama.

Participation

An element that excites the production team is that campers themselves can participate in the recording of episodes. Everything done to produce the episodes is accomplished by people related to camp in some way. Our writers for the first season include staff and camper alumni and the mixing and mastering is done by camp staff. This means you too can be a part of the story!

Roadmap

The following episodes are on the horizon:

  • Season 1 – Fresh Faith
  • Episode 2 – Due November 10th
  • Episode 3 – Due December 10th Postponed TBA, due to extenuating circumstances with one of our voice actors
  • Episode 4 – Due January 15th