31 July, 2014

July 31st

July 31st

After a very rainy morning of early bird and then swimming, tennis, volleyball, zumba, self defense and fencing for morning classes the weather cleared up for us this afternoon.

We had a delicious lunch of fresh bread, spinach salad, and chilli and then everyone went to their cabins for rest hour.  After rest hour the girls enjoyed a choice period of transition practice for the upcoming Barrie triathlon, tennis, badminton, or war canoe.  Once the choice period was over everyone gathered in their team competition teams for a game of Challengia, a big board game filled with both challenges and trivia questions.

Meanwhile fourteen of our campers on the sailing team ate an early lunch and then sailed over to Chikopi for our annual sailing regatta against the boys.  It was a nice windy day making for a very quick race.  The girls all did an excellent job and raced their hardest against all of Chikopi’s boats.  Once the race was over we all gathered at Chikopi for awards before sailing back to camp for dinner.

After dinner everyone headed down to the soccer field for a camper versus counsellor soccer game to help prepare the soccer team for their game against Chikopi tomorrow.  Campers were victorious in the end and the campers not on the soccer team came up with some awesome cheers for tomorrow’s game!  We are all looking forward to having the Ahmic Harbour swim race tomorrow.

29 July, 2014

July 29th

July 29th

Today started out with a great early bird of road biking, mountain biking, swimming, and running with many best times!  After early bird and a breakfast of fried eggs, toast, sausages, and fresh fruit the girls headed down to inspection.  They then enjoyed a morning of swimming, kayaking, fencing, volleyball, zumba, and soccer.

This afternoon after lunch, rest hour and candy store both the soccer and sailing teams had practices while everyone else went road and mountain biking, or stayed on camp playing softball, lacrosse, and ultimate Frisbee.  We then all gathered in the main house once the rain started for a quick team competition game of counsellor trivia. 

We then had a yummy dinner of pasta, garlic bread and Caesar salad before everyone went down to their cabins to prepare for cabin lip syncs.  After an hour of practice all of the campers met up in the main house in their costumes, ready to perform their dances.  It was a hilarious way to end an awesome day here at Ak-O-Mak!  

28 July, 2014

July 28th

July 28th

It was quite a windy day here at camp!  We were planning on doing the 3-mile Ahmic Harbour swim against the boys this morning so we had a sleep in and an early breakfast.  However, the waves were too large in the lake so we had to postpone the race to later in the week.  Instead the girls spent the morning practicing soccer for the upcoming game against the boys, mountain biking, playing volleyball, or road biking.  Everyone then played a game of “Flabbergaster” in the backfields to try and win some points for their team competition team.

This afternoon after a delicious lunch and rest hour Chikopi came over for an afternoon of volleyball, kickball, rugby, basketball, and even some square dancing before dinner!  We then had a yummy lasagna dinner with the boys.  Once Chikopi was on their way back home all of the girls gathered in the backfields for a game of capture the flag before bed.  It turned out to be a very fun day with our brother camp and we are all looking forward to seeing them again for the swim race later this week! 

27 July, 2014

July 27th

July 27th

Yesterday was a very exciting day for us as we had a photographer here from Our Kids Go To Camp magazine to take some pictures of camp and the activities we do here. 

We began the day with an early bird of running, swimming, biking, and paddling with many campers going best times and pushing themselves to swim and run further than they have before.  It was then time for breakfast and inspection, after which everyone enjoyed classes of war canoe, small boats, rugby, kickball, fencing, and of course SWIMMING … YAY!

It was then time for a delicious lunch and a well-deserved rest hour.  Once rest hour was over everyone headed to an afternoon of mountain biking, road biking, self-defense, volleyball and even a diving class taught by a guest instructor Carlos who has been diving for years.

Since it was Sunday everyone put on their warm clothes and headed down to the campfire for our cookout dinner of hamburgers, hotdogs, and salad.  We topped off the evening by roasting marshmallows and singing some of our favourite songs around the fire.  It was a very fun day and we are all looking forward to many more fun days here at camp! 

25 July, 2014

Cabin 6 Rendition of Happy

Cabin 6 Rendition of Happy

This morning while on the inspection rounds, Dianne and Megan were greeted by the youngest campers in Cabin 6 with a beautiful song they wrote to the tune of “Happy” by Pharrell Williams.  It was so awesome that we wanted to share it with all of you.

Cause I’m happy and I’m happy as I’ll ever be.

Happy, happy, happy, happy camper!

And I’m happy that I’m at Ak-O-Mak and in Cabin 6!

We’re so happy to be with you Megan!

Happy to be doing everything!

We love swimming, biking, running and every other sport that there is. 

Food is great and early bird is never too early!

And that is awesome!

25 July, 2014

July 25th

July 25th

This morning began with early bird as usual with girls swimming, running, and paddling.  Many girls went best times or swam the mile or 2-mile for the first time!  It was a morning filled with accomplishments for everyone, and all before breakfast!

After a delicious breakfast of crepes and fresh fruit everyone had a quick inspection and then headed down to their classes.  The campers all enjoyed their morning of swimming, canoeing, kayaking, tennis, volleyball, and basketball.

This afternoon after lunch and rest hour the girls got to choose between mountain biking, road biking, playing volleyball, or trying out for the soccer team.  After the period of activity everyone met down at Easter Island Head rock for the start of our Candy themed team competition!  The “Gummy Bear Generals” told the campers that the boy’s at Camp Chikopi have been eating too much candy, leaving none for the Ak-O-Mak campers!  It is up to us to come up with candy themed groups to help replenish the candy stocks at camp and stop the boys from taking it!

We then had dinner and after dinner the teams all showed us their team cheers, flags, and skits.  It was then time for a quick open waterfront before bed.

It was yet another awesome day here at camp and we are looking forward to opening up camp to many alumni tomorrow as we host A Celebration of the Life of Jan Moldenhauer.

24 July, 2014

July 24th

July 24th

It was a beautiful day here at camp and we took advantage of it spending the day in the sun by the waterfront.  We had a great early bird this morning as the campers who are new to camp took a camp tour while the returning campers swam, ran, and biked. 

After a delicious breakfast of scrambled eggs, homefries, and fresh fruit, the girls all headed down to their cabins to finish unpacking and clean for inspection.  Once inspection was over it was time for morning classes.  All of the girls had a great time swimming, canoeing, and playing tennis and volleyball. 

Once classes were over we enjoyed a yummy lunch of make your own chicken burritos.  We then headed to the cabins for rest hour before meeting at the waterfront for the afternoon’s activities.  The campers enjoyed an afternoon in the sun paddling in canoes, small boats and the war canoes.  Other campers sailed, practicing for our sailing regatta.  We then had our first soccer tryout and our team is looking good so far!   Everyone was then hungry for dinner and afterwards we all headed down for some open waterfront.  The girls spent time jumping off the tower and playing around in the water.  We’re all excited to see what tomorrow has in store for us!  

23 July, 2014

July 23rd

July 23rd

It was a busy day with all of our campers for our three-week session arriving, but now that everyone is here we are ready to start the new session and continue with the summer fun!  We had a fun afternoon with campers playing rugby, tennis, kickball, soccer, and some even went for a run on our trails.  After the great afternoon of playing everyone had open waterfront until dinner to cool off.

We had a delicious dinner of pasta, salad, and garlic bread with blond brownies for dessert.  After everyone was full and we sang a few songs all of the girls headed down to the cabins for some cabin bonding before bed.  Everyone now is all tucked into their beds to get a good sleep before an awesome camp day tomorrow!  

22 July, 2014

Camp Ak-O-Mak a Good Neighbour to Ontario Ornge

Camp Ak-O-Mak a Good Neighbour to Ontario Ornge

There was lunch time excitement today when the Ontario Air Ambulance used Ak-O-Mak's field as a landing pad.  Our open field and sturdy docksprovided a safe access for the EMS to transfer a patient who was injured at the other end of the lake.  

While awaiting the arrival of the EMS boat, the air ambulance crew showed the girls the magnificent air craft while the Chef packed them chicken salad sandwiches.  We all gathered at a safe distance on the hill to watch the big orange bird take off.

Our wishes to this unknown patient and family for a speedy recovery.

22 July, 2014

July 22nd

July 22nd

It has been a beautiful day here at camp so far!  The girls all got a great sleep last night after our four week banquet and everyone was excited for an early bird of swimming, running, cycling, and mountain biking this morning.

Once we finished early bird and breakfast we had a big camp clean up and gave the campers leaving a chance to pack and then as the four weekers left the rest of the camp headed down to the waterfront for swim practice.  After swim practice everyone got to choose their favourite water activity to do until lunch.  Girls went paddle-boarding, gunnel bobbing, canoeing, kayaking, and diving.

After a delicious lunch everyone headed down to the cabins for a quick rest hour before paddling and biking over to Ahmic Lake Lodge to take advantage of the gorgeous day with an afternoon filled with ice cream and playing in the rapids.

This evening all of the seven-week campers are looking forward to having a movie night cuddled up in the mainhouse with our favourite movie treats.  We cannot wait for the new session to start tomorrow and all of the new campers to arrive!

 

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