24 July, 2013

Arrival at Ak-O-Mak

July 24th Arrival

All our campers have arrive safe and sound and are ready for a great day and time at AK-O-Mak

20 July, 2013

Field Day

July 18th, Field Day

 

We started the morning with an early bird of swimming, running and paddling.  Many of the girls also took the morning to practice in some of their small boats before the regatta this weekend!  After early bird we all headed up to the main house for a scrumptious meal of breakfast sandwiches, cereal and fruit salad. 

 

Morning classes consisted of a final softball practice while the other girls paddled in their small boats.  Everyone went to swim practice before heading up to an early lunch.   We quickly ate lunch so we could load up two war canoes and our cedar-strip canoes in order to paddle over to Chikopi for Field Day!

 

Upon our arrival to Chikopi, the girls and boys were split into seven teams led by our lovely Ak-O-Mak counselors! The seven teams travelled around the field to a variety of activities to earn points in order to be the champions of the afternoon.  All of the campers took a quick dip in the lake before heading up to a cookout dinner!

 

The softball game after dinner was a success!  Although we lost the girls played amazingly, certainly one of our best games in years!  They played their hearts out and impressed all who watched!  Our cheering section was also quite impressive, creating an entertaining array of cheers.  Once the game was over the girls all paddled back to Ak-O-Mak.  After a long, but fun, day the girls are in bed, getting as much sleep as possible before our weekend of paddling and shopping!

 

15 July, 2013

Chikopi Ak-O-Mak Triathlon

July 15th, Chikopi Ak-O-Mak Triathlon

What a great race day for all of the Ak-O-Mak girls!  After eating a delicious pasta lunch everyone headed down to the boats with their bags packed for an afternoon filled with swimming, running and paddling over at Chikopi.  Two of our war canoes paddled over to Chikopi to get in some more practice before our upcoming regatta while the others paddled pleasure canoes across the lake. 

 

Once we got there the 15 and over heat was first and entered the water for the start of the race.  The race was a 0.5 mile swim, followed by a 2.5 mile run and a 1.5 mile solo paddle back over to Chikopi from Ak-O-Mak.  The older girls raced hard while the younger girls cheered them on.  Once the first heat had finished the 14 and under racers headed into the water for their race.  The girls all had amazing races and everyone finished the race on their own.  Ak-O-Mak had yet another awesome showing with 8 girls finishing in the top 10 campers!

 

After the race we had a yummy cookout meal on Chikopi’s point before the awards ceremony and then a paddle back to camp while watching the sunset.  It was another awesome day here at camp and we cannot wait to see what fun we will have tomorrow!

 

10 and under girls

1st       Lucy M.           1:01:21

2nd     Amrita K.        1:10:00

3rd      Jolie M.            1:25:17

4th      Ana Sofia S.    1:25:39

5th      Itziar F.           2:08:20

 

11-12 girls

1st       Imane E.         57:11

2nd     Emma G.         1:01:20

3rd      Jessica R.        1:02:33

4th      Marion D.       1:03:52

5th      McKenzie O.   1:04:14

6th      Elana G.          1:04:58

7th      Robin C.          1:05:32

8th      Eugenia R.      1:08:35

9th      Maya G.           1:11:28

10th    Claire P.          1:12:05

11th    Kosi L.             1:13:06

12th    Isabel R.          1:15:07

13th    Teagan D.       1:18:35

14th    Sarah S.          1:23:33

15th    Abby H.           1:30:16

 

 

13-14 girls

1st       Abby H.           52:12

2nd     Emily R.          57:42

3rd      Samantha G.   59:11

4th      Marina D.       59:13

5th      Natasha L.      59:39

6th      Arianne C.      1:00:15

 7th     Paola M.          1:01:49

8th      Grace P.          1:02:15

9th      Rhya E.           1:03:27

10th    Wynn M.         1:10:34

 

15-17 girls

1st       Alexa M.          55:43

2nd     Charlotte E.    55:50

3rd      Elizabeth W.   56:18

4th      Madison H.     57:24

5th      Sarabeth H.    58:01

6th      Catherine G.   1:00:56

7th      Ursula M.        1:10:20

 

13 July, 2013

12K Race

July 12th, 12K Race

It was an early morning for us here at Ak-O-Mak as the bell rang for an early light breakfast at 6:45AM so that the girls could get ready and paddle over to Chikopi in time for our 12K run race from Chikopi to Ak-O-Mak.  Once all of the canoes had arrived at Chikopi, our coach, Jocelyn Saunders led the girls in a warm up and a few cheers before the start of the race.  The girls and boys all ran an excellent race, giving it their all and finishing in some of the fastest times that we have seen in a while.  After everyone had completed the run and had a chance to cool off in the lake we had our awards ceremony and then Chikopi stayed at Ak-O-Mak for a delicious pizza lunch.   Everyone was in very high spirits and I’m sure the cheers could be heard from across the lake as the two camps competed in a little impromptu cheer off after lunch.  The boys then paddled back to Chikopi while the girls headed off to their cabins for a much needed rest hour.

 

It was a beautiful, hot and flat afternoon on the lake so we took advantage of the day by getting in a paddling practice for those heading to the Balmy Beach Regatta next week.  Everyone else enjoyed the afternoon canoeing, kayaking and even gunnel bobbing.  After a delicious dinner of fish and chips the campers headed down to the cabin line for a quick game of Smugglers and Spies before heading to bed to get some rest.  We cannot wait to see what tomorrow has in store for us!

 

10 AND UNDER GIRLS

 

1ST     AMRITA K.     1:10:39

2ND    LUCY M.          1:16:49

3RD     MARIA Y.        1:33:45

4TH     JOLIE M.          1:41:35

5TH     ITZIAR F.        1:41:35

6TH     ANA SOFIA A. 2:04:40

 

11-12 GIRLS

 

1ST     IMANE E.        1:01:33

2ND    JESSICA R.      1:02:55

3RD     MACKENZIE O.1:02:56

4TH     KOSI L.            1:07:15

5TH     EMMA G.         1:12:15

6TH     ELANA G.        1:15:20

7TH     ROBIN C.         1:16:40

8TH     TEAGAN D.     1:24:57

9TH     POPO H.          1:25:57

10TH  ISABEL R.       1:25:58

11TH  MARION D.     1:29:13

12TH  CLAIRE P.       1:29:14

13TH  MAYA G.         1:40:09

14TH  ATIRA G.         1:49:26

15TH  SARAH S.        1:50:13

16TH  EUGENIA R.    2:04:41

17TH  ABBY H.          2:10:16

 

13-14 GIRLS

 

1ST     INDIANNA S.  59:56

2ND    RHYA E.          1:00:45

3RD     SAM G.                        1:03:57

4TH     NATASHA L.   1:04:48

5TH     ABBY H.          1:07:20

6TH     GRACE P.        1:09:54

7TH     ELIZABETH W.1:10:49

8TH     PAOLA M.       1:13:41

9TH     EMILY R.         1:25:55

10TH  LUCY W.         1:25:59

11TH  ELANA W.      1:37:57

12TH  AYODELE L.   1:40:03

13TH  ARIANNE C.    1:40:05

14TH  OLYMPIA C.    1:49:25

 

 

15-17 GIRLS

 

1ST     BROOKE S.      56:05

2ND    MADISON H.   56:33

3RD     CHARLOTTE E.57:27

4TH     MARINA D.     57:29

5TH     MJ C.                1:08:22

6TH     LILLIE W.       1:09:12

7TH     SARABETH H.            1:10:41

8TH     ALEXA M.       1:10:44

9TH     URSULA M.     1:18:03

10TH  JOYCE S.          1:24:59

11TH  RACHEL L.      1:25:56

 

18+ GIRLS

1ST                 JOCELYN S.     51:50

2ND                EMILY C.         55:22

3RD                 RACHEL M.     59:24

4TH                 BRIGETTE C.  1:03:35

5TH                 ROSIE T.         1:05:07

6TH                 MOLLY L.        1:06:19

7TH                 MEGAN P.       1:18:36

7TH                 ARIELLE F.     1:18:36

12 July, 2013

Ak-O-Mak July 11

July 11th, 2013

It’s not everywhere that would count windy summer days as blessings… but here at camp we do!   We have been able to take advantage of the wind by offering campers the opportunity to participate in sailing classes!  Fun on the water in our sail boats is a favourite for many campers and we are grateful that the weather has cooperated for us.   Some of the other classes the girls spent the morning participating in included fencing, golf, self defense, tennis and of course swimming!  This afternoon should be fun with the entire camp competing in a camper versus counsellor kickball game!

11 July, 2013

July 10th, 2013

July 10th, 2013

We are happy to report that everyone enjoyed another adventure filled-fun afternoon at camp yesterday.  The team competition tribes were officially called on by their leaders, “The Great Goatsby Tribe” to find all 50 items needed by the goats in order to survive the remainder of the summer.  The tribes had to use all the creativity, strength, resourcefulness and originality that they could be muster to find or create each and every item on the coveted list.  Imagine… camp filled with found, created and makeshift rafts, tiki torches, SOS signals and countless other survival necessities.  Once all of the tribes had found all their items they were challenged to create a skit using each and every item.    Everyone gathered for a delicious dinner of greek pork, rice, veggies and salad after which each tribe presented their wonderful skits.  As you can imagine camp was filled with squeals of laughter as we enjoyed the creativity and fun that makes Ak-O-Mak the special place it is for us all.  It was such a lovely summer evening, waterfront was opened and enjoyed before campers headed off to bed to get the necessary rest before embarking on yet another exciting day here at Ak-O-Mak.

08 July, 2013

Knoephfli Mile

The Knoephfli Mile


There is nothing quite like the sleep you enjoy after a camp day filled with activity fresh air and fun.  The girls enjoyed a special sleep in before heading up to the dining hall to feast on a delicious breakfast of eggs, bacon, muffins and fruit salad.  Everyone was excited as the hustle and bustle began in preparation for our race against the boys.  Together we loaded the canoes and of course the war canoes and we headed across the lake to Chikopi.  When all counselors were in canoes ready to paddle for the swimmers our racers got into the water for the start.  It was a race day for the books!  We are pleased to announce that for the first time in many years our girls dominated with six out of the top ten finishers being Ak-O-Mak girls!  When the race was finished, everyone walked back to Chikopi where we enjoyed a yummy lunch.   Following lunch we had the awards ceremony.  To round out the morning the girls paddled back to camp.  It was a packed, but fun morning with our brother camp from across the lake!

 

Once back at camp the girls enjoyed a well deserved rest hour before gathering at Sandy beach for a team competition surfboard relay!  The Skittles Tribe prevailed and returned their surfboard and all of their tribe members to the beach first!  Hungry after a fun filled afternoon we gathered for a lasagna dinner.  Following dinner some of the girls choose to head down to the waterfront for some paddling 

07 July, 2013

Midland Triathlon

The Midland Triathlon

Well dull isn’t a word that would describe our day for staff or campers.  The 39 campers that we had competing in the Midland Triathlon awoke extra early to fuel up before loading the bus by 6AM so that we could be on our way to the tri.  Once there it was a whirlwind of activity and the day absolutely flew by.  We had Ak-O-Mak’ers competing in every race! We loved being acknowledged over the loud speaker and of course shared our excitement to be there with our now famous  cheers being heard all over the course, perhaps all over Penetanguishene.  We are excited to report that it was indeed a very successful and fun-filled day for all.  After burgers and bonding time we boarded the bus for to head back to camp.  In celebratory spirit we stopped on the way home for ice cream.   Once back at camp we settled in for our weekly cookout and campfire, always a favourite way to wind down our week.  A yummy barbeque was enjoyed by all and of course what would a cookout be without roasted marshmallows.   In true Ak-o-Mak tradition we gathered around the campfire to share stories about our wonderful and exciting day.    Laughs were enjoyed by all as many funny stories were shared.  What a great way to end another excellent week at camp!

 

05 July, 2013

Ak-O-Mak July 5

July 5th

Yet another beautiful, fun-filled day here at Ak-O-Mak!  Our day started with early bird where the girls worked up an appetite as they swam, ran, biked and paddled further and faster than they did yesterday.  After a delicious breakfast of blueberry pancakes and sausages the girls headed down to their cabins for inspection!  Everyone is now enjoying the sunshine in their sailing, canoeing, kayaking, waterpolo, volleyball and basketball classes.  We are all excited to see what the afternoon has in store for us!

 

July 4th

 

Happy Fourth of July to all of our American friends! 

 

The girls had an excellent and busy afternoon here at camp!  After lunch and rest hour everyone set off on a team comp adventure.  Turns out the Ahmic Lake Goat Tribe had taken one of the tribe leaders from each of the four tribes at camp during rest hour!  It was up to the remaining tribe members to use the three boats they had to paddle out to Cherokee Point to find the missing tribe leaders and safely transport them back to camp!  Once all of the tribes had successfully arrived back at camp it was open waterfront and bathing time until dinner!

 

After dinner some of the campers decided to head to the back fields for a game of Garbage Collector while the others headed down to the boat house for some war canoe and small boat practice until bedtime!  The lake was gorgeous and flat and the sight of the sun setting over the water made it an absolutely picturesque paddle! 

 

03 July, 2013

July 3 Trip Day

July 3rd

Today the girls woke up pleased to see that the sun is shining and the lake was calm!  The girls had an awesome early bird of swimming, running and biking – some of the girls in cabins 5 and 6 (our youngest two cabins) even learned how to ride a road bike this morning!  The girls then headed to a tasty French toast breakfast before going back to their cabins for inspection.  For classes this morning each of the cabins had a fun filled first period of kayaking, small boats, soccer and softball.  After that we decided to take advantage of the gorgeous weather and flat lake and have the whole camp swim one mile to Monster Rock and back.  After that the girls were able to practice their paddling and paddle for the counselors who wanted to do the swim afterwards.

 

After a yummy lunch and a shortened rest hour the girls all piled into canoes to paddle across the lake for an afternoon trip to Ahmic Lake Lodge!  While there the girls got to pet the goats, eat ice cream and play in the rapids.  Everyone had an awesome afternoon and we cannot wait to see what this evening has in store for us!

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