27 August, 2013

Ahmic Harbour Swim

Ahmic Harbour Swim

Although the weather was cloudy and rainy , it didn’t dampen our spirits for Water Day and the Ahmic Harbour Swim. With a quick flip in the schedule everything still ran smooth with Water Day in the morning and the swim in the afternoon. The girls and boys were split up into teams and competed in matches of balloon volleyball in the Mainhouse, various relays, water balloon tosses and team skits. After awards and a delicious lunch, everyone headed down to the main dock for the start of the race, as the sun began to break through the clouds overhead. It turned into a perfect day for the swim—the air was warm and the water was like glass. In under an hour and placing in the top ten overall were Alexis B., Vanessa G., Keira M. and Kate A. in 3rd, 5th, 7th and 10th.  Ak-O-Mak was well represented in the top ten campers as well with the addition of Gillian T. and Anna D.—way to beat those boys! Fantastic job to all of our swimmers, we are so proud of you!





1ST     DIANA PASCUITA                              1:15:32


11-13 GIRLS

1ST     ANNA DAHLGREN                            59:20

2ND    EMMA SEAWRIGHT                          1:06:24

3RD     MARION DENNY                                1:08:34

4TH     JILLIAN ARMSTRONG                       1:09:56

5TH     JORDAN STORM                                1:10:23

6TH     KATHRYN ATKINSON                       1:14:06

7TH     CAROLINE MARTIN                          1:14:16

8TH     MARNI GRAY                                     1:14:50

9TH     ERICA LEIGHTON                              1:15:23

10TH    NATALIE METZING                                    1:20:34

11TH  EMILY WINSLOW                              1:20:38

12TH  EMMA LAZENBY                               1:21:13

13TH  ALICIA CORBIERE                             1:25:32

14TH  ELLA STOYAN                                   1:25:37

15TH  LEANDRA BUDAU                             1:26:45

16TH  REAGHAN GEIMER                           1:37:22

17TH  KATE CROSBY                                   1:38:58

18TH  SIDNEY MUSSICO                              1:40:47

19TH  JANE MACDONALD                           1:40:50


13-14 GIRLS


1ST     KATE ARMSTRONG                          58:42

2ND    KEELY O'BRIEN                                 1:01:06

3RD     HAILEY NORRIS                                1:04:13

4TH     MARY-KATE JORY                             1:04:41

5TH     JESSICA CODE                                    1:06:21

6TH     OLIVIA OLSON                                   1:06:23

7TH     ASHLYNN MILLER                            1:08:37

8TH     LIANNA GRACE                                 1:09:45

9th      ANNIE RUTHERFORD                       1:16:24

10TH  JODIE MCKIRDY                                1:17:38

11TH  ELISE LEGAULT-WARREN               1:20:17

12TH  ELLA GIACOMELLI                            1:38:38

13TH  KYRA WELLS                                     1:48:23


15-17 GIRLS

1ST     ALEXIS BRAGMAN                            54:48

2ND    VANESSA GOLD                                 54:57


4TH     GILLIAN TATE                                   59:03

5th      REBECCA NIEDBALA                                    1:00:46

6TH     ALLISON MARTIN                             1:01:00

7TH     LEE ANNE LIBERTA                         1:02:35

8TH     ERIN LEE                                            1:02:57

9TH     YVONNE KANG                                  1:14:06

10TH  MEAGAN ADAMS                              1:14:11

11TH  DANA SHERRARD                             1:14:20

12TH  ALEXANDRA WINSLOW                   1:14:23

13TH  SARAH LYCHY                                   1:15:06

14TH  ERINN THEODOSSIOU                      1:15:09

15TH  SAMANTHA WESSON                       1:20:28

16TH  CEEJAY MAERTEN                            1:37:25


27 August, 2013

August 27th

August 27th

Yesterday morning, we awoke to thick fog that covered the whole lake. It was quite beautiful, but just to be safe, we stayed in the bay for our morning swim. The girls then headed up to the main house for a breakfast of French toast, ham and fresh strawberries. After inspection, the girls enjoyed their classes of swimming, self defense, tennis, paddle boarding, biking, yoga, hiking and volleyball.

In the afternoon, the girls assembled in their team comp teams for the ultimate scavenger hunt adventure. Each team started in canoes at the diving tower, from where they paddled to Campbell’s Island, half a mile from camp. They then beached their canoes on the island and set off in search of four counselors, each in possession of a different Lucky Charm. After the girls collected all the Lucky Charms, they got back in their boats, paddled around to the far side of the island, where they each collected a pot of gold, and then raced back to camp.

After dinner, the girls had a relaxing evening activity of open waterfront and headed to bed. Just another fun-filled day here at Camp Ak-O-Mak!

25 August, 2013

August 25th

August 25th

When the bell rang this morning for Early Bird, some of the girls chose the option to try something new. While many were still excited to swim or run, several girls could be seen paddling in our kayaks and canoes all the way down to Rocky Reef. For breakfast, we ate some delicious blueberry waffles and bacon, and afterwards, the girls all headed down to the cabin line for inspection. The girls went to their classes of swimming, soccer, biking, ultimate frisbee, fencing, diving, kayaking, boot camp, kickball and self defense. This afternoon shows signs of rain so the cabins will organize routines to music... we shall see what performance unfold tonight....

25 August, 2013

Saunders Family Dominate Triathlon

The Saunders family dominated the Sprint competition

By Jane Bellmyer jbellmyer@cecilwhig.com Cecil Daily

NORTH EAST — Almost 300 triathletes competed Sunday in the North East Triathlon hosted by Piranha Sports, in either the sprint or international competition.

Four of the top finishers in the Sprint are in the same Newark, Del., family.

Under sunny skies, with morning temperatures in the mid-60s, the athletes first dove into the Northeast River. Sprint athletes faced a 750-meter swim, a 17.7-mile bike ride and a 3.1-mile foot race that began and ended at North East Town Park.

The Saunders family dominated the Sprint competition, with father and son taking first and second place. Blair Saunders beat his 15-year-old son, Brett, by just under three minutes. Brett was OK with that.

“I beat him two weeks ago by three minutes,” Brett said. His father finished in one hour, 19 minutes and 41 seconds, while Brett was next across at one hour, 22 minutes and 35 seconds.

Not far behind the men were the Saunders women. Brooke, 17, was the first woman to cross the finish line. Her time was one hour, 27 minutes and 57 seconds, while mother, Jocelyn Saunders, was on her daughter’s heels at one hour, 28 minutes and 17 seconds. Brooke and Jocelyn finished sixth and seventh respectively, overall.

24 August, 2013

August 24th

August 24th

After our long day at Chikopi, this morning greeted us with perfect conditions for Early Bird. Some girls were excited to take advantage of the running trails, while others stuck to the lake, and many campers achieved their best times of the summer. This morning, they are enjoying their classes of swimming, diving, synchronized swimming, self defense, biking, ultimate frisbee, kayaking, boot camp, softball and fencing.

This afternoon, the girls will join forces again for another fun day of team comp! Halfway through the session, the competition is definitely heating up, but there’s still a week to go, and at this point, it’s anyone’s game. Snap, Crackle and Pop are excited at the prospects they have for their cereal army and can’t wait to see who pulls ahead!

23 August, 2013

Wondering about calling your daughter

Wondering about calling your daughter?

Phone calling starts on Tuesday August 27th

Just a few reminders:

Each camper is only permitted one telephone call, if you would like to have further contact sign up for BunkNotes or send some snail-mail. Remember, if you send them 3 pieces of mail they get to sing a song in front of the Main House and 5 pieces of mail meeeaaaans….IN THE LAKE!

Phone calls are limited to 5 minutes. We have lots of campers who are anxiously waiting to hear from their loved ones as well, so in order to give everyone a chance at the telephone we ask that phone calls are kept to 5 minutes.

Calls are only taken during meal-times:

Breakfast: 8:30 am – 9:15 am

Lunch: 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Dinner: 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm

If we do not answer the telephone it is because we are out of camp for that meal, try again the following meal. 

The Camper telephone line is 705-387-1919

This is the only line that you will be able to reach your camper on so please do not call our business line.
If no one answers that is because there is currently a camper on the line, please be patient and call back again. We are in the woods with old phone lines so the phone may ring on your end even if a camper is on the line, please keep trying.


23 August, 2013

August 23rd

August 23rd

Yesterday morning the bell went at 8:15, giving the girls an extra hour to sleep in before a quick breakfast and paddle over to Chikopi for the start of the Knoepfli 1 Mile swim! After beaching their canoes, everyone headed over to the point where the race would begin. Green and orange and green and white canoes floated just off shore ready to guide the swimmers to the big brown boat house at Knoepfli. The gun sounded and they were off! A little wind was no match for our girls as they cut across to the channel where it would be a straight shot right into the finish.  Finishing in the top ten overall after a close battle against the boys were Vanessa G., Keira M., Alexis B. and Kate A.—all finishing 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 9th respectively! Great job to all our girls who swam. Way to beat those boys!


After the race, the girls sipped on hot chocolate and enjoyed a post-race snack before walking or running the mile back to Chikopi for lunch and awards. After lunch, everyone was split into teams for Chikopi Field Day! Teams led by the Ak-O-Mak counselors travelled around to various activities where they competed for points and the coveted prizes from the mysterious Chikopi grab bag—an assortment of various clothing items, swimming accessories and relics from the past 50 years. In the end it was Team 2 who took home the gold, just edging out the other teams by a few points. After Field Day concluded, the girls enjoyed a little beach time at Chikopi before hopping back into our green and orange canoes and paddling back home for dinner. Laughter and stories from the day’s events could be heard across the lake as we travelled home after a fun filled day with the boys. We are all looking forward to our next event with Chikopi on Monday—the Ahmic Harbour 3 Mile swim and Water Day at Ak-O-Mak!



1st      Diana Pascuita                   33:25

2nd    Laura Gutsch                     39:09

3rd     Gracey Smith                     41:16




1st      Anna Dahlgren                  24:31

2nd    Jillian Armstrong              27:27

3rd     Emma Seawright              27:36

4th     Marion Denny                   27:56

5th     Jordan Storm                     30:36

6th     Caroline Martin                31:12

7th     Erica Leighton                   30:51

8th     Marnie Gray                       30:53

9th     Caroline Carutthers        31:12

10th  Kathryn Atkinson                        31:19

11th  Natalie Metzing                 32:39

12th  Emily Winslow                 32:41

13th  Reaghan Geimer               32:47

14th  Emma Lazenby                 33:26

15th  Kate Crosby                        33:33

16th  Jane Mac Donald              36:40

17th  Leandra Budeau               36:42

18th  Ella Stoyan                          36:45

19th  Alicia Corbiere                   36:46

20th  Coco Cockburn                  36:48

21st   Sidney Musicco                 38:55

22nd Waruiru Rionge-Hogan 40:55

23rd  Alison Keith                        41:00

24th  Emma McNight                 43:31


13 - 14 GIRLS

1st      Kate Armstrong                24;25

2nd    Jessica Code                        26:26

3rd     Hailey Norris                     26:36

4th     Ashlynn Miller                  27:08

5th     Olivia Olson                                    27:35

6th     Keely O'Brien                    27:36

7th     Mary Kate Jory                  28:09

8th     Lianna Grace                      28:20

9th     Annie Rutherford                        30:10

10th  Jodie McKirdy                   31:58

11th  Elise Warren Legualt      32:34

12th  Ella Giacomelli                   35:45

13th  Kyra Wells                          44:32

14th  MacKenzie Musicco         45:44



15-17 GIRLS


1st      Vanessa Gold                     23:00

2nd    Kiera Michalloff Russell 23:15

3rd     Alexis Bragman                 23:22

4th     Gillian Tate                         24:43

5th     Allison Martin                   25:43

6th     Lee Ann Liberta                25:46

7th     Rebecca Niedbala             25:48

8th     Yvonne Kang                     26:06

9th     Erin Lee                               26:71

10th  Dana Sherrard                  26:56

11th  Alex Winslow                    29:45

12th  Meagan Adams                 30:35

13th  Sarah Lychy                       31:25

14th  Erinn Theodossiou          31:26

15th  Samantha    Wesson        35:06


22 August, 2013

August 22nd

August 22nd

The day began with a misty morning as the girls headed down to the beach for their Early Bird swims. As the girls reached Rocky Reef, the sun was just starting to peek through the clouds—the beginning of another beautiful, sunny day here on Ahmic Lake! The girls enjoyed a breakfast of egg, ham and cheese sandwiches and fresh fruit before heading down to the cabins for inspection and morning classes of diving, synchro, swimming, tennis and basketball.

Following a delicious lunch and a visit to the candy store, the girls assembled with their caps, goggles, swim suits, running shoes, paddles, life jackets and their game faces for team comp. Today’s event, hosted by Tony the Tiger and his trusty helpers Frosty and Flake, was CHALLENGIA—a fast paced competition of various challenges and trivia and a favourite amongst campers and staff alike. Racing the clock, the four teams battled it out right to the end, neck and neck, with the winner only being decided after a tie-breaking cheer off right before dinner. After the final challenge, the girls went up to the mainhouse for a turkey dinner and chocolate dipped strawberries for dessert. Following announcements, everyone headed down to the cabins for cabin bonding and packing their bags in preparation for the Knoepfli 1 Mile race against Chikopi tomorrow morning! Good luck to all our girls and BEAT THE BOYS!

21 August, 2013

August 21st

August 21st

Yesterday afternoon, Snap, Crackle and Pop revisited us, this time testing the girls with a surfboard relay. The four teams raced against each other to paddle all 19 of their team members around the bay, while transporting and protecting a bowl of Rice Krispies. The girls on land worked together to build sand castles and write cheers, which they presented to the camp once everyone had finished the race. After a dinner of beef stew, potatoes and salad, the girls played a heated game of Smugglers and Spies in the backfields before heading to bed.

Today, for the fourth morning in a row, the weather was perfect for Early Bird, and many of the girls achieved their best times – both in the water and on the trails. Afterwards, we were treated to a breakfast of French toast, bacon and fresh melon. The girls then headed down to inspection and are now enjoying their classes of tennis, canoeing, basketball, volleyball, self-defense, kayaking, swimming, and a running clinic.

This afternoon, the camp will paddle over to Ahmic Lake Lodge for our first out trip of the session. They will be able to put their canoeing skills to use, and once we arrive, they’ll all be able to enjoy some ice cream and play in the rapids there before paddling back to camp for dinner.


20 August, 2013

August 20th

August 20th

It is a gorgeous day here at Camp Ak-O-Mak without a cloud in the sky and a subtle breeze coming in across the bay. At the sound of the bell, the girls awoke and headed down to the beach with their caps, goggles and bathing suits for an Early Bird swim—many completing their very first open water miles to Rocky Reef! Following a delicious breakfast of cheese omelets, toast and fresh strawberries and inspection, everyone was ready for an exciting morning of rugby, lacrosse, small boats, basketball, zumba, kayaking and, as always, SWIMMING YAY!


This afternoon after rest hour, the girls will have the choice of sailing out on our fleet of Sunfish sailboats or a running clinic with our very own resident marathoner Rosie followed by this afternoon’s team comp activity.



Yesterday it was brought to our attention that Snap, Crackle and Pop have escaped from the confines of the cereal boxes in the kitchens of Camp Ak-O-Mak to seek out the help of the campers and counselors alike.

Tired of playing second fiddle to the always healthy (but bland) All-Bran and Corn Flakes, the Rice Krispies trio have vowed to band together with other neglected cereal characters in the fight to take back breakfast from the tyrannical tirade of (in their opinion) their less tasty cousins the Corn Flakes Rooster and the All-Bran commercial guy. The Bodacious Brown Cows, Toucan Sam’s Minions, Captain Crunch Comeback Cereal and the Powerful Pebbles have agreed to join their campaign and work together to seek out the help of other cereal characters and banish the Corn Flakes and All-Bran forever. Stay tuned for more.


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