August 18, 2016
Ak-O-Mak in their Downtown Magnetawan wear....
Another amazing session has come to an end here at Ak-O-Mak. Tomorrow we have to say goodbye to our 7 and 3 weekers, after a wonderful session full of swimming, running, biking, paddling and more. For our last day we had Treasure Hunt! Team Comp hides clues all over camp and you and your team have to determine what the clues mean and where to find the next one. Even with the rainy weather we had today everyone had great spirits and was having a ton of fun. After lunch the girls had a chance to pack and rest before banquet. Cabin 1 did a beautiful job of decorating the mainhouse for banquet. We gave out many awards and watched a fantastic slideshow. Afterwards we headed to the main dock to release our wish boats and sing some goodbye songs. It was a wonderful last day and everyone is very sad about leaving tomorrow!
It was the perfect day for the 9 mile Mag swim! We woke up at 7am for an early breakfast and the swimmers were off with their paddlers by 8am. The rest of the camp followed at 9am and caught up in time to cheer the swimmers in. We had a record number of girls swimming and a record time was set by our counsellor Brett! All of the swimmers did amazing and kept their spirits up the whole time. When we got to Magnetawan we had lunch and everyone had a chance to get ice cream or candy before heading back. The paddle back to camp was great, with very little wind. We got back to camp in time for a jump in the lake before dinner. After dinner we had a choice between speed ball and yoga. It was a fantastic day!
What a wonderful day at camp! It's getting very busy here as we reach the final days of the 7 and 3 week session. We had a longer inspection after breakfast so everyone could start getting ready to pack. For morning classes we had lacrosse, archery, fencing, bushwacking, swimming and more. After a delicious lunch we had rest hour and then everyone headed to the tennis courts for the tennis finals! Our special guests Gordon Ramsay and his personal yoga teacher came by at the end to play the winner, played by our chef Sam and alumni Lolly. After tennis we had the mountain bike races! Everyone went through the short course a few times to work on best times. Tonight was our last campfire and cookout, and everyone enjoyed singing camp songs and sharing favourite memories from the summer. We all headed to bed after to rest up for the 9 mile Mag swim tomorrow!
Beat the boys! Today was the softball game against Chikopi. The weather looked questionable but the rain held off until later in the evening. We started the day with early bird at 7am, with the choices of swimming, running, mountain biking and softball practice. For the morning the girls traveled around to different classes such as archery, fencing, soccer, zumba and swimming. After lunch we paddled over to Chikopi for the softball game. Ak-O-Mak beat the boys and we all had a great time! Everyone played extremely well and they worked great as a team. After dinner we paddled back to camp and settled into the mainhouse with our comfy clothes and blankets to watch the 2013 Ironman movie. It was the perfect relaxing way to end the day.
It was a great but very hot day at camp! We spent a lot of time in the water to stay cool. Our softball team had a practice for early bird and everyone else had a choice between running and swimming. We had a delicious breakfast of pancakes before morning classes. The classes consisted of synchro, water aerobics, paddle boarding, tennis, rugby, zumba and swimming. For the afternoon we continued the tennis tournament! For those not at tennis, we had choice periods of paddling, diving, ultimate frisbee, volleyball and more. We also had a group head into Parry Sound for the weekly time trial bike ride! The day ended off with a Willy Wonka themed Quidditch game for team comp! Everyone was exhausted after such a busy day and ready for bed.
Today we had to say goodbye to the girls staying for 2 weeks unfortunately. We are already looking forward to seeing them again next year hopefully! All of the campers staying headed out on bikes and canoes to Ahmic Lake Lodge for the day! As soon as we got there the girls jumped into the water for an open water swim practice and they had a chance to play on the water trampoline at the end. We had lunch there and then got ice cream! After everyone was finished eating we played in the rapids for a bit and some girls relaxed listening to music and reading books. We headed back to camp and had rest hour before dinner. After a delicious lasagna dinner our softball team had a practice and the girls 12 and under started their tennis tournament! We also had a relaxing yoga class and everyone got to practice headstands and fun inversions. After a great day everyone headed to bed, excited for a fun day tomorrow!
Phone calling starts on Wednesday August 10th at Dinner Time
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. On Sunday evenings we are not in the Main House for dinner because we have a barbeque on Sandy Beach.
We are also not in the Main House for special events like events with Chikopi.
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.
Please Note we are out of camp at events Friday PM and all day Saturday.
Today started out with a twist! This morning instead of putting on their caps and goggles for swim practice, the girls pulled on their camper uniforms and put on their best smiles for camp pictures. Afterwards the girls headed out to rugby, paddle board yoga, self defence, diving, syncro, and more. During rest hour the girls who are leaving us tomorrow packed their bags. Since it was a beautiful day out on the lake, all the girls dove in to to swim our annual Monster Rock mile swim. We had some of the fastest times ever for the swim! After all the campers came in they hopped in canoes to paddle for the counsellors. We wrapped up the afternoon with some open waterfront before heading up to the mainhouse for a yummy dinner of curry and the girls favourite dessert... smores! We wrapped up the team with another softball tryout and a fun team comp game. It was then time for bed after a busy day!
What a successful day in Barrie! We had a 5:15 am wake up call to get on the road and drive to Barrie from the hotel for the triathlon. We arrived and got set up in transition area to prepare for the races. The day started off with the youngest campers and went through all the age groups till it ended with the duathlon. Everyone had a fantastic race and Ak-O-Mak placed in most of our age groups! After the triathlon we had lunch and awards. We loaded back onto the buses to head back to camp in time for open waterfront before dinner. We had camp fire and cookout tonight and everyone had a chance to share their stories from the triathlon. Afterwards we had an early bedtime so everyone can rest up from the busy day.
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