Sends us your email and ideas

We have more than 300 emails for camp alumni, but over the last couple of years some of you have moved or changed your email accounts.

Please send your new email and emails of other alumni to so that we can update our list of camp alumni.

If you have an idea for a blog entry or wish to contribute other material like letters, recipes, diary entries, trip maps. . .send them my way.

If any links are broken, please tell me.

And don't be bashful. It's OK to comment. Really. It's OK.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Remove your footwear at the door

For the longest time we removed our shoes when we went into the dining hall. That continued when Lount Lodge was built.
No shoes and boots in either building meant less muck being trucked in and less scuffs on the floors.
It's good to see at least one person in this recent photo remembers that.
Or, he just lost his shoes. Which wouldn't be the first time.

Photo was taken June 27 at the alumni presentation during the 2010 staff training weekend. Left to right: former camp director Hal Studholme, former chef Laurie MacIntosh, former girl's camp director Lynda MacIntosh and shoeless Grant Plants, former camp director.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

42 Days in 18 Ways

The gallery display

42 days in 18 ways is a time-based photographic series focusing on the transitions that took place over the course of two 42-day wilderness canoe trips in North Western Ontario during the summer of 2006.
Artists/Trippers Jennifer Cherniack and David Perrett were guides for an educational canoeing program through the YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg and Camp Stephens.
Jennifer led seven young women and David led seven young men on separate trips. These canoe trips focus on leadership and personal growth for high school-aged participants.
As trip leaders, the artists set out to incorporate contemporary art education and production into a program largely based on outdoor skills and co-operative living.

Trippers on the girl's trip were Cherniack and Ashleigh Hall.
Campers were Margaux Cadieux, Sarah Kesselman, Meredith Pind, Kelly Berringer, Jocelyn Goertzen, Alex Myers and Katie Black.

Camp buddies Jamaal Ramole and Jennie Cherniack

Details of the show: alumni gallery

Details of the show: girl's trip

Opening night.

Opening night.

What Winnipeg Free Press reporter Morley Walker said about the show (click to enlarge).

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Camp Stephens In The News 1913-15

These are PDF files of brief stories about Camp Stephens. Click on the link and type in "Stephens" to read the story. Click on the plus sign to increase the reading size.

W. H. Moor and 33 Boys

Kenora Boys' Camp

Boys Had A Happy And Helpful Time At Kenora Camp