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.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Healthy dating? There’s an app for that with YWCA Safety Siren

The YWCA Safety Siren, available in both English and French, offers users a unique utility siren which can be activated by either pressing the safety button or by shaking an iPod or iTouch. The app also offers Canadian health and safety information geared toward young women, including: short questions and answers about women’s health and wellness, particularly focused on dating and social interaction; tips and facts on safety and wellbeing; links to YWCAs across Canada as well as health and crisis resource centres; and SOS urgent email and phone functionality to a friend or family member when the user is in an unsafe situation.

Highlights include:

•Functionality in both French and English
•Multiple siren settings
•Siren activation sends an emergency email to a pre-set SOS contact with approximate coordinates and places an emergency outgoing call to a pre-programmed number
•A wide range of facts and information on women's health and wellness
•Connections to nearby YWCAs, emergency hotlines, health centres and clinics
•Access to a library of women’s health resources

To download the YWCA Safety Siren visit the App Store in iTunes.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Camp Stephens on opening day 1930

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Paddle challenge

There are a more than a few Camp Stephens alumni that work at the Manitoba Legislative Building. One is Tom Garrett.

He sent this the other day:

"Thought you might appreciate this. I’m a Camp Stephens alumni. A colleague and I canoed to work for commuter challenge this year and plan to a few more times this summer if it ever stops raining.
"Anyways, here’s a photo of my canoe bike locked to a light post near the back fountain."