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 8, 2011

The View

My daughter Laura and the view I never tire of seeing.

Former camp directors Hal Studholme, Grant Platts and I did an alumni presentation to this year's staff on June 25.

Hal and Grant were consummate professionals and I was a whimpering gas bag. So it goes.

Hal Studholme

Grant Platts

We'd like to expand the alumni presentation next year to include more presenters, like trail and kitchen staff, and the 80s and 90s.

We'd also like to make it more interactive, and get camp staff more involved in the day.

If you have ideas and would like to help, please contact one of us.

Also, this recently popped up on a Google alert I have for Camp Stephens.

You can rate your doctor, your teacher and now your camp experiences at Camp Ratingz.

Here's my favourite (I did not write it):

"I was a camper here for 3 years and in the voyageur program for 3 years and on staff for 4 years. The fondest memories of my youth are all associated with Camp Stephens. My only regret is that I grew up and had to get a real job or I would spend my summers there still. My daughter is now attends and loves it too."