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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.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Join us for our celebration of the 50th Anniversary of our wilderness canoe program

Dig out your trail jackets, old wool socks and boots.

Don't forget your paddle, although we do have that covered.

Here's everything you should know about dates, times and cost of the 50th celebration at Camp Stephens.

Please click here for what's scheduled Aug. 30 to Sept. 1 at camp. 

We are also offering a five-day canoe trip starting Aug. 26.

The focus of the events at camp - families are welcome - is to go back in time and re-experience the sound of the wake-up bell and jumping in the lake before breakfast.

If a group of you wish to go on a canoe trip, start talking among yourselves now, or if you just want to hang out at camp, you can do that, too. 

There will be a cost, but only to cover boat gas and food.

Remember, it's on an island. In the treetops.

What else is going on?

Saturday, July 13 is the sunrise farewell to this year's six-week trips. It will be held at The Forks at the historic junction of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers. We're aiming for 7 a.m.

Thursday, Aug. 29 is the night before camp. Before we head out to Lake of the Woods, we're holding an evening event in Winnipeg. It'll be a lot like the Nov. 16 social, but with even more people. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please hunt us down on Facebook or at

We're also collecting everything we can get our hands on about the history of the Trail Program. Maps, recipes, photos, log books, songs, anything.

Alumni Grant Platts is the main contact for trip routes and maps. You can send Grant your stuff at

We're also publishing a book. A big fancy book.
Matt Abra is the main contact. If you've got a good trail story to tell, photos or an idea, send Matt an email at Matt's deadline is May 31.

We've had quite a few emails from people who want to come from out of the country and enquiries from alumni from across years.

Should be good. See you back at camp.