Best Dressed, Flower Crowns, and Stawberry DNA Extractions

Today was a blast! Counselors were dressed up, the day was beautiful, and best of all campers continued to bring a smile to our faces! The energy they bring EVERYDAY is such a great thing to see which makes us look forward to coming back each and every day. So thank you campers! Today the JR campers had the privilege of decorating their counselors (Selyna, Scott, Elke, Gail, Caleb, and Heather-Anne). With the use of markers, stickers, streamers, necklaces, puppets, and hats the counselors were dressed from head to toe in very cool outfits! The best dressed counselor was determined by the cheers from the counselors and ultimately Tiger counselor Selyna won best dressed!

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In the SR morning assembly campers took part in a fantastic dance party! Campers had a blast getting their dance on with upbeat songs that got them pumped up for the rest of the camp day! The hawks also had an amazing time making flower crowns in the afternoon; they looked AMAZING!

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We also had the opportunity to check up on our campers in the C.S.I. half day program and we were SO impressed with what we saw! Campers were assisted by Specialist Genevieve and counselor Sharon on how to extract DNA from a strawberry! The final results were fantastic and it was amazing to see how they accomplished it! 11751963_868171783237338_8099260347648647278_n 11800619_868171966570653_4399022725994163191_n 11825205_868172086570641_2831573749759791382_n 11695943_868172183237298_5425311840722570280_n

See you all tomorrow!

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Fun in the sun!

What a beautiful day and great start to week 5! Today the sun was shining bright and the heat was endless, but of course we took many shade and water breaks!

We are so excited for the rest of the week, we have many surprises planned and can’t wait to start revealing them 🙂 Today the campers in traditional camp and C.S.I. received a Forensics’ Canine Presentation from some great Police Officers. The campers learned a lot and got to see one of the dogs find a bone hidden by a camper by using its sense of smell.

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We also had an excellent time cooling off in the pool and splash pad! Check out the pictures below as well as the pictures on our facebook page!

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See you all bright and early tomorrow 🙂

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Good Morning, Riverwood!

We dropped in today on our Musical Theatre rehearsals to see what our awesome campers were up to. Cameron, our incredible drama specialist has written his own musical about Camp Riverwood, and our campers are loving it! With adaptations of songs including “Good Morning Riverwood (Baltimore)” from Hairspray, and “Fabulous” from High School Musical, they have already choreographed many routines and learned their lines.

The rest of the camp can’t wait to see their production on Friday. After seeing how amazing their rehearsal went today, we are positive it is going to be one of the best musicals Riverwood has seen yet!

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A water filled day!

What an amazing start to week 3 at Riverwood so far! Thank you to all the campers that keep putting a smile on all of our faces!

Today was beautiful with tons of heat so we made sure to visit the pool, splash pad, and play fun water filled games!

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Today at the JR morning assembly we had a competition between the Tiger Girls and Boy, as well as Pandas 1+2, vs. Pandas 3+4. Campers competed in a relay race where they had to fill cups with water obtained by sponges! The groups were ALL very close to winning with all teams finishing within seconds of each other, but ultimately the winners were: The Tiger Boys and Pandas 1+2. We can’t wait for the counselor battles to begin tomorrow morning!

In the SR morning assembly the campers played a competitive game of “Wheel of Fortune: Pan Am Edition.” The Hawks made an incredible comeback after landing on ‘bankrupt’ causing the game to result in a tie! Great job campers!

Ultimately everyone is a winner at Camp Riverwood!

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Fun in the Sun!

For todays blog post, we decided to talk to a few of our campers to see their favourite things about Camp!

Elliott, a Hawk, told us that he loves the counsellors and all of the games he gets to play! His favourite thing about this week was seeing all of the counsellors and head staff. Samantha loves Ultimate Frisbee, especially when she gets to play it with her friends at camp. This week, she had a great time at the Counsellor Pageant where we crowned our amazing counsellor Alex the winner! Both Samantha and Elliott love the morning assemblies and thought the trivia game we played on Tuesday was awesome!

Rowan loves everything at camp. He loves so many things that he can’t pick a favourite! Nicholas, one of our Pandas, had the best time doing Lego for his morning optional. He also sang Katy Perry for us and he’s a GREAT singer! Firework is his favourite song.

If you ask us, the campers are definitely the best part of Camp Riverwood. We are SO lucky to be able to have such incredible campers who not only bring smiles to our faces, but keep them there long after we go home. Thank you for making our summers’ here at Camp amazing – we couldn’t do it without you!


Samantha and Rachel – 8 & 12 years old


Elliot – 8 years old

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Lip Syncing, Beauty Pageants, Stilts, and Traveling Critters

Wednesday’s morning assembly for both Junior (Panda and Tiger) and Senior (Hawk and Mustang) shelters was an exciting one that no one wanted to miss! The Junior counselors competing in a ‘lip syncing battle,’ where the winner was determined by the cheers made by the campers. Once the determined winners were announced, “Selyna and Zalika,” the campers took part in a dance party. The Senior counselors competed in a ‘Beauty Pageant’ where “Alex” became the Pageant Queen.

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Today Senior Campers tried their absolute best to walk on stilts! This was such an exciting activity to watch and also take part in!

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The Junior Campers got a visit from ‘Traveling Critters,” and were able to see, watch, and pet animals from birds to snakes.

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What an exciting day! We can’t wait until tomorrow 🙂

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Great Start to Week 2!

Camp seems to only gets better week by week! Today we had a nice bright, hot, and sunny day 🙂 Campers had lot’s of fun in the sun with plenty of water breaks and activities in the shade to cool them down.

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Today in Crafty Creations (One of our optional half day programs), campers created hand shaped bowls! They looked so cool that all the campers wanted to make one!

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All the campers seemed so sad when we told them the day was over and so were we! That’s why on THURSDAY JULY 16th, we will be hosting an Extended Night at Camp Riverwood so we can continue having fun until 7pm!

The Theme of the Junior Extended Night is ‘Finding Dory,’ and the Extended Night for Seniors is ‘Detective Themed.’ Please register for the fantastic night by Wednesday.

We hope to see you there!

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Crazy Costumes: Movies!


We had our first Crazy Costume day of the summer and this week, the theme was movies! It was so fun to see all of our favourite movie characters running around camp. We saw everyone from Harry Potter to Captain Jack Sparrow and we were so impressed with the creativity everyone put in to their costumes.

We also had our first Hawk & Mustang Mayhem where the hawks and mustangs competed in an epic boys vs. girls battle of Capture the Minion. After a movie-trivia round where the girls won a 5 second advantage, both teams gave it their all! In the end, the boys took home the victory and they all can’t wait until next week for a rematch.

We had such an unforgettable first week here at camp. We couldn’t have asked for a better group of kids to kick off this summer with and we’re so excited for the rest of the summer. See you next week!


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Fun Days and Tasty Treats!

Today was a great success with plenty of fun activities done in each group. Campers were doing various activities from playing soccer and tetherball to swimming and doing arts and crafts. The great energy produced by the fantastic campers and counselors only made the day better.


We are all so excited at camp to get ready for our dress-up day tomorrow where the theme is: MOVIES! We encourage all campers to dress up in any way the can 🙂

At Tasty Treats (an optional half say program) the Mustang, Hawk, and Tiger girls in the program attempted to make Apple Caramel Bites and Chocolate Covered Pretzels. All week these girls assisted by the two Tasty Treats counselors, Alexandra and Charlotte, have been creating wonderful treats to eat, from layered dip to dessert pizzas. Here is one of the following recipes the girls used this week:

Pizza Treats


  • 3 table spoons of butter/margarine
  • 1 package of marshmallows
  • 6 cups of Rice Krispies  cereal
  • Canned Frosting
  • Assorted Gummies
  • Multi-coloured Sprinkles
  • Microwavable Bowls
  • Plastic Safe Knifes


  1. In a microwavable safe bowl melt the butter. Add marshmallows and stir completely until melted
  2. Add Rice Krispies. Stir until well coated
  3. Flatten a ball of Rice Krispies into a bowl
  4. Add Icing as a base for the Treat Pizza
  5. Decorate with gummies and enjoy!


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A bouncy day at Camp!



Wow! Another INCREDIBLE day at camp!

Every day is great at camp, but today was especially fantastic. With two bouncy castles and Kangoo Jump boots, Riverwood definitely broke the record for the bounciest day ever! Everyone was so excited and laughter could be heard all the way from the pool. With the extra special programming along with all of the other amazing activities today (check out the paper bag monsters we made at Arts and Crafts!) everyone was sad to see the day end. We can’t wait to get back to the fun tomorrow.

See you all there!

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