It’s a Girl’s World

I stumbled upon Kalalla almost unwittingly. I had no idea, when I decided to accompany my friend that summer, that it would be the best decision I ever made. I had never been to a sleep-away camp before, and I agreed somewhat hesitantly. As someone who struggles with anxiety, I have trouble with new places and new people. I spent that first bus trip swimming in a sea of trepidation and excitement. I was so far out of my element, but the joy and enthusiasm…

Wakefield Roads

This blog post is a set of lyrics written by our one and only Treble and her unit from 2015. Sang to the tune of Country Roads by John Denver. It was written as a toast to Kalalla, which was presented at our Fancy Feast Thursday dinner.                                  Bus rolls up to camp Kalalla Smiling faces greet my eyes anew Everyone’s singing, and I’m wondering Why is that Grove popular, and what’s a-rig-a-bamboo Take me home Wakefield roads To the place Where I belong Camp…

Camping at Kalalla

I am a camper at Kalalla and I have been going there for 4 years. My favourite things about camp are crafts, DT (discovery time), swimming, and archery. I like crafts because you can make whatever you want or you can do the craft that is planned for the day. I like DT because you always do something new and sometimes you play strategy games, make crafts, or learn about Jesus, God and other spiritual beings. I love swimming because there are two rafts to jump off, you…

Camp Kalalla Work Party

The Work Party has been postponed due to the flooding. Date changed to June 10-11 new RSVP link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KKTBH8F Save the date!  Kalalla is hosting it’s annual Open House and Work Party on May 27-28.  Bring yourself, your camper, your family, your friends, anyone!  All are welcome.  The more hands, the merrier!  Come up for a chance to win great Kalalla prizes! Details: When:  May 27-28, rain or shine!  (So dress accordingly) Times:  9am-3:30pm – stay for half a day, stay for the whole day,…

Kalalla Girls Don’t Hibernate

So every year around this time, it starts to feel like winter has been going on forEVER! We all complain about the snow and cold, and wish for summer days when we can be out in nature again. But Kalalla girls are tough. We don’t hibernate, even while we dream of hot days at summer camp. We head outside to play and have fun in the snow and on the ice. And what fun we have! A couple of weeks ago, I went to Winterlude…

Kalalla To Me – Through the Eyes of a Camper

Camp Kalalla… It doesn’t matter if you’ve been coming for years, or if you’re new, we are all one big family. Camp has become such a big part of my life, I have made so many unforgettable memories. From swimming, to geocaching, sleeping in canoes, to late night talks around the sizzling fire, camp will always have a special place in my heart. Ever since I was seven, I’ve made it my duty to come to Kalalla each year. For the fun I have with…

Camp Kalalla Meets Ten Thousand Villages

{{unknown}}Hey Friends! Hi Family! It’s that time of year again! Camp Kalalla has teamed up with Ten Thousand Villages in Ottawa to host a great event once again! Come on out, help raise some money and get your Christmas shopping done, all in one trip! A percentage of each purchase made on December 8th, from 5 to 9 pm, will go towards the camp we all know and love! (Or if we don’t know, should!) Happy Shopping!     Link to Ten Thousand Villages Website:…

Friendship Bracelets

At camp, it’s common to make friendship bracelets out of embroidery thread, and have your arms full of them by the end of the session. After camp, some of us make them religiously to help us remember camp, or to prepare them so all of our friends can have some next year. And then, all of a sudden, we stop. We stop thinking about making bracelets, we stop all the chevrons, all the arrowheads, all the Chinese staircases, and even more. We forget about the bracelets.…

Kalalla Work Weekend 2016!

Hi all, I don’t know about you, but in the spring, my thoughts turn to camp. I start to look forward to summer, when it’s so hot that only a swim in the lake will cool me off (although I dread how hot I’ll be by the top of the stairs!). And I start counting the days… If you’re having trouble waiting for camp to start, and need a camp visit to tide you over, how about coming up to camp for the Open House…

Mabel’s Kalalla Labels

Hi all, Camp Kalalla would like to introduce our newest fundraising affiliate Mabel’s Labels! 20% of every order purchased through Camp Kalalla’s page at camps.mabelslabels.com goes towards our camp! Just click the link, and select “CGIT Camp Kalalla (Nepean)” from the drop down menu! This weekend Mabel’s Labels is having a 30% off sale for their birthday. Purchase your first set before Tuesday March 8th to save!