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!

Camp Story Throwback

Hi all, It’s throwback Thursday! Can you guess the camp year from the names in the story? Once upon a time, in a land far far away, there was a castle. In this castle lived Princess Jewels. Princess Jewels lived with her beloved pet bird Snoopy and her evil stepmother Guin. One day, evil stepmother Guin was overly irritated by the excessive noises Snoopy was making, so she Toshed, I mean tossed, Snoopy out the window. Princess Jewels was so upset, and immediately fled the castle in…

Family Day

Here in BC today is Family Day. For some unknown reason, we get it a week before you guys in Ontario. So happy early Family Day! I love the idea of a new holiday, and getting to create new traditions. Traditions are my favourite thing. My family has many – turkey instead of ham on Easter, spraying whipped cream on noses instead of pie on Thanksgiving and having a homemade advent calendar with fun family activities instead of chocolate at Christmas. Kalalla also has so many…

Winter Blues and Camp Countdowns

Hi all, It’s been a long time! I hope that everyone had a fantastic holiday season with their loved ones! I know I sure did. Now that the tree is gone and the decorations are packed away, it’s sometimes hard to see an end to the cold, dark days of winter. Here in BC that means rain, rain and more rain (we’ve had one day of snow in the last two winters combined!) and according to the weather report snow is currently falling in Ottawa.…

Christmas Fundraiser

Hi all, Kalalla is having a fundraiser this Thursday in conjunction with Ten Thousand Villages. If you are looking for some fun, unique presents to give this Christmas, go check it out at 371 Richmond Road in Westboro! A percentage of each purchase goes towards Kalalla and you get to give an awesome present to someone you love! See the poster below for more information.

Staff Story 2015

One of my favourite camp moments is the staff story, because it’s a great way to get to know all the new names. On top of that, I always enjoy the various ways the names get used and then how the staff have to try to act that out. Calypso pretty much has two options – the name of one of the characters, or music playing. Just try to imagine for a minute how you act out either of those two things. 😉 This year,…

3 Weeks Until Camp

I am sorry ladies, I have been remiss in my blogging duties. My brother has been going through some health issues and he was just released from the hospital, after what we hope will be the last surgery he has to have! When I am sad and stressed like this past week (year), I drift back to camp memories more than ever. I sing Taps to myself when I go to bed, feeling surrounded by all the Kalalla ladies that have been there for me…

The Best Job at Camp (According to Schultz)

Some people may say I am biased. They would be right. Some people may say that I should try other jobs at camp. I have, it wasn’t for me. Some people may say that being waterfront staff is the best job at camp. I agree. Why? Lake! Need I say more? Who wouldn’t want to spend their day on the lake? Sure, the water is a little murky, and I definitely have “lake suits” and “non-lake suits,” but when the sun comes around that corner…

Camper Registration is Open!

{{unknown}}Hi Kalalla friends, This is just a reminder that registration is open! All you need to do is go here to find all the forms and information you need to sign up for another great year at camp! I so wish I was going to be heading to camp this year. I was watching a TV show and the episode was called “Boom De Yah Da”. It made me so camp sick. For those of you that don’t have a plane ride between you and the…