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!

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.