So far we’ve heard from two former campers and staff members who’ve shared their stories on their lasting memories and legacies of Camp Big Canoe. Not only have they been great reads, but they have inspired others to share – and not just other campers and staff members, but parent’s too! Today’s #whatsyourstory blog entry comes courtesy of the mother of our first blog entry, Rosemary Gray-Snelgrove. It originally appeared as a comment to Laura’s post, but we thought it was so good everyone should have a chance to read it. Thanks for letting us share Rosemary! And if you haven’t already, you can read Laura’s story and Dani’s story, and maybe, just maybe, be inspired to share yours as well. Keep the Spirit Alive.

Hello Camp Big Canoe community,

I’m writing as mother of Laura, who wrote a few days ago. I want you to know the experience of being a CBC parent. It was great. In the later years, I remember the non-stop laughter when Laura’s fellow counsellor friends – many of whom had been campers together – were hanging out together on weekends-off in the city. The hilarity, the creativity, the energy that was generated in their time together at the camp was a cauldron of positivity that they were steeped in over the years.

Laura first set off for PeeWee Camp, at age 8, sitting quietly by herself at the camp bus window, looking a little solemn. She returned in a swirl of other kids tumbling off the bus, calling to each other as they joined their waiting parents, vowing to stay in touch. Which they’ve done! So many happy summers.

I think the best decision my husband Dave and I ever made was to register our daughter at Camp Big Canoe.

-Rosemary Gray-Snelgrove

Want to share your story? Contact us at our Facebook page. #whatsyourstory

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Camp Big Canoe is a not-for-profit overnight recreational camp for kids ages 6-16 in Muskoka, Ontario, Canada


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