No matter how long it’s been since your last summer at camp, we’d love to reconnect with you!
Not too much has changed at Keewaydin’s camps over the past 125 years. While Songadeewin has moved from Lake Willoughby to the shores of Lake Dunmore, if you walk around Keewaydin Temagami’s base camp or the campus of Keewaydin Dunmore it would look largely the same as you remember it. Most importantly, the values upon which the camps were founded still guide the programs and the experiences they provide.
We are dedicated to keeping alumni in touch with each other, and with Keewaydin. If you are not currently receiving regular communication from us, we want to hear from you! There are multiple ways for you to connect with old friends and enjoy camp life, from reunions at camp to work weekends to regional alumni gatherings and Open Houses in cities across North America. Check out our calendar to find an event that works for you!
We have lots of ways for you to stay in the loop through our publications, E-News, and special announcement emails. Please make sure we have your up-to-date contact information. Also, you click here to share any news that you would like to share in the next camp newsletter.
Below you can also find camp photos, dig into the camp publications archives, or learn more about a stay at Ojibway Family Lodge!
Upcoming Alumni Events:
Young Alumni Gathering in NYC – April 3 – Join us for some drinks, hors d’oeuvres and Keewaydin cheer! Monday, April 3 – 5:30PM to 7PM at Blooms Tavern, 208 East 58th Street, NYC – RSVP HERE!
John Watson Work Weekend – June 2-4 – An opportunity to come help get the Keewaydin Dunmore and Songadeewin campuses ready for the summer, this work crew does things like painting, raking, moving brush, etc. REGISTER HERE!
Ojibway Family Lodge Work Party – June 23-27 – Come stay at Ojibway Family Lodge in exchange for your work to help get the grounds ready for the season, plenty to be done, laughs and delicious meals included. Email [email protected] for more information or to sign up!
25th Anniversary Celebration of Girls’ Program at Keewaydin Temagami – July 6-10 – The celebration will take place during what would be Alumni Family Reunion, at Ojibway Family Lodge on Lake Temagami. Priority will be given to campers and staff who have been a part of the last 25 years of the girls’ program. Learn more information and REGISTER HERE.
Keewaydin Temagami 1950s and 1960s Alumni Reunion – August 12-15 – Staff and campers from Keewaydin Temagami in the 50s and 60s are encouraged to join a reunion designed to capture stories of that era. Participants will stay at Ojibway Family lodge, lodging and meals are complementary. We are currently at capacity for the event, however if you’d like, we can keep you on a waitlist in case space opens up! Put your name on the WAITLIST HERE.
Alumni Family Reunion at Lake Dunmore – August 24-27 – Alumni and families welcome! Opportunity to register coming soon!
25th Anniversary of Songadeewin on Lake Dunmore – August 25-27 – Former campers and staff from Songadeewin, Songadeewin on Willoughby, and Beenadeewin are encouraged to come celebrate 25 years on lake Dunmore! Let us know you are interested HERE, more information and formal opportunity to register to follow.
Alumni Reception in NYC – October 23 – All alumni from all camps welcome! More information and opportunity to register to come!
Wood On Water at Film Festivals
Filmed by U.K. based filmmaker Hanna Maia during the summer of 2019, this documentary follows the girls of Keewaydin Temagami’s Section 2 on their 6-week trip in northern Quebec. The film, sponsored by NRS, is still making the rounds in film festivals, and is now showing at the Vancouver, BC, film festival called the Young Adventures Show and will be featured in the No Mans Land festival in Boulder, CO, this summer. It has over 17k views on YouTube.
2023 Foundation Calendar
Latest Editions: The Fall 2022 Newsletters!
Songadeewin’s From the Heart, Dunmore’s Kicker, and Temagami’s Tattler are the camp newsletters, which are produced twice a year. You can find the digital versions of the latest editions here. If you did not receive a hard copy in the mail, it might mean we are missing your address! You can update your contact information to make sure you get the next edition when it is printed. And share your alumni news for the next edition!
Latest Edition: The 2022 Northwest Wind Is Here!
The Northwest Wind is the Keewaydin Foundation’s premier publication, featuring all programs and Foundation news and annual report. Click the thumbnail below to read the web edition of the 2022 Northwest Wind, with all the same great articles and content as the print version, but excluding the Donor Listing.
2022 Northwest Wind
Ojibway Family Lodge
A Place Untouched, An Experience Apart
In a noisy, hectic world, it’s easy to believe that places steeped in nature’s soothing silences have vanished forever, and lasting tranquility is no longer possible to find.
But spend just a single hour at Ojibway Lodge and you’ll discover that these and many other things you thought were gone for good can be still be had. In the northern reaches of Lake Temagami, a magnificent north woods Eden is waiting. You’ll find it along wilderness shores that stretch for 4,800 untouched kilometers across a timeless dominion blessed with 1,500 hidden island jewels. This is the land of Ojibway. And it’s yours to wander.
For more information and to book your stay, please visit Ojibway’s website.
Stay Informed, Stay Connected! Update Your Information
The ways in which our camps are staying connected with their Alumni is ever changing, we have many ways to stay informed. We are always looking for ways to connect alumni with each other, and with Keewaydin. So, if we have your information, we can let you know about all kinds of alumni related events, resources, and media. Especially now, its important to stay connected, and our virtual offerings are continually expanding!!
Publications and Photo Digital Archives
The Northwest Wind
The Northwest Wind is our annual Keewaydin Foundation magazine which includes articles, photos, news, and information that pertain to all three summer camps and the Keewaydin Environmental Education Center (KEEC). Click to thumbnail to go to the archive to peruse past editions.
The Northwest Wind
Our Camp Newsletters are mailed twice a year, in the Spring and Fall, and are unique to each of the three camps. Each Newsletter is full of interesting articles, photos, announcements, etc. Please click on one of the Camp Newsletter thumbnails below to go to the archive, where you can read through past editions.