Three nights during the week, campers and staff gather around the campfire to sing.
The Chilawee repertoire of campfire songs is passed down from generation to generation, with each new group of staff adding at least one new song. Campers use these songs on hikes, while canoeing and in talent show skits.
Some traditional favourites are “Brown Squirrel”, “Black Socks”, and “Singing in the Rain”.
Campfire is an important camp tradition and we don’t let anything get in the way. Last year, under a county-wide fire ban, our sports and waterfront staff worked together to create an elaborate artificial campfire out of tissue paper, pool noodles and flashlights.