As some of you may know, we were invited to go to Camp Honda in Muskoka earlier this month. We drove up from our city to Windermere, ON in the new 2016 Honda Pilot Touring. You can read all about it and see a video, here. Driving up north is quite the hike for us, it’s about 6 1/2 hours to be exact. The Pilot had all the bells and whistles and it made for a ride in pure comfort.
Exploring Windermere House.
We set off a bit later than we anticipated but, we arrived at Windermere House in the early afternoon. We had a chance to check-in and explore the grounds. On the main lawn, there was a beautiful wedding and the weather was just perfect. We headed to the Windermere Dock and watched the many boats on the lake whiz by.
Meeting Team Honda.
After checking out the grounds, we headed to our room to relax a bit. Naps were had and then we freshened up and headed to dinner at Oliver & Bonacini. We met the entire team and talked about what the weekend would bring. Team Honda were gracious hosts and thought of every detail. So, what’s camp without a camp fire and s’mores? Well, they had set up a big surprise for all of us and it was awesome!
Warm and Toasty.
We headed outside shortly after dinner and we had a whole camp site set up by Honda. There were tents set up with video games for the kids and check out the Honda Pilot tent (you can get this accessory as an add-on) where the girls watched Frozen in.
There was a s’mores bar and lots of hot cocoa and appetizers on hand and Muskoka craft beer to help us stay warm. A bonfire crackled and blazed while everyone gathered with marshmallows to roast and to create their s’mores. In the background the strum of a guitar and a melodic voice echoed in the wind. It was a great way to kick back, unwind and get to know each other.
Camp Honda Day!
Our day started bright and early and we headed to Oliver & Bonacini’s for breakfast. After a hearty meal, we walked over to meet with Honda’s Power Equipment expert and we learned all about the products that Honda offers for home and business maintenance.
After getting our hands on some of those toys, we proceeded to the Junior Red Riders course and met with the two Junior Red Riders pros and the girls got set-up to dirt-bike! The girls absolutely LOVED it. Make sure to check out the links below to find even more coverage on these exhibits.
Lake Rosseau and Off Roadin’.
Next on the bill was some off-road fun, we had the opportunity to jump in Honda’s Side by Side’s (SXS’s) and ATV’s and take on the bumpy trails that Honda had set up for us. I’ll have to admit, the girls had their fun at the Junior Red Riders and we had our fun on these babies. My absolute favorite was driving the SXS and putting the pedal to the metal.
We had a great ending to our day at Camp Honda. It was spent on Lake Rosseau on a Honda-powered pontoon boat. We all had warm blankets, snacks and fishing rods to enjoy some time on the lake. We learned all about the engine and unfortunately, we didn’t catch any fish. But, tons of fun was had and Mimi caught a lot of “tomato greens” you will have to check out my posts about both our fishing and off-road adventure for the deets.
Camp Honda Rocked!
We had a delightful time with Team Honda and we learned a ton. I’m excited to share it all with you in more detail! A big shout-out to everyone who made Camp Honda a memorable experience. We were sent off with hot chocolate and coffee and we were ready to hit the road back home!
See It In Action!
Check out our 2016 Honda Pilot Touring test drive and our weekend highlights in this video. We had a blast and you can see the Honda products up front and center.
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Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela, and wife to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.