Taylor Kantola – Ropes
Taylor is from Niagara Falls and studies concurrent education at Brock University, after which she plans to pursue teacher’s college in New Zealand or Australia. For the past summers she has enjoyed working at a day camp planning fun activities trips and she can’t wait to take her camp experience to the next level with overnight camping! While she waits impatiently for camp to start, Taylor is working in the YMCA’s after-school childcare program and volunteering with the public school board as a tutor. She is also involved with the the Concurrent Education Student Association where she organizes events that benefit children in her community. She loves visiting the cottage with her family and friends to enjoy the outdoors and reconnect with nature and can’t wait to spend a whole summer in Algonquin Park! Taylor is looking forward to making lasting memories with the campers, going on her 1st canoe trip, and learning all of the camp songs!
Salina Suri – Boys Swim
Salina was born and raised in Toronto aside but attended a boarding school in rural India so she knows all about the joys of living with friends away from city life! She now attends the University of Toronto studying ethics, society, law and history. This will be her 1st summer at Arowhon and she is definitely looking forward to spending it in Algonquin Park instructing swimming! She has been a swim instructor and lifeguard for over a year and has also acted as a conductor’s assistant at the Toronto Children’s Chorus after spending 11 years in the choir as a chorister. Having completed her Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Salina has canoed, portaged, winter camped, and gone white water kayaking. She loves spending time on the water, from sailing and rowing to dragon boating and swimming, and is especially thrilled to get to do this for a whole 2 months in such a beautiful area of the world!
Patrick Rado – Ropes
Patrick is a life long resident of Ohio where he attended Cleveland State University for physical education. This summer will be his 1st at Camp Arowhon and he is excited to be working with the high ropes team. He has had multiple jobs working with children including working at a day care, other camps, coaching, and overseeing various youth sports leagues. Patrick is an avid camper and grew up spending his summers at Camp Christopher in Bath, Ohio. Patrick is looking forward to getting immersed in Arowhon’s awesome culture, building relationships with everyone, and sharing his knowledge of all things summer camp. In high school he volunteered as a coach for his school’s youth wrestling program and was a very accomplished and decorated wrestler. He is studying to receive a personal training certification (N.A.S.M) as physical fitness and coaching are great passions of his. Patrick enjoys having unique hair styles and colors and looks forward to continuing this at camp. The summer can’t come soon enough!
Evan Zucker – Climb
Evan is from Toronto and is looking forward to his 9th summer at camp and joining the Arowhon staff team after a great experience as an LIT last summer. Outside of camp Evan enjoys his time on the True North competitive rock climbing team, is a photographer for his school’s yearbook, and is an avid member of his school’s film club. Evan enjoys taking leadership opportunities whenever he can at his school and loves to work with groups. Evan is ecstatic to be returning to camp for another year and excited for everything he is going to learn and teach this summer.
Cameron Ashton – Kayak
Cam can’t wait to return for another great summer on Teepee Lake after loving his time as an Inter Boys counsellor last summer! Cam is from Wilton in Southern England and studies sports science at Bangor University in North Wales. He grew up going to cadet camps and since being in university has lived near the ocean, developing a passion for sailing and kayaking. He is an avid world traveler and can’t wait to be back at camp this year experiencing the beauty of Canadian wilderness! In addition to being an adventurer by nature he is committed to promoting social justice and 2 years ago he traveled to Africa where he climbed Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for people in the UK who cannot work as a result of a family member needing care. In his spare time he likes to play basketball and football. His work history includes teaching basic cognition to pre-school children and working for an outdoor education and water sports centre where he coached kayaking and canoeing.
Emma Teitelbaum – Ride
Emma is returning for her 9th summer at camp and 2nd summer as a riding instructor at Arowhon. In her 6 years as a camper, Emma spent the majority of her time at the barn, creating her love for both riding and horses. As an LIT Emma worked in the barn and loved it so much that she decided to come back as an instructor. Emma is from Toronto. During the year Emma is a ski racing coach for kids aged 6-7 and plays volleyball with her school team. She is the head of her school’s book club and enjoys volunteering in her community. She is excited to join the Arowhon staff team and looks forward to another great summer on Teepee Lake!
Aidan Aronoff – Ropes
Aidan is back for his 10th year at Arowhon and we’re excited to have instructing at the high ropes course. Calling Toronto home, Aidan will be taking a gap year to work hard and earn enough money to fund a trip to Japan, a part of the world that captivates him. After this Aidan will return to his studies, heading to the University of King’s College in Halifax. After being a camper, a LIT and a counsellor Aidan feels he has grown so much thanks to this time at Arowhon and is excited for another summer here with us!