Dylan Bearg – Tennis
Dylan is from Sonoma, California and is a sophomore at Santa Rosa Junior College, where he received a partial academic scholarship. He started tennis relatively late (as a junior in high school), and was named rookie of the year on the Sonoma Valley High tennis team. In his senior year, he was the number two singles player on the team. This will be Dylan’s 1st year as an assistant tennis instructor at Camp Arowhon. Previously, Dylan taught day sports camps at the Sonoma Valley Boys and Girls Club. In his senior year of high school, he did volunteer work teaching tennis to young adults living with a disability. Dylan has participated in sports ranging from Tennis to Hockey and his love of sports is shown through his teaching. Along with Dylan’s love of sports is his love of nature and adventure. Dylan is a social, fun and approachable person who loves working with kids, and is always looking to provide support for any and all campers.
Lucie Vela – Asst. Ride
Lucie lives in Annecy, Haute Savoie, France, where she currently works at a ski resort. She has a degree in tourism, guiding and facilitation, and she is very excited for her 1st summer at Arowhon!She has previously worked as a youth leader, teaching youth to write, direct and produce their own plays. Lucie has been riding since the age of 3, and has been teaching riding for the past 4 years. In addition to riding, she is an avid hiker, skier, traveller and adventurer, and has ambitions of one day opening her own equestrian center!Lucie is an incredibly energetic, excited and dynamic person, and she is looking forward to sharing her passion for teaching and for horses with Arowhon’s campers this summer.
Emma Minty – Assistant Girls Swims
Emma is from Jersey, Channel Islands, UK, and this will be her 1st summer at Camp Arowhon, though was a camp counsellor, teacher and lifeguard in the US last year. She has been a swim instructor since she was 12 years old, and growing up upon an island, watersports are what she loves. In her spare time she likes to cycle, swim and practice yoga. In the future she is looking to complete a TEFL course to enable her to teach English around the world! Emma cannot wait to explore Canada, and experience an amazing summer at Arowhon!
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!
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!