camp arowhon

Assistant Instructors

Kieran Dowling
Kieran Dowling

Kieran lives in Toronto, Ontario, where he studies Mathematics at York University. He have worked as a tutor, and as an assistant archery coach, both at Arowhon and through his Archery club in Toronto. This will be his 2nd year working at Arowhon, and he is very excited. He has been arching for 6 years with the “Toronto School of Archery” and have been competing Nationally for 4 years. He has loved camping and the outdoors since he was very young!

Saskia Burhs – Asst. Boys Swim
Saskia Burhs – Asst. Boys Swim

Saskia is from Liverpool, England. She is currently finishing her A-levels in
Biology, Chemistry and Maths at Carmel College Catholic Sixth form. She works at a local leisure centre, where she teaches swimming and lifeguard. In summer 2016, she volunteered at a camp in Spain to help Spanish kids improve their English. This year she had the opportunity to go to Kenya and volunteer at a girls orphanage, where she got to experience an entirely different and interesting culture. In her spare time she likes to play the flute and rock climb. In the future, she would like to study science, and she will be moving to New Zealand to do so. She’s most excited to meet new people and experience a different way of life at camp Arowhon.”

Laura Deering – Assistant Ropes
Laura Deering – Assistant Ropes

Laura is from Northern Ireland and is just finishing her final year of university studying community youth work. She has a passion to walk and journey with young people, and hopes to pursue a career with young people in the youth justice system. This will be her 1st year at Camp Arowhon and she is very excited for it. It will also be her 1st time visiting Canada and she is also extremely excited for that! To meet new people, face a whole range of new adventures from camping, to camp fires, to water activities to so much more!
Her aim is to teach some people some Northern Ireland slang and pass on the accent.She love the outdoors, and adventures and can’t wait for the journey that this summer holds!

Emily Moore – Assistant Ride
Emily Moore – Assistant Ride

Emily is from Hamilton, Ontario and is going into her 4th year at McMaster University studying Social Work. This will be Emily’s 1st summer with Camp Arowhon, and she is excited to use her six years of experience in sharing her love of horses with campers. Aside from working with horses, Emily has helped run a library summer reading program, served as a peer supporter at McMaster’s Women and Gender Equity Network, supported seniors during their stay in a local Emergency Department, and volunteered elsewhere as a camp counsellor. Emily recently completed her time as a student at the Hamilton AIDS Network and plans to make her next career step working with children and families. In her spare time, she loves to read, bike, and spend time on Hamilton’s many beautiful trails. Emily looks forward to sharing her love of horses and learning, and to support campers in growing and having an incredible summer at Arowhon.

Tess Clegg – Assistant Ride
Tess Clegg – Assistant Ride

Tess is from the Wirral, in the north west of England and is currently in her 2nd year studying Medicine at the University of Leeds with the hope of becoming a paediatrician in the future. This will be her 1st summer at Camp Arowhon and she is extremely excited after getting a taste for camp last summer working as a camp counsellor and riding instructor at a stables in New Jersey. Tess has been riding for as long as she can remember, and has grown up competing and attending Pony Club camps. She is currently a member of her university equestrian team where she competes against other teams from around England. She also volunteers at the Riding for the Disabled association and Teddy bear hospital, a program that helps children overcome the fear of doctors and hospitals. Other activities she loves include hiking, skiing, swimming, and travelling the world, and she’s not afraid of trying new things. She can’t wait to get to camp, and meet everybody this summer!

Jordana Asch – Assistant Ride
Jordana Asch – Assistant Ride

Jordana is from Toronto and has just graduated grade 12 at Northern Secondary School. This year will be her 10th summer at camp and 2nd year on staff as a riding instructor. Jordana has been teaching art for 4 years to JK to grade 6 students, but horses have always been her true passion. As a camper she spent every day at the barn working hard to get her high class awards and learn more about horses. Jordana is so excited to spend another summer at camp and we are overjoyed that she is part of such a strong team!

Emily Wener – Asst. Girls Swim
Emily Wener – Asst. Girls Swim

Emily from Toronto and is currently a student at Queen’s University. She is so excited to be returning for her 8th summer at Arowhon. Emily had an amazing summer as a counsellor in the Senior Girls section last summer. Emily is extremely excited to be on swim this year! At Queen’s, Emily teaches swimming to children with special needs through SwimAbility Kingston, and makes swimming fun and accessible to all children. She is also an executive member of the Queen’s University Blood Team, through which she educates the Queen’s community about blood and stem cell donation. Emily is a caring, thoughtful, and responsible person who enjoys spending time with children of all ages. Emily is so excited to spend another summer at camp and can’t wait to make new bonds with campers and make sure that this summer is unforgettable!

Ari Rosen – Asst. Girls Swim
Ari Rosen – Asst. Girls Swim

Ari is from Montreal, where she studies in the Arts and Sciences program at Marianopolis College. She is excited to be spending her 10th summer at Arowhon and 3rd year on staff! Over the past two summers, she has loved spending time with her campers as a counsellor in the Junior and Inter Girls sections, as well as working at the kayak dock. Outside of camp, Ari loves playing sports, especially hockey, which she plays competitively. She also plays on her school’s soccer team. She works as a skating instructor and is a volunteer hockey coach for a high school team. As well, she enjoys coaching a girl’s soccer team in the spring. Ari’s hobbies include skiing, travel and running. She can’t wait to be back at camp for the best summer yet!

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