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Counsellors

Saffi Schonberg
Saffi Schonberg

Saffi is beyond excited to be returning to camp her 10th summer and 1st year on staff! Saffi lives in Toronto and attends North Toronto Collegiate Institute. When Saffi isn’t at camp, she loves to swim, ski and be with her friends and family. At school, Saffi participates in a competitive science club called HOSA and is an avid member of her swim team. She also volunteers with multiple different organizations, most commonly being V’ahavta, a Jewish organization that focuses on helping the homeless and providing health support, essential supplies and referrals to shelters. After spending the past 9 summers at camp as a camper and completing the LIT program last year, Saffi is thrilled to be apart of the Arowhon staff team and ready to spend another amazing summer back at her Algonquin home!

Hannah Greenspan
Hannah Greenspan

Hannah is from Toronto and is excited to be returning for her 7th summer at camp, after completing the LIT program last summer. Outside of camp, Hannah regularly volunteers at her synagogue, as well as Out of the Cold, a program that helps the homeless. She also loves dancing and skiing during her free time. At school Hannah is part of the set design crew for the annual school play and has participated in the Annual Dance Fashion show. She is so excited to be coming back to camp for another amazing summer!

Abigail Nevo
Abigail Nevo

Abigail is from Toronto, and is currently attending Bishop Strachan School. Abigail has been a camper at Arowhon for five years, and last summer she completed the LIT program. This year she is thrilled to be joining the Arowhon staff team for the 1st time. At school, Abigail is a stage manager for her school musical, and was a member of the Global Awareness council. This summer, Abigail is looking forward to spreading her positivity and love of camp, as well as making strong bonds with campers.

Alexa Speyer
Alexa Speyer

Alexa is from Toronto and attends high school at Etobicoke School of the Arts. This is her 8th year at camp, and is her 1st year as a junior counsellor. After completing the Leadership in Training program at Arowhon, Alexa is extremely excited to come back as staff. Outside of camp Alexa volunteers at out of the cold, babysits, sings, dances, and is in many school clubs. She is charismatic, hard working, and empathetic towards others. Alexa has an amazing ability to make strong connections with campers and we’re thrilled to have her joining us on staff this summer.

Sloane Rochwerg
Sloane Rochwerg

Sloane is from Toronto and attends high school at Tanenbaum CHAT. After spending 7 summers as a Camp Arowhon camper and completing the LIT program, this summer will be her 1st summer as a counsellor. At school, she is the head of the Smiles for SickKids club, raising money and collecting gifts for the children at Sick Kids hospital, and she volunteers to help the homeless at “Out of the Cold”. She is excited to return to camp for another summer. She is caring and strongly motivated to make the summer great for the campers.

Jen Bacher
Jen Bacher

Jen lives in Toronto and is so excited to return to camp for her 8th summer! In the city, she likes to keep herself busy with her school’s Buddy Program, which helps integrate grade 9 students into high school. Jen was also a dancer and the Junior Producer of her school’s Fashion Show. She is on her school’s United Way Executive Board, Social Justice Executive Board and works at Wanda’s Creative Clay. Camp is something Jen has always looked forward to and after completing the LIT program last year, Jen can’t wait to meet her new campers and to be on staff this summer. She knows it will be a summer to remember!

Bess Russet
Bess Russet

Bess is from Toronto and attends high school at Branksome Hall, where she is working to complete the rigorous IB diploma program. This summer, Bess will be celebrating her 10th summer at Arowhon, and her 1st as a staff member. During the school year, Bess is a member of the Branksome Hall Rowing Team, where she participates as a coxswain. She is also head of the knitting club at her school and volunteers at the “Out of the Cold” program for homeless people in her neighbourhood. Bess is incredibly hardworking, outgoing, caring, and spirited. She is very excited to be joining the Arowhon staff team this summer!

Sydney Kohn
Sydney Kohn

Sydney lives in Toronto and will be going into her Grade 12 year. This is her 9th summer at camp and 1st year on staff. Last summer Sydney completed the LIT program and is very excited to be returning as staff. When not at camp during the year, Sydney is a member of her school’s Student Council as the Director of the Social Committee and is a member of the volleyball team. Outside of school she dances, and volunteers at several different organizations. Syd cannot wait to come back to her home away from home for another amazing summer!

Renee Huebel
Renee Huebel

Renee lives and studies in Pickering, Ontario. Going into her grade 12 year, Renee is excited to be nearing the end of her high school experience. After completing the LIT program last summer this will be Renee’s 10th returning year and 1st summer on staff. During the year she is a competitive swimmer and active member of her high school councils. Renee has been swimming for 5 years on the Pickering Swim Club as well as joining her high school team. Renee is an active volunteer within her community and greatly enjoyed working with children through her LIT year. Renee is very excited to start her first year on staff at Arowhon!!

Sarah Nathens
Sarah Nathens

Sarah is from Toronto and attends the Bishop Strachan School, and is so excited to be returning for her 7th summer at Arowhon after completing the LIT program last summer. During the year, she is a member of her schools volleyball team, mental health council, and participates in a program called horizons, where she tutors kids from a low-income neighbourhood. Sarah is also a member of a club called Jack’s Chapter at school, where she works to plan events within her school to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health, and allow for mental health to become a more open topic within the school community. Outside of school, she volunteers at multiple organizations, and loves to travel. Sarah could not be any more excited to be spending another amazing summer at her home away from home!

Hope Mahood
Hope Mahood

Hope is from Toronto and is currently attending high school at Humberside Collegiate Institute. Hope is thrilled to be returning to Arowhon for her 7th summer and her 1st year on staff as a counsellor, after completing Arowhon’s LIT program last August. Outside of camp, Hope is a member of her school’s Model UN team and a co-founder of her school’s book club. She’s also spent many wonderful hours volunteering in her school’s art department, doing everything from grade 8 tours, to setting up displays. Hope is kind, hardworking, and we couldn’t be happier to welcome her to our 2017 staff team!

Abbey Rehaut
Abbey Rehaut

Abbey is from Toronto and is excited to be returning to camp for her 5th summer at Arowhon, after completing the LIT program last summer. Throughout the year, Abbey attends high school at Forest Hill Collegiate Institute. Outside of camp, she teaches kids to ski and snowboard. At school, she participates in the Eco club where she take an interest in making the world a better place. In addition, Abbey actively volunteers with Chabbad’s Jteens where they give back to those in need. Abbey is looking forward to creating an incredible summer filled with fun for her campers, and cannot wait to be a staff at Camp Arowhon!

Ezra Kirsh
Ezra Kirsh

Ezra is from Toronto and is currently a Grade 11 student at Greenwood College School. At Greenwood, Ezra is a member of the Outdoor Education Committee and the Track and Field team. This summer will be he his 1st on staff, after completing the LIT program last summer, and spending seven years as a camper at Arowhon. In the city, Ezra has volunteered to help run the guitar club at Nelson Mandela Public School and teach math to the students there. Ezra is thrilled to be joining the staff team this year, and can’t wait for the summer to begin!

Jake Stein
Jake Stein

Jake is from Buffalo New York and attends East Aurora High School. He completed the Camp Arowhon LIT program last summer, and is excited for his 1st year as a Counsellor. At home he is currently working for a newspaper and sometimes he baby-sits on the side. He volunteers at the local children’s museum. When he was a camper at Arowhon, he loved to kayak in play boats. Jake is a member of his schools swim team, and he runs in cross country and track. Jake is a caring and strong-minded individual who always does what is best for his campers. We can’t wait to have
Jake back at camp this summer!

Ben Beiles
Ben Beiles

Benjamin is from Toronto and is entering grade 12 at TanenbaumCHAT. He has been a camper at Arowhon for eight years and last year he completed the Arowhon LIT program. This is Benjamin’s 1st year on staff and he is excited to be a counselor. When not in school, Benjamin enjoys spending his time playing soccer, participating in Model UN competitions, and performing in many school shows. Benjamin also works with his local community creating and leading educational programs for children and their parents. Benjamin has an amazing ability to relate to children through creativity, athleticism and a positive attitude. We are thrilled to welcome Benjamin as part of our staff team this summer.

Malcom Mandel
Malcom Mandel

Malcom is from Toronto, and attends Toronto Prep School. He is currently in grade 11, and this will be my 9th summer at Arowhon. This summer will be his 1st year as a counsellor at Arowhon, though he completed the Camp Arowhon LIT program last summer. Malcom looks forward to being at camp more than anything else – being in such a fun environment brought out the best in him, and he looks forward to doing the same for others. Outside of camp, Malcom plays basketball, baseball and competitive hockey, and he’s also a swim instructor. He loves having a ton of fun and creating a warm environment for everybody around me. Malcom recently won the Heart Award for ice hockey, and he was named ball hockey MVP.

Cooper Mendelson-Grasse
Cooper Mendelson-Grasse

Cooper is from Toronto and attends Upper Canada College. Cooper has been attending the Arowhon for the past nine years, and last summer he completed Camp Arowhon’s LIT program. This will be Coopers 10th summer at camp, and his 1st on staff. Outside of camp, Cooper is an active participant in several extra-curricular activities, including the Model United Nations Club, the Debating Club, and the Reach for the Top trivia team at UCC, in addition to studying Karate and other martial arts. Cooper has also volunteered in the UCC Horizons program, a program where students teach and mentor underprivileged youth from other parts of Toronto. Cooper is also an avid historian, and loves to learn about various different historical eras.

Sam Lampert
Sam Lampert

Sam is from Toronto and attends Lawrence Park CI. This summer will be his 1st year as a counsellor at Camp Arowhon, after previously spending his past 7 summers at camp and completing the LIT program this past summer. Outside of camp Sam plays basketball, tennis, soccer, and rugby. In school, Sam belongs to the Model United Nations club and DECA club, as well as being part of the Buddy program, which involves helping the new grade 9’s with their transition from middle school to high school. Sam loves camp and is extremely excited for his 1st year as a counsellor at Camp Arowhon.

Oliver Habert
Oliver Habert

Oliver is excited to be returning to Arowhon for his 10th summer and can’t wait to finally be a counselor and share his love of camp with others. In Toronto, Oliver attends Lawrence Park where he plays rugby, volleyball, skis, and is a member of his school’s athletic council. Oliver is passionate about music and plays both drums and guitar. Having completed his LIT summer last year, Oliver can’t wait to be back on Lake Teepee for another amazing summer.

Ben Rosenberg
Ben Rosenberg

Ben was born and raised in Toronto and attends Northern Secondary School. This summer he will be returning to Camp Arowhon for his 9th year, after being an LIT and a camper. Ben is a part of Northern Secondary’s United Way dancing and fashion show to raise money for the United Way organization. Ben is also a member of the Northern Buddies, a group that helps ease the transition of new grade 9s into the school. One of Ben’s main interests is drama, and he is an active participant in his schools drama program. Ben is so happy to be returning to Arowhon again, and looks forward to the new memories to be made.

Sam Baker
Sam Baker

Sam is from Toronto and has completed grade 11 at North Toronto Collegiate Institute. This summer will be his 1st year as a junior counsellor at Camp Arowhon, after completing the LIT program last summer. Prior to this, Sam was an Arowhon camper for a number of years. As a camper, he enjoyed his time time at Sail with his friends and counsellors. Outside of camp, Sam plays rugby with his club the Toronto Scottish and actively participates in drama programs in and outside of school. He has also won numerous awards sailing with the Royal Canadian Yacht Club. Furthermore, Sam is an active member of his synagogue and participates in various activities with his community, such as the Out of The Cold program. Sam is excited for this summer at Camp and plans to give his campers the best experience possible!

Mack Wallhouse
Mack Wallhouse

Mack is a proud Toronto native currently attending Northern Secondary School. He is going into his 8th year at camp and his 1st year on staff, after being an LIT last summer. As a camper, Mack loved going to landsports, climbing, drama and canoe tripping. During the year, Mack works as an baseball umpire, a coach for a house league basketball team for 12 and 13 year-olds and a ski instructor (if it ever snows). At school, he is the Vice-President of the student council, plays trombone in the band and plays rugby. Mack is very caring, funny and energetic, and looks to create close bonds with all of his campers.

Will Klein
Will Klein

Will is from Toronto and is a student at CHAT high school. This will be his 9th summer at camp and his 1st  on staff after completing the LIT program last year. As a camper Will spent most of his time windsurfing or at landsports. Outside of camp, Will loves to play hockey, basketball, and baseball. Will has also been refereeing minor hockey for 5 years and has coached hockey and flag football teams. At school Will is a student leader who leads school trips and tours for prospective students. He is also involved in his school’s Model United Nations club. We are sure Will is going to be a great counsellor and can’t wait to have him on the team this summer!

Hannah Feldman
Hannah Feldman

Hannah lives and studies in Toronto. This will be Hannah’s 9th year at Camp Arowhon and her 1st year as a counsellor after completing the LIT program last summer. Outside of camp Hannah has spent the past two years working at her synagogue, teaching weekly programs to young children. At school she is on the field hockey, wrestling and soccer teams as well as being involved in drama productions. Hannah is a caring, responsible and thoughtful person who loves spending time with children. We are delighted to have her on staff this summer!

Tyler Presser
Tyler Presser

Tyler is from Detroit, Michigan and this will be his 8th summer at camp. In school, he was the captain of the junior varsity tennis team and now plays varsity tennis as well as golf. He enjoys ski instructing, playing golf, as well as watching hockey. He works weekly at his local club teaching kids how to play tennis and on the weekends he teaches skiing to kids. Tyler has been a camper since the age of 9, when Daniel Levin and himself became 2 of the 1st campers from Detroit in several years. Fun fact: previously camp used to have a bus from Detroit! Tyler helps out with the peer corps movement and is a member of the National Honors Society. One interesting fact about Tyler is that he is working towards getting his pilot’s license.

Theo Cowett
Theo Cowett

Hailing from Ithaca, NY, Theo is excited to be returning for his 9th year at Camp Arowhon. Before joining our staff team, Theo spend 7 years as a camper and completed the LIT program last summer. Outside of camp, Theo plays soccer for his school team, which is ranked 5th in the United States. As a Link Leader at his high school, Theo is a role model to his peers and works to help younger students adapt to the high school environment. Theo is also committed to community service, and after the ebola outbreak in Africa, he helped raise money for Doctors Without Borders. Theo loves to stay active and have fun, which is why we know he’ll make an incredible counsellor!

Noa Sandler
Noa Sandler

Noa is from Toronto and can’t wait to finally be joining the staff team after 9 incredible summers as a camper and then an LIT. Noa’s favorite activities at camp include tennis, windsurfing and landsports. Outside of camp, Noa plays hockey, baseball, tennis, and skis. He is a certified ski instructor, hockey referee, and is the head of CHAT’s Music Appreciation Club. Noa is also a member of Model United Nations and volunteers at Out of the Cold and at the Arowhon in Action events. Noa is very excited to return to camp and Algonquin this summer and hopes to make everyone enjoy camp as much as he does.

Louise Abramowitz
Louise Abramowitz

Louise is from Toronto and is excited to be returning on staff for her 9th summer at Arowhon after completing the LIT program last summer. At school, Louise plays rugby, swims, and participates in her school’s model United Nations club. She is also a member of her school’s Buddies group, a program that helps integrate grade nines into high school life. Through Buddies, Louise has lead sessions on stress and homework management and been a counsellor on the school camping trip. Outside of school, Louise volunteers with Out of the Cold and Right to Play. She is so excited to meet her new campers and help make their summer’s the best yet!

Leah Kramer
Leah Kramer

Leah is from Buffalo, New York and is excited to celebrate her 10th summer at Arowhon! During the year, Leah is involved in her school’s chorus, acapella group, varsity soccer team, school yearbook, and Shakespeare program. Last year Leah had the opportunity to represent Western New York in the National Shakespeare Competition in New York City! She volunteers with a tutoring program for refugee children in Buffalo, as well as with her Jewish youth group, where she serves as president of the Buffalo chapter, and on the International Board for Israel Affairs. Leah is a hardworking, kind and energetic girl, and we are so excited to have her join our staff team this year!

Katharine (KK) McCallum
Katharine (KK) McCallum

Katharine is from London, UK and this will be her 9th summer at Arowhon where she was a camper for 7 years before completing our LIT program. Her camp resume includes achieving her 1st class award in horseback riding as well as being a Colour War captain and going to Brent and back. Outside of camp, she loves sports, music and travelling as well as debating. Katharine is on her school’s field hockey, netball and racquets teams and is also a member of the Jazz band and student council. Also, during the school week she volunteers at an elementary school twice a week to teach Latin. She can’t wait to come back to camp for another amazing summer!

Jack Basian
Jack Basian

Jack lives in Toronto and will be returning for his 9th summer at camp. This will be his 1st year on staff after finishing up the LIT program last year. Jack is a member of his school’s hockey, golf, and flag football teams. Outside of school, Jack plays competitive hockey and is also an avid fan of both basketball and football. You may remember Jack from when he helped run our Arowhon in action skating event last year. Jack is incredibly caring, spirited, and easy going. We are thrilled to have him join our staff this summer.

Ira Blumenthal
Ira Blumenthal

This summer will be Ira’s 1st year on staff after an incredible 8 years as a camper and then going on to comple the LIT program. During the year he works at Forest Hill arena as a hockey referee. As a hockey player himself, he has won many titles. As well as hockey, basketball and rugby are some of his favorite school sports to play. He loves participating in charity walks like the Hodgkin’s Lymphoma event in hopes of raising money and spreading awareness of the disease. We are lucky to have Ira on our staff this summer!

Daniel Levin
Daniel Levin

Daniel can’t wait to be a counsellor at Camp Arowhon – or as he calls it “the greatest place on earth” – this summer. A student in West Bloomfield, Michigan, he tries to be as active as possible in the school community. He plays football (American), basketball, and lacrosse, while also serving as the class president and the secretary for the school’s science and engineering club. Daniel is planning to pursue a biology degree, and then attend medical school to become a physician. This summer will be Daniel’s 8th at Camp, and after participating in the LIT program last year, we are overjoyed to welcome him as a 2016 staff member. Daniel loves all aspects of camp life, whether on trip or in camp, he is always having a great time. He is a truly caring, hard-working, and fun person, who consistently has a positive impact on everyone who is around him.

Benn Mass
Benn Mass

Benn is from Toronto and can’t wait to receive his 10 year jacket marking his decade-long commitment to Arowhon this summer! During the year, Benn works at a restaurant and volunteers with the Hockey Heroes program teaching disadvantaged youth how to play hockey and at an after school program with the Miles Nadal JCC. During his time at camp he had many fun experiences, with highlights being archery, landsports and completing both Brent and Whitney trips. He was so positively influenced by his counsellors growing up and wishes to do the same for future campers. He loves sports and is on the athletic committee at his school. He plays hockey, rugby, basketball, and skis whenever he gets a chance. He also participates in the peer mentoring program at his school. He can’t wait for another active summer in Algonquin Park!

Ariel Gorodensky
Ariel Gorodensky

Ariel is a student from Toronto and is looking forward to her 2nd summer as a counsellor. She loved each of her 9 years as an Arowhon camper and LIT thought it couldn’t get any better than that until she got to be a counsellor for the Inter Girls last summer! During the school year, Ariel plays on her school’s volleyball team, runs track and field, and was a mentor for grade 9 students. She also teaches skiing, volunteers at her local Out of the Cold shelter, and plays tennis. Ariel is passionate about camp, and can’t wait for another great summer with her campers!

Helena Hyams
Helena Hyams

Helena is from Toronto and will be celebrating her 9th summer with us at Arowhon. After 7 great years as a camper and LIT, and a very wonderful summer last year as a 1st year counsellor working with the Junior Girls, and an assistant on FAD (fitness, aerobics, and dance), Helena is thrilled to be coming back. Helena studies Health Science at Queen’s University. Outside of school, Helena spends her time volunteering at Drama Ways, a program for adults and kids with developmental disorders. Helena is an extremely enthusiastic, caring, and dedicated counsellor. She is delighted to be returning to Tepee Lake for another amazing summer!

Nikki Schachter
Nikki Schachter

This is Nikki’s 9th year at camp and 2nd year as a counsellor. She loved last summer and had such a great time working with the Junior Girls section! During the year Nikki volunteers at a horse and dog rescue farm, and at school plays on the tennis and volleyball teams! Nikki is super excited to be back at camp and to have the best summer yet!

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