Max Hammond – Assistant Sail
Max is from London, England and studies Engineering at Loughborough University. Max worked in the French Alps in a hotel for the winter season then travelled around Europe starting in Venice and ending in Stockholm during his gap year. In the summers, he works as a Sailing Instructor at his local lake teaching sailing, from 7-10 year old beginners to members of The Royal Engineers Regiment of the British Army. In the winter holidays, he works as a ski rep taking school groups out to ski in the French and Italian Alps and has amazing fun! At University Max is on the committee for the Snowsports society and competes as a freestyle skier. He also helps with the Cook and Bake society. In the future, he hopes to work in the field of yacht design. Max cannot wait to teach sailing on Tepee Lake in the beautiful Algonquin Park!
Isla Lister – Assistant Climb
Isla is from Scotland and studies Mechanical Engineering at the University of Edinburgh. She is a member of the Edinburgh University Mountaineering Club and has received the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award. Isla loves being outdoors and taking part in activities such as camping, hiking, climbing, running and sailing, just to name a few! When she was younger she attended a centre with the school where she went abseiling, hill walking and gorge walking which she really loved and found it helped a lot with her confidence levels. Isla has also traveled to some amazing places such as Borneo, where she got to see sun bears and orangutans up close while doing conservation work. She is looking forward to going to Canada for the first time and to have a fun-filled summer at camp!
Megan Bryne-Assistant High Ropes
Megan is from the south of England but lived in Dubai until starting at the University of Exeter, studying politics and international relations with French. This will be her first time at Camp Arowhon however, during her gap year, she worked as an outdoor activity instructor in the U.K. and specialized in teaching abseiling!
Charlotte Kemp- Assistant Swim
Charlotte is a product design student at De Montfort, Leicester. She is from England, where she has been a member of the Royal Lifesaving Society since the age of 11 and has been a keen swimmer ever since. She has been teaching children first aid and lifesaving skills for 6 years now, became a lifeguard 2 years ago, and even received the lifesaver of the year award. An avid traveller as well, Charlotte has been to many places including Uganda to raise money and donate items to a local village. She can’t wait to add Canada to her list of adventures!
Mikaëlle Victor – Assistant Ride
Mikaëlle is joining us from Western Quebec, and is studying political science and women’s studies at the University of Ottawa. While this will be her first summer at Camp Arowhon, she has been riding since a young age, has competed in eventing for 4 years, and has volunteered and instructed at a riding day camp for a handful of summers. While in high school, she participated in two humanitarian projects in Guatemala and Nicaragua. Her other interests include canoe tripping, skiing, hiking, and travelling.
Aoife Mulvaney- Assistant Ride
Aoife is an Irish psychology student at Dunboyne College of Further Education. She has been teaching horseback riding to beginner children for the last 4 years and has completed her British Horse Society Stage 1 with distinctions. We are so excited for her to give her knowledge and skills at the barn!
Megan Ostrander- Assistant Ride
Megan studies communications at Wilfrid Laurier University. This upcoming summer will be her first at Camp Arowhon but certainly not around horses. Her love of horses began at a very young age, after her parents enrolled her at a local summer riding camp when she was only 4 years old! Megan took riding lessons throughout her life, and currently she competes as part of Laurier’s equestrian team. In addition to her love for riding horses, Megan also has a passion for travel, skiing, and music. She looks forward to having fun with her young riders and teaching them the joy that horses can bring.
Flo Nusselder – Assistant Swim
Flo studies psychology and is very excited to spend her first summer at Camp Arowhon. Previously, she attended YMCA Camp Wabanaki, Camp Ki-Y-Way, and the Ontario Educational Leadership Centre. Flo works as a lifeguard/instructor guard at her local pool, where she helps teach lessons and guard public swims. During the winter, she is a volunteer assistant-coach with the Grey Bruce Falcons Special Hockey team, a team for adults and children of all ages with different levels of ability. Flo enjoys swimming, horseback riding, snowboarding, playing hockey, and traveling.
Elijah French – Assistant Surf
Elijah is from Dundas, Ontario. Elijah is very excited to return to Arowhon for his 11th summer and 2nd year as a staff member. Elijah enjoys playing soccer and going windsurfing. Elijah has worked as a page at Queens Park, helping members of parliament enact various bills and laws. Most of Elijah’s camper career was spent at the windsurf dock, practicing tricks and achieving his windsurfing 1st class award. We are very excited for Elijah to be joining us on staff this summer.
Noah Hitzig – Assistant Kayak
Noah is from Toronto, Ontario and this will be Noah’s 10th year at Camp Arowhon, and his 2nd year on staff, after completing the LIT program. When Noah was a camper he enjoyed kayaking, sailing, and windsurfing, as well as completing a 10-day white water trip and Brent and Back. Outside of camp Noah coaches ski racing at Mansfield Ski Club. In his spare time, Noah kayaks and plays hockey. Noah is very excited to spend another summer at his favourite place in the world.