camp arowhon

Counsellors

Harley Latsky
Harley Latsky

Harley is from Toronto and attends high school at The York School. This summer will be his 1st year as a junior counselor at Camp Arowhon after completing the LIT program last summer. Harley was also an Arowhon camper for eight years straight and will receive his ten-year jacket this summer! Outside of camp, Harley loves to play badminton, and camp has shown Harley the joys of indoor climbing to such a degree that it is now a hobby of his. Over the winter months, Harley keeps himself busy as a ski coach, teaching kids aged 6-7 and has done so for the past two years! Harley is both caring and thoughtful and leads a very balanced life. We are overjoyed that Harley will be joining our staff team this summer.

Tali Pukier
Tali Pukier

Tali is from Toronto and just completed eleventh grade at Northern Secondary School. This summer will be her 9th summer going to camp and 1st summer as a councillor after completing the LIT program in 2017! Tali loves animals, dancing, and is part of the the Buddies association at her school. She also is a committee member of Northern’s annual United Way Fashion Show. In her spare time, Tali loves to play with her dog, bake, and hang out with her friends. Tali is overjoyed to be part of Arowhon’s 2018 staff family, and we can’t wait to have her as a councillor this summer!

Jack Schwartz
Jack Schwartz

After participating in the LIT program last summer, Jack is excited to return for another great year! This will be his 11th year at camp, and his 1st year on staff. Outside of his camp career, Jack attends Northern Secondary School in Toronto and loves to involve himself in a variety of different extracurriculars there. In 2016, Jack started the Mentors program at Northern, an organization which travels to local elementary and middle schools to educate students about mental health. He’s is also involved in his school’s student council, as well as its United Way charity campaign. After completing his education, Jack hopes to pursue a career in math and physics! Jack loves coming back to camp every year, and cannot wait to arrive again this summer!

Avital Fogel
Avital Fogel

Avi is beyond excited to be back at camp — her home away from home — for her 9th summer at camp and her 1st year as a staff member, after completing the LIT program last summer. During the year Avi is in grade 11 at University of Toronto Schools in downtown Toronto. At school Avi loves to participate in school activities and, among other things, she choreographs for her school show, helps organize student outreach and runs her schools Best Buddies chapter (an organization that aims to build friendships between people with and without intellectual disabilities)! Avi really believes in the power of camp and cherishes the memories of her last 8 summers. She absolutely cannot wait to experience all the fun and amazing moments that are set to happen this summer!

Bailey Tarder-Kadaner
Bailey Tarder-Kadaner

Bailey is extremely excited approaching her 9th year at camp and 1st year as a counsellor. After completing the LIT program last summer, she cannot wait to return back to Arowhon, her home away from home. Bailey is from Toronto and is in grade 11 at Havergal College. At school, Bailey is involved in the Big Sister Little Sister program, and Haverpals both connecting older students and younger students within the school. Outside of school, she enjoys doing gymnastics, travelling, and spending time with friends. She is thrilled to create many fun memories with campers this upcoming summer, and we are excited to have her as part of our staff team!

Matthew Hitzig
Matthew Hitzig

Matthew has been enjoying his summers at Camp Arowhon since 2010. He goes to Harbord Collegiate Institute, and once completing grade 11 will spend his 1st year on staff at Arowhon after finishing the LIT program last summer. Outside of camp Matthew loves to play sports, mostly hockey and skiing. After spending years of ski racing, he now coaches a ski team of 6 to 8 year old boys and girls, and another team of 10 and 11 year olds. Matthew also loves to travel with his family, and has done some cool trips like living in the South of France for 2 months and going to Africa for a safari. Matthew is so excited to join the Camp Arowhon staff team this year!

Mackenzie Birbrager
Mackenzie Birbrager

This summer will be Mackenzie’s 1st year on staff and her 8th summer at Arowhon after completing the LIT program this past summer. She attends Havergal College in Toronto. Mackenzie has worked as a referee for young girls at North Toronto basketball league for the past three years. Outside of camp, she plays hockey and basketball and is a member of the community council which serves as a platform for community outreach at her school. Last school year, Mackenzie travelled to South Africa on exchange and she is excited to share her experiences with her campers this summer. Mackenzie is enthused to get back to camp and create memories with her campers!

Cleo Geggie
Cleo Geggie

Bio Coming Soon!

Adam Cohen
Adam Cohen

Adam is from Toronto and attends high school at John Polanyi Collegiate Institute. This summer will be Adam’s 9th spent at camp, and his 1st on staff as a junior counsellor after completing Arowhon’s LIT program. Outside of camp, he is a committed student and leads his school’s environmental team. Adam also babysits often, and helps out neighbours in his community. During breaks, Adam loves to travel and experience new cities and cultures. After high school, he plans to pursue a career in the architecture field, and hopes to focus on projects which will benefit struggling communities. Adam is very caring, and committed to helping his campers grow and learn. We’re thrilled that Adam will be joining our staff team for the 2018 season.

Gil Shapero
Gil Shapero

Gil is from Toronto, and is currently attending North Toronto Collegiate Institute. This will be Gils 8th summer at Camp Arowhon but his 1st summer on staff. Last year Gil completed the LIT program where he showed off his kind nature and his ability to work with children of all ages. Outside of camp Gil also tends to keep himself busy with a wealth of extracurricular activities. Some of those activities include playing on the school basketball and curling team as well as participating in the North Toronto marching and symphonic band. Outside of school Gil refs house league basketball and coaches football. Gil is a fun and hard working person who is always ready to give out a helping hand. We are so excited to have him join our staff community!

Noah Cohn
Noah Cohn

Noah is from Toronto and can’t wait to go back to Arowhon. This will be Noah’s 1st year on staff after spending 6 years as a camper and one in the LIT program. During the year, Noah attends Forest Hill CI and enjoys playing hockey and tennis, as well as volunteering at Out of the Cold which is a program that provides homeless people with shelter, food, and warm clothes during the winter months. He also participates in many clubs at school, such as DECA, where he is the vice-president, Sports Management Club, and founded his school’s Model UN chapter. Noah is looking forward to another unforgettable summer at camp!

Kobi Shapero
Kobi Shapero

Kobi is from Toronto and has just completed grade 11 at North Toronto Collegiate Institute. Kobi is very excited to return to camp this summer after completing the LIT program last year. It is Kobi’s 1st year on staff but he was a camper for 7 years. As a camper Kobi spent most of his time in the water at the surf and swim dock. Outside of camp Kobi plays basketball and is part of his school’s athletic association. He also has coached football and refereed basketball for numerous years. Kobi loves camp and is just as excited as we are to have him on staff this summer!

Jake Heft
Jake Heft

Bio Coming Soon!

Hannah Sandler
Hannah Sandler

Hannah is from Toronto and is in grade 11 at Branksome Hall. This upcoming summer, Hannah will be a junior counsellor for her 1st year at Camp Arowhon after being a part of the LIT program last summer, and a camper for 8 years prior. Outside of camp Hannah works at Premier Skating Schools, and enjoys her passion for visual arts and hockey. Hannah is the editor of her school’s newspaper ‘The Kilt Press’, and was the captain of her hockey team this past year. Hannah is both outgoing and caring, and is very hard working, as well. Hannah is extremely excited to be a part of the staff team this summer.

Adrienne Klein
Adrienne Klein

Adrienne is in Grade 11 and currently attends CHAT. This summer will be her 1st year on staff and 9th summer at Arowhon. Adrienne loves to play sports especially field hockey, ice hockey, and softball. She is also on her school’s Model UN team and is part of the PALS program where she helps younger students develop important learning strategies. Adrienne had the opportunity to travel this year as she went on a service trip to Ecuador this past fall and to Israel and Poland on The March of the Living in April. Adrienne loves to be outdoors and is looking forward to camp this summer. We are so excited to have Adrienne joining our staff team this year.

Malcom Mandel
Malcom Mandel

Malcom is from Toronto, and attends Toronto Prep School. He is currently in grade 12, and this will be his 10th summer at Arowhon. This summer will be his 2nd year as a counsellor at Arowhon. Malcolm looks forward to being at camp more than anything else. He feels that camp has taught him great life skills and is hoping to pass on some of the skills he has learned to campers. When Malcolm isn’t at camp, he enjoys playing basketball, baseball and competitive hockey. He is currently in a hockey league playing for Leaside. Malcolm is also a swim instructor and has taught ages 5 through 14. His major in university will be sociology.

Oliver Habert
Oliver Habert

Oliver is excited to be returning to Arowhon for his 11th summer and can’t wait to share his love of camp with others during another great summer as a counsellor. In Toronto, Oliver attends Lawrence Park where he plays rugby, volleyball, skis, and is the president of his school’s athletic council. Oliver is passionate about music and plays both drums and guitar. Having completed his LIT summer two years ago and his first year on staff last year, Oliver can’t wait to be back on Lake Teepee for another amazing summer.

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