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Head Instructors

Tess Clegg – Head Ride
Tess Clegg – Head 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!

Jen Bacher – Head Swim
Jen Bacher – Head Swim

Jen lives in Toronto and is so excited to be back for her 9th summer on Tepee Lake! When she is not at camp Jen attends Northern Secondary School and likes to spend her free teaching art at Wandas Creative Clay. At school, Jen is the head of the Buddies Association and participates in the school fashion show as a dancer and the Head of Public Relations. Jen just finished Grade 12 and looks forward to pursuing her education at Queen’s University in hopes of becoming an elementary school teacher.

Sydney Kohn – Head Surf
Sydney Kohn – Head Surf

Sydney lives in Toronto and has just completed her Grade 12 year of High School. This year Syd is celebrating her 10th summer at camp and 2nd year on staff. Two summers ago Sydney completed the LIT program and is very excited to be returning again as staff for her second year. When not at camp during the year, Sydney is a member of her school’s Student Council as the Director of Student Life and is a member of the volleyball team and captain of the ultimate frisbee team. Syd will be attending Queen’s University in the fall and wants to major in psychology. Syd cannot wait for another amazing summer at her home away from home!

Ben Beiles – Head Canoe
Ben Beiles – Head Canoe

Benjamin is from Toronto and is entering his 1st year at Carleton university. This will be Benjamin’s 10th year at Arowhon and his 2nd year on staff. Last year, he was a counsellor in the Junior Boys section and is excited to be returning to camp. When not in school, Benjamin enjoys spending his time playing soccer, reading, and working to politically engage youths. Benjamin also works with his local community creating and leading educational programs for children and their parents. He has an amazing ability to relate to children through creativity, athleticism and a positive attitude. We are thrilled to welcome Benjamin back as part of our staff team this summer.

Patrick Rado – Co-Head Ropes
Patrick Rado – Co-Head Ropes

Patrick Rado is a life long resident of North Eastern Ohio and attended Cleveland State University for Physical Education. This will be his 3rd Summer at Camp Arowhon Co-heading the High Ropes program. A lifelong camper with an appetite for all things summer camp. Outside of camp Patrick lives a life centered around health and fitness and has many endeavours that include working with kids year round.

Aidan Aronoff – Head Archery
Aidan Aronoff – Head Archery

Aidan is back for his 11th year at Arowhon and he’s excited to be instructing at the Archery “dock”. Calling Toronto home, Aiden studies at the University of King’s College in Halifax. After being a camper, LIT, counsellor, and assistant instructor at Arowhon, Aidan is excited to share his knowledge as a head instructor, and for another summer in Algonquin!

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