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Head Instructors

Josh Kirsch – Guitar
Josh Kirsch – Guitar

Josh has recently arrived from South Africa and can’t wait to start his first summer at Arowhon. He studies finance at Western and plays on the rugby team. Josh went to boarding school in South Africa where he played rugby and rowed competitively as well as ran the Social Sustainability forum which focused on correcting racial inequality at the school. In his spare time he enjoys to play guitar, hike and read.

Frances Prime – Yoga
Frances Prime – Yoga

Frances is excited to spend her first summer at Camp Arowhon teaching yoga. She completed her yoga teacher training last fall in Costa Rica. Frances is currently studying fitness and health promotion at Algonquin College. In her free time, Frances has recently started volunteering with Warrior Yoga; an Ottawa based non-profit that aims to make yoga more accessible.  Outside of yoga she likes to spend time outdoors and doing other activities like biking to stay active.

Gillian Rumsey – Swim
Gillian Rumsey – Swim

Gillian (or Gill, as she’s commonly known!) attends Queen’s University where she studies French and environmental studies with plans of becoming a French immersion teacher. This will be Gill’s first year at Arowhon, however she has lots of experience having worked at another summer camp and being the team leader of her hometown pool.  An avid fan of all things water-related, she spends a lot of her time at the pool and on Lake Huron either swimming or kayaking.

Sarah Ferguson – Archery
Sarah Ferguson – Archery

Sarah is new to Camp Arowhon and is excited for all the experience will offer. She lives in Toronto and is going into her third year at York University majoring in visual art. Sarah started her camp experience as a camper, trying different nature and art camps in Ontario and has worked her way up through leadership and counsellor training programs to become an instructor. Although she was formerly an arts and crafts instructor at Camp Mansfield, Sarah found her love for teaching archery through assisting at a local archery range and practicing in her down time. Her favourite camp activities are archery (of course), sailing, and arts and crafts. Outside of camp she is passionate about creative writing as well as photography, which she is going to pursue in the future.

Sadie Levine – Arts & Crafts
Sadie Levine – Arts & Crafts

Sadie is a Torontonian at Queen’s University in the concurrent education program, where she is working toward her Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Science. This will be her first summer at Camp Arowhon and cannot wait to get started in the arts and crafts program! Sadie spends her time volunteering in an elementary school mentoring children with emotional difficulties, and has also volunteered at an art day camp. Sadie loves to draw and make things, and has shown her artwork at Edward Day Gallery, SAME Gallery, and Project Gallery. She has spoken at OCAD Art Talk, and is the recipient of a gold medal in the Scholastic Art and Writing competition. In the future, Sadie’s dream is to become a kindergarten teacher and to illustrate children’s books.

Aoife Mulvaney – Ride
Aoife Mulvaney – 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!

Harley Latsky – Sail
Harley Latsky – Sail

Harley is from Toronto and is attending Queen’s University for a degree in engineering. This summer will be his 2nd year as a Junior Boys counsellor at Camp Arowhon. It will be Harley’s 11th year at Camp after receiving his 10-year jacket last year! Camp has shown Harley the joys of indoor climbing to such a degree that it is now a hobby of his outside of school. Over the winter months, Harley keeps himself busy as a ski coach, teaching kids aged 6-7!

Jack Schwartz – Canoe
Jack Schwartz – Canoe

Jack is excited to return for another year at camp! This will be his 12th year at camp, and his 2nd on staff. Outside of his camp career, he 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. As well, Jack was elected to his school’s student council and enjoys spending time helping the community. Having finished high school, Jack is pursuing an education and career in pure mathematics!

Elijah French – Surf
Elijah French – 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.

Cleo Geggie – Sail
Cleo Geggie – Sail

Bio Coming Soon!

Adam Cohen – Nature
Adam Cohen – Nature

Adam is from Toronto and will be spending his 10th summer at camp this year.  It is his second on staff as a counsellor after completing Arowhon’s LIT program. Outside of camp, he is a committed student and leads his school’s environmental team and architecture club. Adam also babysits often, and helps out neighbours in his community.  In the future he plans to pursue a career in the architecture field, and hopes to focus on projects which will benefit struggling communities. We’re thrilled that Adam will be back at camp for the 2019 season!

Ned Carolan – High Ropes
Ned Carolan – High Ropes

Ned is from Toronto and is entering his 4th year at Lakehead University where he is studying outdoor recreation and concurrent education.  This will be his second summer at Camp Arowhon and he is really looking forward to being a Head Ropes instructor. Ned has been a camper and camp counsellor at other camps for the past 12 years. He also worked at a downtown Toronto YMCA as a swim instructor. Ned has participated in two Habitat for Humanity builds, one in Santiago, Chile and the other in Campbell River, BC. In his free time he plays ultimate frisbee in a competitive league in Thunder Bay.  He hopes to be an outdoor educator when he finishes school.

Noah Hitzig – Kayak
Noah Hitzig – 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.

Jen Bacher – Swim
Jen Bacher – Swim

Jen is from Toronto and goes to Queen’s University. Jen is studying concurrent education to become a teacher. This will be Jen’s 10th summer at camp and she can not wait to be back on Tepee Lake. In her spare time, Jen works for a service that walks students home safely at night. At her previous school, she was in charge of the Buddy Program which welcomed Grade 9 students into high school.

Patrick Rado – High Ropes
Patrick Rado – High 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 – Archery
Aidan Aronoff – 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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