Meet our Team - Camp Menesetung

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Meet Our 2018 Team!

The Staff Team at Menesetung is made up of enthusiastic
post-secondary and high school students who are
passionate about working with kids and living camp.

All staff undergo intensive training, and are required to have
current certifications in Standard First Aid, CPR-C, and undergo
a vulnerable sector police record check.

All staff marked "*" are also part of our Spring Program Staff Team!
Camp
Directors
Responsible for overseeing and implementing all aspects of Camp Operations throughout the year. (i.e. Grant writing, hiring, marketing, training, registrations, coming up with crazy ideas, and having the most fun!)
Mary Ross*
7 Word Bio: I'll never grow up ~ I'm Peter Pan!
Education & Certifications: Bachelor of Music Therapy from Wilfrid Laurier University, MTA, ACCT Level 2, Bronze Cross, First Aid & CPR.
On staff at Menesetung since: Summer 2010
Favourite Camp Activity: ... CAMP!
Hobbies: Music! Canoeing, Hiking, Crocheting, Scrapbooking,  Camp, coming up with crazy ideas!
Clayton Peters*
7 Word Bio: Discovered music - enthralled by learning - confidently optimistic!
Education & Certifications: Bachelor of Music Education from Wilfrid Laurier University, Bachelor of Education from Western University, Bronze Cross, First Aid, and CPR.
On staff at Menesetung since: Summer 2016
Favourite Camp Activity: Stargazing
Hobbies: Music! Learning, Reading, Hiking, Camp, Board Games
Slightly*
7 Word Bio: I take my job very VERY seriously.
Education & Certifications: Successful graduate of puppy Kindergarten and Puppy Stars, hold a valid rabis vaccination, amatuer therapy dog, trained talent show performer.
On staff at Menesetung since: Birth... Spring 2017
Favourite Camp Activity: When campers & staff come visit for important meetings.
Hobbies: Making new friends, eating dandelion puffs, sniffing dirt, and long walks on the beach.
Program Director
A member of the leadership team - Responsible for overseeing camp programming and theme implementation, providing support to all Program Coordinators, planning and implementing daily camp wide activities, and day-to-day scheduling.
Sierra Furtado
7 Word Bio: Tie dye, cat, slipper, and art enthusiast.
Education & Certifications: Completed Gr. 12, First Aid, and CPR.
On staff at Menesetung since: Summer 2016
Favourite Camp Activity: Beach walks
Hobbies: Artsy stuff, reading, long naps, photography, yoga and camp!
Leadership Training Director & Head Counsellor
A member of the leadership team - Responsible for supporting a team of counsellors, ensuring 24/7 supervision of all campers on site, maintaining staff/camper ratios of 6:1 or better. Responsible for providing continued leadership development to our Leaders In Training.
Tim Brownhill*
7 Word Bio: Coming Soon!
Education & Certifications: Duel Diploma in Counselling/Community Services from Careers Australia, Diploma in Human Behaviour from Shafston Higher Education, First Aid & CPR.
On staff at Menesetung since: Spring 2018
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Camp Chaplain & Community Outreach Program Coordinator
A member of the Leadership Team and the Health Team. Responsible for spiritual care of all staff and campers at Camp, including creating, and implementing fun, and themed Faith Discovery activities for groups of campers throughout the day, Camp wide Vespers, and Staff FLASH (Faith Learning and Sharing). Also responsible for maintaining community partnerships and implementing our 'Pay It Forward' program.
Colleen Lowrie*
7 Word Bio: Passionate. Energetic. Faithful. silly. Compassionate. Enthusiastic.
Education & Certifications: B. Soc. Sc; Candidate for Ordered Ministry United Church of Canada, currently studying at the United Theological College in Montreal. Bilingual English/French. First Aid & CPR.
On staff at Menesetung since: Summer 2017
Favourite Camp Activity: Creating Connections and Spiritual Experiences & Swimming!
Hobbies: Snail mail, reading, coffee with friends & Biblical studies.
Health Care Provider
A member of the Health Team - Responsible for ensuring all health and safety at Camp, including proper storage and distribution of camper medication, and acting as a first responder to all injuries of varying degrees.
Joanna McMurchy*
7 Word Bio: Coming soon!
Education & Certifications: Completed 3rd Year Nursing Degree from Trent University. First Aid, CPR, Mental Health First Aid, Safe Talk. Five years of Camp work experience.
On staff at Menesetung since: Spring 2018
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Head
Lifeguard
A member of the Health Team - Responsible for maintaining complete health safety at the pool at all times, including ensuring active supervision among other lifeguards, and maintaining regulation pool water levels and cleanliness.
Kim Griarte
7 Word Bio: I am a big fan of dogs.
Education & Certifications: Completed Gr. 12, First Aid, CPR, NLS (National Lifeguard Service)
On staff at Menesetung since: Summer 2016
Favourite Camp Activity: Everything!
Hobbies: Swimming, designing clothes, watching movies, and eating tacos.
Day Camp Coordinator
Responsible for preparing and supporting day camp counsellors, ensuring 100% supervision and staff-camper ratios of 6:1 or better. Plans and implements most effective day camp routines and protocols. Actively leads groups of day campers through their day as a role model for other day camp counsellors.
Ben Hearn*
7 Word Bio: Tenacious, compassionate, energetic, talented, humble, generous, loyal, and mature.
Education & Certifications: Completed Gr. 12. First Aid & CPR.
On staff at Menesetung since: Summer 2013
Favourite Camp Activity: Day Camp!
Hobbies: ... Day Camp!
Adventure Elements Program Coordinator
Responsible for creating, and implementing safe, fun, and themed Climbing Wall & Low Ropes activities for groups of campers throughout the day. Also responsible for supervising groups of campers, and daily inspections of all adventure elements equipment.
Mark Richardson*
7 Word Bio: Athletic, Energetic, Future Child and Youth Worker.
Education & Certifications: Georgian College Child and Youth Care. First Aid & CPR, ACCT Level 1 Low Elements.
On staff at Menesetung since: Spring 2018
Favourite Camp Activity: Camp!
Hobbies: Hockey, baseball, swimming and video games!
Arts & Crafts Program Coordinator
Responsible for creating, and implementing safe, fun, and themed Arts & Crafts activities for groups of campers throughout the day. Also responsible for supervising groups of campers, keeping the Craft Hall organized, and processing donations to camp.
Shanelle Blake
7 Word Bio: A pencil is all that I need.
Education & Certifications: Completed Gr. 12. First Aid & CPR.
On staff at Menesetung since: Summer 2018
Favourite Camp Activity: Everything Outdoors!
Hobbies: Drawing, sleeping, and going on adventures!
Music & Drama Program Coordinator
Responsible for creating, and implementing safe, fun, and themed Music & Drama activities for groups of campers throughout the day. Also responsible for supervising groups of campers, and running evening campfires.
Gillian Derer
7 Word Bio: Adventuring as much as I can, always.
Education & Certifications: Completed Gr. 12. First Aid & CPR.
On staff at Menesetung since: Summer 2018
Favourite Camp Activity: Everything!
Hobbies: Music! Hiking, singing, laughing, smiling, adventuring :)
Outdoor Living Skills Program Coordinator
Responsible for creating, and implementing safe, fun, and themed Outdoor Living Skills activities for groups of campers throughout the day. Also responsible for supervising groups of campers, lighting campfires, and taking campers on hiking outtrips.
Fawkes Conibear*
7 Word Bio: Adventurous, enthusiastic, curious, inquisitive, joyful, optimistic, courageous.
Education & Certifications: College Diploma.
On staff at Menesetung since: Summer 2017
Favourite Camp Activity: Campfire
Hobbies: Cycling, Photography, Tabletop Games
Counsellors
Responsible for directly supervising groups of campers 24 hours a day. Responsible for bringing the fun & the crazy of camp to campers in a safe and healthy way.
Clarissa Gordon
7 Word Bio: Reliable, positive, outgoing, helpful, energetic and happy.
Education & Certifications: Completed Gr. 11, First Aid and CPR.
On staff at Menesetung since: Summer 2017
Favourite Camp Activity: Campfire!
Hobbies: Hockey, Reading, and Music.
Ethan Mackenzie
7 Word Bio: Sure why not? Let's go for it!
Education & Certifications: Completed Gr. 12. First Aid & CPR.
On staff at Menesetung since: Summer 2018
Favourite Camp Activity: Campfire
Hobbies: Gardening, Gaming, and Music!
James Murray
7 Word Bio: Enjoy playing guitar, very positive personality - energetic!
Education & Certifications: Second Year Child & Youth Studies at Georgian College, First Aid & CPR.
On staff at Menesetung since: Summer 2018
Favourite Camp Activity: Archery
Hobbies: Guitar & Hiking!
Kaitlyn Dieter
7 Word Bio: Cold Air, Dark Night, Warm Fire, Bright Stars...
Education & Certifications: Completed Gr. 11, First Aid & CPR.
On staff at Menesetung since: Summer 2018
Favourite Camp Activity: Campfire
Hobbies: Reading, Adventuring, German Dance, Music, Camping, and hanging out with Friends!
Kyle Gottschalk
7 Word Bio: Hard worker, does impressions, funny, nature lover, loves camp!
Education & Certifications: Completed Gr. 12, First Aid & CPR.
On staff at Menesetung since: Summer 2018
Favourite Camp Activity: Archery
Hobbies: Board games, impressions, camping, soccer, and games!
Lauryn Steinman
7 Word Bio: Be the reason someone smiles today.
Education & Certifications: Completed Gr. 10, Safe food handling, First Aid & CPR.
On staff at Menesetung since: Summer 2018
Favourite Camp Activity: Campfire, Arts & Crafts, Free Swim, and Cabin Time!
Hobbies: Reading, writing, DIY projects, photography, music, playing with animals, and CAMP!
Skylar Burch
7 Word Bio: Coming soon!
Education & Certifications: First Aid & CPR.
On staff at Menesetung since: Summer 2016
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1:1 Support Counsellors
Responsible for directly supervising 1 camper throughout their week with us. Responsible for empowering the camper to fully participate in camp activities while meeting needs and facilitating growth.
Carson Cameron*
7 Word Bio: Outgoing and Creative - I can Lick my elbow!
Education & Certifications: Georgian College for Child and Youth Care, First Aid & CPR.
On staff at Menesetung since: Summer 2018
Favourite Camp Activity: Vespers
Hobbies: Photography, hiking, and video games!
Jenna Mcleod
7 Word Bio: I am here to make camp fun!
Education & Certifications: First Year Child and Youth Studies Georgian College, First Aid & CPR.
On staff at Menesetung since: Summer 2016.
Favourite Camp Activity: Pool!
Hobbies: Being with my friends
Questions?
519 524 6497
Summer Calling Hours
Mon-Fri: 10:00-5:00pm
Sunday: 4:30-5:30pm
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At Camp Menesetung we believe, that through good stewardship, our camping experience provides recreation and learning in an outdoor setting to enhance the spiritual development of all.
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