We are thrilled to introduce you to the Program Staff of 2018. These fantastic young people will be leading the way this summer, offering outrageous fun and maximum excitement (while keeping everyone safe)!


Jessie “Aqua” Hooker

Spring Assistant Director

Home Church: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Swinton Park
School: Geography and Environmental Management, University of Waterloo
Experience at Camp Kintail: This will be my 6th year working at Camp Kintail.
Favourite Place in the World:  Santorini, Greece
Most interesting thing to happen to me: I play varsity curling for the University of Waterloo (Go Warriors!)


Holly “Zucchini” Boyne

Resource Staff

Home Church: Gale Presbyterian, Elmira
School: BASc from the University of Guelph-Humber, beginning Masters in Clinical Psychology in the fall
Experience at Camp Kintail: Camper since 2001, LIT in 2010, Staff from 2011-2014
Favourite Place in the World: Herold’s Bay, South Africa
Most interesting thing to happen to me: I sneezed with my eyes open once (and only once)


Christin “Hydra” Gillard

Admin and Hospitality

Home Church: North Caradoc St. Andrew’s Strathroy
School: University of Guleph-Humber
Experience at Camp Kintail: This will be my 2nd season working at Camp Kintail.
Favourite Place in the World: My parent’s music room.
Most interesting thing to happen to me: A piece of my art was displayed at the National Art Gallery of Canada.



Gibson “Zircon” MacMillan

July Leader-in-Training Resource Counsellor

Home Church: St Andrew’s Presbyterian, Stratford.
School: CRCCO, currently in the B.Mus(Hon.) Organ program at Mount Allison University.
Experience at Camp Kintail: This will be my 4th summer working at Camp Kintail.
Favourite Place in the World: Eagle Lake, Ontario
Most interesting thing to happen to me: I once gave a tuba a bath.



Lauren “Ciel” Fulton

July Leader-in-Training Resource Counsellor

Home Church: St. Paul’s, Simcoe
School: DSW at Fanshawe College
Experience at Camp Kintail: This will be my 15th summer going to camp and my 4th on staff.
Favourite Place in the World: Usa River, Tanzania
Most interesting thing to happen to me: When I was three years old, I fell off a swing and broke my femur bone!



Jenny “Igneous” Douglas

August Leader-in-Training Resource Counsellor

Home Church: Richhill Presbyterian Church, Northern Ireland
School: Global Sustainable Development & Psychology from University of Warwick
Experience at Camp Kintail: This will be my 2nd summer working at Camp Kintail (yay!)
Favourite Place in the World:  My Nanny’s kitchen with a cup of tea
Most interesting thing to happen to me: Turkey gave me a poster of the Queen last summer, it was wonderful.



Sam “Stegosaurus” Brown

August Leader-in-Training Resource Counsellor

Home Church: Eglinton St. George’s United
School: working on my B.Ed at Lakehead University
Experience at Camp Kintail: This will be my 6th year as staff.
Favourite Place in the World: Not school
Most interesting thing to happen to me: I was on an episode of the hit family channel show Life With Derek


Maddie “Chickadee” Krusto

Head Counsellor

Home Church: Erskine Presbyterian Church, Hamilton
School: McMaster University English and Cultural Studies & Theatre and Film
Experience at Camp Kintail: This will be my 5th Summer at Kintail on staff
Favourite Place in the World: Camp Kintail’s beach
Most interesting thing to happen to me: Head counselling last year with Lobster AND head counselling this year with Jabiru



Sydney “Jabiru” O’Brien

Head Counsellor

Home Church: Trafalgar Presbyterian Church, Oakville
School: University of Waterloo: Political Science and Legal Studies
Experience at Camp Kintail: This will be my 4th Summer at Kintail.
Favourite Place in the World: Anywhere with an Orchestra
Most interesting thing to happen to me: Getting to live in Scotland for a month



Chris “Meerkat” Ziegler

Program Director

Home Church: Salvation Army
School: BA from University of Guelph, Major in Theatre and Minor in Media
Experience at Camp: This will be my 5th summer working at Camp Kintail.
Favourite Place in the World: Dundas, Ontario. #hometownhero
Most interesting thing to happen to me: I can see the future after it happens because I was bit by a radioactive fortune teller.



Ryan “Argonaut” Irwin

Program Director

Home Church: Lucknow United Church
School: Studying Film at Sheridan College
Experience at Camp Kintail: This will be my 4th Summer at Kintail.
Favourite Place in the World: ummmmmm… bookstores?
Most interesting thing to happen to me: My Room mate went to a Jay-Z concert. I didnt go but he told me about it.


 

 

Hannah “Banana” Dickie

Social Media Manager

Home Church: South Kinloss Presbyterian Church
School: Sheridan College
Experience at Camp Kintail:  This will be my 5th season at Camp Kintail
Favourite Place in the World: Lake Huron
Most interesting thing to happen to me: I once modeled for Parks Canada apparel and was feature on the government of Canada website.


 


Jeremy “Chasm” Ernest

Garden Director

Home Church: St Cuthberts Presbyterian, Hamilton
School: Criminal Justice and Public Policy at University of Guelph
Experience at Camp Kintail:  This will be my 5th season at Kintail
Favourite Place in the World: Vancouver Island
Most interesting thing to happen to me: One time a duck bit my pinky finger and it was bruised for two weeks



Alex “Boto” Moruzi

Challenge Course

Home Church: Knox Presbyterian, Waterdown
School: Niagara College for Culinary Innovation and Food Technology
Experience at Camp Kintail: This will be my 11th summer at Camp and my 4th as a staff member.
Favourite Place in the World: Camp Kintail
Most interesting thing to happen to me: I have been surfing in Hawaii.



Alyssa “Penguin” Bragan

Resource Floater

School: Wilfred Laurier University
Experience at Camp: This will be my 5th summer overall at camp and my 4th as a staff member.
Favourite Place in the World: Denny’s
Most interesting thing to happen to me: I saw Mamma Mia on Broadway once.



Cameron “Hyrax” Hunter

Maintenance

Home Church: Varsity Acres Presbyterian, Calgary
Experience at Camp: This will be my 4th summer working at Camp Kintail
Favourite Place in the World: Banff, Alberta
Most interesting thing to happen to me: I attended the Military Tattoo in Edinburgh once.

 


Jasper

Christine “Jasper” Ryner

Resource Staff

Home Church: Tweidsmuir Presbyterian Church
School: McMaster University
Experience at Camp Kintail:  This is my 4th year on staff
Favourite Place in the World: Timmons, ON (childhood hometown)
Most interesting thing to happen to me: I was carnival queen of the South Porcupine Winterfest at age 11


 


Josh “Torrent” Beneteau

Waterfront Supervisor

Home Church: Lakeshore, St. Andrew’s
School: The University of Waterloo
Experience at Camp Kintail: This will be my 4th summer working at camp!
Favourite Place in the World: Camp Kintail!
Most interesting thing to happen to me: Finding out my beard can help me float. Fact!



Craig “Ari” Ludington

Resource Floater

Home Church: St. Peter’s Lutheran, Brodhagen
School: St. Michael Catholic Secondary School
Experience at Camp: This will be my 3rd summer as staff.
Favourite Place in the World: My Grandpa’s old farm.
Most interesting thing to happen to me: I went to London, England on a High School trip.


Christina “Piglet” Molenaar

Day Camp Co-ordinator

School: University of Guelph
Experience at Camp: This will be my 3rd summer working at Camp Kintail. Camp is an amazing community that feels like home which is why I’m ecstatic to spend another year at the place I love!
Favourite Place in the World: Watching the sunset and collecting sea glass at Lake Huron
Most interesting thing to happen to me: I made a God’s eye that was bigger than me.



Darby “Kaede” Henning

Dance & Drama Director

Home Church: Caledonia Presbyterian, Caledonia
School: International Business Administration Dual-Degree program at Brock University
Experience at Camp: This will be my 3rd summer working at Camp Kintail.
Favourite Place in the World: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Most interesting thing to happen to me: I have taken a dance class with Twitch from the Ellen DeGerenes Show.



Emily “Tora” Boice

Waterfront Lifeguard

School: University of Windsor
Experience at Camp: This will be my 3rd summer working at Camp Kintail.
Favourite Place in the World: the beach
Most interesting thing to happen to me: I ran a half-marathon at Disney.



Erin “Foal” Wilmering

Resource Floater

Home Church: Gale Presbyterian Church, Elmira
School: Concurrent Education at Brock University
Experience at Camp: This will be my 3rd summer working at Camp Kintail.
Favourite Place in the World: Camp Kintail!
Most interesting thing to happen to me: This school year I taught lessons to children learning English in China


 


Jenna “Constellation” Hart

Arts and Crafts and 3rd Year Counsellor

School: Georgian College for Nursing
Experience at Camp Kintail: This will be my 3rd summer at Kintail                     
Favourite Place in the World: My Home
Most interesting thing to happen to me: I swam with Whale Sharks once.



Lindsay “Solis” Stoecker

Arts and Crafts and Resource Floater

Home Church: Trinity CRC, Goderich
School: BCOM University of Guelph
Experience at Camp Kintail: This will be my 3rd Summer at Kintail on staff
Favourite Place in the World: Camp Kintail
Most interesting thing to happen to me: I went to Israel once.



Mia “Parsley” Sams

Resource Floater

Home Church: Thornhill Presbyterian Church
School: BSc in Biochemistry from the University of Guelph
Experience at Camp Kintail: This will be my 3rd Summer at Kintail on staff
Favourite Place in the World: Mauna Loa observatory in Hawaii
Most interesting thing to happen to me: One time I flew a 2 person plane from Toronto to Barrie and didn’t crash it



Sarah “Lani” Stockford

Nature Director

Home Church: Paulin Memorial Presbyterian Church, Windsor
School: Wilfred Laurier University
Experience at Camp Kintail: This will be my 3rd year as staff.
Favourite Place in the World: Disneyworld
Most interesting thing to happen to me: I have ran 3 half marathons


Lucy “Shiloh” Hitcham

Resource Floater

School: BA in Childhood Studies from University of Sussex, England
Experience at Camp Kintail: This will be my 2nd season working at Camp Kintail
Favourite Place in the World: Brighton, England
Most interesting thing to happen to me: Getting to experience a Canadian Thanksgiving for the first time last year.



Michael “Sgurr” Birtwistle

Challenge Course

Home Church: Old Parish St Pauls Church in Galashiels, Scotland
School: University of Dundee, Mechanical Engineering
Experience at Camp Kintail: This will be my 2nd Summer at Kintail.
Favourite Place in the World: Skye, Scotland
Most interesting thing to happen to me: Climbed Inaccessible Pinnacle on the Isle of Skye in Scotland.


Alexa Gordon

Music and Drama

Home Church: Mindemoya Missionary Church, Mindemoya
School: I attend the University of Guelph for a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Studies
Experience at Camp: I have worked at two other camps as a counsellor and supporting staff, this is my first summer at Camp Kintail!
Favourite Place in the World: On the back of a horse
Most interesting thing to happen to me: Woke up when camping and found a coyote just chilling by my campfire. He was a pretty great guy.


Becca “Beebalm” Cheskes

Resource Floater

Home Church: Memorial Baptist Church, Stratford
School: BA in International Development from the University of Guelph
Experience at Camp: This is my first summer working at Camp Kintail!
Favourite Place in the World: Antigua, Guatemala
Most interesting thing to happen to me: Swam on the edge of Victoria Falls in Zambia!


 

Anna Kuepfer

Health and Wellness Coordinator

Home Church: The Meeting Place, Waterloo
School: Health Studies, University of Waterloo
Experience at Camp: This is my first summer working at Camp Kintail!
Favourite Place in the World: Singing the Sound of Music atop a mountain in Iceland with some sheep and a small terrier
Most interesting thing to happen to me:I bounced up a mountain trail in the back of a super sketchy ambulance in Uganda with a bunch of vaccines.