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Camp Kandalore Staff

At Kandalore, we’re family. Many of our skilled and dedicated staff members are former campers who love sharing the experience with new generations. All of them are outdoor enthusiasts, with training and certification in their activities, and a minimum Bronze Cross in swimming and Standard First Aid/CPR certification.

Janice Greenshields
DIRECTOR

Janice Greenshields

Janice has a Bachelor of Education from Trent University. She started her camping career at Camp Opemikon where she led canoeing, hiking, and leadership trips for four years; subsequently, she worked at Onondaga Camp as a counsellor, Leadership-In-Training (LIT) Director and for her final six years, as its full time Assistant Director of Camp Life and Marketing. Janice has contributed generously as a volunteer, supporting not-for-profit camping associations such as: Amici Camping Charity, Camp Oochigeas and the Ontario Camps Association.

Wesley Parker
Outdoor Education Centre Director

Wesley Parker

Wesley has been part of the Kandalore summer staff team since 2009 & began working full-time at the Kandalore Outdoor Education Centre in 2016. During the summer season, Wes is a Tripper for us and an avid participant in camp life. Since graduating as a History and Political Science major at The University of Toronto he has spent most of his time up at camp as an OEC staff and pursuing hobbies such as whitewater kayaking and rock climbing. Wes first came to Kandalore as a camper in 1999 and has been returning every summer since. He has been on over three hundred combined days of canoe trips with Kandalore as both a camper and as a guide, including four Explorer rivers. His passion for outdoor education and vast experience in this field is a wonderful leadership support to our staff and OEC participants.

Tyler Walker
Assistant Director - Camp Life

Tyler Walker

Tyler is a lifelong camp person with over 4 years of experience in Camp Administration. Tyler has balanced out his time working in camping with a broad range of experiences, everything from managing a school of nearly 100 children in Nairobi, Kenya to being a youth and family counsellor and case manager in a treatment centre in the North West Territories. Tyler’s favorite activities at camp are Water Trampoline and Arts and Crafts.

Drew Moore
Assistant Director - Program

Drew Moore

Drew has been with Kandalore for 20 years and has the canoe to prove it! Drew has been a camper, LIT, Staff, Tripper, Explorer Tripper, OEC Program Director and OEC Director. Drew  attended Lakehead University in Thunder Bay where he studied Outdoor Recreation and Geography. When not working you can find Drew whitewater canoeing, cycling or playing outside with his family and dog. His passion for the outdoors and vast experience with all things Kandalore makes him a wonderful leader and  support to our staff and campers.

Erica Jefferies
Assistant Director - Operations

Erica Jefferies

Erica began her camp life in the Rocky Mountains, moving east to Ontario joining her family at Wapomeo at age 7. Erica’s passion for the outdoors led her to Kandalore in 2002 where she joined our Outdoor Education Centre and took on different roles over the years such as Program Director, Tripper and LIT Director. Erica spent time in the Day Camp field as the Director of the YMCA of Oakville Camp Program. Erica returned in 2014 to Kandalore in the role of Assistant Director of Operations. Erica loves supporting Kandalore’s campers, families and staff.

Gill Thompson
Outdoor Education Centre Program Director

Gill Thompson

Gill graduated from the Outdoor Adventure Program at Algonquin College. Gill comes to Kandalore with 15 years of experience from Camp Wanapitei where she was a camper, trip leader and Trip Director for 2 summers. Gill has been on over four hundred combined days of canoe trips. Tripping in Ontario, Quebec, the Yukon, NWT and Nunavut. She has worked with the Kandalore OEC for 3 years and her hobbies include playing board games, hanging out with her cat and friends and travelling to new places.

Marc Outridge
Prep/Jr Boys Section Head

Marc Outridge

Marc studied Marketing at Fanshawe college and will study journalism at Ryerson University in the fall.  This is Marc’s 13th year at camp.

Maddie Coombs
Prep/Jr Girls Section Head

Maddie Coombs

Maddie is currently in her second year at McGill University. She is majoring in Art History and minoring in North American History. This will be her second year at Kandalore and her seventh year at summer camp!

Jacob Roberts
Inter Boys Section Head

Jacob Roberts

Jacob is currently studying Classical Archaeology, Geography and Geographic Information Systems at Queen’s University. This will be Jacob’s 7th year at Camp Kandalore and 2nd summer as the Inter Boy Section Head.

Zoe Astritis
Inter Girls Section Head

Zoe Astritis

Zoe is in her 3rd year at Queen’s University studying Global Development Studies. This will be her 9th year at Kandalore!

Imran Bayoumi
Senior Boys Section Head

Imran Bayoumi

Imran is currently studying Political Studies at Queen’s University. This will be Imran’s 10th summer at Kandalore!

Emily Newton
Senior Girls Section Head

Emily Newton

This will be Emily’s 11th summer at Kandalore! She is currently in 2nd year at Western University studying Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science.

Jamie Moore
LIT Director

Jamie Moore

Jamie is currently in his second year at the University of Guelph studying commerce. This will be Jamie’s 17th summer at camp.

Zach Couture
Pathfinder Director

Zach Couture

This will be Zach’s 3rd summer at Kandalore. He will graduate from Dawson college this year and will begin studying Sociology at Bishops University in the Fall of 2018.

Louise Connell
LIT Director

Louise Connell

Louise is currently at Dalhousie University studying Biochemistry and Neuroscience. This will be Louise’s 14th summer at camp!

Andrew Butt
Explorer 2 Director

Andrew Butt

Andrew is in his 4th year at UBC, majoring in Environment and Sustainability. This will be Andrew’s 11th summer at camp.

Owain Meyer-Macaulay
Trip Director

Owain Meyer-Macaulay

This will be Owain’s 14th year at Kandalore and third year in the Tripping department. Owain is currently pursuing a bachelor of education at Nipissing University with a focus in science.

Stu Holden
Trip Director

Stu Holden

Stu is in his 19th year at Kandalore. He has held many roles as a staff. Stu has led multiple Explorer trips and has paddled almost all of Kandalore’s rivers. Most recently he has helped to lead the trip department.

Eric Laing
Special Program Director

Eric Laing

Eric is currently in his second year at McMaster University studying Commerce and is part of the improv team there! This will be Eric’s 13th consecutive year at Kandalore.

Kiara Osbourne-Pimentel
Communication Director

Kiara Osbourne-Pimentel

Kiara is currently studying Social Work and Public Policy at York University. This is her first year at Kandalore but her 15th year at camp!

Max Holzberg
Program Director

Max Holzberg

Max is currently enrolled in the foundation year at the University of King’s College in Halifax. He plans to study English Literature or contemporary, with a minor in cinema studies. This will be Max’s 12th summer at Kandalore.