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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 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 the Director of the Tripping Program 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.

Hilary Villneff
Assistant Director - Program

Hilary Villneff

Hilary started attending camp when she was 6 years old and has never really left. She is a graduate of Brock University with a degree in Outdoor Education and a Masters in Applied Health Sciences focused on Outdoor Education. Hilary has worked with a number of organizations and camps across Canada as an outdoor educator, canoe trip guide and camp specialist. Mostly recently, Hilary was living up in Whitehorse working as a river guide and outdoor educator, but is now happy to be home in Ontario! She loves the outdoors, working with campers, and has a passion for program planning. 

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
OEC 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.

Jamie Moore
Prep/Jr Boys Section Head

Jamie Moore

Jamie is currently in his second year at the University of Guelph studying commerce. This will be Jamie’s 16th summer at camp.

Louise Connell
Prep/Jr Girls Section Head

Louise Connell

Louise is currently at Dalhousie University studying Biochemistry and Neuroscience. This will be Louise’s 13th summer at 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 6th year at Camp Kandalore!

Emily Newton
Inter 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.

Aidan Bullen
Senior Boys Section Head

Aidan Bullen

Aidan is currently enrolled in the Integrated Science program at McMaster University. This is going to be Aidan’s 9th summer at camp!

Claire Hughson
Senior Girls Section Head

Claire Hughson

Claire is currently studying Biology with a minor in French at McMaster University. This will be Claire’s 15th summer at Camp Kandalore!

Byron Bookbinder
LIT Director

Byron Bookbinder

Byron is a 4th year commerce student studying at Ryerson university and this is going to be his 10th year at camp.

Max Holzberg
Pathfinder 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 11th summer at Kandalore.

Edie Lambert
LIT Director

Edie Lambert

This summer will be Edie’s 15th summer at camp. Edie is currently in her 3rd year at McGill studying Psychology with a minor in communications.

Hannah Yaphe
Explorer 2 Director

Hannah Yaphe

Since graduating with a BSc in biochemistry from Dalhousie, Hannah has been exploring New Zealand and South East Asia! This will be Hannah’s 14th summer at Kandalore and 4th summer in the tripping department.

Owain Meyer-Macaulay
Explorer 2 Director

Owain Meyer-Macaulay

This will be Owain’s 13th 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
Assistant 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.

Nicky Martin
Special Program Director

Nicky Martin

Nicky is currently working towards becoming an Interior Designer. This will be her 14th summer at Kandalore.

Maddie Fyfe
Communication Director

Maddie Fyfe

Maddie is currently studying Kinesiology at Queen’s University. This summer will be her 14th year at Camp Kandalore!

Emma Capern
Program Director

Emma Capern

Emma just completed her 2nd year at Wilfrid Laurier University in the Business Administration program. This will be her 12th summer at camp.