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.

DIRECTOR

Janice Greenshields

Janice has a Bachelor of Education from Trent University. She started her camping career at Camp Opemikon where she lead canoeing, hiking, and leadership trips for four years; subsequently, she workded 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 Ontartio Camping Association.

Outdoor Education Director

Drew Moore

Drew has been part of the Kandalore summer staff team since 2007, and began working full-time at Kandalore in 2013 where he spent two full years as the Outdoor Education Centre Program Director. During the summer season Drew has been a Trip Guide for the past several years and has been on eight Explorer trips of which he led six. He is also a certified whitewater canoe instructor through the Ontario Recreational Canoeing and Kayaking Association. In 2011 he graduated from The Outdoor Recreation Program at Lakehead University and is now the Director of the OEC. In his free-time Drew enjoys whitewater canoeing, downhill skiing, and mountain biking.

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.

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. 

Interim Assistant Director - Administration

Natasha Turner

Natasha has been going to camp ever since she was 6 years old. She began her camping career at Camp Miakonda where she taught canoeing and led canoe trips for six years. She has a Master’s of Outdoor Education from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. Previously she worked at Lakefield College School in their Outdoor Education department. Natasha is also a part of the Camp Oochigeas volunteer community. In her spare time she enjoys camping, playing sports, traveling and reading.

Trip Director - OEC Program Director

Wesley Parker

Wesley has been part of the Kandalore summer staff team since 2009, and 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.

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.

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!

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!

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.

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!

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!

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.

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.

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.

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 6th summer in the tripping department.

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.

Assistant Head of Tripping

Stuart Holden

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

Special Program Director

Nicky Martin

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

Communication Director

Maddie Fyfe

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

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.