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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 is a lifelong camp person, having spent over 23 summers at overnight camps. She believes in creating a camp community that is inclusive to all, where campers truly belong and can know and be themselves.

Janice holds a degree in Psychology from the University of Guelph and a Bachelor of Education from Trent University. She has worked for multiple overnight camps and has contributed generously as a volunteer, supporting not-for-profit camping associations such as Amici Camping Charity, Camp Oochigeas, and the Ontario Camps Association.

Dan Elia
Outdoor Education Centre Director

Dan Elia

Dan joined the Kandalore family through the Outdoor Education Centre in 2014. Dan started his career in the camp industry in various roles at Easter Seals Camp Woodeden and Zajac Ranch for Children. After completing his Master’s program in Environment and Sustainability from Western University, Dan pursued a full-time career working with teens at Enviros Base Camp – Wilderness Treatment. Dan guides whitewater canoe trips for Kandalore throughout the summer.

Melissa Lindsay
Assistant Director - Camp Life

Melissa Lindsay

Meet Melissa, a lifelong advocate for camp, its supportive nature, and its ability to create positive interactions that directly influence our communities.  Melissa spent 15 years at Kandalore before embarking on other adventures, including living and working in the mountains of British Columbia, the Madawaska Valley, and New Orleans, Louisiana where her family resides.  The experiences and insights that come with working in diverse communities motivate Mel and she is currently completing a Masters in Counselling Psychology to more effectively support youth education and adventure programs.  

Melissa shares her excitement and camp passion with her husband, also a Kandalore alum, and their baby boy River!  Her role at Kandalore is to connect with prospective and returning camp families, social media outlets, section heads, counselors, and campers.  Melissa’s approach to life is that we are all in this together, so please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Wes Parker
Assistant Director - Program

Wes Parker

Wes has been an incredible asset to Kandalore over the years. Wes has been a part of the Kandalore family for 22 years and has a passion for outdoor education, both in-camp and on river. Wes has worn many hats over the years as a camper, staff, Tripper, Trip Director and Outdoor Education Centre Director (to mention a few!).
Wes’ role oversees all of the programming in camp including activity staffing and facilitation, staff certifications and qualifications, special programs and all of the program supplies for our in-camp program and tripping department. Wes works directly with the Program Director, Special Programs Director, Regional Managers and Activity Heads.

Lesley Martel
Assistant Director - Operations

Lesley Martel

Lesley has a background in Human Resources, she has a desire to continue creating a community focused on helping others. Lesley’s role oversees the ‘brains’ of camp. She deals with all registrations, transportation, Tuck Shop, in-camp food, medical, cabin placements, staff paperwork, dining hall, lost and found, parent inquiries, mail, laundry… the list goes on. Lesley works directly with the Head Office Administrator, Summer Office Administrator, International Liaison, Driver, Nurses, Doctors and Lakeside Catering staff.

Nick McKnight
Outdoor Education Centre Program Director

Nick McKnight

Nick began his adventure in the camp world in 2012 at Olympia and Camp Tamarack. In 2019 he luckily arrived at Kandalore for the winter season and has not looked back since. Coming from an education background, working at a variety of camps has made Nick realize that the best type of teaching and learning is done outdoors. Specifically all things camp-fire related; His favorites are Little Red Wagon, Boa Constrictor, and the fan-favorite: Beans.

Andrew Graham
Site Manager

Andrew Graham

You will be hard-pressed to find someone who has explored Canada more than Andrew. After gaining extensive knowledge of all lakes and rivers in Haliburton County where he grew up, he continued on to Fleming

College where he became a Fish and Wildlife Technician then a Forestry Technician. He spent years exploring the James and Hudson Bay lowlands. Traveling the Coppermine River, Horton River, Bluenose Lake, and Tree River watersheds in the NWT and Nunavut as well as on to the headwaters of Stewart River watershed and numerous other Yukon Rivers and Lakes. He also won’t forget his adventures in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.

He now finds himself living on his farm in Minden with his partner Shannon and is Haliburton County’s largest food producer. Growing enormous volumes of Organic Nutrient Dense food. During most daylight hours you will find Andrew and his team somewhere around camp maintaining things to the best standards in the industry which keeps the “Kandalore Engine” running flawlessly. spending 14 summers exploring Great Bear Lake “The Best Lake in the world”.

 

Wyatt Gilbert
Prep/Jr Boys Section Head

Wyatt Gilbert

Wyatt is in his second year at McGill University pursuing an Accounting degree. This will be his fifteenth summer at Kandalore!

Kate Quimby
Prep/Jr Girls Section Head

Kate Quimby

Kate is currently studying at Queens University for Global Development and Gender Studies. This will be her twelfth summer at Kandalore!

Luca Bertacca
Inter Boys Section Head

Luca Bertacca

Luca is studying and working in England in Industrial Design. This will be Luca’s sixth summer at Kandalore!

Sophie Porter
Inter Girls Section Head

Sophie Porter

Sophie is at Queen’s University in her second year of Criminology and Health Studies. This will be her twelfth summer at Kandalore!

Liam Bullen
Senior Boys Section Head

Liam Bullen

Liam is in his third year at Ryerson University studying Mathematics and its Applications. This will be his twelfth summer at Kandalore!

Kira White
Senior Girls Section Head

Kira White

Kira is in her second year of biomedical and chemical engineering at McMaster University. This will be her 11th summer at camp!

Zach Couture
LIT Director

Zach Couture

This will also be Zach’s first year running the LIT program! This will be his 5th year as staff. Previously Zach has been on staff as a counsellor, Pathfinder Director and Inter Boys Section Head.

Ash Krueger
Pathfinder Director

Ash Krueger

Ash has spent several seasons at Kandalore’s Outdoor Education Centre. He has worked four summers in Colorado working at camps as a mountain biking counsellor, Assistant Director and Director. Ash is looking forward to the summer leading our Pathfinders!

Sophie Fogelman
LIT Director

Sophie Fogelman

This will be Sophie’s first year running the LIT program. This is her 4th year as staff and 10th year at Kandalore. Sophie has been a counsellor, Head of Museum and Section Head. Her favourite year at Kandalore was when she was an LIT and is looking forward to making this summer just as memorable for 2020’s Leaders.

Yannick Victor
Explorer 2 Director

Yannick Victor

Yannick is going into his second summer at Kandalore. He has logged over 125 days on trip; as a participant and as a guide. He has paddled in La Vérendrye Park, the Fraser River in the Yukon and the Berens River. Last summer with Kandalore he guided trips down the Bloodvein River, Madawaska River and the Petawawa River. His incredible tripping and leadership experience combined with his excitement to explore and challenge our Explorer 2s has us thrilled for what’s to come in 2020!

Mike Seaboyer
Trip Director

Mike Seaboyer

Mike is going into his ninth summer at Kandalore, fifth summer in the tripping department. He has also worked at Kandalore’s Outdoor Education Centre for ten seasons. Mike has led trips all over Ontario and Quebec, and is looking forward to working with our Trippers to develop numerous skills over summer 2020.

Stu Holden
Trip Director

Stu Holden

Stu is in his 22nd 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.

Chloe Macklin
Special Program Director

Chloe Macklin

Chloe is in her first year at the University of Western Ontario studying business and economics. This will be her tenth summer at Kandalore.

Louise Baker
Communication Director

Louise Baker

Louise is a Graduate of English (BA) and Literary Linguistics (MA) from University of Nottingham in the UK. She spends her summers in Canada and my winters in the French Alps. Her previous summer camp experience is working with those with physical disabilities as a Counselor and as the Assistant Counselling Director. Louise has worked a season with Kandalore as an Outdoor Educational Instructor.

Greg Cargill
Program Director

Greg Cargill

Greg is currently completing an educational degree at the University of Victoria. This will be his second summer as Program Director at Kandalore. He has worked at camps across the country, running programs such as archery, climbing, art and more.

Pablo Ramirez
International Liaison

Pablo Ramirez

Pablo is in his last year of chemical engineering at Universidad Iberoamericana, and Working on a pharmaceutical company. This will be his second year at camp.