Meet the Directors

Pat Birnie - Owner / Director


pAt has been involved in camping since 1982 and has been a Counsellor, Section Director, Program Director and Outdoor Centre Director at Camp Tawingo since 1991. Assuming ownership of the Camp in 2003, Pat is working with past and current staff, parents and campers to ensure that all of the amazing and fun activities continue to be a part of the Arrowhead Experience. Now in his 12th summer at Camp, he is continuously looking at improving the Camp experience. Alongside his wife, Becca Birnie, pAt is dedicating all of his energy and focus on ensuring that the Arrowhead Camp experience is the best. pAt, Becca, their two sons, Jack and William, and camp dog, Bella, are all looking forward to seeing you at Camp.


Mike Hinchley - Camp Co-Director


This will be Mike’s 25th year as a staff member at Arrowhead Camp. During the year he works as a grade 7 teacher in the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board. He has worked at camp in many roles including as a tennis instructor, Sport’s Director, CIT Director and Program Director. Mike graduated from Lakehead University with a degree in Education. Mike oversees the day to day operations of the camp and ensures that all the campers are entertained in a creative and educational manner. In his spare time, Mike enjoys sports, fishing, music and spending time outdoors.


Becca Birnie - Camp Mom / Director

Becca Birnie

The summer of 2014 is Becca’s 12th year at Arrowhead Camp.  Before coming to Arrowhead, Becca was a Program Director for Camp Tawingo’s Outdoor Centre, and a grade 3/4 teacher at Tawingo College. During the year she works as a supply teacher for the Trillium Lakelands District School Board. At Arrowhead, Becca has been the nature/crafts director, and the camp registrar. She works part time in the camp office throughout the year, while staying at home with her and Pat's two boys, Jack (5) and William (3). Her favourite spot at camp is in a canoe on the water, and she loves taking the boys for hikes on the biking trails in the camp's 23 acres of forest.

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