Our Staff LOVES Your Kids

Our Leadership Team

  • Pat Birnie: Owner / Director

    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 13th 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 three sons, Jack William, Jeremy and camp dog, Bella, are all looking forward to seeing you at Camp.
  • Mike Hinchley: Camp Co-Director

    Mike Hinchley: Camp Co-Director

    This will be Mike’s 27th 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: Camp Mom / Director

    The summer of 2016 is Becca’s 13th 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 three boys, Jack (7), William (5) and Jeremy (1). 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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Our Camp Staff

Our staff consists of exceptional young people who have been very carefully chosen based on their qualifications, personaity, maturity and sense of responsibility.

Most of our staff have themselves been Arrowhead campers, and have 'grown up' with us. All are certified in First Aid and CPR.

All Arrowhead staff have as their goal the safest and happiest camp experience possible for every camper. Because our counsellors are also instructors in one of our activities, they get to know every camper.

Within the next few weeks, we will be updating the staff profiles with pictures, facts and camp memories from this year's 2016 staff team. Stay tuned!

Camp Directors

pAt Birnie
Becca Birnie
Mike Hinchley

Staff Profiles

Leadership

  • Eamonn Corrigan- Assistant Director & Outdoor Centre Director

    Eamonn Corrigan- Assistant Director & Outdoor Centre Director

    Years at Camp: 10
    Favourite Camp Meal: Schnitzel
    Favourite Part of Camp: The Goobers (Camp Band)
    Favourite Song: Talk Is Cheap by Chet Faker
  • Marty Wood- Junior Director and Canoe Tripping Director

    Marty Wood- Junior Director and Canoe Tripping Director

    Years at Camp: 10
    Favourite Camp Meal: Pizza Thursday
    Favourite Part of Camp: All Day Programs
    Favourite Song: September by Earth, Wind and Fire
  • Jordana Bengall- Girls Camp Director

    Jordana Bengall- Girls Camp Director

    Years at Camp: 11
    Favourite Camp Meal: Lasagna!
    Favourite Part of Camp: You mean in addition to all of the incredible memories? PYLONS, of course
    Favourite Song: Country Roads
  • Nick Amlin- Site and Facility Director

    Nick Amlin- Site and Facility Director

    Years at Camp: 11
    Favourite Camp Meal: Pizza Thursdays
    Favourite Part of Camp: Making grilled cheese for 200 of my closest friends.
    Favourite Song: Dragon Ball Z Theme Song
  • Katie (KTG) Grabauskas- Social Media and Photography Director

    Katie (KTG) Grabauskas- Social Media and Photography Director

    Years at Camp: 8
    Favourite Camp Meal: Spaghetti
    Favourite Part of Camp: The unique and special people you become friends with forever
    Favourite Song: Let it Go by James Bay
  • Kate Allan- Office Administration

    Kate Allan- Office Administration

    Years at Camp: 6
    Favourite Camp Meal: Pizza
    Favourite Part of Camp: Hanging out with campers and being outside
    Favourite Song: I couldn’t possibly choose!
  • Michael Allan- Program Director

    Michael Allan- Program Director

    Years at Camp: 11
    Favourite Camp Meal: Mac N Cheese
    Favourite Part of Camp: Biking
    Favourite Song: Edge of Seventeen
  • Daniel Macgregor- LIT Director

    Years at Camp: 6
    Favourite Camp Meal: Banana Pudding
    Favourite Part of Camp: The positive energy the Staff, L.I.T.'s, and Campers bring!
    Favourite Song: Hopeless Wanderer- Mumford and Sons
  • Eva Stefanova- LIT Director

    Eva Stefanova- LIT Director

    Years at Camp: 7
    Favourite Camp Meal: Fudgy
    Favourite Part of Camp: The radical people
    Favourite Song: Nessun Dorma by Puccini
  • Nick Cullen- Marketing and Choice Director

    Years at Camp: 11
    Favourite Camp Meal: Donair
    Favourite Part of Camp: The camp dances!
    Favourite Song: Road Regrets by Dan Mangan
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Skiing:

  • Haley Rusheleau- Co-Director

    Haley Rusheleau- Co-Director

    Years at Camp: 11
    Favourite Camp Meal: Chicken Souvlaki
    Favourite Part of Camp: Making memories with old and new friends that will last a lifetime
    Favourite Song: Wagon Wheel by the Teva Divas
  • Cameron Hammond- Co-Director

    Cameron Hammond- Co-Director

    Years at Camp: 11
    Favourite Camp Meal: Mac & Cheese
    Favourite Part of Camp: Waterskiing
    Favourite Song: Talk by Coldplay
  • Jess Pennington

    Jess Pennington

    Years at Camp: 8
    Favourite Camp Meal: Pitas
    Favourite Part of Camp: Amazing friendships you make, and being by the lake all summer
    Favourite Song: Dancing in the Moonlight by Toploader
  • Henry Stevenson

    Henry Stevenson

    Years at Camp: 8
    Favourite Camp Meal: Chicken Burgers
    Favourite Part of Camp: Being able to spend the entire summer with all my close friends
    Favourite Song: Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked
  • Miles Fairfield

    Miles Fairfield

    Years at Camp: 7
    Favourite Camp Meal: Tacos
    Favourite Part of Camp: Having fun with everyone!
    Favourite Song: Brown Squirrel
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Swimming:

  • Julia Birnie- Co-Waterfront Director

    Julia Birnie- Co-Waterfront Director

    Years at Camp: 12
    Favourite Camp Meal: Lasagna and Apple Crisp
    Favourite Part of Camp: Everything
    Favourite Song: Good Riddance by Green Day
  • Jess Newby- Co-Waterfront Director

    Jess Newby- Co-Waterfront Director

    Years at Camp: 5
    Favourite Camp Meal: Pasta, but we can't forget the warm apple crisp for dessert.
    Favourite Part of Camp: I look forward to the camp dance every session!
    Favourite Song: Hey Ya! by OutKast
  • Jordan Kazan Baigre- Assistant Waterfront Director

    Jordan Kazan Baigre- Assistant Waterfront Director

    Years at Camp: 5
    Favourite Camp Meal: Grilled Cheese
    Favourite Part of Camp: Meeting new people
    Favourite Song: Ramble On by Led Zeppelin
  • Blair Savage

    Blair Savage

    Years at Camp: 10
    Favourite Camp Meal: Spaghetti and Apple Crisp for dessert
    Favourite Part of Camp: Swimming in the beautiful Lake of Bays!
    Favourite Song: American Pie by Don McLean
  • Ilan Hughes

    Ilan Hughes

    Years at Camp: 4
    Favourite Camp Meal: Chicken Burgers
    Favourite Part of Camp: Being with people that I only see once or twice a year in such a fun and positive environment
    Favourite Song: One Dance
  • Julia Sjolin

    Julia Sjolin

    Years at Camp: 9
    Favourite Camp Meal: The Cookouts!
    Favourite Part of Camp: Going on campouts with your cabin and the camp wide all day programs!
    Favourite Song: 7 years by Lukas Graham
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Sailing:

  • Ian Hickman- Director

    Ian Hickman- Director

    Years at Camp: 10
    Favourite Camp Meal: Fettuccine
    Favourite Part of Camp: All the awesome people you meet
    Favourite Song: I Will by The Beatles
  • Adrian Widner

    Adrian Widner

    Years at Camp: 10
    Favourite Camp Meal: Chicken Burgers
    Favourite Part of Camp: Capture The Flag in the forest
    Favourite Song: No Diggity [Cover] by Ed Sheeran, Passenger
  • Daniel Barabas

    Daniel Barabas

    Years at Camp: 10
    Favourite Camp Meal: Lasagna
    Favourite Part of Camp: Tip-a-palooza Tursday!
    Favourite Song: Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone
  • Vijay Khanmaini

    Vijay Khanmaini

    Years at Camp: 3
    Favourite Camp Meal: Chicken Burgers
    Favourite Part of Camp: Sailing
    Favourite Song: Three Blue Pigeons
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Canoe:

  • Keah Hancocks- Director

    Keah Hancocks- Director

    Years at Camp: 11
    Favourite Camp Meal: Chicken Burgers
    Favourite Part of Camp: Spending four months with my best friends and making the campers love camp as much as I do!
    Favourite Song: She by Greenday
  • Kate Lawson

    Years at Camp: 3
    Favourite Camp Meal: Grilled Cheese
    Favourite Part of Camp: Waking up in the mornings to fresh air and all my favourite friendly faces!
    Favourite Song: Ahead By A Century - Tragically Hip
  • Jonathan (Jon Jon) Hucker

    Jonathan (Jon Jon) Hucker

    Years at Camp: 8
    Favourite Camp Meal: Chicken Burgers
    Favourite Part of Camp: The everlasting friendships
    Favourite Song: Will It Go Round In Circles
  • Grace Donnelly

    Grace Donnelly

    Years at Camp: 3
    Favourite Camp Meal: Oatmeal
    Favourite Part of Camp: Seeing friends you only get to see once a year and making memories!
    Favourite Song: Land of the Silverbirch
  • Avery Haas

    Avery Haas

    Years at Camp: 8
    Favourite Camp Meal: Pizza
    Favourite Part of Camp: Minor Program
    Favourite Song: House of the Rising Sun
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Sports:

  • Tom Trivett- Director

    Tom Trivett- Director

    Years at Camp: 11
    Favourite Camp Meal: Mac N Cheese
    Favourite Part of Camp: Being one with nature
    Favourite Song: Macaroni Song
  • Dawson Cox

    Dawson Cox

    Years at Camp: 7
    Favourite Camp Meal: Chicken Burgers
    Favourite Part of Camp: EVERYDAY on Sports!
    Favourite Song: Keep On Walking- Passenger
  • Emily Durham

    Emily Durham

    Years at Camp: 7
    Favourite Camp Meal: Chicken Burgers
    Favourite Part of Camp: All of the friendships you make that last forever! Meeting new people that you wouldn't have gotten to at home!
    Favourite Song: Show Me Love by Sam Feldt (Indian summer remix)
  • Jakob Kazan Baigre

    Jakob Kazan Baigre

    Years at Camp: 7
    Favourite Camp Meal: Linguini
    Favourite Part of Camp: The Wake-Up Bell
    Favourite Song: Piano Man by Billy Joel
  • Hunter King

    Hunter King

    Years at Camp: 7
    Favourite Camp Meal: Grilled Cheese
    Favourite Part of Camp: Sports
    Favourite Song: A Tale of 2 Cities by J. Cole
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Biking:

  • Lukas Richardson- Director

    Lukas Richardson- Director

    Years at Camp: 7
    Favourite Camp Meal: Chicken Fingers
    Favourite Part of Camp: Wakeboarding
    Favourite Song: Roses by Chainsmokers
  • Marco Moro

    Years at Camp: 9
    Favourite Camp Meal: Pizza
    Favourite Part of Camp: The people!
    Favourite Song: Land of the Silverbirch
  • Sam Croft

    Sam Croft

    Years at Camp: 11
    Favourite Camp Meal: Mac n Cheese
    Favourite Part of Camp: Making new friends
    Favourite Song: Wagon Wheel by Darius Rucker
  • Alan Dimitriev

    Alan Dimitriev

    Years at Camp: 7
    Favourite Camp Meal: Chicken Burgers
    Favourite Part of Camp: Being able so spend my summer with some of my closest friends
    Favourite Song: All Star by Smash Mouth
  • Jared Rusheleau

    Jared Rusheleau

    Years at Camp: 10
    Favourite Camp Meal: Breakfast hashbrowns
    Favourite Part of Camp: All the people that go here. All my best friends and best times I've ever had, were at camp.
    Favourite Song: Photograph by Def Leppard
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Day Camp:

  • Becca Buxton- Director

    Becca Buxton- Director

    Years at Camp: 7
    Favourite Camp Meal: Meatball Subs
    Favourite Part of Camp: All of the enthusiasm and positive energy!
    Favourite Song: Let it Go from Frozen
  • Catherine Hammond

    Catherine Hammond

    Years at Camp: 11
    Favourite Camp Meal: Pizza
    Favourite Part of Camp: Minor and Major
    Favourite Song: Itchin' On a Photograph by Grouplove
  • Natalie Amlin

    Natalie Amlin

    Years at Camp: 6
    Favourite Camp Meal: Apple Crisp
    Favourite Part of Camp: Meeting and getting to know all the campers
    Favourite Song: Wagon Wheel
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Camp Nanny:

  • Sara Grabauskas

    Sara Grabauskas

    Years at Camp: 5
    Favourite Camp Meal: Tacos
    Favourite Part of Camp: All Day Program
    Favourite Song: Oui by Jeremih
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Property:

  • Garrett Wood

    Garrett Wood

    Years at Camp: 9
    Favourite Camp Meal: Meatball Subs
    Favourite Part of Camp: Rebus Rounds (Major Game)
    Favourite Song: Hips Don't Lie by Shakira
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Floaters:

  • Olivia Davis

    Olivia Davis

    Years at Camp: 2
    Favourite Camp Meal: Sweet Potato Apple Soup
    Favourite Part of Camp: Making friends that'll last a lifetime!
    Favourite Song: When The Night Feels My Song by Bedouin Soundclash
  • Grant Meaney

    Grant Meaney

    Years at Camp: 5
    Favourite Camp Meal: Tacos
    Favourite Part of Camp: All Day Program
    Favourite Song: Champions by Kanye West<
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Kitchen

  • Elaine Bonev- Kitchen Manager

    Elaine Bonev- Kitchen Manager

    Years at Camp: 7
    Favourite Camp Meal: Chicken Burgers
    Favourite Part of Camp: Dancing at the Dance!
    Favourite Song: I Like to Move It Move It
  • Sydney Hyndman

    Sydney Hyndman

    Years at Camp: 5
    Favourite Camp Meal: Chicken Burgers
    Favourite Part of Camp: Being with my Summer family
    Favourite Song: The Real Slim Shady
  • Christi Pordham

    Christi Pordham

    Years at Camp: 5
    Favourite Camp Meal: Chicken Burgers
    Favourite Part of Camp: The new experiences and the new people 
    Favourite Song: I Want It That Way by The Backstreet Boys
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