Our Senior Leadership Team
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, alongside his wife, Becca Birnie, pAt is continuously looking at improving the Camp experience.
pAt, Becca, their three sons, Jack William, Jeremy and camp dog, Bella, are all looking forward to seeing you at Camp this summer.
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. Mike graduated from Lakehead University with a degree in Education.
He has worked at camp in many roles including as a tennis instructor, Sport’s Director, CIT Director and Program Director. These days 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
The summer of 2018 is Becca’s 15th 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 Librarian at the Dwight Library and has been a supply teacher for the Trillium Lakelands District School Board. At Arrowhead, Becca has been the nature/crafts director, and the camp registrar and works part time in the camp office throughout the year, while staying at home with her and Pats three boys, Jack (), William (7) and Jeremy (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.
Our Camp Staff
Our staff consists of exceptional young people who have been very carefully chosen based on their qualifications, personality, 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.
Ian Hickman - Marketing Director, Senior Staff Supervisor, Fishing
Keah Hancocks - Office Administration & Photography
Julia Birnie - Tripping & Staff Support
Cameron Hammond - Site and Facility Director
Jess Pennington - LIT Director
Adrian Widner - LIT Director
Natalie Amlin - Girls' Camp Director
Jon Jon Hucker - Boys' Camp Director
Sam Croft - Media, Co-Program Director, Nature, Choice Activities & Theatre
Matt Macgregor - Media, Co-Program Director, Choice Activities & Theatre
Dave Moffat - Camp Chef
Tom Trivett - Sous-Chef
Lukas Richardson - Lodge Manager
Ilan Hughes - Co-Head Waterfront Director, Fishing Director
Sydney Hyndman - Co-Head Waterfront Director
Julia Sjolin - Co-Head Waterfront Director
Vijay Khanmaini - Head
Grace Donnelly - Co-Head
Avery Haas - Co-Head
Hunter King - Head
Kelly De Gier
Alan Dimitriev - Head
Will Koster - Staff/Boat Driver
Grant Meaney - Senior Staff Floater/DOT Activities
Max Peacock - Head/Theatre/ Property
Sydney Durham - Nanny