Meet our 2017 Summer Staff!

 

Madison Zinger

Madison Zinger Job Title:
Administrative Assistant

Brief bio:
I'm starting university this fall at the University of Toronto studying Arts Management.  I'm really excited to be pursuing my passion for the arts!

Camp Hermosa History:

I've been coming to Hermosa since 2008 as a camper and a leader and now this will be my third summer on staff!

Favourites...
Food: (See Jamie's favourite food)
Superhero: Wonder Woman!
Sport/game: Mission Impossible
Camp activity (or favourite thing about camp): Vespers
Place you’d most like to visit: Egypt
Hopes for the summer: To get to know some amazing campers and to watch them grow in their faith.  And of course to have some dance parties!




Sean Robin

Sean Robin Job Title:
Head of Maintenance (the Fixer of broken, the Cleaner of dirty)

Brief bio:
Hello all!  I am so very happy and excited to be returning to Camp Hermosa again this year.  I am from Brantford, ON (born & raised) and attend Queensway Baptist Church.  I currently live in Simcoe, ON with my wife, Connie, and our dog, Charger.  I have a passion for Youth Ministry and a desire to serve at camp.

Camp Hermosa History:
My first summer at Camp Hermosa was in 1989 at Single Parent Family camp and I continued as a camper all through school, then became a leader.  This will be my fourth summer on staff.

Favourites...
Food: Sushi
Superhero: The Tick
Sport/game: Kaninhop, Horseshoes, Cardboard tube dueling, Frisbee
Camp activity (or favourite thing about camp): I think of camp as a "thin spot" - a place where the space between you and God is thinner.  You feel or you are closer to God here.
Place you’d most like to visit: Australia (I heard the toilets flush backwards there)
Hopes for the summer:  That each camper will have the best week of their summer here and that they would encounter God in some real and tangible way.  That we all come away changed, different, not the same.



Marley Sullivan

Marley Sullivan Job Title: Maintenance Staff / Cook

Brief bio: I'm going into my second year of Film Studies at Humber College.  I'm super excited to be back on staff for another summer and can't wait to see you all!

Camp Hermosa History:  Junior camper to LIT to leader to Perm Staff.  I've been here for so many years I can't remember.

Favourites...

Food: Tacos
Superhero: Iron Man (go Marvel!)
Sport/game: Baseball
Camp activity (or favourite thing about camp): Pirates or Campfire
Place you’d most like to visit: Iceland
Hopes for the summer: I hope to share the excitement of Camp Hermosa with all of you!




Jamie Gallupe

Jamie Gallupe Job Title: Nature Leader / Maintenance

Brief bio: I love travelling, biking, and the ukulele!  This is my 2nd year on staff!  In the fall I'll be returning to university to study Anthropology and International Development.

Camp Hermosa History: Junior camper to LIT to Leader to Perm Staff!  I've been coming to Camp Hermosa for over 10 years!

Favourites...
Food: Mangoes (Madison always tries to take them from me)
Superhero: The Power Puff Girls
Sport/game: Mission Impossible
Camp activity (or favourite thing about camp): Sunsets at Vespers and NATURE!
Place you’d most like to visit: The moon
Hopes for the summer: I hope to show campers the beauty of God's creation




Rachael Williams

Caleb Isaac Job Title: Head Cook

Brief bio: I am 19 years old from Listowel, Ontario.  In September I will be attending Fanshawe College in London to start my journey to become a nurse.

Camp Hermosa History: I have been attending Camp Hermosa since the age of eight, attending as a camper, LIT, and PIT.  This will be my third summer on Perm Staff.

Favourites...

Food: Chicken wings, sushi, Chinese food
Superhero: my dad
Sport/game: Hockey, soccer, baseball, volleyball
Camp activity (or favourite thing about camp): Flags and Vespers
Place you’d most like to visit: Hawaii
Hopes for the summer: To be a small part of what will make Camp Hermosa a better place and an overall great experience for all who come through our gates.  I like to serve others and ultimately God to the best of my ability, all while having fun.  The benefits of serving at Camp Hermosa are endless!




Jaedyn Purcell

Jaedyn Purcell Job Title: Cook

Brief bio: I'm going to Fanshawe College for Programming in September.  I'm a competitive gamer.  My ten year plan is to start my own software company once I am done college.

Camp Hermosa History:
This will be my tenth year at camp so I'm finishing my first decade!  I have been a camper, leader, and now staff.

Favourites...

Food: Cheesecake
Superhero: Deadpool
Sport/game: Any e-sport or chess
Camp activity (or favourite thing about camp): Waffle Wednesday
Place you’d most like to visit: South Korea
Hopes for the summer: To make great food and have fun!




Aidan Woodhouse

Aidan Woodhouse Job Title: Cook

Brief bio: It's my first year on staff.  I'm still in High School.  My favourite memory at camp was when the guys and girls had prank wars!

Camp Hermosa History: I've been going to camp for 7 or 8 years, and I volunteered for 2 weeks last summer.

Favourites...

Food: Steak
Superhero: Captain America/Nomad
Sport/game: Wrestling
Camp activity (or favourite thing about camp): Survival
Place you’d most like to visit: Berlin, Germany or Moab, Utah
Hopes for the summer: I hope that I can make great food that campers will enjoy and that this is the first of many years I'll spend on Perm Staff.




Jacob Isaac

Jacob Isaac Job Title: Head of Recreation & Lifeguarding

Brief bio: Hi everyone!  This is my third summer working on staff and I am super looking forward to seeing you all! In the fall I am going to the University of Ottawa to study International Development and Climatology.

Camp Hermosa History: I first came to camp in 2008 and loved it!  After volunteering six weeks during my LIT summer, I decided this was where God was calling me to be.  In my first summer on staff I worked as a floater, but felt that I fit best within the rec department.  Last year I was a lifeguard and this year I am stoked to be serving as Head Lifeguard!

Favourites...

Food: Tacos
Superhero: Batman
Sport/game: Swimming, Catchphrase
Camp activity (or favourite thing about camp): Tender Tuesday
Place you’d most like to visit: Petra, Jordan
Hopes for the summer: I hope to teach everyone how to be safe in and around water and to get more campers reading (look forward to a new reading library at camp this summer)




Meaghan Fish

Meaghan Fish Job Title: Lifeguard

Brief bio: I am going into my second year of Nursing at Trent University.  I also am a member of Trent's Emergency First Response Team and enjoy hiking around campus.

Camp Hermosa History: I have been going to camp as a camper for 8 years.  This is my first year on staff and I look forward to spending all summer here!

Favourites...
Food: Pulled Pork
Superhero: Captain America
Sport/game: Rowing, Tic-Tac-Toe
Camp activity (or favourite thing about camp): The stars
Place you’d most like to visit: Greece
Hopes for the summer: To spend as much time around the pool as possible and that each camper enjoys their time here




Camryn Stephens

Camryn Stephens Job Title: Lifeguard

Brief bio: I'm going into my first year of university at the University of Guelph to study Human Kinetics.  I'm excited to spend my summer at my favourite place!

Camp Hermosa History: I started coming to camp in 2009 and have come back every year since.  Last year I was able to be a Cabin Leader and now I'm excited to be a part of Perm Staff 

Favourites...

Food: Chicken nuggets
Superhero: Spiderman
Sport/game: Soccer
Camp activity (or favourite thing about camp): Campfire, Vespers
Place you’d most like to visit: Switzerland
Hopes for the summer: I hope to be able to share the magic of camp with all who are here




Rebecca Forbes

Rebecca Forbes Job Title: Resource Worker

Brief bio: I just graduated from the University of Guelph with a BA in International Development and Anthropology.  Before completing further education, I plan to take a year to travel, volunteer, and pursue other interests.

Camp Hermosa History: I was a camper for many years before completing LIT in 2009, and then becoming a leader.  Last summer I served on staff as Support Worker and this will be my 2nd year on staff!

Favourites...

Food: Tacos 
Superhero: Wonder Woman
Sport/game: Soccer, Beach Volleyball
Camp activity (or favourite thing about camp): Vesper Point sunsets
Place you’d most like to visit: Iceland
Hopes for the summer:
That each camper would feel the sense of loving community that Hermosa is, and that everyone feels safe to explore and nurture their relationships with Christ.



Erica Butler

Erica Butler Job Title: Support Worker

Brief bio: I grew up in St Thomas but now mainly live in Sudbury where I attend Laurentian University in the Bachelors of Social Work program.  I love simply being around people and building new friendships.  I am so excited to see what this summer brings for Camp Hermosa!

Camp Hermosa History: I've been attending Camp Hermosa for 9 years as a camper, leader, and now a member of Perm Staff

Favourites...

Food: Steak
Superhero: Iron Man
Sport/game: Baseball
Camp activity (or favourite thing about camp): ): Being all together with the camp at Vesper Point
Place you’d most like to visit: Iceland
Hopes for the summer: I hope to help all campers have a fun and positive camp experience while growing closer to God and building strong relationships with fellow campers.





Scott Hadskis

Scott Hadskis Job Title: Camp Manager

Brief bio: Part-time London resident, occasional traveler (not nearly as often as I'd like), aspiring optimist, dispenser of wisdom, student of sarcasm, coffee snob.

Camp Hermosa History: Past Cabin Leader, Director, LIT trainer, Committee Chair. Camp Manager since 2007.

Favourites...

Food: A perfectly grilled steak. Any time, day or night.  Preferably wrapped in bacon. Actually, I'll eat pretty much anything that's wrapped in bacon
Superhero: Iron Man
Sport/game: Hockey, Baseball, Euchre.
Camp activity (or favourite thing about camp): Seeing the lake on one side and the forest on the other.  And the people.  The wonderfully weird people who call Camp Hermosa 'home'
Place you’d most like to visit: Australia.  And anywhere that it doesn't snow.
Hopes for the summer: A staff with boundless energy, an abundance of excellent leaders, and seeing lives changed as we all discover more about God's love.

 

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