Meet our 2018 Summer Staff!

 

Madison Zinger

Madison Zinger Job Title:
Administrative Assistant/Head Cook

Brief bio:
I'm a second year student at the University of Toronto studying Arts Management & Theatre.  I'm on the cheerleading team at my university and am loving it!  Some of my favourite things to do include reading, travelling, singing, and going to camp!! Can't wait to see you all this summer!

Camp Hermosa History:

I went to camp for a long time as a camper, then participated in the LIT program in 2013 and was a leader the following summer.  I've been on staff since 2015, making this my fourth summer and I am so happy to be back!

Favourites...
Food: Mangoes
Superhero: Wonder Woman
Sport/game: Volleyball
Camp activity (or favourite thing about camp): Worship & Vespers
Place you’d most like to visit: Egypt
Hopes for the summer: To really connect with campers and show them the love of Christ as best I can, to make delicious meals, and to have the best summer ever!




Sean Robin

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

Brief bio:
Hello all, I'm Sean and this is my 5th summer as Head of Maintenance.  I live in Simcoe with my wife Connie and our dog Charger.  I attend Queensway Baptist Church in Brantford where I am part of the youth ministry team.  When I'm not at camp in the winter months I drive Zamboni for the City of Hamilton.

Camp Hermosa History:
I have been attending Camp Hermosa since I was 8 years old.  My first summer at camp I attended Single Parent Family camp.  I continued as a camper until Sr High, then came as a leader and now on Staff.

Favourites...
Food: Sushi
Superhero: Doctor Strange
Sport/game: Yahtzee
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
Hopes for the summer:  My hope for this summer is that, as we work to build community, all campers will encounter God in a real and tangible way and that they will truly feel that they belong here.



Aidan Woodhouse

Aidan Woodhouse Job Title: Maintenance Staff / Cook

Brief bio: I'm 17 years old and this is my second summer on staff.  I will be going into grade 12 in the fall and I hope to become a mechanical engineer.

Camp Hermosa History:  It all started when my friend's mom said, "Aidan, you should go to camp with Owen." And eight years later I'm about to start my second year on staff.

Favourites...

Food: Steak and eggs
Superhero: Nomad
Sport/game: Wrestling and cycling
Camp activity (or favourite thing about camp): Cabin pranks
Place you’d most like to visit: Moab, Utah or the Pacific Northwest
Hopes for the summer: To impact campers' lives in a positive way, by showing them the way of the Lord




Ian Baker

Job Title: Nature Leader / Maintenance

Brief bio: I was born and raised near Guelph where my dad homeschooled me and my two sisters.  I have experienced some large and difficult changes in my life (school), but these have shown me how God is working in my life.

Camp Hermosa History: I first went to Camp Hermosa when I was approximately 6 months old and have gone every year since.  Last summer I spent 6 weeks at camp as an LIT, Cabin Leader, PIT, and camper.

Favourites...
Food: Can't go wrong with potatoes
Superhero: The Marvel ones
Sport/game: Water polo
Camp activity (or favourite thing about camp): My favourite thing about camp is the people.  I think of them as extended family (which they are in a sense), but family that is so awesome that you decide to get together for a week every year.
Place you’d most like to visit: Scotland
Hopes for the summer: I hope to be able to grow closer to God as I share my wonder of His creation with the campers.




Carson Doyle

Carson Doyle Job Title: Cook

Brief bio: I'm from Windsor, ON.  In the fall I'm going to the University of Windsor, studying Social Work.  I currently work as a cook at Red Lobster.  When I'm not working or going to school I like to hang out with friends, skateboard, and play Mario Kart.

Camp Hermosa History:
I first came to camp 10 years ago for Young Explorers when I was going into Grade 4.  Since then I've come to at least one week of camp every year.  Two years ago I did the LIT program and have led many weeks of camp as well as going to my own week.  This year I'm excited to be working on Perm Staff!

Favourites...

Food: French Fries
Superhero: Captain America
Sport/game: My favourite sport is swimming.  My favourite camp game is the Battle of Eggysburg
Camp activity (or favourite thing about camp): Taking a dip in the pool when it's hot out
Place you’d most like to visit: I think it would be really cool to climb Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania
Hopes for the summer: I just want to have a good summer where everything runs great and all the campers, leaders, and staff have fun and grow closer to God in the process




Justin MacDonald

Justin MacDonald Job Title: Cook

Brief bio: I'm really a people person and get along with anyone.  I really love learning a little bit about everyone.  If you hear someone yelling in the back, it's probably me.

Camp Hermosa History: I started coming to camp when I was in Grade 5 (Young Explorers) and I loved it so much that I've been coming back year after year.  I'm happy to be doing my first year on staff!

Favourites...

Food: A delicately made cheeseburger
Superhero: Thor
Sport/game: Hockey
Camp activity (or favourite thing about camp): Battle of Eggiesburg
Place you’d most like to visit: Scotland
Hopes for the summer: I hope to create an everlasting memory for the kids here while also enjoying myself




Jacob Isaac

Jacob Isaac Job Title: Head of Recreation & Lifeguarding

Brief bio: Hi everyone! I am so excited to be returning to staff this summer as the Head of Rec & Lifeguarding!  This is my fourth summer on staff, and in between summers I study International Development and Climatology at the University of Ottawa.  I can't wait to see all of the familiar faces of returning campers, and meet those who are experiencing the awesomeness of Camp Hermosa for the first time!

Camp Hermosa History: I first started attending Camp Hermosa in 2007 as a Junior camper and instantly fell in love with the atmosphere of acceptance, the people, and God's evident love which encompasses the entire camp!  As soon as I was old enough, I took part in the Leader-in-Training program, and spent nearly the entire summer volunteering, just so that I could spend more time at Hermosa!  The following summer I was lucky enough to be a part of the Perm Staff as a floater, and in the three summers since, I have had a blast being a part of the lifeguard & rec team!

Favourites...

Food: Tacos
Superhero: Matter Eater Lad
Sport/game: Competitive swimming, biking
Camp activity (or favourite thing about camp): Free swim (obviously), Vespers
Place you’d most like to visit: Petra, Jordan
Hopes for the summer: It's my hope that every camper, through their friends, leaders, and staff, will come to know the intense love that God has for each and every one of us!  There's something that keeps pulling me back year after year, and nothing would make me happier than hearing that a camper went home at the end of the week knowing they are a part of something bigger, an ever-growing camp family.  Oh, and peach freezies...I hope that we have peach freezies this summer




Leah Routenburg

Leah Routenburg Job Title: Lifeguard

Brief bio: If you haven't already met me you'll probably hear me soon...I love making art, looking at the stars (and pretending I know what constellation I'm pointing at) or finding the perfect piece of sea glass at the beach. I wish I had never read the Harry Potter books JUST so I could enjoy them all over again, and unless you want to hear me talk for 3 days straight don't mention Star Wars or Avengers when I'm around.  In the fall I will be attending Heritage Bible College and training for an exciting missions trip to Thailand! 

Camp Hermosa History: I first came to camp when I was 9 and have been coming ever since JUST for that fab camp coffee

Favourites...
Food: Eggo's.  Forever and ever amen (ask me about the eggo's song and you'll love them too)
Superhero: I love Iron Man more than Abi does
Sport/game: I like cross country and track, but I'm a pro at Quidditch
Camp activity (or favourite thing about camp): I could walk on the camp beach all day...but eventually I'd have to come up for the awesome campfire songs
Place you’d most like to visit: Someone please tell my parents I said Disneyland
Hopes for the summer: I can't even begin to explain how pumped I am to get to know every amazing camper that comes this summer.  I hope that through my example and interactions with the kids and staff I can show them how much God adores each and every one of us.




Camryn Stephens

Camryn Stephens Job Title: Lifeguard

Brief bio: I am from Windsor but currently go to school at the University of Guelph.  I am going into my second year of Human Kinetics with hopes of becoming a physiotherapist.

Camp Hermosa History: I started coming to Camp Hermosa in 2009 and have never looked back.  I have been a camper and a leader and am now returning for my second summer on staff.  Hermosa has always been the place where I want to spend my summer. 

Favourites...

Food: Chicken nuggets
Superhero: Spiderman
Sport/game: Soccer
Camp activity (or favourite thing about camp): Vespers
Place you’d most like to visit: Greece
Hopes for the summer: I hope for an amazing summer full of laughter and friendship




Alison Gallant

Alison Gallant Job Title: Resource Worker

Brief bio: School teacher from Forest, ON.  Oldest child.  Lived in China for 4 years, spent a summer in Kosovo and once went to Haiti for a weekend.  Verge on the description of health & fitness fanatic.  Have eaten donkey, snake, and alligator.  Jesus freak who drinks beer and plays board games.

Camp Hermosa History: First attended camp when I was six (as a family camper) and over the years have filled pretty much every volunteer position there is and spent 4 years on staff (lifeguard/head of rec)

Favourites...

Food: 鱼香茄子 (literal translation: fish fragrant eggplant—actually has no fish at all). Pretty much anything Greek or Middle Eastern (that I’ve tried). About ½ of the authentically Chinese dishes I’ve tried. 
Superhero: Wolverine
Sport/game: Curling, Code Names
Camp activity (or favourite thing about camp): Seeing friends year after year; sunsets on the beach or at Vespers
Place you’d most like to visit: Mediterranean (can we say cruise?)
Hopes for the summer:
To survive, with a smile on my face (most of the time...) :p



Abi MacEwan

Abi MacEwan Job Title: Camp Photographer/Social Media Coordinator

Brief bio: I am 21 years old and I will be starting my fourth year at Redeemer University in the fall.  My life currently consists of school, family and treats and snoozin, snoozin and treats.

Camp Hermosa History: I have been involved with Camp Hermosa for about 12 years now.  I started as a camper, then completed the LIT training and was a cabin leader.  I then worked at camp as the Nature/Maintenance worker in 2014.

Favourites...

Food: A great big cheeseburger with all the fixings (minus tomato).  Plus a milkshake, never forget the chocolate milk shake :p
Superhero: Iron Man and good ol' Spidey
Sport/game: Battle of Eggiesburg and petting dogs (I'm really good at that)
Camp activity (or favourite thing about camp): ): Siesta time
Place you’d most like to visit: Ireland, Greece, Barcelona, Mumbai, and Ibiza
Hopes for the summer: To not get too sunburnt




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, foodie, coffee snob. The quality of a day is measured by how much time I spend outside.

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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