Camp Staff

Camp Coordinators

Courtney – Camp Coordinator

Hi Everyone! My name is Courtney, and I am a graduate of Mohawk College’s Early Childhood Education program. I will be continuing my education at Brock University this coming fall to complete my degree with the hopes to become a full-time educator within the Hamilton School Board. I am super excited to say this will be my fourth year returning to Mohawk College Summer Camps, and my first year as Camp Coordinator. I have a huge passion for dance and for the arts. I also enjoy hiking, spending time with family and friends, and listening to country music. Looking forward to meeting you all this summer!!

Danielle – Assistant Camp Coordinator

Hello, campers! My name is Danielle and I am a recent graduate of Health, Wellness and Fitness. I love sports, the outdoors and being active. I have also been a member of Mohawk’s Varsity Basketball and Soccer teams for the past two years. When I am not studying you can find me on the court, field or in the gym! I am extremely excited to be returning to Mohawk College Summer Camp and I am looking forward to another summer filled with fun, see you there!

Vanessa- Assistant Camp Coordinator

Hi everyone! My name is Vanessa Barbera and I am so excited for beginning my third year at to Mohawk College Summer Camps, and my first year as the Camp’s Assistant Coordinator. For the last two years, I have been both a counsellor and a head counsellor in the Specialty Arts camp! It has been so much fun and I look forward to this new experience. I absolutely love dancing, singing, and anything related to the arts. I am also currently enrolled in my second year at Brock University studying Concurrent Education. I hope to be a teacher one day and this experience is providing me with countless opportunities to learn and grow in the field. I am so excited to be returning to camp this year, and I look forward to meeting you all! Let’s have a great summer!

 

WOW
Paulo – Wow Head Counsellor

Hello, Summer 2019!! My name is Paulo and I am SO pumped to begin my 2nd year as a counsellor at the Mohawk College Summer Camp! Last year was a blast and I got to enjoy some CLASSIC camp games and phenomenal trips – I cannot wait to see what this summer has in store for us, see you soon!

Jamie – Wow Head Counsellor

Hello, my name is Jamie Nabuurs. I am currently in my second year of concurrent education at Brock University. I am very excited about this amazing opportunity to be part of the Mohawk College Summer Camp Staff. This is my first year with the camp and I cannot wait to see what amazing games and adventures will be in-store for all of us this summer. This is going to be a summer to never forget!

Tanuri – Wow Head Counsellor

Hey, Campers! My name is Tanuri Kulendran and I am so excited to come back for my third summer at Mohawk College Summer Camps! I’m currently an undergraduate student in the Faculty of Arts at McGill University. In my spare time, I love to spend time with my family and friends, travel and find new adventures! I’m also enthusiastic about all things music and enjoy playing the piano and being creative. I can’t wait to meet this year’s fantastic group of campers and make even more amazing fun-filled summer memories together!

 

Emma – Wow  Counsellor

Hey, my name is Emma. I have just finished my first year at the University of Guelph for Biological Sciences. I love to go camping and explore the outdoors. I can’t wait for yet another amazing summer at Mohawk Summer Camp. I’m looking forward to meeting and having a blast with all the campers.

Nissa – Wow Counsellor

Hi Everyone! My name is Nissa, and I am currently in my 2nd Year of Social Psychology at McMaster University. I absolutely love working with children, and I aspire to one day become a full-time teacher.  This will be my first year at Mohawk College Summer Camps, and I am very excited about this new experience, and the fun to be had this summer! I love to spend my days enjoying the great outdoors, hiking, and playing games. When I’m not doing that, you can expect to find me enjoying a good read indoors. I’m looking forward to meeting all of you and making sure we have a great summer!

Chris – Wow Counsellor

Hello camp of 2019! My name is Chris and I am an engineering student at Western heading into my second year. I enjoy hiking, movies, video games, and a lot more! This is my first year as a counsellor here at Mohawk, and I look forward to having a fun-filled summer and getting to meet all the camper! Its gonna be a great summer!

 

Dani – Wow Counsellor

Hey everyone! My name is Dani and I’m super excited for this Summer! I’m currently finishing my gap year and heading off to York University for Nursing this coming Fall. I’ve got a strong passion for working with children and work as a preschool and art instructor year-round. One silly thing about me is that I could talk for hours about movies, books, art, TV shows, music or even my cat if you asked me to! This is my first year with Mohawk Camp and I cannot wait! Looking forward to meeting you all and having an amazing Summer!

Chelsea – Wow Counsellor

Hi Everyone! My name is Chelsea and I’m currently enrolled in Nursing at McMaster University. I love working with children and my goal is to one day work in Pediatrics. I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, and when I’m not studying, I also love watching movies and tv shows. This is my first year as a Camp Counsellor with Mohawk College and I’m super excited to have an awesome, fun-filled summer! I look forward to meeting you all!

Charson – Wow Counsellor

Hi Campers! My name is Charson Mendiola and this is my first year working with Mohawk College Summer Camp and I can’t wait for all the fun this summer will bring!! This fall I am heading back to Laurier where I am pursuing a major in Criminology alongside a double minor in Psychology and Youth Justice. In my spare time, I love taking my dog for walks, playing volleyball and reading. I’m super stoked to meet you awesome campers, let’s make this summer the BEST one yet- see you there!

 


Fusion
Cole – Fusion Head Counsellor

Hi everyone, my name is Cole Degelder I just finished my first year of Rec and Leisure studies at Fanshawe College in London, ON and will be returning in the fall. Outside of school, I enjoy keeping active with my friends and in organized sports teams such as baseball, hockey, soccer etc. This will be my second year at Mohawk Summer Camp and I can’t wait to come back and see everyone!

James – Fusion Head Counsellor

My name is James Price, and I am currently at McMaster in the Justice, Political Philosophy and Law program. When I am not studying, I like to stay active and I absolutely love sports. For most of my life, I have played baseball and hockey on competitive teams, and I enjoy watching and playing plenty of different sports. Aside from sports, I have always enjoyed watching movies, especially action and comedy films. This is my first year with the Mohawk College Summer Camp and I am super excited to have a fun summer!

Sam – Fusion Head Counsellor

Hi, my name is Sam Heath and I am SUPER excited for summer camp this year. I have worked at summer camps for the past 2 years and cannot wait to bring to Mohawk the knowledge, fun and games I have learned.  A little bit about me, I have a love for singing and musical theatre and next year I am heading to Guelph University to major in Theatre Studies. This will bring me one step closer to my goal of becoming a drama teacher! I look forward to making great memories with all the campers this summer!

 

Hannah – Fusion Counsellor

Hello everyone! My name is Hannah Chan and I am so excited to work with you all during camp this summer. I attend Wilfrid Laurier University for psychology. I have worked as a camp counsellor at other summer camps before as well as working in a daycare. I absolutely love working with children. I love singing, dancing, and anything related to athletics or outdoors. I hope to become a teacher in the future and know that this experience will allow me to grow alongside the campers. I am so excited to work with all of you during this fun-filled summer!

Jake – Fusion Counsellor

Hi, my name is Jake Simpson. This fall, I’m heading to McMaster University for my first year in the Business Commerce program. I’m super excited to be working with Mohawk College Summer camps this summer. This is my first year at the camp, and I look forward to meeting some awesome campers! In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, playing many sports and watching them – especially the Toronto Raptors.

Hayden – Fusion Counsellor

Hey, I’m Hayden! I’m working in Hamilton over the summer but I live in Guelph for the rest of the year where I attend the University. My favourite sports are Rugby and Olympic Weightlifting. In my spare time, I like to read, write, and go to the gym. I can’t wait to kick off the summer at camp and have a great time with you all!

Evan – Fusion Counsellor

My name is Evan Potts. I just finished my first year at Mohawk College in the marketing program. I enjoy playing hockey, the drums and doing spontaneous activities with friends. I’m an easy-going individual who is looking forward to being a camp counsellor for the first time.

Olivia – Fusion Counsellor

Hey everyone! My name is Olivia O’Connor and I am super excited for camp this summer. I have just finished my first year at the University of Toronto in the Forensic Science program, where I will be returning in September. This is my first year working for Mohawk Summer Camps, and I can’t wait to meet all you campers and make some amazing summer memories!

Rhiannon – Fusion Counsellor

Hello everyone! My name is Rhiannon Murray-Leung and I am so excited to start summer camp this year! In the fall I will be returning to school for my second year enrolled in the Film and Television program at Sheridan College. In my free time, I love hiking, spending time with friends and family, and catching up on all my favourite movies! This is my first year at the camp, and I am so excited to meet all of the campers! I can’t wait to finally meet you all and let’s have an awesome summer!

 


Jr. Hawks
Mackenzie – Jr. Hawks Head Counsellor

Hello Everyone! My name is Mackenzie and I’m super excited to meet you all this summer! A bit about myself — I’m a recent grad from a theatre school in Toronto and I now hope to further my educational studies in nursing. I have a passion for helping individuals so what better way than to spend it at camp before I head back to school?! I love singing, dancing, acting, hiking, swimming, travelling and hanging out with my family, boyfriend, dogs and friends! Hope you’re all ready for a crazy fun and SUNNY (hopefully) summer!

Francesco – Jr. Hawk Counsellor

Hello, my name is Francesco Fortino and I have just finished my first year in the Business program at McMaster University.  During the school year, I was also a varsity athlete for the University’s wrestling team.  I placed third at the OUA championships qualifying me for the national championships in Calgary, where I took 7th place.  Besides school activities, I enjoy playing the guitar in my spare time. This will be my first year with the Mohawk College Summer Camp and I am truly looking forward to meeting all of you and having a fun summer!


Specialty
Cera – Specialty Arts Head Counsellor

Hi everyone! My name is Cera Graveline. I am in my first year of Brock University’s Consecutive Teacher Education Program for Drama and English. Since the age of 3 I have been dancing competitively, I have been in multiple musicals and also taught dance for 3 years. I am so excited to be joining Mohawk’s summer camp as Head Specialty Arts Counselor. I look forward to meeting all of the new faces at camp this summer!

Kevin- Specialty Arts Counsellor

Hey, everyone, my name is Kevin and I am one of the counsellors for specialty this year! I’m excited to be back at camp this summer for my 3rd year. Whilst doing my CO-OP here 2 years ago and working at camp as a runner last, I had a great experience and was able to learn a lot, and I’m happy to be returning as a staff member and I am looking forward to another great summer. Excited to meet everyone, see you all then!

Shelby – Specialty Arts Counsellor

Hello everyone! My name is Shelby Streefkerk and I am so excited for what this summer will bring! I have just finished High School and will be attending Guelph University this upcoming fall. I love all things dance and have been dancing since I was four years old. I have been competing in various styles of dance as well as have been teaching them for the past few years. This is my first year being a part of Mohawk College Summer Camp and I am super excited to meet all of you and have an absolute blast this summer. It’s going to be a great one!


Runner
Jaycelyn –  Runner

Hey everyone! My name is Jaycelyn and I am currently a student at Brock University studying concurrent Bachelor of Physical education/ bachelor of education. I have a passion for dance and sports as I did competitive dance for 13 years and took part in multiple school sports teams like Brock’s varsity women’s lacrosse team. This is my first year being a part of the Mohawk summer camp team and I am extremely excited to have lots of fun this summer

Andy – Runner

Hi everyone! My name is Andy and I’ll be one of the runners this year. I’m currently planning on attending Mohawk College’s Early Childhood Education program this September. I like listening to music, staying active and going out with friends. This will be my first year at Mohawk College Summer Camp. I am looking forward to meeting everyone and having a great summer!