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    The Camp Warwa

    Staff Team

    Information & Standards

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    ACA Standards require counselors to have a minimum of 48 hours of pre-camp training.

    On average, all Camp Warwa Counsellors recieve 300 hours of pre-camp training.

  • Pre-camp training covers not only program instruction, but also includes:

    Emergency Response

    Awareness of Special Needs

    Age Specific Characteristics

    Positive Rolemodelling

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    Each cabin group is supervised by two counsellors, at least one of whom is over 18 years of age.

    All counsellors hold current Wilderness First Aid and CPR training.

  • All staff members who transport campers on their out trips have a Class 4 Professional Drivers Licence.

    Every out trip route is scouted and assested by our Out Tripping Coordinator, as well as the staff leading the trip, prior to Camp.

  • Staff are trained to support campers through a many situations including homesickness, proper hygiene, and making new friends.

    The emotional well-being of our campers is extremley important and every possible step is taken to ensure their comfort and saftey.

  • Each counselor supervises their group the entire week and leads them through all their programs.  This allows them to get to know and support each child.

    The counselors also stay in the same cabin as their group, although not in the same room, and so are even present during the nightime.

  • Staff who lead canoe programs and trips have the appropriate certifications in either Flat Water Canoeing or Moving Water Canoeing.

    All canoeing training and certifications are issued through Paddle Alberta and/or Paddle Canada.

  • Proper nutrition, hygeine and food handling procedures are followed both in our Dining Hall, and while on out trips.

    Full accomdations are always made for any allergies or special dietary needs that our campers have.

  • All swimming programs are always supervised by a fully trained and certified lifeguard.

    Our staff are not only skilled at camping, but they are well versed in how to teach children camping skills in a proper and safe way.

  • The majority of our staff are pursuing careers in Education, Outdoor Pursuits and/or childcare and are committed to the highest level of professional service.

    Our counselors come from a wide range of backgrounds and promote both openness and inclusiveness.

  • Our Executive Director Gerrit Leewes has been working in the Alberta Camping Industry for over 13 years.

    He along with our Camp Director and Operations Manager are always available to answer questions and assist families with registration.

Staff Team 2017

Staff Bios

Husky

Hometown: Pukerna Bay, New Zealand

Years on Staff: 1st Year

Favorite Song: Dani California by Red Hot Chili Peppers

Favorite Activity to do While Camping: Playing Games!

Maui

Hometown: Lincoln, New Zealnd

Years on Staff: 1st Year

Favorite Songs: Gives You Hell by The All-American Rejects

Favorite Activity to do While Camping: Chilling around the campfire

South

Hometown: Albury-Wodonga, Australia

Years on Staff: 1st Year

Favorite Song: Castle on the Hill by Ed Sheeran (right now)

Favorite Activity to do While Camping: Swimming & Campfires

Bondi

Hometown: Warragul, Australia

Years on Staff: 1st Year

Favorite Song: We Are by Tonight Alive

Favorite Activity to do While Camping: Singing around the campfire

Moa

Hometown: Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

Years on Staff: 1st Year

Favorite Song: Electric Feel by MGMT

Favorite Activity to do While Camping: Stories around the campfire

Tiaga

Hometown:Edmonton, Alberta

Years on Staff: 1st Year

Favorite Song: My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark by Fall Out Boy

Favorite Activity to do While Camping: Swimming and Exploring

Radar

Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta

Years on Staff: 1st Year

Favorite Song: Hey There Delilah by Plain White T’s

Favorite Activity to do when camping: Cooking s’mores around the campfire

Quill

Hometown: Edmonton

Years on Staff: 3rd Year

Favorite Song: Child by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Favorite activity to do when camping: Setting up tents 

Mooney

Hometown: Red Deer, Alberta

Years on Staff: 1st Year

Favorite Song: Just Another Day by Lady Gaga

Favorite Activity to do while camping: Games and being around the fire

Tiger Lily

Hometown: Calgary, Alberta

Years on Staff:1st Year

Favorite Song: Down by the bay - Traditional

Favorite activity to do when camping: Campfire

Bubbles

Hometown: Glasgow, Scotland

Years on Staff: 1st Year

Favorite Song:  Yellow by Coldplay

Favorite activity to do when camping: Campfire

Taoiseach

Hometown: Laghey, Ireland

Years on Staff: 1st Year

Favorite Song: We Got U by Lemaitre ft. The Knocks

Favorite activity to do when camping: Relaxing, enjoying the environment roasting marshmallows.

NYX

Hometown: Sherwood Park, Alberta

Years on Staff: 1st Year

Favourite song: Shape of You by Ed Sheeran

Favourite thing to do while camping: Exploring

Mist

Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta

Years on Staff: 1st Year

Favourite Song: Cleopatra by The Lumineers

Favourite Activity to do while Camping: Roasting Marshmallows!

Lake

Hometown: Ottawa, Ontario

Years on Staff: 3rd Year

Favorite Song: Perfect by Ed Sheeran

Favorite activity to do when camping: Making s'mores by the campfire and singing/playing guitar! (but not all at the same time, that would be messy!)

Peak

Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta

Years on Staff: 3rd Year

Favorite song: September by Earth, Wind and Fire

Favourite activity to do when camping: Exploring the forest and chatting with friends around the campfire!

Hurricane

Hometown: Wellington, New Zealand

Years on Staff: 1st Year

Favorite Song: Only To Be by Six60

Favorite activity to do when camping: Building a fire!

Wave

Hometown: Raumati Beach, New Zealand

Year at camp: 1st Year

Favourite song: All summer long by Kid Rock

Favourite activity while camping: Enjoying the scenery and all the amazing views while cooking around a campfire.

Eclipse

Home-town: Edmonton, Alberta

Years on Staff: 3rd Year on Staff

Favourite Song: Great Summer by Vance joy

Favourite activity to do while Camping: Camp Stories

Shadow

Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta

Years on Staff: 1st Year

Favorite Song: Something I Need by OneRepublic

Favorite activity to do when camping: Make smores

Toaster

Hometown: Perth, Australia

Years on Staff: 2nd Year

Favorite Song: Down Under by Men at Work

Favorite activity to do when camping: Canoeing

Siren

Hometown: Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

Years on Staff: 1st Year

Favorite Song: Say it aint so by Weezer

Favorite activity to do when camping: Fishing and woodworking

Yogi

Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta

Years on Staff: 1st year

Favorite Song: Ain’t No Mountain High Enough by Marvin Gaye

Favorite activity to do when camping: Anything!!!

Blue

Hometown: Lacombe, Alberta

Years on Staff: 1st Year

Favorite Song: You and I by John Legend

Favorite activity to do when camping: Throw a football

Silver

Hometown: Sherwood Park, Alberta

Years on Staff: 1st Year

Favorite Song: Fade by Alan Walker

Favorite activity to do when camping: Kayaking and Archery

Bambi

Hometown: Swan Hills, Alberta

Years on Staff: 1st Year

Favorite Song: Coat of Many Colors by Dolly Parton

Favorite activity to do when camping: Sitting around the fire with friends

Cruz

Hometown: Riverview, New Brunswick

Years on Staff: 1st Year

Favorite Song: Feeling Good by Michael Buble

Favorite activity to do when camping: Canoeing

Gaia

Hometown: Violet Hill, Ontario

Years on Staff: 3rd Year

Favorite Song: Don’t Stop Me Now by Queen

Favorite activity to do when camping: Patty Cake

Hunter

Hometown: Mexico City, Mexico

Years on Staff: 2nd Year

Favorite Song: Happy by Pharrel

Favorite activity to do when camping: Hiking, Climbing, and Swimming

Ocean

Hometown: Ottawa, Ontario

Years on Staff: 5th Year

Favorite Song: Hakuna Matata by Timon and Pumbaa

Favorite activity to do when camping: Hiking

Joey

Hometown: Szentes, Hungary

Years on Staff: 2nd Year

Favorite Song: Main Title from the Godfather

Favorite Acivity to do While Camping: Parkour

Rose

Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta

Years on staff: 9th Year on Staff

Favorite Song: Rolling Stones Discography

 

 

Panel

Hometown: Riverview, New Brunswick

Years on Staff: 3rd Year on Staff

Favorite Song: Imperial March by John Williams

Favorite Activity to do While Camping: Exploring everywhere he can

Orion

Hometown: Newmarket, Ontario

Years on Staff: 5th Year on Staff

Favorite Song: I Will Follow You Into the Dark by Death Cab for Cutie

Favorite Activity to do While Camping: Playing ukulele around the fire

Wind

Hometown: Onoway, Alberta

Years on Staff: 13th Year on Staff

Favorite Song: Everything is Awesome

Favorite Activity to do When Camping: Teaching fire building skills

 

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