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The staff team at Camp Davern consists of passionate; child focused camping professionals who are devoted to passing on their love of summer camp to the campers in our care.

Summer camp is a unique space where youth care for youth. As such, we take our hiring and vetting process very seriously. We believe in exceeding qualifications standards set out by the Ontario Camps Association. As a result, as a minimum requirement, all staff must hold current First Aid and CPR certifications and all waterfront supervisors are required to hold their NLS (National Lifeguard certification). Additionally, each staff member is experienced and trained in the area of specialization they instruct while at camp.

If you are interested in joining our team, please head to our Staff Portal Page to learn more about the positions available and to apply. Staff applications are due by April 15th.

Peter Vooys, Camp Director

Peter is a veteran of summer camp and outdoor education centres with 20 years of leadership and guiding experience. He holds a graduate degree in Education from Queen’s University, and is an Ontario Certified Teacher with the Limestone District School Board. Peter believes in the importance of place-based education, hands on learning and collaborative learning environments. He is excited to bring his years of working in the summer camp and wilderness adventure fields to Camp Davern. Peter lives in Kingston where he manages the Camp Davern office.

Peter can be reached at director@campdavern.com

peter vooys, director
Andrew Martin, Executive Director

Andrew is a leading professional in Summer Camping and Outdoor Education with over 15 years of management and development experience. A life long supporter of the camping movement, he believes strongly in the experiences and outcomes offered through summer camping. Eager to preserve the history and continue the Camp Davern’s 70+ years of camping excellence, Andrew is excited to contribute his creative skills and passion, as it looks to the future.

In addition to his guidance on the board of Camp Davern, Andrew has extensive experience with board governance, community engagement and social enterprise. With over 10 years of management experience in the charitable and non-profit sectors, he is a community builder committed to the development of diverse and inclusive spaces. An innovator of partnerships and collaboration, Andrew believes in the value of cooperation and collaboration.

Andrew can be reached at: executive@campdavern.com

andrew martin, director