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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.
At camp, 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.
Our staff start at 18 years of age, though we accept volunteers at ages 16 17. If you would like to learn about our volunteer staff program, please email the camp director.
If you are interested in joining our team, please begin by filling out an application through our online staff portal, found here. Alternatively, if you prefer to keep it old school – you can send a current resume including two references, and a cover letter outlining why you would make a great team member of Camp Davern to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 degrees in Physical and Health Education and History. He is an Ontario Certified Teacher with the Limestone District School Board. He recently completed a master’s degree in education focussing on the personal and cultural perspective shift that happens on a canoe expedition. Peter is a believer in the importance of place-based education, hands on learning and collaborative learning environments.
Peter 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 creating connections between Davernites past, present and future and communities in Eastern Ontario.
Peter can be reached at email@example.com
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 and outdoor education across Canada. Eager to preserve the history and continue the legacy of Camp Davern’s over 70 years of camping excellence, Andrew is excited to contribute his creative skills and passion into the camp, 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.
If you are interested in speaking with Andrew, please contact him directly via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org