Our Team


Our Team

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.

A Staff Team that is Child Centred

Davern is proud of our dynamic staff team. Each year we benefit from a core of returning staff, paired with new, dynamic and talented new staff. This ensures each year offers new challenges and opportunities, while keeping true to the traditions and programming that our kids have come to love while at camp.

If you have any questions about our staff team, please reach out to:

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:

andrew martin, director
Josie Mageau, Summer Camp Director

Josie is a lifelong camper who has attended camps across Canada since she was a child. Committed to creating environments for kids that are both safe and dynamic, she feels that camp has the ability to encourage positive change in everyone. Josie’s creative flare and and love of the outdoors ensures that your kids will return home with experiences and adventures they will remember for a lifetime..

In her role as the summer camp director, Josie oversees administration, camper care and health and safety. If you have any questions at all, she can be reached through her email at:

Matt Williams, Associate Camp Director Director

Originally from a small town in the United Kingdom, Matt has been working full time in camping since 2018. His passion for sports, climbing and the outdoors has brought him to Davern, where he oversees the implementation of our instructional programs and camper picks. In the winter, Matt spends his time at his home in Banff, Alberta, where he continues his passion for the outdoors on the slopes of Lake Louise.

In addition to his work on programming, Matt oversees the site and facility staff team at Davern.

Matt can be reached at: