Managers and Full Time Staff

 

Minka Bodzsár (she/her) – Cook

From Hódmezővásárhely, Hungary, which if translated would be called Beaverfieldmarketplace. Minka went to university in Hungary in the sunniest city, Szeged. She studied in the teacher training program and graduated in the spring of 2020 as a teacher of English and German as foreign languages. Minka’s interests include eating good cheese and petting all the cats. Great Moment In Camping: “Going on an afternoon trip last summer to the Ranger’s Cabin campground in mid August after not leaving the property for more than a 100 days. Was nice to get some fresh air and to spend some time with the site crew!” Minka is our head cook this summer. This is Minka’s 4th year at Wanapitei, and her 4th year on staff.

Grant Bowles Conover (he/him) – Assistant Director

Coming soon.

Emma Gillmore (she/her) – Administrative Director

From Ottawa, Ontario. Emma graduated from Algonquin College, and has been working as a Registered Massage Therapist for 5 years. She recently got certified in Medical Neuro-Acupunture, Auricular Acupuncture, Cupping Therapy and Dry Needling. Her favourite activities include swimming, canoeing, camping, enjoying the outdoors, playing the ukulele or listening to music, and snuggling her pup (Johnny) Cash. Great Moment In Camping: “Canoe tripping with my best friend, spending hours floating in the water, laughing so hard we could barely stay afloat, thank goodness for PFD diapers!” Emma is the Administrative Director this year. This is her 10th year at Wanapitei, and her 3rd year on staff.

Cori-Anne Huisman (she/her) – Trip Director

From Ottawa, Ontario. Emma graduated from Algonquin College, and has been working as a Registered Massage Therapist for 5 years. She recently got certified in Medical Neuro-Acupunture, Auricular Acupuncture, Cupping Therapy and Dry Needling. Her favourite activities include swimming, canoeing, camping, enjoying the outdoors, playing the ukulele or listening to music, and snuggling her pup (Johnny) Cash. Great Moment In Camping: “Canoe tripping with my best friend, spending hours floating in the water, laughing so hard we could barely stay afloat, thank goodness for PFD diapers!” Emma is the Administrative Director this year. This is her 10th year at Wanapitei, and her 3rd year on staff.

camp logoJackie Hodgins (she/her) – Site Manager

Coming soon.

Sasha Pickering (she/her) – Trip Director (August)

From Halifax, Nova Scotia. Sasha is completing an Individual Program at Dalhousie University. Her favourite hobbies include swimming (especially in Lake Temagami), poetry in all forms, and most recently, bouldering — “I’m hooked!” Great Moment In Camping: “Last summer while beached on the James Bay flats, I set up the stove on top of the wanigan and made a pot of coffee. It was a bluebird Tuesday at 12:30pm and it was incredible.” Sasha will be one of our Trip Directors this summer. This is her 12th year at Wanapitei, 8th year on staff.

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Trish Preston (she/her) – Financial Director

Coming soon.