Meet Our 2023 Staff Team

Jackie Hodgins (she/her)

Site Director

Jackie has been a part of Wanapitei from the moment she was born.  Her grandparents, Stanley and Laura Bell Hodgins, owned and operated Camp Wanapitei when she was a child.  Jackie would fly across the country from Calgary starting at the tender age of 5.  Stanley and Laura Bell would pick her and her brother up at the airport and she would then spend 10 weeks of the summer immersed in camp life. She completed her camper V2 in 1980 which then morphed into leading trips for several years. In 1985, she had to get serious in her field of Architecture. After a few years working in large Toronto architectural firms, she headed to Yellowknife to advance her career and as a favourite sideline, launched 8 years of V2’s trips into the wilderness. In 1998, she returned to the Wanapitei fold; revamping and running the Junior program, joining the Board, and taking on the vast task of organizing and facilitating transportation for Wanapitei’s canoe trips, and in the last 6 years she has managed the construction of several large site projects such as the new kitchen and office addition. She is currently the year-round resident at camp, Site Director and Transportation Logistics Coordinator, Chair of the V2 committee and Site Committee, and is working alongside our Director to provide a safe and awesome Wanapitei experience.

Trish Preston (she/her)

Financial Director

Coming Soon.


2841 Red Squirrel Road
Temagami, ON
P0H 2H0


Wanapitei recognizes and acknowledges that we operate within Daki Menan, the traditional homeland and unceded territory of the Teme-Augama Anishnabai.

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