Sparrow Lake Camp 2019 Staff Team


Stuart Aldebert

Head Site Staff


Brynn Armstrong

Counsellor - Pee Wee Staff, 1:1 Support

My name is Brynn Armstrong and I am so excited to be a part of the Sparrow Lake Camp Staff of 2019! I enjoy working with kids and I have lots of energy to insure that campers have a great time at camp. Sparrow has been a part of my life for the past 14 years and has positively influenced the person I have become today. I love everything that camp has to offer; the friendships, games, activities, campfires, out trips, and the opportunity just to be outdoors and enjoy nature. Sparrow has given me so many wonderful memories and I look forward to making s’more together this summer!!!


Kiana Astaraki

Counsellor - Pee Wee Staff

Hi everyone my name is Kiana! I am super excited to be returning to Sparrow Lake Camp for my fifth year and second year on staff as a Pee-Wee Counsellor! I am thrilled to get to meet new campers and to also see familiar faces! My favourite camp activities include: Quidditch, Swimming, Airbands, and Campfires! I am looking forward to creating many memories this summer and spending time with my campers!


Emily Breau


Hi, my name is Emily and I am so excited to be an SLC counsellor this summer! I have been coming to Sparrow every summer since I was born (literally!) and my favourite memories are of campfires, airbands and outtrips! I can’t wait to meet all of the campers and make more lifelong camp friends!!


Ava Burbank



Maya Casas

Counsellor - Area of Concentration Canoe/Kayak

"Hey! I'm Maya and I am so excited to come back to Sparrow again this summer! Last summer was my first at SLC, and I made so many memories and friends that there was no way I was missing out this summer!

I'm always up for new adventures, and you will mostly always find me with a pair of crocs on my feet! I love to try new things, and even though I dont mind getting messy in games like quidditch and capture the flag, one thing I can say is that I've never lost a cabin clean-up!

I cant wait to see everyone and meet some new faces this summer!"


Daniel Chi


Hey! My name's Daniel and this is gonna be my first year at Sparrow Lake Camp, so I'm really looking forward to meeting everyone. People tell me all the time that I look angry, but trust me, that's not the case! I'm probably just deep in thought, thinking of life's biggest mysteries, like "How did Spongebob manage to start a fire underwater?" I can't wait to meet all of you!


Claire Frank


Hi!! My name is Claire and I can't wait to spend this summer with you ! This year will be my 5th year at Sparrow and I can't wait to spend the whole summer at my second home. Ever since I was 12, I have dreamed of becoming a counselor at Sparrow and now my dream came true ! Cant wait to meet you, spend our summer together and all in all, have the best summer ever!


Madi Gale

Counsellor - Area of Concentration Sailing

Super excited to meet you all at Sparrow Lake! I have been going to camps all over Ontario for as long as I can remember but this is my first time at Sparrow Lake! I love to sail and adventure and I LOVE campfires and meeting new people! Let’s have an amazing summer.


Hannah Gallichan

Sailing Instructor

Hi everyone my name is Hannah and I’m this years sailing instructor! I’m stoked to be returning to my second home for my tenth summer and second year on staff! My favourite activities at camp (other than sailing) are wolf pack, airbands, camp fires, and of course special day! I can’t wait to set sail and make new memories this summer!


Gloria Hauer



Nia Hughes


Hi I’m Nia, I have been at sparrow going on to 4 years now. I went from being a camper for two years to LIT but missed sparrows CIT/SIT program last year, but now I’m back and ready to be a counsellor. I am excited to meet new friends and see old friends. I hope you all bring you smiles and excitement too. See you soon.


Paige Irwin

Counsellor - Pee Wee Staff


Sarah Johnston

Counsellor - Area of Concentration in Arts

Awkward teenager with a love of art, video games, and all elements that make up a geek! Super excited to finally be working at the camp that I have been attending for as long as I can remember!

Taiju Katsuki

Kitchen Staff

Hi everyone. Nice to meet you. My name is Taiju. I am very much looking forward to seeing you all. Thank you!


Carina Kerr

Waterfront Staff / Counsellor

Hi my name is Carina and I am very excited to be part of the 2019 staff team. This will be my twelfth summer at Sparrow Lake Camp and my first year on staff. I love going to camp every year and making many great memories. My favourite activities at camp are swimming, canoeing, and ropes. I love outtrip and eating s'mores pie. I am super excited to make more amazing memories and have a lot of fun with all the campers.

Emma Knechtel

Special Activities Programmer

Hey my name is Emma and this will be my 10th summer at SLC! I am super excited to be returning as one of your Special Activities Programmers. Get pumped for a summer filled with fun evening programs and memorable special days!!


Arden Law


I am so excited to spend my first summer at Sparrow Lake Camp. My past camp experiences have been great - I attended multiple camps as a child and work as a day camp counsellor in London, ON. However, I am particularly thrilled to be a part of the SLC community and I look forward to making this summer the best one yet!


Madison Lecakes

Counsellor - Area of Concentration in Arts


Hannah Lisecky

Adventure Zone Instructor

I'm Hannah, and this is my second year at Sparrow Lake! I'm a counsellor with an area of concentration in W.O.W. I came to camp last year and absolutely fell in love with it. I'm excited to give kids the Sparrow Lake experience that I got, and give back to this fantastic community.


Alex McCluskie

LIT Coordinator

Have you experienced the wonders of Sparrow Lake Camp? Have you woken up at the crack of dawn on outtrip to go back to camp for polar bear dip? Have you paddled to Crocodile Creek to sing songs and talk about your feelings with your canoe sessions? Have you dressed up as your favourite superhero for superhero lunch? What about putting hay in your mouth and singing a song about cows in front of the whole camp at campfire? Don’t tell me you haven’t balanced a grasshopper on your nose, or played roofball with a rubber chicken, or woken up to the whole cabin singing along to your good morning alarm? Well, I sure have and it's been an absolute hoot and a half. It's these experiences and so many others that leave me ecstatic to be returning to SLC for my eleventh summer, as one of the LIT Coordinators. Let's make some more memories together, shall we?


Sarah Mcgonigal

LIT Coordinator

Hi Everyone!

I am excited to be returning to Sparrow Lake Camp for my third year on the staff team after many summers of being a camper. I had a blast last summer having the opportunity to make arts and crafts with so many happy campers each day and I cannot wait to come back with even more crafts up my sleeves. If you love arts and crafts as much as I do, or just looking for a fun time to get creative, join me in the craft hut this summer!

See you at camp,



Cashel Moss

Head Wonders of Wilderness Instructor


Ethan Nicholls

Counsellor - Pee Wee Staff

Hello, my name is Ethan and I have been coming to Sparrow Lake Camp ever since I was a Pee Wee myself. I have super fun memories from every single year that I have been coming and I can't wait to make many more. This year I will be a Pee Wee Counsellor and I'm excited to be part of the Sparrow Lake staff team!


Lyle Novella-Talusan


Hello! My name’s Lyle and it’s my first time working here at Sparrow Lake! I’m super excited to get to meet my fellow workers and campers and make this a memorable summer!


Siadbh O’Donnell O’Neill

Sailing Coordinator

Hi Everyone. My name is Siadbh and I'm from Ireland. This will be my first summer working at Sparrow Lake Camp. I'm looking forward to meeting you all and having a great summer.


Maeve Patten

Special Activities Programmer

Hey everyone, I'm Maeve and I have been coming to SLC for ten years now, this will be my 3rd year on staff. I am so excited to be one of your Special Activities Programmers, and can not wait to fill the summer with more fun memories. From campfires to hose-downs, lets get hyped up for summer 2019!


Ella Pattison

Waterfront Staff/Counsellor

Hi my name is Ella, I am thrilled to be apart of the staff at Sparrow Lake this summer! This will be my first year attending Sparrow, I’ve attended camp for 8 years at a different camp in the past. I currently work as a lifeguard and teach swimming in Toronto. I am especially excited to spend this summer up at SLC!


Adam Pope

Counsellor - Pee Wee Staff

Hello I'm Adam! I am eighteen years old, currently in school for early childhood education!


Colin Pritchard


Hi my name is Colin and I’m looking forward to my second year on the SLC staff team and hope to see old and new campers.


Danyal Riza



Zoe Smith

Canoe/Kayak Instructor

I have worked previously at a camp in the UK but this is my first time at a summer camp in Canada, I am excited to get stuck in and make this summer one to remember!


Taavi Tindall

Site Staff


Rory Whitehouse

Waterfront Supervisor

I've always loved the water, and because of that every job I've had has had something to do with it. I've spent all my previous summers moving around the country with the cadets program and am looking forward to working with everyone this summer.


Emily Wigglesworth

Head Adventure Zone Instructor

Hi Everyone! My name is Emily and I am so excited to be at Sparrow Lake this summer! I have 7 years of experience at a variety of small and large camps, and am currently in university for outdoor recreation and education! I have a passion for the outdoors and using my experience to help others learn and grow, and I can’t wait to share that passion with you this summer! Here's to an incredible summer 2019!


Max Winkley

SIT Coordinator

My name is Max and this will be my 4th summer working at camp. I'm very excited about seeing everyone this summer as camp is home to my favourite people! I may have a job here at camp but I'm really just training for a Quidditch scholarship somewhere down the line :)