Meet the 2018 Staff

Teresa Ferreira, Camp Director

“Welcome to Camp Pugwash! I am excited to serve as your Camp Director this Summer! I am joined in the Maritime Conference by my husband, Brian, and my daughter, Sophia (both pictured) — we are #3Ministers4HIM. I was born in New Brunswick, moved to Ontario when I was 10 and spent 17 years in the US being educated and serving in our Adventist Educational Institutions, including two years abroad teaching in Taiwan and China. God called me back to Canada in 2013, and I’ve been serving Him in some form of leadership within our Church since then. Since my very first job interview in Michigan I have said that my passion is to ‘keep young people in our Church and on fire for Jesus’! One of my favourite texts is Psalm 16:8 – ‘I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken’.”

 

Jane McClair, Camp Secretary

“I have been attending or working at summer camps since I was 9 years old. I first worked at Camp Pugwash over 20 years ago when I introduced my children to camp, and they hold the summer camp experience as dear to their hearts as I do. I work as a TA in a local elementary school and camp is definitely an important extension of school and church in teaching children so many life lessons. But more than that, showing campers of all ages the love of God in a safe and beautiful outdoor environment, where campers can experience getting to know my greatest friend Jesus, is an exciting and a crucial part of my life.”

 

Ron Fall, Maintenance Director/Caretaker

 

Heather Harrington, Food Service Director

“Hi! I’m Heather Harrington and I’ll be the Food Service Director this summer. I’ve been privileged to work at this amazing ocean-front camp for 28 summers! I was raised as a missionary kid in Africa, Taiwan, Indonesia and Singapore. I’ve also lived in Alberta, Tennessee, South Korea and New Brunswick, and I currently reside in Nova Scotia. I’ve circled the globe 4 1/2 times and have parachuted solo 5000 feet.”

 

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Stephanie Schwarz, Staff Support Director

 

Taylor Burke, Program Director

“Upon graduating and completing my biology degree, I have found true amazement in the beauty God can reveal through the nature that surrounds us. My sincere desire is to demonstrate God’s ultimate acceptance of people regardless of their actions to others, as I have found this realization life changing. I love new experiences and learning. I am thrilled to be apart of the Camp Pugwash Staff of 2018 and pray that He guides my actions to uplift those participating this year!”

 

Catherine Joudry, Girls’ Director

“I grew up in Halifax, Nova Scotia with my parents and two brothers, and often attend Halifax Seventh-day Adventist Church, or one of the churches in the Kings District in New Brunswick. My favourite summer activities are softball and waterskiing. I just completed my Bachelor of Arts degree at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, and will be pursuing a Bachelor of Social Work this fall. I have worked in Early Childhood /Education for years, and I am looking forward to an exciting Summer at Camp Pugwash.” 

 

Jacob Slaunwhite, Boys’ Director

“My name is Jacob Slaunwhite, and I’m the Boys’ Director this summer. I’ve been attending Camp Pugwash for a long time now, as both staff and camper. It is one of my favourite places on earth, in both the incredible natural beauty of the location, and the amazing spiritual experiences I’ve had there. My favourite things in life are music, working with my hands, (fixing cars, woodworking, etc.) being with friends and family, and pretty much anything involving the great outdoors — especially the ocean! My wish for this summer is that I learn more about myself and grow closer to God. But most importantly, I want to have the opportunity to share Christ with others.”

 

Dave Dèry, Spiritual Director

“My name is Dave Dèry, 2nd year student in Theology at Burman, born and raised an Adventist and a servant of the Living God. I was recently married in December 2017 to Kaysha Dèry. I am gifted in business, the arts and other things that God is still working on within me. I love worship as well; singing, playing piano, playing the drum/box, playing the base (as a beginner). I appreciate organization and taking useful notes that will be used later. I love finding ways to improve; I want to see growth. Something special about me — my soul belongs to God.”

 

Ashley Boehner, Activity Director

“Hi Everyone! My name is Ashley Boehner and I am the Activity Director this Summer for Camp. I am beyond excited for you to come to Pugwash and experience all of the fun activities we have planned. Most importantly, I can’t wait for us all to grow closer to God while having fun and getting to know each other. See you soon!”

 

Andrew Hodgins, Waterfront Director

“My name is Andrew and I am going to be the Waterfront Director this summer. I am a second-year biochemistry major at Andrews University. This is my fourth year working at summer camp, but first year working at Pugwash. I am excited to see what God has in store for us this summer!”

 

Kaysha Dèry, Craft Director

“Hello, my name is Kaysha Dèry. I am 21 years old and very passionate about language and health. I have loved them for as long as I can remember. I am blessed to currently speak much of seven (7) languages and be studying to become a dietician. I believe God has a plan for everyone, as well as gives everyone gifts He knows can be best used for His ministry. I believe God gave me these gifts for His ministry and I’m ecstatic to begin using the talents He has given me for a greater purpose.”

 

Seth Dorion, Gymnastics Director

“I love biking and outdoor activities. I went to Kingsway college for two (2) years and have worked at camp for three (3) years now. I have been going to Camp Pugwash as long as I can remember — it’s one of my favourite places on earth. My favourite things at camp are bonfires at the beach and the great people surrounding me there.”

 

Jonathan Graça, Horse Director (Contractual)

 

Joanna Armstrong, Housekeeping Director

“My name is Joanna and I’ve been going to Sandy Lake Academy for eight years now. I love music and art. I am excited to be working my third year at Camp Pugwash.”

 

Kyleigh Harrington, Assistant Cook

“Hello, I’m Kyleigh Harrington and I am the assistant cook this summer. I attended camp here for six (6) years and I have been working here for eight (8) years now. I am a student at Burman University, majoring in music. I enjoy traveling and new experiences, but Pugwash is home for me and I love working here and helping people have an amazing Summer. Three little fun facts: Kangaroos are my favourite animal, my favourite candy is skittles, and I’ve been attacked by pigeons in London, UK.”

 

Danika LeBlanc, Waterfront/CIT

“My name is Danika LeBlanc, and I am doing a Biology major at Crandall University. I enjoy music and have been playing the violin for 12 years. I love swimming and am a lifeguard. And I also love sharing about Jesus with other people.”

 

Egan Weiss, Waterfront/Photographer

 

Noah Clark, Waterfront/CIT 

“My name is Noah Clark. I’m 14 years old and live in the Maritimes. I am a member of the Barnesville Seventh-day Adventist Church, which is a small church located in the country, where we maybe few in numbers….but we are big in heart. I attend a public school in Hampton, New Brunswick, where I have many friends. I am a very social person and enjoy being around people. I also enjoy playing just about every sport out there, but some of my favourites are hockey, soccer, football, baseball and rugby! This will be my first year working at Camp Pugwash, and I am totally looking forward to what God has in store. Camp Pugwash is a place where many a great memories were made. This summer I look forward to making many more! Hope to see you there!!”

 

Chloe Hiltz, Gymnastics Instructor/CIT

“My name is Chloe Hiltz, I’m seventeen years old, and I live in the Annapolis Valley. I’m involved in many school committees and extracurricular activities, such as competitive dance and school cheerleading, and I’m an ambassador for international students at my high school. I’m a very passionate and hardworking person who loves to help out in any way that I can. I have been to Camp Pugwash many times and I’m very excited to be working with everyone this Summer!”

 

Samara Belhomme, Horse Barn

“Hey! I’m Samara Belhomme, a Computer Science major at Dalhousie. I am passionate about art, the outdoors and horses. So excited to meet all of you this summer!”

 

Justin Graça, Horse Barn/Photographer

“Hello, I’m Justin. I play stringed instruments and enjoy camping. I also like photography. One of my favourite things to do is hang out with the horses.”

 

Nathan Hamilton, Horse Barn

“Hi, my name is Nathan. I love farming. I am a registered breeder of goats and I raise chickens too. I love the Lord and I love being in the great outdoors! I enjoy working, building, camping, gardening, and am especially interested in birds and animals.”

 

Sonia Marciszewska, Horse Barn

 

Emily Hong, Counsellor/Swing Kitchen

“Hi, I’m Emily. I’ve been coming to Camp Pugwash since 2011 and this is my third year as a staff member. At camp I love spending time with friends, meeting new people and walking on the beach!” 

 

Lincoln Heisler, Counsellor

“Hello everybody, I am Lincoln & I will be working at Pugwash again this year as a counsellor. I look forward to seeing new and old faces this year, as this is an amazing opportunity. You will get to know me as the quiet one, and most likely the loud one. You will frequently hear me around the camp playing my flute — do not hesitate to come to talk to me! I am excited to see everybody, and hope to have a great Summer!”

 

Breeanna Bario, Kitchen

“My name is Breeanna Barrio, and I’m 15 years old. I love to hang out with my three nieces, friends and family. In my spare time, I enjoy going shopping, four wheeling, or listening to music and reading poetry. My favourite Bible verse is Proverbs 31:25, which says, ‘She is clothed in strength & dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future’.” 

 

Brooke Boehner, Kitchen

“My name is Brooke Boehner! I’m 16 years old, and I love being around my friends, listening to music, reading and writing. I also have a passion for drawing, painting, and taking pictures. Doing these things bring me closer to God. I have loved coming to camp during my summers since I was a kid, both as a camper and employee. I’m very excited to make this summer a special one for you!”

 

Joel Graça, Kitchen

“My name is Joel Graça, and I’m 17 years old. I attend Sandy Lake Academy. I am very passionate about music, hockey and horses. My favourite horse is actually located at Camp Pugwash — his name is Thunder. I’m a certified lifeguard and enjoy teaching water sports.” 

 

David Tingley, Kitchen/Counsellor

“I’m a senior at Burman University studying psychology. I have a passion for singing and playing the piano. I’m a lifelong Adventist and a faithful follower of Christ who loves to help others feel accepted. I’ve enjoyed many summers at Pugwash and am looking forward to all that this one will bring. My favorite verse at the moment is: ‘May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.’ Psalm 19:14   

 

Sabrina Hussein, Dishroom 

“Hi, my name is Sabrina, but you can call me Sabs. I’m outgoing and I like meeting new people. I can’t wait for Camp to spend time with everybody and have fun.”

 

Weston Matthews, Dishroom 

“Hi, I was born on August 22 1998. I enjoy reading my Bible, watching Doug Batchelor sermons and walking the family dog. Currently, I’m teaching myself how to play the guitar.” 

 

Max Kuhle, Maintenance/Counsellor

“Hi, I’m Max, and this is my fourth year working at Camp Pugwash. I was born in Germany and moved to Canada in 2008. This is my last year in high school and I am excited to go to University next year.”

 

Benjamin Graves, Housekeeping/Maintenance

“I just graduated from high school at Sandy Lake Academy and am enrolled into the Integrated Science program at Dalhousie University in the coming Fall. I love to play badminton and volleyball when I get the chance. I also love to play card games with friends and family. This will be my 5th year working at Camp Pugwash. Every year I learn something new at Pugwash, and I am grateful for that!” 

 

Brayden Casey, Maintenance/CIT

“I’m an outgoing personality who enjoys being creative and the outdoors. I enjoy teaching and have two younger siblings. I’m in a family of five. My hobbies include skateboarding, scootering, biking and building things. I go to Hampton Seventh-day Adventist Church.”

 

 

Phone: 506.857.8722 Fax: 506.853.7368
Email: info@maritimesda.com
  Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday
8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Morning Worship

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