These hardworking people keep our campers safe and happy during the week. They help everyone behave and get the most out of their week by maintaining dormitory groups full of good communication and support.
Laura Meadows – girls’ counselor
Laura is a student at the University of Toronto. She has been a camper at St. Mike’s since 2011, becoming both a counselor as well as music teacher in 2015. Additionally, she coordinates drama games occasionally throughout the week. To her, St. Michael’s Youth Conference provides a peaceful week in the middle of the summer where she can devote herself not only to worship, but to forming long-lasting friendships with both the staff and campers.
Elizabeth “Biff” Aaltonen – girls’ counselor
Elizabeth (better known throughout the camp as “Biff”) has been attending St. Michael’s Youth Conference since 2011. After studying at Brock University for two years, Biff transferred to Centennial College in pursuit of a career in the medical field. Outside of school, Biff enjoys the sport of fencing and competes across the province when time allows it. To Biff, St. Michael’s Youth Conference is a home away from home where lasting friendships are made and our faith in God and the Anglican Church is strengthened. Every summer, Biff looks forward to spending a week away from the stresses of the city and enjoying time with her St. Michael’s family.
Parker VanBelleghem – boys’ counselor
Parker has been a camper at Saint Michael’s since 2014. He has experience as a camp counselor, but this (2017) will be his first year as a counselor. He is very excited to join the team. For him, camp is an opportunity to deepen his relationship with God while sharing God’s love with others. It’s also a place where life-long friendships are created.