Meet the 2017 Team
Tami Phillips-CardinaL | Facility Manager
Tami joined the Maskepetoon team in 2014. She lives with her family on-site and oversees camper and renter registrations, as well as site maintenance. Tami loves thinking of ways to make Maskepetoon better. When she is not working on a camp project, she keeps busy painting, helping with charitable causes, or spending time with her children. Tami is looking forward to one day retiring to Belize, where she owns some property.
Fern | Program Director
Fern is so happy to be back for a fifth summer on staff, this time as the program director. Working at Maskepetoon has taught Fern to step outside of her comfort zone and challenge herself to grow personally and professionally. She loves that Camp is a place where she can be silly and where she gets to work with amazing young people every day. Fern holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology and works as a program facilitator for an Edmonton youth organization. She is passionate about health and well-being.
Voodoo | Assistant Director
Voodoo is thrilled to be back for his fifth summer at Camp and first as Assistant Director. Voodoo holds a commerce degree and hopes to attend law school this coming fall. He is a huge hockey fan and has a love/hate relationship with the Edmonton Oilers. He loves having the opportunity to come to Camp and spend the summer outdoors meeting new people and making friends. Voodoo would like to also politely remind you that he is an 8-time Camp Maskepetoon Ice Cream Point Challenge winner.
Daisy | Programmer
This is Daisy’s tenth year at Camp and third on staff. She is very excited for her first year leading crafts programs. She is currently studying Nutrition and Food Science at the University of Alberta and hopes to one day become a dietician. Outside of Camp and school Daisy loves to read and bake. Daisy loves that Camp has become a second home and that it has given her a chance to meet so many new friends.
Timber | Programmer
This is Timber’s seventh year at Camp and third as a staff member. He loves to play sports and talk about sports. He is currently taking Radio and Television Arts at NAIT and co-hosts the Blue and Burly Boyz on NR92.com. He is excited to be stepping into a new role this year as a programmer and looks forward to be bringing new ideas to Camp. Timber loves that Maskepetoon has allowed him to be himself, come out of his shell, and be part of a welcoming Camp family.
Karma | Sr. Counsellor/Lifeguard
Karma has been coming to Camp for many years as a camper and volunteer and is eager to be returning as the Sr. Counsellor this year. She is very excited to be spending her summer outdoors, swimming and canoeing in the lake. During the other ten months of the year, Karma works as a lifeguard and is returning to school to complete her Bachelor of Education and Sociology. Karma's favourite board game is Settlers of Catan and she can often be found petting strangers' dogs.
Opal | Sr. Counsellor
Opal has been coming to Camp for the past 11 years - 7 as a camper, 3 as a volunteer, and 1 as a staff member. He enjoys football, soccer, and writing short stories. Currently, he is enrolled in the Faculty of Education. He is excited to be returning to Camp as it has been a huge part of his life. Opal looks forward to playing lots of games, singing lots of songs, hanging out with new friends, and making plenty of wonderful memories.
Bird | Counsellor
Bird is a recent high school graduate. She is a second-generation Maskepetooner, having been introduced to Camp at the age of three. She loves crafts, music, and travelling! Bird is excited to see God move in great ways this summer. She can't wait to meet all the campers this summer.
Neptune | Counsellor/Lifeguard
This is Neptune's tenth year at Camp and her first on staff. She volunteered at Camp for the past three years and is so excited to finally be on staff. In the fall, she will be starting a Bachelor of Education at Grant MacEwan. When she is not with her dog, Neptune enjoys snowboarding and hiking. She loves being outdoors and thinks that Camp is the perfect place to spend the summer with close friends.
Gopher | Counsellor
Gopher has been attending Camp Maskepetoon for the past 11 years. During this time, he has been a camper and jr,. counsellor, and is now excited to be a part of staff so that he can make Camp as fun as possible for everyone. Gopher looks forward to playing Mission: Impossible and all the new experiences that he will have as a counsellor. In his spare time, Gopher enjoys reading, studying, history, karate, and swimming. In the fall, Gopher will be starting his post-secondary studies at St. Francis Xavier University.
Falcon | Counsellor
Camp has always been something that Falcon has been passionate about. Having attended Camp for 8 years, including two as a volunteer, Falcon is super excited to make some great new friends as a first time staff member. He looks forward to starting his studies in Psychology at the University of Lethbridge in the fall. In his spare time, Falcon enjoys playing soccer, hockey and golf.
Pixie | Counsellor
Pixie has been attending Camp for the past eight years. She loves reading, cats, and glitter. She is currently attending Grant MacEwan to complete a diploma in Library and Information Technology. She is super excited to play wide games and meet new campers!
Leo | Assistant Cook
Leo is new to camp this year, but is excited to learn and grow with all her fellow campmates. She visited the small town of Rochon Sands at Buffalo Lake in Southern Alberta frequently while growing up. Summer days for her were full of boating, tubing, swimming, and all other water related fun times. Warm summer nights were always time to spend by the fire with family roasting marshmallows and drinking cocoa. Needless to say, she has spent her fair share of life outside. At Camp Maskepetoon, Leo hopes to jump out of her comfort zone and make new friends. Currently, she is studying culinary arts at NAIT and hopes to grow her catering company.
Twig | Programmer
Twig has 10 years of camp experience at a few different camps (including a camp in Ireland!). During the rest of the year, Twig works at a Jr./Sr. High School as an Educational Assistant and cheerleading coach. Outside of work, Twig loves long-boarding, playing guitar and spending time with her dog Toby and cat Piper. Twig is very excited to become a part of the Maskepetoon team and bring her many experiences to the camp. Twig loves everything about being in the camp bubble; making new friends and creating new experiences, enjoying the fresh lake air and being her silly, crazy self.
Clover | Counsellor
Clover is entering her second year of Elementary Education at the University of Alberta, and has been coming to camp for 8 summers. Her favourite parts about camp are the cozy campfires and the lifelong friends that make Maskepetoon feel like home. In her free time, Clover likes to browse Pinterest for projects and crafts. Her biggest talent is being able to watch the entire Lord of the Rings Extended Editions in one sitting.