Check out who is coming to Camp Makhaseh in 2020!
Interested in joining our Team?
Applications are available here: Volunteer Application Form 2020.
 
NAME: Anne Haanappel
NICKNAME: “Mama H”
CAMP: Both
YEAR AT CAMP: 14th
ROLE AT CAMP: Crafts Director, Official Camp Mom, Camp Figurehead
ABOUT: Anne has been a part of camp for over a decade and is loved by all. She is very crafty, a grandma and recently got married to Electro!!
 
NAME: Anna Mason
NICKNAME: Anime
CAMP: Both
YEAR AT CAMP: 4th
ROLE AT CAMP: Student Team Coordinator
ABOUT: Anna has just graduated from Niagara Christian Collegiate in Fort Erie. She is headed to McMaster this September. Anna is very artistic and is really looking forward to camp this summer!
 
NAME: Ava Blanchard
NICKNAME: Avalanche
YEAR AT CAMP: 1st
ROLE AT CAMP: Student Team
ABOUT: Ava has done every volunteer job a kid can do at redeemer! She absolutely loves to help out and share the gospel! She also love playing games and helping out!
 
 
NAME: Colin McLeod
NICKNAME: Big Mac
CAMP: Senior
YEAR AT CAMP: 1st
ROLE AT CAMP: Tribe Leader
ABOUT: Colin is excited to help out at camp for the first time. He has been attending Redeemer Bible Church for 32 years and he teaches math at Saint Paul High School. He has been married to his wife Janet for 28 years. He is the father of 4 kids and Grampie to 2 grand kids. Colin loves basketball and football and all the teams he cheers for play in BOSTON. (GO Pats/Bruins/Celtics/Red Sox)
 
NAME: Hannah MacGregor
NICKNAME: Han-burger
CAMP: Both
YEAR AT CAMP: 2nd
ROLE AT CAMP: Student Team
ABOUT: Recently graduated from Niagara Christian Collegiate. Hannah will be attending the University of Waterloo in the Fall of 2020. She loves spending time with friends and family…..and being at camp!
 
NAME: John Haanappel
NICKNAME: “Electro”
CAMP: Both
YEAR AT CAMP: 5th
ROLE AT CAMP: Tribe Leader
ABOUT: John is a retired electrician from Chippawa. He is heavily involved in his church, loves to serve and to spend time with his children and grandchildren and has recently got married to Mama C!! John frequently goes on missions trips to Africa with Galcom International.
 
NAME: Julianne Bowles
NICKNAME: “J-Muscle”
CAMP: Both
YEAR AT CAMP: 3rd
ROLE AT CAMP: Student Team
ABOUT: Julianne attended camp previously for 5 years as a camper and is looking forward to her third year on the student team. She is going into University in the Fall and seeking careers in environmental science. She loves all sports including her favourite, volleyball. She has played with the Rapids organization since she was 12. Most importantly she is looking forward to camp this year!
 
 NAME: Katie Hilborn
NICKNAME: Chipps
CAMP: Both
YEAR AT CAMP: 1st
ROLE AT CAMP: Tribe Leader
ABOUT: Katie recently graduated from the Nursing program at Brock University! She loves sing-alongs (especially if they include Disney or ABBA), the great outdoors, and is always up for an adventure. This is her first year helping at camp and she can’t wait!
 
NAME: Kim Sjoblad
NICKNAME: “Sjobiz”
CAMP: Both
YEAR AT CAMP: 2nd
ROLE AT CAMP: Tribe Leader
ABOUT: Kim is a wife and home-school mama of two girls. She has been attending Redeemer for the past 3 years and is looking forward to leading her tribe to many victories at camp this year. When she’s not busy working or homeschooling, she enjoys painting, decorating, and anything creative.
 
NAME: Louisa McLeod
NICKNAME: “Mac”
CAMP: Both
YEAR AT CAMP: 4th
ROLE AT CAMP: Camp Director
ABOUT: Louisa is the Director of Children’s Ministries at Redeemer Bible Church and loves spending time with kids and youth. She loves baking, hiking, and spending time outdoors. 
 
NAME: Maria Krieg
NICKNAME: “Oma”
CAMP: Both
YEAR AT CAMP: 4th
ROLE AT CAMP: Tribe Leader
ABOUT: Retired Chippawa native Maria (“Oma”) loves to run around and play and has had lots of practice with her 9 grandchildren. Writing and illustrating stories, creating art from junk, AND eating veggies are her favourite activities. And encouraging others to eat veggies. Just ask her family.
 
NAME: Olivia Sjoblad
NICKNAME: “Curious George”
CAMP: Both
YEAR AT CAMP: 1st
ROLE AT CAMP: Student Team
ABOUT: Olivia will be starting Grade 11 at Niagara Christian Collegiate in September. She loves taking photos, reading books, and studying films. This year is her first year helping at camp and she is so excited!
 
NAME: Paul Smylski
NICKNAME: “Cheese”
CAMP: Both
YEAR AT CAMP: 6th
ROLE AT CAMP: Camp Director, Band, Survivor Host
ABOUT: Paul has been serving as the Pastor of Family Ministries at Redeemer Bible Church since 2014. Paul was a camper at the very first Camp in 1990 and went for a few years after that. Paul has been married to his wife Robyn since 2006 and they have 2 children together, Avery & Cody. Paul loves hockey and Frisbee Golf. His favorite movies are Pirates of the Caribbean, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars and pretty much anything superhero-related.
 

Stay tuned for more additions to our staff as we get closer to Camp…