MEET OUR TEAM

ROBYN WALDROM
ROBYN WALDROMBookings and Office Coordinator

What do you love about working at camp?
I love being a part of and contributing to the experience that is CAMP! The fun, the sunshine, the challenges, the inspiration, the laughter, the campfires, the great food and the amazing people!

The view from the office ain’t bad either!!

Favourite Camp Activity:
Tramping and the Giant Swing!

Fun Fact:
My family are goldminers and treasure hunters

From:
Upper Hutt, NZ

“Embrace the mess, it’s where the magic lives”

BOB MAXWELL
BOB MAXWELLOutdoor Education Manager

What do you love about working at camp?
Being involved in the personal development of young people in an outdoor setting.

Favourite Camp Activity:
Bush walks

Fun Fact:
First New Zealander to ski across Antarctica

From:
Wellington, NZ

“Follow your heart”

TASH MILLS
TASH MILLSProgramme Coordinator

What do you love about working at camp?
Sharing my passion with others, meeting new people, and just simply spending time in and enjoying the outdoors.

Favourite Camp Activity:
Superfox and Kayaking

Fun Fact:
I represented NZ in Ultimate Frisbee and have been an expedition Sea Kayak guide though the Johnstone Straight in Canada.

From:
Martinborough, NZ

“Embrace the mess, it’s where the magic lives”

DAVE SOMMERVILLE
DAVE SOMMERVILLEMaintenance Manager

What do you love about working at camp?
I love spending my days outside, in the bush and enjoying the fresh air.

Favourite Camp Activity:
Superfox!

Fun Fact:
I may look old but I am really just a big kid!

From:
Invercargill, NZ

“Always tell the truth”

JAKE RYAN
JAKE RYANOutdoor Education Instructor

What do you love about working at camp?
The people I work with and getting to work outdoors everyday.

Favourite Camp Activity:
Tramping and the Giant Swing!

Fun Fact:
I am learning how to play the pan pipes.

From:
Eastbourne

“Life keeps throwing me stones and I keep finding diamonds”

JACKSON JESSOP
JACKSON JESSOPMaintenance Manager

What do you love about working at camp?
I love that no two days are exactly the same.

Favourite Camp Activity:
Expeditions

Fun Fact:
Once during an expedition I didnt shower for 40 days

From:
Masterton, NZ

“To say you have no choice is a failure of imagination”

MILLIE DENEHY
MILLIE DENEHYOutdoor Education Instructor

What do you love about working at camp?
Being able to spend time outside whilst working, learning and laughing with awesome people.

Favourite Camp Activity:
Kayaking

Fun Fact:
I love singing… but I have the worst voice ever!

From:
Scotland

“Try it…You won’t know until you try!”

KELLY BUTLER
KELLY BUTLEROutdoor Education Instructor

What do you love about working at camp?
Enjoying the outdoor activities with everyone who dares to have a sense of adventure.

Favourite Camp Activity:
Kayaking

Fun Fact:
I have identical twin boys who love to keep me on my toes!

From:
Lower Hutt, NZ

“Dont worry, Be Happy!”

MIKE WARD
MIKE WARDOutdoor Education Instructor

What do you love about working at camp?
Teaching kids about the outdoors and encouraging them to achieve things they never would have beforehand.

Favourite Camp Activity:
High ropes, nothing beats being in the air and conquering a fear of heights!

Fun Fact:
I’m a Futsal Goalkeeper and I Love Liverpool FC!

From:
Melbourne, Australia

“Make sure to travel whilst you can, nothing beats experiencing the world.”

SARAH VISSER
SARAH VISSEROutdoor Education Instructor

What do you love about working at camp?
I get to explore God’s inspiring creation while encouraging people to get out of their comfort zone.

Favourite Camp Activity:
Lunchtime and the end of camp clean up!

Fun Fact:
I lick my plate at home and I love bugs! What’s your favourite bug?

From:
Upper Hutt, NZ

“For God hasn’t given us a spirit of fear, but a spirit of power, love and a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7

CALEB MACKENZIE
CALEB MACKENZIECatering Manager

What do you love about working at camp?
I love being a part of and contributing to the experience that is CAMP! Getting to be a part of the camp experience with so many people over a season is unlike any job I have had before. It is fun, challenging and the view from the office ain’t bad either!!

Favourite Camp Activity:
Tramping and the Giant Swing!

Fun Fact:
My family are goldminers and treasure hunters

MIKKI JOHNSON
MIKKI JOHNSONOutdoor Education Instructor

What do you love about working at camp?
Cities are so busy and loud, out in the outdoors we can live amongst the trees and lakes and it feels like freedom.

Favourite Camp Activity:
Challenge Course

Fun Fact:
I am exactly 5 foot and played a hobbit in the Lord of the Rings movies.

From:
Wellington

Don’t go to Auckland on holiday”

MARLA BARTH
MARLA BARTHOutdoor Education Instructor

What do you love about working at camp?
Being outside and enjoying nature

Favourite Camp Activity:
Giant Swing

Fun Fact:
I once cycled from Frankfurt to Paris.

From:
Germany

“Live everyday as if it were your last”

VICTORIA PIETSCH
VICTORIA PIETSCHOutdoor Education Instructor

What do you love about working at camp?
Working outside and being a small part of the adventures of others.

Favourite Camp Activity:
Giant Swing

Fun Fact:
I once accidentally enclosed myself in a church.

From:
Germany

“Take every chance you can get, even if it scare you sometimes.”

ANTONIA GRÜTZMACHER
ANTONIA GRÜTZMACHEROutdoor Education Instructor

What do you love about working at camp?
I love being able to be outdoors all day long and being part of the fun children have when coming to camp.

Favourite Camp Activity:
Rock Climbing!

Fun Fact:
I love hills and I can name the 50 states of the USA

From:
Germany

“Take every chance you can get, even if it scare you sometimes.”

ÄNNY
ÄNNYOutdoor Education Instructor

What do you love about working at camp?
That I can be in the beautiful New Zealand forest.

Favourite Camp Activity:
Giant Swing!

Fun Fact:
That’s not my dog.

From:
Germany

“Just keep swimming”

BRODIE
BRODIEOutdoor Education Instructor

What do you love about working at camp?
I love that I get to see and experience the wonders of the outdoors through the perspective of others.

Favourite Camp Activity:
Campfire

Fun Fact:
I have two cats back home in Australia called Pebbles and Bam Bam

From:
Brisbane, Australia

“Be yourself. You’re awesome.”

GEORGE DOUBLEDAY
GEORGE DOUBLEDAYOutdoor Education Instructor

What do you love about working at camp?
I appreciate getting to work outdoors and supporting participants as they grow their confidence and enjoyment within outdoor spaces.

Favourite Camp Activity:
Kayaking and Archery

Fun Fact:
I once kayaked across Scotland, including the Loch Ness Monster’s home.

From:
Scotland

“We are all better than we know. If only we can be brought to realise this, we may never be prepared to settle for anything less”

-Kurt Hahn

JAMES HOGBEN
JAMES HOGBENOutdoor Education Instructor

What do you love about working at camp?
The excitement and enthusiasm that I’m surrounded by everyday.

Favourite Camp Activity:
Kayaking and campfire, its great to take part in the activity with the group!

Fun Fact:
I learned to drive when I was 7 years old.

From:
Adelaide, Australia

“Don’t accept what you can’t change, change what you can‘t accept”

SARAH MADIGAN
SARAH MADIGANOutdoor Education Instructor

What do you love about working at camp?
I love being on a team of great people.

Favourite Camp Activity:
I like when participants surprise themselves and do great in activities.

Fun Fact:
I have seen the Kardashians in real life!

From:
Liverpool, England

“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times. If one only remembers to turn on the light”

KAYLA ROBERTSTON
KAYLA ROBERTSTONOutdoor Education Instructor

What do you love about working at camp?
Being able to be…outside!! The opportunity to learn new things every single day and grown from being able to teach young people so much, whether that is personal connections with them or helping them overcome their fears.

Favourite Camp Activity:
Kayaking

Fun Fact:
My favourite sport is netball and I play every week

From:
New Zealand

“Don’t let anyone steal your happiness”

VERENA RADIN
VERENA RADINOutdoor Education Instructor

What do you love about working at camp?
Being in New Zealand’s beautiful nature and learning about its plants and animals. I love getting to know different people and learning new things everyday.

Favourite Camp Activity:
Kayaking!

Fun Fact:
To me numbers are either cold or warm and I like warm numbers a lot more.

From:
Germany

“Chase your dream and the rest will follow”

HARRY DEMPSEY
HARRY DEMPSEYOutdoor Education Instructor

What do you love about working at camp?
Encouraging and inspiring people to get into the Outdoors.

Favourite Camp Activity:
love multi-day kayaking or tramping expeditions.

Fun Fact:
I once walked from Mexico to Canada!

From:
Christchurch, NZ

“Do everything in moderation”

TAYLA HAWKINS
TAYLA HAWKINSOutdoor Education Instructor

What do you love about working at camp?
I love being able to guide young people to their desire and goal

Favourite Camp Activity:
Hiking

Fun Fact:
I am obsessed with Christmas, especially the Grinch!!

From:
Upper Hutt, NZ

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change”

CHARLOTTE LAWRENCEOutdoor Education Instructor

What do you love about working at camp?
I love being able to guide young people to their desire and goal

Favourite Camp Activity:
Hiking

Fun Fact:
I am obsessed with Christmas, especially the Grinch!!

From:
Upper Hutt, NZ

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change”

HAGRIDEmotional Support Dog

What do you love about working at camp?
I love being able to guide young people to their desire and goal

Favourite Camp Activity:
Hiking

Fun Fact:
I am obsessed with Christmas, especially the Grinch!!

From:
Upper Hutt, NZ

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change”

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