Summer Staff

Each summer, over 250 volunteers make up the majority of Beacon's cooks, cabin leaders and program staff. These volunteers come and go each week as they serve in various camp sessions. By comparison, our "summer staff" stay for the whole summer, serving as the maintenance team and lifeguards every day so that our session volunteers are able to focus on the most important job at camp: teaching and demonstrating the love of Jesus Christ to each camper who joins us each week. 

Most of these summer staff give up 10 or more weeks of their summers. Frequently, this team is compromised of students who are returning to university studies in the fall. While these students come to Beacon with the knowledge that they are not guaranteed an income, Friends of Beacon provides an honorarium to them at the end of the summer to thank them for their service. By supporting the Summer Staff Fund, you allow us to find excellent, experienced staff who are able to commit to Beacon's rigorous schedule 


Aurora MacArthur

Lifeguard/maintenance

Aurora has increased her involvement at Beacon ever since participating in FLIGHT 2017, moving into her role on the Lifeguard/Maintenance team this summer. We are thankful to our dear friends at Camp Crossroads for being willing to let her join us this summer!

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Benjamin Sheffer

Lifeguard/Maintenance

Ben has experienced Beacon through Skills Camp and the Family Day Festival, and now we’re thrilled that he has chosen to expand his Beacon horizons by serving on the Lifeguard/Maintenance team!

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Bethany Williams

Lifeguard/Maintenance

Her camp name is “Steps” because she took her first steps at Beacon…and Bethany is about to take quite a few more steps around camp as a busy member of the Lifeguard/Maintenance team this summer!

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Christopher Hayes

Lifeguard/Maintenance

You can’t miss this bundle of positivity and enthusiasm! Chris is a super handy guy with a passion for music. He looks forward to playing his part on the Lifeguard/Maintenance team!

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Emma Reijmers

Lifeguard/Maintenance

Emma will be spending the summer at Beacon following the completion of her first year of university studies. As a member of the Lifeguard/Maintenance team, you can expect to see her with anything from a lifeguard whistle to a mop and bucket in hand… or a good book or her violin, if it’s break time!

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Marlies Charters

Lifeguard/Maintenance

Having already served at camp as a cabin leader, director’s aide, kitchen staff, weekend lifeguard, music leader and more, it seems only fitting that Marlies put her multi-Beacon-skills into practice in a new way this summer as a part of the Lifeguard/Maintenance team!

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Matthew Vandekemp

Lifeguard/Maintenance

Returning for a second year of summer staff, Matt will look forward to broadening his areas of knowledge and skill even more as a member of the Maintenance team. He will also have to take his stealth skills to a new level, as his penchant for secret ongoing practical jokes was uncovered last summer and everyone will be ready for him this year!


Past Summer Staff

We gratefully acknowledge the commitment and service of past summer staff teams, who gave their time and energy so that God would get glory through the ministry of Beacon Bible Camp. 

Summer Staff 2018

  • Sonia Gauld

  • Leah Heinen

  • Chris Henein

  • Abbey Nicoletti

  • Krista Porter

  • Nic Schaeffer

  • Matthew Vandekemp

Summer Staff 2017

  • Faaron Belanger

  • Anna Deinum

  • Julia Doyle

  • Chris Henein

  • Torrie Lane

  • Joel Martin

  • Garrett Procek

  • Tristan Sovereign

Summer Staff 2016

  • Elisa Best

  • Anna Deinum

  • Torrie Lane

  • David Nunn

  • Brent Quach

  • Willi Vandervecht

Summer Staff 2015

  • Sarah Best

  • Sam Deinum

  • Danny Ibrahim

  • Abbey Nicoletti

  • Brittany Watson

 

Summer Staff 2014

  • Sarah Best

  • Carolyn Daichendt

  • Sam Deinum

  • Ai-Leng Foong

  • Zephir Gutknecht

  • Abbey Nicoletti

  • Leah Nicoletti

Summer Staff 2013

  • Sarah Best

  • Ai-Leng Foong

  • Mairi Gauld

  • Elizabeth Ibrahim

  • JP Munro

  • David Nunn

  • Abbey Nicoletti

Summer Staff 2012

  • Neil Berrevoets

  • Carolyn Daichendt

  • Ai-Leng Foong

  • Sam McKelvey

  • Leah Nicoletti

  • David Nunn

  • Sarah-Michèle Patry-Morisette

Summer Staff 2011

  • Katie Best

  • Carolyn Daichendt

  • Felix Deschènes

  • Geordie Gauld

  • Sam McKelvey

  • Leah Nicoletti

  • Thalia Smith

 

Summer Staff 2010

  • Brooke Belanger

  • Felix Deschènes

  • Geordie Gauld

  • Joseph Guirguis

  • Colin LaRocque

  • Kaitlyn Sturge

  • Andrew Stutzman

Summer Staff 2009

  • Brooke Belanger

  • Jaye Kingsbury

  • Colin LaRocque

  • Taylor Nicoletti

  • Brittany So

  • Michelle Stassen

  • Kaitlyn Sturge

  • Sarah Vandervecht

Summer Staff 2008

  • Blaise Bourgeois

  • Danielle Curtis

  • Sarah Dennison

  • Claudie Finlay

  • Stephanie Fowler

  • Natasha Gutknecht

  • Taylor Nicoletti

Summer Staff 2007

  • Sarah Dennison

  • Naomi Gutknecht

  • Karen Hayhoe

  • Tali Landgraff

  • Jon Smith

  • Stefan Smith

 

Summer Staff 2006

  • Brooke Belanger

  • Kim Bolton

  • Anne-Marie Gutknecht

  • Evodie Gutknecht

  • Joel Gutknecht

  • Mike Miller

  • Suzie Nunn

Summer Staff 2005

  • Kim Bolton

  • Jake DeJong

  • Aaron Lynn

  • Heidi Mikitka

  • Matt Mikitka

  • Suzie Nunn

Summer Staff 2004

  • Megan Kingsbury

  • Tali Landgraff

  • Marissa Mikitka

  • Ashley Salum

  • Amber Sundy

  • Anna Vjestica

Summer Staff 2003

  • Anne-Marie Finlay

  • Katharina Heppner

  • Peter Hoddenbagh

  • Jess Kingsbury

  • Daniel Olthof

  • Anna Vjestica

  • David Van de Pol

 

Summer Staff 2002

  • Amy Beauchamp

  • Jessica Kingsbury

  • Marissa Mikitka

  • Mark Mikitka

  • Aurelie Pigeon

  • Jon Smith

Summer Staff 2001

  • Amy Beauchamp

  • Latitia Brace

  • Reenie Hayhoe

  • Ben Pigeon

  • Jon Smith