Our Camp Staff
Our camp staff consists of exceptional young people who have been very carefully chosen based on their qualifications, personality, maturity and sense of responsibility. All are certified in First Aid and CPR.
All Arrowhead staff have as their goal the safest and happiest camp experience possible for every camper. Because our counsellors are also instructors in one of our activities, they get to know every camper.
Our Senior Leadership Team
Pat Birnie: Owner / Director
pAt has been involved in camping since 1982 and has been a Counsellor, Section Director, Program Director and Outdoor Centre Director at Camp Tawingo since 1991.
Assuming ownership of the Camp in 2003, Pat works hard to ensure that all of the amazing and fun activities campers, staff and parents expect continue to be a part of the Arrowhead experience.
pAt, Becca, their three sons, Jack William, Jeremy and camp dog, Cedar, are all looking forward to seeing you at Camp this summer.
Mike Hinchley: Camp Co-Director
This will be Mike’s 29th year as a staff member at Arrowhead Camp. During the year he works as a grade 7 teacher in Ottawa. Mike graduated from Lakehead University with a degree in Education.
While at camp Mike oversees the day to day operations and ensures that all the campers are entertained in a creative and educational manner.
In his spare time, Mike enjoys sports, fishing, music and spending time outdoors.
Becca Birnie: Camp Mom / Director
The summer of 2022 is Becca’s 19th year at Arrowhead Camp!
Becca divides her time working at camp throughout the year as one of the Directors, the Registrar, Health Care Coordinator, and Camp Mom, working at the Dwight Library, running a variety of children’s programs, and being Mom to her and Pat’s three boys, Jack, William, and Jeremy.
Her favourite spot at camp is in a canoe on the water, and she loves taking the boys for hikes on the biking trails in the camp’s 23 acres of forest.
Boy’s Camp Director
Girl’s Camp Director
Health and Safety/Arts Director
Site and Facility Director
Media Arts Director
Marlowe Kazan Baigrie
Claire Alting Mees
Canoe and Kayaking
Land Sports & Archery
Biking and Nature