Executive Director Gerrit Leewes, or "Wind", has been with camp since 2004. In addition to his many years of professional camp experience, Gerrit has a BA in Recreation from the U of A, and experience at two other Alberta camps.  He began his career with Camp Warwa as a instructor and worked as Program Director before becoming Camp Director and then Executive Director.  He is the Past President of the Alberta Camping Association and would like to invite all our families and clients to never hesitate in contacting camp with their questions.

Gerrit, his wife Faith and his two boys Erik and Connor are looking forward to another year filled with great memories!

 

Our Camp Director Wes Burns or “Orion” as he is known at camp, has been with camp since 2012. Wes holds a degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo. Wes has extensive experience in camping and outdoor education, previously working at camps in Ontario and California. Wes has a keen mind for scheduling and is the genius behind creating the experiences for our clients.   
 
Wes is looking forward to getting to know all the members of the Camp Warwa community, playing Flicker on his guitar at opening and closing campfires, and working towards making our programs even more exciting in 2017!
 
 

Our Operations Manager, Matthew Jay or "Panel" joined us in 2015. Originally from the east coast he has been working within camps since 2011. At his former camp he worked as a counsellor, a program team member, and finishing with the position of Counselling in Training director. No one works harder to train our staff and keep our amazing facility running in tip top shape.  He has a great passion for all things camp and is looking forward to the challenges that a new camp will send his way.

 

Our Administrator, Joeanne, has been with Warwa since 2009. She works with all our Outdoor School clients and with all of our summer camp families. She is the friendly voice on the phone when you call camp and is happy to answer any questions you have about camp. She is also a master of caring for bees and making delicious honey outside of camp. 

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