Awana BC Camp

Our Leadership Team

 

Zach & Brittany Mallett

Zach & Brittany Mallett

Camp Directors

Awana Advocates for Vancouver Island

Zach and Brittany are excited to be the Directors for Awana BC Camp this summer! Together they have many years of experience in a wide variety of roles within Awana, and have spent countless summers as both campers and in leadership at our Awana BC Camps. Both born and raised in Victoria, they are now raising their young family on the island, and have a huge heart for the Awana ministry here in BC. They are excited to be bringing their ideas and experience to the running of camp this year, and to having the opportunity to love and serve your young people.

 

Adam & Veronica Verigin

Adam & Veronica Verigin

Program Directors

Adam and Veronica have been involved with BC Awana Camp for many years in a variety of roles and are excited to be involved with planning and directing camp again this year. Awana camp is a shared passion for them because of how God has used it in many lives, theirs included. They currently reside in Victoria and serve in their local Awana club. For the last year they've had less sleep, but much joy, since the Lord has blessed them with a son.

 

Job Lee

Job Lee

Registrar and Promotion

Awana Advocate for BC

Hi! I'm Job and I handle the registration and promotion aspects of camp. I will also be a counsellor at camp! I am a third-year, user experience design student in the School of Interactive Arts program at Simon Fraser University. Before I started working at camp, I was actually a camper! I actually started camp back when I was in grade 7. Camp has been such an influential part of my walk with God. I look forward to meeting you all as we walk together to see where God is leading you!

 

Our Support Team

 

Job Lee

Melanie Stack

Camp Nurse

Hello! My name is Nurse Mel and this will be my third year at Awana camp as the camp nurse. I am very excited to spend some time with a few familiar faces and meet some new ones too. When I was younger, the highlight of my summer was camp and I aim to make that the same experience for the Awana campers as well. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns as I am here for the campers, their families and the staff. Praying for you all, Nurse Mel.

 

Our Counsellor Team

 

Nicole Laird

Hello! My name is Nicole and I'm excited to be at camp again this year. This will be my seventh year at camp, 3 as a camper and now 4 as a counsellor. I love the opportunity that camp gives to spend time away from our busy live to learn more about God and grow and fellowship with one another.

 

Kelsea O'Gorman

Hello! My name is Kelsea O'Gorman from Summerland, B.C. I’m in my third year at UBC Okanagan studying applied mathematics. I attended Awana Camp as a camper for eight years, starting when I was in grade 6 and it was always the highlight of my summer. This will be my second year as a counsellor and I’m looking forward to another fun week!

 

Rosalind Ng

Hello! My name is Rosalind Ng but my friends call me Roz for short. I currently study at Trinity Western University in hopes of being a music/P.E elementary school teacher! Past campers and leaders will describe me as loud, outgoing, crazy, adventurous, and wholehearted. Sharing my love of camp as a past grad and alumni to campers of this generation has always been a dream of mine! I am dedicated to serve the campers as God works His energy in me and my faith in Him. Let's have a rad week! Woo-hoo!!

 

Alyssa Strauss

Hello! My name is Alyssa and I am extraordinarily excited to be joining the staff of Awana Camp 2017! I attended Awana from Cubbies to Journey and have been a Sparks Leader for 6 years and counting. I was a camper at Awana Camp for 5 years and I have become closer to God because of those experiences. I enjoyed the captivating stories and lessons that were taught by each of the special speakers as well as the many opportunities to make new friends. I hope you will join me and the rest of the staff as we set off to learn more about God and His word!

 

Tod Denham

Hello! My name is Tod Denham, I am excited about coming back to work at Awana Camp after a few years of not being there. Camp was always the highlight of my summer, the joy that came from serving God in such an exciting way. I love to see the joy and happiness in the lives of kids as they discover more about the God we love and serve. Can't wait see you there! Tod, Mr. D or whatever other nickname I get assigned.

 

Mark Lee

Hello! My name is Mark and this is my first time as a full time counselor. I went camp to as a camper for 4 years ago. Some of my hobbies are video games, badminton and skiing.

 

Calvin Li

Hello! I'm Calvin, one of the camp counselors this year. Throughout my six years here as a camper, I've learned firsthand how precious it is to seek God together with like-minded friends, while having fun along the way. I'm excited to walk alongside you and learn together with you on the journey that God has prepared. When I'm not at camp, you'll likely find me studying psychology at UBC, sitting in a ramen shop, or sweating on a badminton court.

 

Ryan O'Gorman

Hello! My name is Ryan O'Gorman from Summerland, British Columbia. I have attended Awana Camp since 2011, and I am also involved in the music team at church. I am just finishing a gap year in between high school and university where I took a year to work and travel. After sorting cherries in the summer, and working in a lumberyard and hardware store in the fall and winter, I spent 3 months backpacking throughout beautiful New Zealand and New South Wales, Australia, enjoying the amazing scenery and meeting people from all over the world. I will be studying physics at the University of Victoria in the fall of 2017.