A teacher and coach at King’s-Edgehill School in Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada for 15 years. A science specialist, he heads the International Baccalaureate Biology Programme at Canada’s oldest school. Beyond the classroom, he has a passion for soccer, having represented the province of Nova Scotia as both a player, for the Dalhousie University Tigers, and a coach at the highest competitive level. Holder of a Masters’ Degree in Education, Mr. MacInnis is a former Head of the Boys Dormitory. Mr. MacInnis is the coach of the Division I High School Varsity Girls Soccer Team at King’s-Edgehill, provincial finalist in 2016.
Mr. MacInnis literally sees education as a lifestyle as he lives on campus with his wife Becky and young children Rylan and Jovie. Having young children and the aforementioned lifestyle, Mr. MacInnis has no spare time; but that’s the way he likes it!
Liliana Avila Roque
Head of Camp Canada Mexico City Office
Liliana is the owner of a successful Educational Consultancy – Avila Educacion. Before starting her company, she taught Math at Colegio Frances de Pedregal (CFP) from 2005 to 2011. She is presently the Coordinator of the International Department (at CFP) and an Educational Consultant with ties to many Canadian Independent and Public school. Ms. Avila is a graduate of Universidad Anahuac de Sur, and attended Queen Margaret’s School in British Columbia. Her children Andrea, Roberto and Santiago are all successful students and athletes that have studied in Mexico and Canada. Roberto is councillor at Camp Canada. Ms. Avila is the first contact for many Mexican families looking to provide an exemplary educational experience for their children abroad at camp, high school or at the university level as she provides advice, facilitation and proper placements for individual students with personal attention and diligent research and well developed contacts.
A teacher and coach at King’s-Edgehill School in Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada for 25 years. With a background in journalism, he focuses on teaching writing, communications, history and geography. He has taught students from around the world with an emphasis on those 11-15 years of age at boarding school. He is a graduate of the University of King’s-College and Saint Thomas University.
As Director of Junior School Athletics at King’s-Edgehill School, he has coached well over a thousand young athletes in the sports of Soccer, Basketball, Hockey, Rugby and Baseball during his career, and travelled with teams throughout Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Bermuda.
Having competed as a basketball player at the college level at the University of King’s-College and St. Thomas University and a season with Le Basketball Club de La Motte Servolex in France, Mr. Lakes is personally aware of the value of travel for young athletes and the benefit of learning languages through cultural exchange.
Mr. Lakes lives in Wolfville with his wife Penny. His twin sons Christian and Zachary, who graduated from King’s-Edgehill in 2013, have both recently graduated from St. Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick and are now both pursuing their Education degrees! In his spare time he enjoys carpentry, cutting firewood and exercising his retired racehorse Baron on country roads.
A teacher at Camp Canada
He works at the Nova Scotia Community College specializing in English Second Language for immigrants. He has his masters degree in the field and brings a wealth of experience, having taught in Japan for 10 years, where he met his wife Kimmy. The family has returned to Canada to raise their two young sons. Nicks speaks fluent Japanese and understands how to learn English in a Camp setting. Nick loves basketball, photography and exploring the natural world. He recently ran a language school for Chinese students at Acadia University with great success. He is a graduate of Dalhousie University and holds a Masters Degree from the University of Queensland in Australia.
Camp Canada’s Nurse
Ms. Cole has a wealth of experience as she heads the Health Services at King’s-Edgehill School. Living on campus, she is a dedicated medical professional and educator. A professional nurse and mother of former Camp Canada participants Max and Taylor, she embraces campus life and all activities. She teaches Health to the Junior School students at KES and loves to stay active by running, biking, and swimming. The directors at Camp Canada are incredibly fortunate to have Ms. Cole’s experience, professionalism, and compassion, available during our two week summer camp.
Ms. Gera Curiel de Regil
Chaperone and teacher extraordinaire for students from Mexico City
“Ms. Gera” is in her 6th year at Colegio Frances de Pedregal and presently is the Primary English Co-ordinator. She is a graduate of Universidad Panamericana. She has been a teacher at Camp Canada from the beginning and overseas the girls dormitory, travel and teaches Spanish to our Canadian campers. Her son Salvador is a top students and councillor at Camp Canada, and her daughter Regina has attended every year and is a leader helping first year campers learn their way. Beyond her teaching excellence, Ms. Gera does legal translations for law firms in Mexico City that deal with English clients. Her enthusiasm and love of Canada and her students buoy Camp Canada each and every day.
Ambar Ivana Mendez Perez
Ambar has recently joined the Camp Canada team as our official representative in the beautiful Dominican Republic. Ambar is an extremely hard-working, passionate young woman. She is currently enrolled in Dentistry school and will graduate in 2016! Ambar has extensive experience working with children through music, in particular the piano. She also has worked at summer camps in the past and most recently at a camp in New Jersey, USA.
Ambar epitomizes the love of learning, as she is working on not just improving her nearly fluent English skills, but also Portuguese! An outdoor enthusiast, Ambar is a wonderful addition to the Camp Canada team!
Feneida Rene is a lifelong native of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. A teacher, cultural exchange advisor and youth leader, Feneida believes that compassion, respect and travel are at the heart of teaching the next generation.
A graduated of the Universidad Dominico Americana with a Masters Degree in International Cooperation (FUNIBER), she has worked for the Work for the ministry of Education in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic as an English teacher for 17 years.
In cultural exchange programs she has 11 years of intensive experience working for the YMCA Dominican Republic managing international programs. Along with her husband Ricardo, she has three lovely children ages 8, 6, and 3.
Feneida decided to join Camp Canada Team as a home away from home, after visiting Camp Canada at King’s-Edgehill School in July 2017. She described the Camp as a magic place where people arrive not knowing each other, and leave as a family. “The first time I met this team I felt at home, too much love, respect, caring,’ says Feneida. She is helping more children from the Dominican Republic join Camp Canada.
Feel free to contact Feneida anytime at 1-809-847-2455
Our team of counsellors are drawn from the prefects of King’s-Edgehill School along with top students from Mexico City, and Canada with family connections to our team and King’s-Edgehill School. Each year, we have experienced counsellors return and bring on board new additions to add vibrancy and new ideas. We look for diverse talents coupled with consistent kindness and leadership abilities.
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