Awards & Recognition

Camp-Wenonah-Spirit-Award-Muskoka-Summer-CampsTowards the end of both our July and August Camp programs (and, with staff members, at the end of Summer Camp), we take time to acknowledge the significants contributions many have made to enrich the Camp experience for us all.

Our awards program is important to us. It gives us an opportunity to celebrate campers and staff that go above and beyond as leaders, as community members, and as friends to us all. Award recipients symbolize the values that make life at Wenonah so special. Simply put, Camp is a better place because of their contributions.

SPIRIT OF WENONAH AWARD

The Spirit of Wenonah Award is presented to acknowledge campers that have helped to immeasurably further the ideals of community, leadership and citizenship during their time at Camp. Each month we select one female and one male camper that make many positive, thoughtful, considerate and lasting contributions to life at Camp Wenonah.

2017
Noah Drees (July Camp)
Jessica Ferris (July Camp)
Matty Hall (August Camp)
Emily Keegan (August Camp)

2016
Mika Backman (July Camp)
Jack Liston (July Camp)
Shannon Prouty (August Camp)
Christian Smodis (August Camp)

2015
Carley Moore (July Camp)
Joshua Neizer (July Camp)
Bryan Mills (August Camp)
Carlotta Salvatori (August Camp)

2014
Thomas Dell (July Camp)
Claire Hillis (July Camp)
Tom Nenniger (August Camp)
Sarah Wood (August Camp)

2013
Andrea Long (August Camp)
Brandon Lopez-Rawson (July Camp)
Sammie Roper (July Camp)
Ryan Segaert (August Camp)

2012
Amy Deschamps (August Camp)
Kate Devins (July Camp)
Ryan Grassi (August Camp)
Andrew Ladouceur (July Camp)

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

The Distinguished Service Award is the highest recognition at Wenonah given for a lifetime of service to the Camp experience.
2017
Mike Stewart

2016
Liz (Mossington) McClounie

2015
Barb Janicek

2014
Caron Brick

2013
Jason Monteith

2012
Renata Bradshaw
Simon Wells

SCHAEFER SCHOLARSHIP

Since its inception, Camp Wenonah has been nurtured by a large number of people who have worked passionately towards providing the very best in program, leadership, service and facility. Two individuals who contributed greatly to Wenonah are Jeff’s parents, Patricia & Bruce Schaefer. To honour their significant contributions to Wenonah, the Schaefer Scholarships were created to recognize staff members for their outstanding contributions to life at Camp.

2017
Brian Costigan
Jamie Kennedy
Abbey Jagodkin
Cam Williamson

2016
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Mieke Barette
Dr. Mary Grant
Dan Harrison
Sam Perlmutter
Julia Stephenson

2016
Sage Cryderman
Ally Soule
Ben Waite
Erica Zucker

2015
Natalie Fox
Jared Perlmutter
John Ramsay
Stephanie Sutcliffe

2014
Lizzie Sarjeant
Celia Saunders
Thomas “Red” Schenck
Jack Tillmann

2013
Rianne Barette
Kevin Smith
Brittany Shelly

2012
Fraser “Tito” McOuat
Shannon Senyk
Tanya Springer
Geoff “Rudy” Williamson

2011
Janette Downie
Laura Faulds
Miriam Heavenrich
James Parry

2010
Anthony “Bootsie” Best
Greg Brown
Emma Pickard
Dan Sadler

2009
Alex Campbell
Steve LeMesurier
Andrea Mager
Cam Rowlands
Chris Williamson

2008
Lindsay Babcock
Josh Bradshaw
Shannon “Max” Murray
Sam Wood

2007
Matt Burke
Andrew Cohrs
Marie Eve L’Anglais
Craig Mitchell

2006
Kaleigh Fendley
Matty McEvoy
Jenn McKye
Jessie Sit

2005
John Hollingshead
Pam Sidey
Mike Stewart

2004
Lorraine Sugar
Will Stratton
Jon Woolley

2003
Brendan Beamish
Maia Kurzawinski

SIMON WELLS FIRST YEAR STAFF LEADERSHIP AWARD

Simon Wells, for over 15 years, has contributed immeasurably to life at Wenonah. While a fulltime staff member, he influenced a great many others through his example of dedicated service and commitment. Everywhere we look around Camp, we can see examples of Simon’s vision and talents. The Simon Wells First Year Staff Leadership Award is presented annually to a male and a female first year staff member and acknowledges the significant contributions that Simon has made.

2017
Thomas Dell
Marlee Sansom

2016
Blake Mueller
Kathleen Selkirk

2015
Colin Long
Emma Murray

2014
Helena Kita
Mark McCutcheon

2013
Maddie Warner
Dan Scarr

2012
Emily Brewer
Graham Steele

2011
Brendan Meagher
Erin Roach

2010
Erin Budd
Jack Tillmann

2009
Andrea Robinson
Edgar Vidaurre Alverez

2008
Miriam Heavenrich
Rory Poole

SERVICE WITHOUT RECOGNITION AWARD

At Wenonah, are fortunate to have a special bond with Lord and Lady Somers Camp in Australia. We have over several years welcomed both campers and staff from Somers and in turn, a number of familiar Wenonah faces have made their way to Somers (just south of Melbourne). At Somers, the experience is framed by the simple idea of “service without recognition.” The thought that unselfish service defines the experience resonated at Wenonah, and this award was inspiried to acknowledge those that maintain the very essence of unselfish service at Wenonah. A plaque hangs in the Lodge at Camp. It reads simply that the Service Without Recognition award is “presented annually to a Wenonah staff member that best exhibits the high ideals of service.”

2017
Leanne Sedentopf

2016
Patrica Bradshaw Schaefer

2015
Joseph Taylor

2014
Jane McCutcheon

2013
Gwen Neizer
Nancy Vandenbergh

2012
Caron Brick