Camp Staff

The Mount Allison University summer camp team consists of faculty members and senior university students that have extensive experience working with different age groups of students.

All staff holds a minimum of current Standard First Aid and CPR certification. Police background checks are also conducted on all prospective employees. Mount Allison University runs a multi-day training session for all staff at the beginning of each season to ensure new staff are prepared and that returning staff remain fresh and sharp. Every staff member at the camp is chosen for their qualities of leadership, character and sense of responsibility for the campers entrusted in their care. Staff members are fun, enthusiastic individuals fully committed to ensuring that each individual at Mount Allison University summer camps experience success and positive self-growth while participating in our customized programs.

Our staff members host a friendly, creative, responsible, supportive and fun environment during your stay. They are an amazing group of faculty members and senior student leaders.

Throughout the camper's stay at Mount Allison University, they can be assured of a safe environment where creativity, shared learning, and personal growth are the goals of every program.


Let us meet our counselors:


 Riley Higdon


Hi I'm Riley! I am going into my third year as a Psychology and Biology student! I cannot wait for my favourite part of the year; summer! In the summertime I love being active, whether it be hiking a mountain, swimming in the ocean or playing sports with friends. I love to travel, meet new people and explore new things about the world. I must say that North Face gives the best advice : never stop exploring!



Ben Holmes 2


THIRD TIMES THE CHARM. My name is Ben Holmes, and you can not keep me away from MTA Summer camps, because it is sooooooo awesome. I am back for my third, and final year and am very very excited. My favourite things include, fun, being happy, kindness, smiling, making friends, and playing games. I am a fourth year History student at Mount A, who loves to run around, drink lots of water, and tell really lame jokes. See you this summer!!!


Robyn Brown


Hello! My name is Robyn Brown, and I am going into my third year at Mount Allison as a Psychology and History student. I am from East Hants, Nova Scotia, but I am very excited to be spending my first summer in Sackville! I love dogs, spending time outside, and going to the beach! I have heard many great stories about past camps and campers, and I cannot wait to meet you all!


 Breagh Christie


Hi campers! My name is Breagh Christie and I am going into my third year at Mount Allison University, studying Biology and Psychology. Dancing, traveling and cooking are some of my favourite things to do in my spare time. You can usually find me running around outside, splashing in the ocean or avoiding squirrels at all costs! I also have a huge passion for learning and meeting new people so I absolutely cannot wait to meet you all! I can already tell that this summer is going to be AWESOME!


David Webster

Hi Everyone! My name is David Webster and I am going into my fourth year here at Mount Allison, studying Psychology and Commerce. I enjoy playing sports outside, making music, and having fun with my friends. This will be my first summer working as a camp counselor here at Mount Allison but for the past few summers I have worked as a kayaking coach with kids of all ages. I am really looking forward to this summer and meeting all of you!


Sebastian Murphy

Hi Everyone, I'm Sebastian, or as my friends call me, Sash! I'm going into my third year at Mount Allison and I am studying Chemistry and Biology! I enjoy playing baseball and ultimate frisbee, and I'm a HUGE Harry Potter fan. My favourite foods are pizza and ice cream. I'm really looking forward for camps to begin and to meet you all! See you soon!


Alex McGrath2

HEY DUDES! I’m Alex, and I’m soon to be a fourth year English student at Mount A! When I’m not studying, I can be found riding my bike, reading comic books, or eating pizza, just like you! But my favourite activity is definitely improv, because I get to act like a goofball in front of a bunch of people! This summer will be my second with MTA Camps, and I promise it will be WAY PAST COOL. See ya there pals!



Hello Everyone! I am Alexandra Penney, but everyone just calls me Penney! I am at Mount A camps for my second and final year. I study Psychology and Philosophy and I love exploring new things! I love telling stories and drawing. I also love being outside and going on new adventures! One time I got to climb up on top of a firetruck and that was pretty awesome.


Bailey Fleming2 

Bailey is a second year student Psychology student at Mount Allison. She enjoys traveling, making new friends, eating ice cream, and reading a good book. If not at camp, you may find her coaching soccer or biking around town. She is enthusiastic, full of energy, and determined to make this summer the best one yet! Bailey cannot wait to get to know all of the campers and to learn and grow with them throughout the summer.