Harry Wenban, MSW, RSW.
Manager of Therapeutic Recreation Programs at CDI

Young Harry didn’t think he would enjoy camp… that is until he attended Camp Towhee. After four incredible summers at Towhee, Harry not only loved camp, he also loved what Towhee had made possible. Now, after 10 summers working at Towhee, doing everything from challenge course programmer to Camp Director, Harry continues to support Towhee as the Manager of Therapeutic Recreation Programs at CDI.

He can be reached at hwenban@childdevelop.ca

Maddy Turpin, MSW, RSW.
Camp Director

Maddy started her Towhee journey in 2015,  a summer student working as a challenge course programmer in our EXCEL program. She was hooked! In the last 9 years, she has held multiple positions at camp; including EXCEL Supervisor, Assistant Director of Programs and Assistant Director of Counselling. Outside of her camp career, Maddy has worked in live in treatment programs for youth struggling with their mental health and substance use, outdoor education, obtained her Master of Social Work degree and has been working as a Mental Health Therapist for youth in Haliburton County.
Camp had a profound positive impact on Maddy’s life and career; she is eager to return in this new position, and to give back to staff and campers by continuing to foster the magic of Camp Towhee. Maddy can be reached at mturpin@childdevelop.ca

Madison Van Es, MSW, RSW.

Assistant Director of Counselling

Madison has worked for Camp Towhee for three years, delivering both virtual and in-person camp in a variety of roles, including Counsellor, Programmer, and Counsellor Supervisor. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Gender & Social Justice Studies as well as a Master of Social Work, and now works full time in children’s mental health at the Child Development Institute in Toronto. Madison loves swimming and kayaking and can’t wait to get back out onto Hurricane Lake at Towhee.

This summer, Madison is excited to accept the role of Assistant Director of Counselling. She can be reached at mvan@childdevelop.ca.

Jean Webb

Assistant Director of Programming

Jean has worked for Camp Towhee for two years as the Art and Music Supervisor and the Woods and Water Supervisor. She graduated with an advanced diploma in theatre performance and has several years of experience facilitating programs for youth in outdoor settings. Jean is an experienced camper and loves spending time on the many lakes within the Haliburton Highlands. Fun fact about Jean: she also loves animals, and has previously worked as a dog sled tour guide!