Admin & Supervisor Team
Front Office Manager: Erin Smith
Erin is a former CBB camper who has worked as a camp nurse and admin for years in the CBB health centre. This year she is taking her talents to the main cabin to be the Front Office Manager. In this role, Erin will help campers, staff and families to stay connected to each other and to the admin at camp. Erin is a proud mom of three CBB kids and is looking forward to spending the summer at camp with her family and her dog Martha. Erin loves going back to CBB as she met her husband Aaron there! Erin is excited to continue to be part of helping the next generation of CBB campers get the most out of their summer and develop lifelong friendships and memories. In the city, Erin is an active volunteer for many causes and has helped out at her family’s business, Irving Rivers, in the Byward Market.
Assistant Program Director: Jess Bloom
Co-Head of Waterfront: Max Silverman
Max is originally from Ottawa, and he is really looking forward to returning as Co-Head of the Waterfront after a brief two summer hiatus! This will be his 9th summer at CBB, and the beach has always been a huge part of his camp experience. After serving as a ski staff in the summers of 2016 and 2017, and assistant supervisor in 2018, Max has lots of experience working on the beach. He’s really excited to lead the waterfront staff and wants to ensure campers have the most fun and safe experience while on the beach. Max has been studying life sciences at Queen’s University and will be attending McMaster medical school in the fall of 2021.
Co-Head of Waterfront: Daniel Segal
Born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario, Daniel Segal is currently in his final year studying Finance at the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa. He has been a part of the CBB of Ottawa family since 2007 when he first started camp as a Junior Boy; after a 2-year hiatus, this will be Daniel’s 14th year at CBB! Since the first day Daniel stepped onto the beach, he knew he wanted to be a beach staff and one daydreamed about overseeing the beach program. After Daniel’s CIT year, he was thrilled to work as a sail staff for two years, advancing to the program’s head during his third year. This summer, Daniel is very excited to work closely with his co-head of the beach Max Silverman and is looking forward to creating a safe and fun summer experience for the campers and staff!
Head of Juniors: Michelle Galper
Head of A Girls: Stefanie Ages
Head of A Boys: Cynthia Sedlezky
Head of B Girls: Lizzie Greenberg
Head of B Boys: Aaron “Jeezy” Clarke
Head of Senior Girls: Carlee Linder
Head of Senior Boys: Jack Friedman
Co-Head of Pathfinders & CITs: Liora Semeria Melamed
Growing up in Montreal, Liora is currently completing her Bachelors in Biological Sciences and majoring in Marine Biology at the University of Guelph. Never having gone to camp as a kid, Liora was thrilled when she got the opportunity to join the CBB family as a first year staff in 2017. After being a staff on B-Girls for two summers and a specialist on A&C, Liora is thrilled to come back to camp after the unfortunate loss of summer 2020. She is honoured to be back for what should have been her 5th summer as the Co-Supervisor of PCs/CITs and Staff Care! She will do everything in her power to make sure the PCs, CITs, and all the staff have everything they need in order to have the best summer of their lives! Liora cannot wait to work alongside her co-supervisor Michael, the other fellow Supervisors and the amazing Camp Directors to make summer 2021 an unforgettable one!
Co-Head of Pathfinders & CITs: Michael Melamed
With 12 summers under his belt, Michael is a true CBB veteran. Starting his CBB career as a Junior boy in 2008, Michael is ready to take on a leadership role in camp and bring out the clipboard and walkie-talkie to be a Supervisor. Michael is currently studying Commerce at Queen’s University’s Smith School of Business. This upcoming summer, he is looking forward to co-running the Pathfinder and CIT programs. Both Pathfinders and CITs should get hyped for an unreal summer… it’s going to be legendary. Michael’s number 1 camp hobby is to toss a football around, so you may also see him anywhere and everywhere with a football in his hand … don’t be shy to ask him for a toss.
Head of Waterski & Wakeboarding: Samantha Tanner
Samantha is excited to finally return to camp to run the ski/wakeboard program. Ever since she was an A-girl, the beach, especially wakeboarding, has been her favourite activity. After spending most of her CIT summer on ski/wake and two years as a ski/wake staff, she’s ready to take over the program and bring it to new heights. When not at camp, Samantha is pursuing a commerce degree at Concordia University, but always dreaming about being at camp. She can’t wait to get back to her happy place and share her passion for wakeboarding and waterskiing with the campers this summer. With her amazing group of staff, she knows this will be the best summer yet!!!
Head of Canoe: Matthew Tkatch
Matthew ‘TK’ Tkatch is from Montreal, Canada, where he’s currently studying Liberal Arts at Concordia University. He first started spending his summers at CBB back in 2010 as a first year A-Boy. He previously worked on B-Boys and Senior Boys, including time as the co-supervisor. It is his 11th summer, where he is now the head of Canoe. His favourite camp activities include ultimate frisbee, softball, and paddleball. Having spent his previous summers working on units, he’s super excited to try something new and bring his awesome energy to the water. Having missed CBB in 2020, Matthew is really looking forward to coming back to camp, especially in a new and exciting role. Matthew can’t wait to spend everyday at the beach, and will try to make 2021 the best summer yet!
Head of Swim: Brad Uditsky
Brad is very excited to start his first summer at CBB and is aiming to make the pool the place to be this summer! Having an affinity for the water, Brad has taught swimming lessons and lifeguarding for the past several years and is ready to take it to the next level as Supervisor of the Pool. His experience running a pool and training the new guards is going to put the pool back on the map. Prepare for a safe and amazing summer of swimming. He is very enthusiastic to start a new chapter in his camp life at CBB!
Head of Landsports: Ben Friedman
Ben is born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario and is currently studying at Brock University and is pursuing his Bachelor in Kinesiology. Ben started off his CBB career as a first year senior back in 2014 and is returning for his 7th straight summer. After spending his first 4 summers as a camper and CIT, Ben was a staff on senior boys for the last 2 summers. Since 2014, Ben has acquired extensive knowledge of the Landsports program. He has participated in sports since a young age including hockey, soccer and football. Ben is excited to work with staff and campers to provide a landsports program that’s better than ever. Ben knows that the ceiling is the roof with Landsports 2021 and can’t wait for a camptastic summer.
Head of Tennis: Owain Willoughby
Owain is so excited to spend his second summer at CBB, after working as a land sport staff for the first time in 2019 summer. He has previously worked as a PE teacher at Bayford Primary School in Hertfordshire, England and has spent time travelling in Canada, New Zealand and Australia before COVID. After falling in love with CBB last summer, he can’t wait to come back in a leadership role in the tennis program. Owain is looking forward to bringing knowledge from working in education, and a summer of camp under his belt to make this one even better.
Head of Dance: Onnika Caldeira
Onnika has been dancing since the age of five, and she could not be more excited to share her passion with all the campers this camp season! She is currently studying contemporary dance at the University of Middlesex in London. When she is not dancing, she enjoys watching musicals, painting and exploring the big city. She is really looking forward to bringing back some new material for my second summer at CBB!!
Head of A&C: Sydney Leith