Admin & Supervisor Team
Medical Admin – Laura Klibanov
Assistant Program Director: Camper & Staff Engagement – Aaron ‘Jeezy’ Clarke
All aboard everyone! Aaron is so excited to take on the role of Assistant Program Director at camp this summer. This role will feature him in an all-new position as the Head of Staff and Camper Engagement for 2022. Better known in camp as Jeezy, this will be his 14th summer at CBBO. Outside of camp, he is currently in his final year at Brock University studying Sport Management. After being the head of B-Boys in 2021, Jeezy knows what it takes to get the people hyped up. He is looking forward to assisting the admin, supervisors, staff and campers from a rejuvenated perspective. As CBBO’s de-facto Cruise Director, Jeezy is ready to bring his energy, passion, and currency back to camp in what will be the best summer yet!
Head of Waterfront – Samantha Tanner
Samantha is excited to return to camp as Head of the Waterfront. Ever since she was an A girl, the beach, especially wakeboarding, has been her favourite camp activity. After spending most of her CIT summer on ski/wake, two years as a ski/wake staff and head of the program, she’s ready to run the beach and ensure campers have the most fantastic time at the best place in camp. When not at camp, Samantha is pursuing a commerce degree at Concordia University and growing her social media business, but forever dreaming about being at camp. She can’t wait to return to her happy place and share her passion for the waterfront with the campers this summer. With her fantastic group of staff, she knows this will be the best summer yet!
Front Office Program Coordinator – Austin Pellizzer
Adopted from Russia and raised in Ottawa, Austin is very excited to be joining the CBBO administrative team for the Summer of 2022. It is his second year working at CBBO, and he is looking forward to forming friendships and connections with campers and staff. Finishing his studies at Carleton University, he is excited to start the next chapter in his life in Israel advocacy and education. Currently, he serves as Hillel Ottawa’s Israel Advocacy Coordinator. He hopes to apply this to his current position at camp. Austin is excited to build strong and meaningful friendships with staff and campers that will last a lifetime!
Head of Juniors & Assistant to Camper Care – Maya Hughes
Maya is so excited for her second summer at CBBO, as the Head of Juniors and the Assistant to Camper Care. She is originally from Ottawa but is living in Toronto at UofT studying Art History and Cinema. Last year she was head of A Boys and had an amazing first summer! She is so excited to be coming back and can’t wait to make memories with her staff and juniors!!
Head of A-Girls – Jacklyn Friedberg
Head of A-Boys – Justin Poplove
Head of B-Girls – Gabby Natovitch
Co-Head of B-Boys – Ben Arnovitz
Co-Head of B-Boys – Garner Ross
Head of Senior Girls – Brianna Goldstein
Head of Senior Boys – Ben Friedman
Ben was born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario, and is currently studying at Brock University and is pursuing his Bachelor of Kinesiology. Ben started his camp career back in 2014 as a first-year senior and is returning for his 8th summer. After his first 4 summers as a camper and CIT, Ben was a Senior Boys Staff for 2 summers and Head of Landsports last summer. Ben is looking forward to returning to the senior boy unit and taking on a unit head role this summer with a stacked group of staff. Ben loves playing all sports and grew up specializing in hockey, soccer, and football. Ben knows that the ceiling is the roof with summer 2022 and can’t wait for a camptastic summer!
Co-Head of Pathfinders – Brooke Fergenbaum
Brooke started off as a B-Girl in 2012, making this her 10th summer camp. She lives in Montreal and is currently in her second year at McGill University studying management. After being on landsports for two summers, Brooke found her true spot with the PCs in summer 2021. She is looking forward to now co-lead the Pathfinder Unit in summer 2022 and bring a new spirit to the Shabbat program as Head of Shabbat Experience. After a long year away, Brooke can’t wait to be back to enjoy her camp favourites like Olympics and World Cup. She knows it’s gonna be a great summer!!
Co-Head of Pathfinders and CITs & Head of Media – Matthew ‘TK’ Tkatch
Matthew ‘TK’ Tkatch is from Montreal, Canada, where he’s currently studying Communications at Concordia University. He first started spending his summers at CBBO back in 2010 as a first-year A-Boy. He previously worked on B-Boys and Senior Boys, as well as Head of Canoe. After one awesome year on the beach, Matthew is back to being a unit head. This summer, he has his hands full with his roles as the Co-Head of PCs and CITs, as well as leading the Media program. From his time as a camper to joining the Admin team, it’s been a long road for Matthew. He now looks to use what he’s learnt over the years to help the PC and CIT units have their best summers yet. Matthew can’t wait to get to camp and make 2022 the best summer yet!
Hebrew Fellow and Rosh Mishlachat – Adva Rubin
Born and raised in Israel, Adva is excited for her first experience at the camp as the Hebrew Fellow and the Head of the Israeli Delegation. Adva has completed 3 years of service in the Israeli army and is waiting to start a degree in behavioral sciences next year at Ben Gurion University of the Negev (Israel). As a language enthusiast, Adva wants to create excitement for the Hebrew language and to teach how fun and interesting Hebrew can be – and of course, connect to the Jewish roots of each of us through Hebrew. As the head of the Israeli delegation, it is important for her to bring the fun and interesting Israeli spirit to all the camp activities! Adva loves to sing, do yoga and meditation, and meet new friends and people. She can’t wait for the wonderful summer in Canada and to get to know each and every one of you!
Head of the Elite Ski Program – Sydney Jacobs
Sydney is from Toronto and is currently in her second year studying international business at the Schulich School of Business. Although she didn’t grow up at CBBO, in 2019 she decided to follow in her parents’ footsteps and came to join the CBBO family as a ski staff. CBBO is now Sydney’s home away from home. Sydney can’t wait to develop the new ski clinic program and help the next generation of skiers learn to love skiing the way she always has!
Head of Canoe & Sail – Ben Kofsky
Ben is from Ottawa, and he is really looking forward to returning to camp as Head of Canoe & Sail after a three-summer hiatus! Ben is in his final year studying Finance at Dalhousie University. This will be his 9th summer as part of the CBBO family, and the beach has always been a massive part of his camp experience. After serving as a canoe and sail staff in the summers of 2017 and 2018, Ben has experience working on the beach and he’s ecstatic to lead his staff and ensure the most fun and safe experience for campers.
Co-Head of Swim – Adam Greenstone
Adam is from Montreal and is finishing his final year of CEGEP, studying Commerce at Marianopolis College. Since joining the CBBO family in 2013 as an A Boy, the pool was a huge part of Adam’s camp experience. He had always dreamed of one day overseeing the entire program. As a Pathfinder, he spent his placements on swim, and in summer 2021 Adam finally became a swim staff. This summer, he is very excited to return to his home away from home as Co-Head of Swim! In this new role, he is ready to share his creative new ideas and love for CBBO, while leading the swim staff to ensure that campers enjoy the most fun, safe, and unforgettable experiences on the best specialty in camp!
Co-Head of Swim – Lauryn Green
Lauryn is from Montreal and is currently in her second year at Marianopolis College studying Health Sciences. She will be going into her first year at McGill University studying Kinesiology. Lauryn’s first summer at camp was as a first-year B-Girl making this her 9th summer at her home away from home. After being a camper for six summers, going through the CIT program, and being a swim staff, Lauryn is super excited to be the Co-Head of Swim! She’s looking forward to getting to know all her amazing staff and can’t wait to make summer 2022 one to remember!
Head of Landsports & Tennis – Michael Melamed
With 13 summers under his belt, Michael is a true CBBO veteran. Starting his CBBO career as a Junior boy in 2008, Michael is ready to take on a leadership role in camp once again 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 running the Landsports and Tennis program. Michael’s number one 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. Most of all, Michael is looking forward to reuniting with everyone at camp and having a great summer together.
Head of Music – Jordan Sweetman Burke
After venturing to CBBO all the way from Dublin, Ireland in summer 2019, Jordan is absolutely ecstatic to finally be able to return for another unforgettable summer as part of the music unit, this time as Head of Music! Jordan is currently in his final year of studies at Trinity College Dublin as an Economics Major and is looking forward to doing a lot of travelling after he graduates, starting with camp. In his free time, he loves all things music; playing, listening, writing, performing with his band, and everything in between. Jordan has always had a love of travel, and an ability to get along with people of all ages, but wasn’t sure what to expect when he signed up for camp in 2019. But after only a couple of weeks, he soon realized why CBBO was so special to so many people and knew that once summer was over it wouldn’t be the last he’d see of camp. After a breakout performance as part of the ‘Shabeatles’ in 2019, Jordan is excited to see what new and interesting ideas his fantastic music team can come up with, and hopes to encourage campers of all musical abilities to learn something new and come away from Summer 2022 with a greater appreciation for music!
Head of Drama – Rhys Owen
Head of Arts & Crafts – Allison Sedlezky
Co-Head of Dance – Paige Edelstein
Co-Head of Dance – Andrea Goldstein