Camp Office Staff
Taylor C. Statten
Managing Director, Taylor Statten Camps
President, Taylor Statten Camp Co. Ltd.
Taylor represents the 4th generation of Statten family ownership. Born into, and raised through the ranks as camper and staff, Taylor gained significant knowledge of overall camp operations. Wanting to obtain outside business experience, Taylor worked for Bank of Montreal’s Nesbitt Burns before moving to England to pursue an MBA in International Finance. Upon graduating, Taylor assumed the role of Director of Operations for the camps before being promoted to his current role as Managing Director & President of the Board of Directors. Taylor also holds a Board position as a Trustee on the Quetico Foundation and has been an active member of The Executive Committee Canada since 2009.
Racquel started at Camp Wapomeo as a Shawnee camper in 2002 and became staff in 2008. Her TSC career involves Counsellor, Section Director, Quetico Counsellor, 50 Day Counsellor, Work Crew Member, Work Crew Boss, September Camp Staff and Camp Wapomeo Assistant Director. After completing her teaching degree in 2014, she worked as an occasional teacher at Fieldstone Day School as well as an administrative assistant for TSC in the Toronto office. In the summer of 2015, Racquel began her full-time role in the TSC office and is your contact for anything regarding new camper registration, transportation, supplies and more. At camp, she enjoys checking out activities, taking photos and visiting the Island of Wapomeo as much as possible. In the off season, you can find her eating sushi with her family, hanging out with her cat and daydreaming about camp.
Human Resources Administrator
After graduating from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management – Environmental Management in 2016. Carolina had the opportunity to spend her first amazing summer on Canoe Lake in 2016. Being new to the camp experience she joined our team as a part-time staff member; she fell in love with it so much she had to come back full time. Since January of 2017, Carolina has been TSC’s Human Resources Administrator. Before spending her summer at the Taylor Statten Camps she focused her time on her university career, volunteering for environmental initiatives in Toronto and Guelph and worked with both Federal and Provincial parks across Canada. On her free time Carolina enjoys being outdoors, and spending her time with the people she admires and love, as well as her dog. Her love and passion for nature, the outdoors and wildlife makes working at the Taylor Statten Camps an amazing place to work.
Leo de Ruiter
Canoe Tripping Coordinator
Leo began at Camp Ahmek at the age of 7, instantly falling in love with canoe trip. This became apparent when he completed two 50 days at the end of his camper career. As a staff member he has been a CIT, Counselor, Guide, Outpost Assistant, and 50-day counsellor. Leo graduated from Guelph where he studied Biomedical Science as well as Psychology: Brain and Cognition. Leo’s passion for canoe trip and the Taylor Statten camps has only grown with time. Leo is extremely excited to head on the Canoe Trip program at TSC, and is always available to answer any tripping questions for campers, parents and staff alike.
Communications & Social Media
Carlene’s first summer with TSC was in 2015, working as one of the Outpost Assistants. She was so inspired by the camp atmosphere she has continued to be involved in the TSC community! She has spent much time in Northern Ontario and has a deep love for outdoor adventure. Carlene has had experience working as a camp counsellor in multiple different environments and has taught elementary grades in a remote school in Zimbabwe. Carlene graduated from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with emphasis in Neuroscience and in turn has a deep passion for mental wellness. During Carlene’s free time she can be found looking for outdoor adventure, enjoying the sunshine or spending time with friends (or amimals).