Kathleen Moyer – Senior Girls Practitioner

A native of the state of Michigan, Kathleen is a summer camp ​and outdoor ​enthusiast! Formerly the girls ​C​amp ​D​irector at Camp Kohahna, Kathleen has a long history of experience working with young women and developing a deeper ​love of God through ​understanding the Bible and​ Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy.​
Kathleen is a big fan CBI and its programming and is elated to have the opportunity to serve as practitioner at such a special place this summer. “I ​look forward to​ many​meaningful ​and FUN ​experiences​ with campers, staff, and families​ in this beautiful ​island home. I always say that camp is ​not just beautiful, it’s purposeful, and I know this summer will be special for each of us!”.

Marsha Pecaut – Junior Girls Practitioner

In 2000, I became a Journal listed Christian Science Practitioner and opened a professional practice supporting friends, neighbours, family members and new acquaintances with prayer for healing. I became active as a Christian Science camp Practitioner for Camp Bow-Isle in British Columbia, volunteered as a Christian Science Chaplain in women and youth correctional facilities, and became the leader of our local interfaith community group for seven plus years.

Working with and caring for youth has always been my passion – I became an elementary school teacher before having children of my own and along with my Elementary Teaching Credential, studied specifically to earn my Early Childhood Specialist Credential.

We live in Oregon and Southern California because between my husband and I we have a large group of children and grandchildren. I enjoy the parenting and grand parenting that go along with it. Humbled? Definitely! Grateful? Absolutely! We are loved and capable of loving. Without a doubt, Love heals us.

Vanessa Ramirez Jasso – Counselor

Hi friends! At camp they call me Van Van. I’m currently a junior about to start my senior year at Principia College. When I’m not at school or camp, I live in Alameda, California. Most of the time, I enjoy spending my days outdoors running, hiking, skiing, rollerblading, playing games, or simply appreciating the beauty around me in a hammock.

This summer, I am so looking forward to being on staff because throughout the course of two weeks, fears will be conquered, spiritual growth will naturally take part, and your daughter will gain a whole lot of sisters to laugh and play with throughout the many activities we do at CBI. From learning how to build trust to doing duties, our programs are full of fun activities with all the friends we make. I can’t wait to meet you up the driveway to welcome you home!

Alexia Jeangrand – Counselor

Hello parents and campers! Can you wait for the amazing summer we have coming up? I can’t! I am so excited to meet those of you I haven’t met yet, and see those of you that I know already so well. This summer is going to be so much fun!

For those of you who want to know a little bit about me, I am a student at McGill University majoring Social Justice. I love the beautiful outdoors of British Columbia and am one of the few counsellors who are so lucky to live right next door to Camp Bow-Isle. I love practicing hot yoga, volleyball, hiking, travelling, volunteering and being around my family and friends, all while expressing God at the same time! I can’t wait to meet you too!

Taylor MacIntire – Counselor

This summer 2017 will be my twelfth year at Camp Bow-Isle and my fourth year on Staff. I grew up in Seattle, WA and love laughing, and being as active as possible. Currently I am a student at Principia College in Elsah, IL, where I am majoring in Education and minoring in Art. I am also a member of Prin’s Women’s Soccer Team and enjoy trying to improve as a player, person and teammate.

This past Fall I was an Assistant Teacher in an elementary school in Alton IL and loved being able to share daily what I have learned from being a Counselor at Camp Bow-Isle. I love everything about camp, especially anything involved in the water, such as kayaking, swimming, and canoeing! When I’m not at Camp Bow-Isle, I love to read and travel. I cannot wait to see everyone’s smiling faces at camp again this summer!

Jess Faunt – Counselor

Hi Campers! I hail from Portland, OR and have recently graduated from Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA where I majored in Environmental Studies. I am an avid hiker, camper, and cookie-eater, so I am very excited to get to spend some time at Camp Bow-Isle with you all!
When I’m not studying for classes, I spend my time pondering God’s next steps for me, singing in with the College Choir, and working in a local elementary school. It is an absolute blessing to be returning to camp this year. I look forward to the healings, the duties, the camp songs, and the adventures we will share together!

Rachel (Holland) Richardson – Counselor

Hello! I have attended Camp Bow Isle for most of life and am so grateful for the many blessing it has brought me. Coming back to camp as a counselor is a wonderful opportunity for me to repay the favor to camp by sharing my love for life and Christian Science at camp!

I am a professional ballet dancer with American Ballet Theater in NYC. The company travels all over the country and internationally to perform and it is an unbelievable joy to be a part of it everyday. I love the opportunity camp gives me to spend more time in nature doing the wonderful outdoor activities I have always enjoyed. Dancing with a company has given me lots of wonderful opportunities to demonstrate Christian Science and learn about what it means to me and how I apply it as a lifestyle. Growing up at Camp Bow Isle helped me to understand how I could use Christian Science everyday, and I hope to help campers experience the same.

Rhiannon Davis – Counselor

My name is Rhiannon Davis, this will be my second year on Staff at Bow-Isle and my twelfth year attending camp. So if you couldn’t tell, I love this place!! Now a little about myself; I am from Seattle, Washington, I am an Environmental Studies major at Principia College, my favorite animal is a goat, and I love forestry and hiking. I am looking forward to being on staff this year to be able to meet the campers, new and old, and get to share in the experience of learning more about Christian Science.

Ariana Dale – Counselor

Hi there! My name is Ariana Dale and I graduated from Principia College in spring of 2016 with a BS in biology and a creative writing minor. Since I’ve graduated I have been a postgraduate teaching intern at Principia and have been working to improve my writing and become a teacher in the sciences.

My free time generally consists of writing poetry, exploring the campus, and serving on the board of our Christian Science organization. Generally I enjoy spending summers in the rocky mountains, but this summer I’m looking forward to taking the time to soak in the outdoors on Bowen Island. I’m definitely excited to see what adventures we’ll have and how much everyone will grow this summer!.

Elissa Matheny – Counselor and Senior Skills Week Counselor

Hello! My name is Elissa Matheny and I am so excited to be spending my first summer at Camp Bow-Isle. I currently live and work in Los Angeles as a second grade teacher at Berkeley Hall School. I am so grateful to do what I love—teach during the year and sail during the summer! I have grown up recreationally sailing as well as competitively racing and continued on to teach the sport for many summers in Maine, Michigan and the British Virgin Islands. I am so excited to work and grow with your daughters this summer!

Taylor Marples – Junior Counselor

Hi! My name is Tay. I am 18 years old and a longtime camper at Camp Bow-Isle. I am from Delta, British Columbia, just a hop skip and a jump from beautiful Bowen Island. I am a cheerleader, horseback rider, and theatre enthusiast with hopes of becoming an actress. I love singing, and playing games outside, which is part of what makes Camp one of my favourite places to be. Some of my favourite Camp activities are hymn sings, out trips, and duties!!! This summer is my second year on staff and I am excited to greet all of the new and old faces at Camp this summer.

Risa Lewis – Junior Counselor

Hi, my name is Risa Lewis. I am in my first year at the University of Connecticut, majoring in Applied and Resource Economics, and a graduate of National Leadership Council Class of 2016 East. I also have interned at The Mother Church Youth in Boston. This is my first year working at Bow-Isle. Though I have attended Christian Science camps Newfound and Adventure Unlimited, the spirit of Bow-Isle—not to mention the gorgeous setting—has led me here, and I can’t wait to join the family this summer.
I love hiking, especially in the North American National Parks that fostered my love of nature, as well as any other outdoor activity you can think of, even—yes!—running. I enjoy playing on my college’s Women’s Ultimate Frisbee team, dancing swing and blues, writing poetry, and learning languages. I have a passion for reading stories out loud to anyone who will listen, often in funny accents. I also dabble in music, playing piano and subbing for my church’s soloist on occasion.
Some of the countless reasons I am psyched about being on staff at Bow-Isle this summer include the beautiful island, the activities, and the close-knit Christian Science atmosphere, but mostly I am excited about the people. Though I am not currently planning on a career in education, working with kids has always been a source of joy in my life. There is little more wonderful than witnessing the willingness to learn, to love, and to choose the reality of good that children express; the line of the 23rd psalm, “He restoreth my soul,” has always resonated with me as “He makes me a child again,” and I know I will be learning as much from the campers this summer as we will be teaching them.
I also know, simply through those I know who have made Bow-Isle their home, that the staff at Bow-Isle exhibit this childlike joy in their practice of Christian Science. I cannot wait to learn and grow with them and the campers this summer.

Olivia Burbee – CIT

Hey there! I’m so very excited to be a CIT this year! I’m from Victoria, BC, and love to come and spend my summers here on Bowen Island. After being a camper for six years, I am so grateful for the opportunity to come and connect with all the wonderful campers from a new position. I’ve finished an exciting year, as I can now call myself a highschool graduate, I’ve traveled to new places with Discovery Bound’s Compass program, and now am anticipating new adventures at university this upcoming fall.

I’m an avid reader and dancer, and I love debating and participating in Model United Nations. Camp is a place I hold near to my heart, as you are encouraged to be the person you want to be. A highlight for me is seeing firsthand the growth and love in each camper and councilor, strengthening the true sense of sisterhood which is fostered throughout the weeks on Bowen. I can’t wait to see you all this summer!

Ellery Haak – CIT

I am so excited to have the opportunity to be back at camp this summer! I have been attending camp for the last eight years and cannot think of any place I’d rather spend my summer.

In my free time, I play the cello, and ride horses, and I generally love all forms of art. I love the Camp Bow-Isle family, and can’t wait to see new faces this summer!


Bree Calkins – CIT

Hello everyone!
My name is Bree Calkins, and this summer will be my 8th attending Camp Bow-isle, and my first being a Counselor! Singing, gymnastics, drawing, diving, and doing random acts of kindness for my friends are just a few of my hobbies. I love working with people and am looking forward to getting to know your camper and watching them grow this junior girl’s session!