Alex, Camp Director at Valens
My name is Alexandria, and this is my fourth year returning to camp! I am studying Public Health at the University of Waterloo. After many years of working at camp, I have come back to share my new ideas and energy for the upcoming camp season. My favourite camp activity is fort building up at Valens! I like to do hands-on work, and let my imagination go wild as I work with campers to build the best fort! If I was an animal I would be a tiger. Tigers often have large amounts of strength and personal power, which are two things I often strive for.
Director at Palermo
Hi, I’m Allie and I am the Director at Palermo Public School site this summer! I am currently in my 4th year of Concurrent Education at Brock University with hopes of one day becoming an elementary school teacher. A fun fact about me is that one of my biggest hobbies and things I do in my free time is spending it outdoors hiking! Ever since I was a young kid, I have spent my summers attending summer camps and I believe there is no other job that is as rewarding as working with children. This will be my 5th summer that I have spent working at a summer camp, and I cannot wait for the memories that will be created at Palermo this summer! It is hard to choose just one favourite activity, but I would have to say anything that involves water. Water games on hot summer days have always been my favourite at camp! If I could be any animal in the world, I think i would be an ant. It seems silly, but they are such hard workers, and the ultimate team player! Plus, they are extremely strong! Who wouldn’t want some super strength?
Brenna, Camp Director at the YMCA
Hi everyone! My name is Brenna, also known as Bubbles! This summer I am the Site Director at the Peter Giligan YMCA. This is my 5th year working for the YMCA Summer Camps. I consider the Peter Giligan my summer home as I spend a lot of my time here. I am excited for another amazing summer! I have decided to work in the YMCA of Oakville Summer Camps because of the different and exciting experiences, as well as new and returning campers and counsellors. Building new relationships and strengthening old ones is something that I look forward to every summer. I am eager for new challenges that this new position brings as I get to see camp from a different perspective. I have high hopes that my 5th summer will be my best. My favourite camp activity is crafts. They are a fun way of both expressing creativity and personality through art. They can be easily related to camp themes and are an awesome keep sake for campers to bring home. If I were an animal I would want to be an owl. Owls are known to be serene, wise, intelligent and independent. All of which are personality traits that I aspire and wish to be as a person, making the owl the perfect choice for me.
Desiree, On-Site Supervisor at Oakville Trafalgar
My name is Desiree and I am the On-site Supervisor for the Oakville Trafalgar Junior YMCA. I will be over seeing our Kinder Camp at Oakville Trafalgar this summer and look forward to meeting all of you that will getting to spend the summer here with us!
I started my ECE career in Alberta where I attended the Early Childhood Educator program. I then worked as an ECE in Alberta for about a year before moving back to Ontario. When I returned home to Ontario I continued to work as an ECE with a wide age range from 18months-12 years. I then decided to take a year off and return to school at Mohawk college. After Mohawk I returned to the ECE field working as a preschool teacher and then onto a team lead for a before and after school program. I was then presented an opportunity with the YMCA of Oakville to grow as an ECE and become a On-Site Supervisor for the Oakville Trafalgar Junior Site. I look forward to getting to spend my summer with all the amazing kinder camp children!
Flo, Inclusion Camp Director
My name is Florencia but most people know me as Flo. I was born in South America but I have been in Canada for over 10 years where I attended high school and College/University, obtaining an advanced diploma in Child and Youth Work. This year I will be the Inclusion Director for summer camps. I am extremely excited and looking forward to a great summer! This will be my 6th year at camp and first year as a Director. I have decided to come back to camp because of the amazing welcoming atmosphere along side with all the fun, great experiences, memories, and sense of community camp has showed me. It is an amazing place to work and meet new people to help provide children in our community with a memorable camp experience. Hard to chose a favourite activity but I would have to say my top three favourite things are swimming, theme days and song circle! I would be a horse. They are strong animals with the ability to function independently but also can work well with others as part of a team.
Kelsey, Camp Director at St. Andrew
Hi! My name is Kelsey and I am going to be the director at the St. Andrew site this year. I like to go hiking, biking, travel, reading, camping, and pottery. I am so excited about camp this summer! This will be my second year working at the YMCA of Oakville summer camps, my first year as director. Camp was a great experience last summer, so I cannot wait for it to start again! My favourite camp activities are going to the splash pad and doing arts and crafts. It is great so see the campers having a fun time and learning how to make something new! If I could be any animal in the world I would be some type of fish. I love being in the water, and looking at all of the colours and wildlife would be so cool!
Randee, Leadership Camp Director
I’m Randee (aka Meeko)! After last summer being my first camp summer, I have decided to come back this summer because I’ve grown to love Valens. My favourite camp activity is the C.I.T/L.I.T overnights. If Ic ould be any animal in the world I would be a lion because they’re strong, courageous and natural born leaders.
Rhianna, Camp Director at Bronte
My name is Rhianna. I am the Director at the Bronte site of Summer Camps. I am also a recent Bachelor of Education graduate and a certified teacher. When I have time to spare I spend it outdoors hiking with my golden retriever Hooch! This is my fourth summer with the YMCA of Oakville Summer Camps. I keep coming back to camp because nothing else gives you the feeling that summer camp does. The combination of the smell of sun lotion, the laughter of campers and the memories made is something that I crave the other 10 months of the year. My favourite camp activity is song circle. There is nothing better than the reckless abandon of singing your favourite camp songs at the top of your lungs with a bunch of enthusiastic campers and counsellors! If I could be any animal I would be a kangaroo because they have a pouch that would be perfect to keep all my snacks in.