I went on my first camping trip at Camp Ma Kee Wa when I was seven. It only a weekend – but it was enough hook me for life.

Today I volunteer mentoring youth with Camp Ooch, Amici Camping Charity, Girl Guides of Canada and SeriousFun Camps and sit on Amici Young Professional’s Council and Girl Guides of Canada’s Ontario Council.

For the past five years, I’ve work with ALIVE Outdoors taking school groups on residential camping trips and back country canoe trips in the fall.

In the past have worked as a Waterfront Director at Camp Mi-A-Kon-Da and taught swimming lessons with Bloorview Kid’s Rehab and the Halifax YMCA. I am a current NLS with the Lifesaving Society of Canada.

I strongly believe in the power of camp and have seen firsthand how much of an impact it has on young people.  To read more about some of my camping experiences – check out my blog here.

Here are some photos from my favourite camps and adventures