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who we are & what we do
We're a group of passionate, dedicated individuals with a love for summer camp. We'll go the extra mile to make your Canadian adventure as smooth, easy, and enjoyable as possible.
Whether we first attended as a camper or a counsellor, there's nothing we love more than spending our summers on the lake and helping other people get there too.
We're here to elevate your summer.
meet the camp canada team:
Hi, I'm Jonathan and I'm the founder and current CEO of Camp Canada. I'm originally from the US, but spent my summers as a child and young adult attending camps in Canada. I have worked at 10 camps and outdoor education centres in the US, Australia and Canada and love working in a community of people who share a common purpose. I bike to work year round, enjoy yoga, travelling, spending time with family and meeting participants from around the world as they excitedly arrive in Canada and make their way to camp for the first time!
Fun Fact: I took the Olson twins on a canoe trip in Arizona when they were in high school.
Hi, I'm Lindsay and I was born and raised in Toronto. I have a deep appreciation for the Canadian wilderness and I spent my summers growing up at a camp in Northern Ontario. I met my husband at summer camp when I was working there as a Counsellor and we now have three incredible daughters together. We also work together at Camp Canada to help people around the world experience the magic of summer camp. I am an Immigration Consultant and provide the immigration support needed for our participants to work at camps in Canada.
Hey I'm Rach...
Hi, I'm Cindy and I am originally from Ottawa, the capital of Canada. I am a former camper, staff, supervisor & camp director with over 25 years of experience working with children, adolescents and young adults. Based on my summers at camp, I decided to become an educator, and have had a career working with exceptional humans throughout my entire adult life. I believe camp provides an unparalleled opportunity to participate in an environment that reinforces values, identity and community. My favourite thing to do is hang with my 3 children, and travel with my husband. I am beyond thrilled to be working with the entire Camp Canada team ensuring we create a space and place for everyone to Explore, Experience, Experiment and Expand!
Fun Fact: I became the camp director of the camp I attended as a child!
Hi, I’m Bastian. I first worked as a camp counsellor for a summer camp in the US after leaving school and I have never looked back! After many more summers working at camp whilst I was at university, and a few years working full time at an all-year-round residential camp, I realised that this industry is what I feel most passionate about. I have been involved in different companies within the cultural exchange sector over the past 16 years and I’m still excited about providing life changing opportunities for our participants. Outside of work, I love spending time with my family, being outdoors and focusing on a healthy lifestyle and mindfulness.
Hi, I'm Taylor! I was born in Toronto, but spent 9 years living in Tennessee. My love of camp started when I was 8 years old, and attended camp for my first summer! Having moved from Toronto, to Tennessee, and back again, I guess you can say that summer camp has been the most consistent (and best) thing in my life! I attended a camp in Ontario for over 20 years and have been lucky enough to see camp from many different perspectives; as a camper, counsellors, unit head, and staff coordinator. I am the Placement Team Director here at Camp Canada and can't wait to share the magic of summer camp with all of you!
Fun Fact: I don't like condiments. I know, controversial.
Hi! I'm Carly. I was born and raised in New York, but moved to Toronto over 5 years ago, all thanks to falling in love with my now Canadian husband at summer camp! When I was 10 years old I headed off to overnight camp in Pennsylvania and have been lucky enough to return on and off for 20 summers, moving up from camper to various leadership roles. I’m now the Program Manager & Team Lead on our Direct Hire & Work Permit Team at Camp Canada spreading my camp spirit and helping others begin their own unforgettable camp journey. Outside of work, you can find me painting, travelling, and cooking!
Fun Fact: I've illustrated two children's books!
Hey, I'm Lizzi and you might have seen my face on Camp Canada socials and YouTube! I am here to help you make that first step and sign up for the program but showing you what camp is all about. I went to camp for 4 summers myself in Maine, USA. I worked in High Ropes & Climbing before leading the Small Crafts department, which was favourite down on the lake! Having had my own experiences at camp, I understand the magic of this experience, and how it can truly change your life whilst impacting so many others you meet in this world. I hope to inspire, entertain and inform you through the content Camp Canada shares across platforms, but also through our website, at events and through email. If you ever have any questions, please reach out on socials as I will happily help!
Hello, my name is Aidan and I’m from a city in northern England called Carlisle. I came to Canada in 2015 to work at a summer camp in Ontario as a counselor and ended up having 4 life-changing summers there. I live in British Colombia and work remotely from whichever mountain or lake I find myself at...or from my dining table in my kitchen. You can find me hiking, camping or in a random restaurant putting way too much gravy on my chips (fries). Controversially, I’m not a fan of maple syrup, my passions lie with football (soccer) and camp! I’m beyond excited to help you achieve your dream summer this season!
Fun Fact: Gordon Ramsey follows me on Twitter.
Hey, I’m Nicola and you can call me Nic or Niccy. Unlike most of my fellow colleagues, I have never worked at a summer camp and my journey to Camp Canada is a little different. I was raised in a small town just outside of Liverpool and have been lucky enough to spend most summers growing up visiting my aunt in Western Canada. It was hard not to fall in love with the country, people, and way of life. I loved it so much that I finally moved out there for a year and half and made the most amazing friends, explored, and worked in the tourism and hospitality industry. I returned home to complete my Masters degree in International Tourism Management and I’m now working hard to get as many people to experience the many life changing benefits of working and travelling abroad.
Hi, I'm Maike! I am originally from Germany and decided to go to camp in the US during my university semester break. I had the best summer of my life and returned to camp for four more summers, working as a tennis specialist and later on taking the oldest campers on a 4-week road trip across the US. I moved to Canada in 2011 and soon after started working for Camp Canada - I am now the Logistics Director and look forward to helping you coordinate your journey to camp! I love travelling (which has addmittedly gotten harder to do with two toddlers), and spending time outdoors with my family.
Hi, I'm Lizzie! I was born and raised in Toronto Canada and have been spending my summers up at camp since I was 8 years old - 17 years in total! I spent several years as a camper and have done every staff job under the sun; counsellor, activity specialist, unit head and even director! Camp taught me some of my most valuable life skills as an adult and I love it so much that I decided to make a career out of it! I work on the Placement Team here at Camp Canada, working hard with directors to find you the perfect camp for the best summer ever!
Hi, I'm Gemma! I was born and raised in South East England, but I now call Toronto home. I worked as a Camp Counsellor at a camp in Ontario for 2 summers and developed a love for camp and Canada. Working at camp completely changed my life, and I learned so much about myself. I'm delighted to be working on the Placement Team here at Camp Canada, working closely with Camp Directors to ensure the camp you are placed at is a perfect fit. Top tip for participants: switch off your phone and enjoy everything camp has to offer!
Fun Fact: I used to be a flight attendant!
Hi, I'm Mark from the Community Success Team! I moved around a lot growing up, but Liverpool is where I call home. My first camp experience was actually in the USA in 2017, but I have since spent two summers in Canada (2019 & 2022), primarily leading outdoor activities. At camp, I can usually be found running the Archery Range or guarding the waterfront and I have worked with every age group at camp from 6-18 years old. The only passion I have greater than camp is football, (I refuse to call it soccer) as I'm a massive Liverpool fan following them across Europe for various finals, although these days I actually play Field Hockey instead. I love camp as it's the place you can be the best version of yourself and unlock potential you didn't know you had!
Fun Fact: I had a short story published when I was a child.
Hi, I'm Matty and I work on the Sales Team! Unlike most people who work for Camp Canada, I have never actually attended a camp! I do however, share the same passion for travel and culture and that is what has led me to work for the company. My all time favourite travel experience is when I visted Thailand in 2021. I managed to travel to 6 locations in 2 weeks and had some amazing experiences such as visiting an Elephant sanctuary in Chiang Mai. My other passion is football (soccer) I am a season ticket holder at Everton F.C. and have played football since the age of 5. I also have a degree in Music Production and frequently produce Electronic Music. I am here to answer any initial questions that you may have about the programme!
Fun Fact: My music has been played on BBC Introducing.
Hey, my name is Jemma! I am currently living in Toronto but am originally from the UK. I first came to Canada to work at a summer camp in 2017 and have spent 5 amazing summers in a range of different roles and have absolutely loved every second. I hope to now help you have the same positive experience and embrace everything that life at camp has to offer. My best advice for going to camp would be to get involved as much as possible! Camp is one of those unique places where you can fully be yourself without judgment. It celebrates differences and embraces them fully. So be in the moment and be open to anything!
Fun Fact: I can touch my nose with my tongue.
Hi, my name is Sydney. I come from a long line of camp people and I literally grew up at summer camp in Ontario. I've been a camper, counsellor, unit head and director at camp for 20+ years and I can safely say that camp is my favourite place on earth. I work as the Arrivals and Logistics Coordinator at Camp Canada and spend my time planning how to get our participants up to camp and on to the summer of a lifetime. Camp is the best place to grow your skills and grow yourself and I love being able to help people get there.
Fun Fact: I once watched a movie in the same theater as Taylor Swift.
Hey all, my name is Beth and I am the Irish Sales Coordinator. I am from Ireland but have spend the past years floating around, living in places such as Barcelona and all over Itay. These travels evenutally led me to Camp Canada as a particpant in 2017 and I have been going back to camp for 4 years now, working in various roles. I began as a counsellor in the junior girls (6-10) division and evenutally worked up to a unit head, most receently running a unit called senior girls (13-14). I can't relay to you in words how much I love camp and how great and life changing of an experience it can be. It really becomes your home away from home. One of my favourite things about my camp summers is the ability to switch off on the stresses on the outside world, put your phone away and just enjoy the outdoors, doing activities you wouldn't always get the chance to do, with people you wouldn't always have the oppurtunity to meet. It truly has been one of the most rewarding experiences I have ever had.
Fun Fact: I have watched the Office (US) far too many times and can quote Michael Scott word for word. Where are the turtles?!
Hi, I’m Lanny! I was born and raised in Toronto, Canada, and I have spent the better part of 20+ summers at camp. From my early days of running amok as a camper through becoming a counsellor, and eventually a part of a head staff team, I have learned more about life and myself through camp than anywhere else. After years working in one of my other passions (sports), I could not be more thrilled to be a part of the placement team at Camp Canada! I am pumped to work to help directors find awesome people from across the globe to share the same joy in community that I discovered so many years ago.
Fun Fact: Melissa Joan Hart follows me on Twitter despite having never seen an episode of Sabrina the Teenage Witch.
Hi there, I'm Jen and am originally from Alberta, and now live in Toronto. I have joined Camp Canada as the Financial Controller. I have over 20 years of camp experience, which started out teaching Aerobics, moved onto a Unit Head role and then full time director which included working with Camp Canada. Working for an Overnight camp gave me the opportunity to spend my summers with children, youth and young adults including International staff. I am very excited to stay involved with assisting camps and staff from around the world come together to experience the magic of camp!
Hi there, I'm Jenny and I'm the Work Permit Coordinator, working with our Direct Hires! I'm originally from Dublin, Ireland, but now call Toronto home. I adore travelling and most of this has stemmed from my first summer spent as a counsellor and videographer at camp! I have since fallen in love with the summer camp experience and returned for four summers, working in various roles, but most recently as a Group Leader, looking after our 6th to 8th grade campers! Outside of camp I love travelling and I've been lucky enough to have backpacked across Central and South America, I'm also a passionate Arsenal fan and a mediocre camogie player. Working at camp has been the best decision I've ever made and I'm very excited to help others to have to opportunity to live it!
Fun Fact: I once made national news after being knocked out by a ball during a game I was watching from the stands.
Hey, I’m Dillan and I grew up in a city called Leicester - right in the middle of England, but Toronto is my new home this year! I spent two summers at camp, working as a Camp Counsellor at Camp Echo Lake - it was a life-changing experience for me and I have truly met people I do call my best friends. I’m now the Team Lead for our Direct Hire & Work Permit Team in Canada and I’m beyond excited to help you achieve your camp dreams this summer!
Fun Fact: My first ever festival I went to was in Vegas to see Kendrick Lamar.
Hey, I'm Laya, Account Manager for the Direct Hires team! I have lived in Toronto for 6 years. I grew up in Ottawa, and went to camp just outside of the city from the ages of 6-21 (and have visited or helped out every summer since). I know camp as a camper, counselor, lifeguard, unit head, and admin. Camp is in my blood - my mom's parents met at the same camp I went to, the same camp my dad and uncles also went to for 17 years. I would not be the person I am, let alone even exist, without summer camp! I have been lucky enough to travel to 36 countries, and I highly value the opportunity to meet people from all over the world and share our cultures - something special that international staff can bring to campers in Canada. I am so lucky to work on this team and help people from all over experience the joy of Canadian summer camp!
Fun Fact: I am a PADI certified Scuba Divemaster and have worked in the Carribean.
Hi, I’m Lauren! I’m a Sales and Marketing Coordinator at Camp Canada in the Liverpool office. Unlike most of my colleagues, I have never been to camp before. However, I share the same love for travel and know how much it can enrich your life through new experiences! Coming from a customer service background, I am extremely passionate about helping people, so playing a small part in a participant's journey and knowing they’re on a path that will change their life is very fulfilling for me. Also due to having a degree in Fashion Communication, I am a very creative person, so outside of work you can find me charity & antique shopping, going to gigs, snapping photos on my film camera, and attending art exhibitions. You can also catch me wearing a beret 24/7!
Hey, I’m Lizzie (also known as Lizzo!) and I’m on the Community Success team at Camp Canada! I’m originally from North Wales, however, I have lived in Liverpool, UK, for 5 years! I'm a massive foodie, traveller and always up for trying something new! In 2019, I was lucky enough to travel and work as a camp counsellor at a summer camp in Seattle, USA, which I absolutely loved. Working at a summer camp gave me invaluable insight into the summer camp culture and friendships that will last a lifetime. I hope to pass my experience on to future participants wanting to experience the same.
Fun Fact: Lizzo is my childhood and camp name which originated before the singer Lizzo!!
Hey everyone, I'm Maple, the beloved mascot of Camp Canada! As the face of Camp Canada, you might have seen me on our social media, or out and about in Liverpool. I loved getting pictures taken and promoting the magic of summer camp as well as the spirit of the great Canadian wilderness. Don't be afraid to stop and say hello if you see me!