Leadership Team 2017

From Left to Right: Bruizer, Chipj, Dimplez, Flexx, and Dorii

From Left to Right: Bruizer, Chipj, Dimplez, Flexx, and Dorii

 

CRITTER PROGRAM COORDINATOR

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Hi! My name is Shay and I am super excited to be a new member of the camp Kummoniwannago team! I will be filling the role of Critter Program Coordinator for Summer 2017. Although I am new to Camp Kummoniwannago, I have been involved in the summer camp scene for many years prior. I have worked as an Inclusion Facilitator working one on one supporting children with special needs. I have also worked as a volunteer for multiple summer camps. This past summer I worked up north as a full-time daycare teacher in the Sauble Beach area. I am a full-time student at Wilfrid Laurier University, graduating this year with my Bachelor of Arts. I hope to use this as the first step to becoming a Kindergarten teacher. I can't wait to spend the summer getting to know all of the campers in such a fun and engaging environment. I know it will be an amazing summer full of fun!

EXPLORER PROGRAM COORDINATOR

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Hello! My name is Bruizer and I am very excited to be back with the Camp K family asthe Explorer Program Coordinator for summer 2017! I started at Camp K in 2013 and have worked as an Inclusion Facilitator and the Inclusion Coordinator. This summer, I am excited to work on skills, play some games, do some crafts and campout with all the amazing Expos! After 5 long years, this June I am graduating with Honours from Brock University, gaining a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Child and Youth Studies. I love Camp Kummoniwannago because it is the perfect environment to connect with nature, act silly, make friends and have tons of fun! My goal for Explorer this summer to make it a fun and inclusive space where every camper feels welcome and able to be themselves. I can’t wait to meet you all, let’s get adventuring!!

INCLUSION COORDINATOR

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Hey friends! My name is Dylan (in the real world), better known as Dimplez (by all you campers). Last summer I was named "most likely to be a Disney princess" at camp, but my real job was as an Inclusion Facilitator! I had one of the most rewarding and exciting summers, and this summer I am lucky enough to come back as Inclusion Coordinator! I am really looking forward to my second summer at Camp K!

For those who don't know me.

-I have an obsession with strawberries

-I am currently in my second year of Kiniesiology at the University of Waterloo, hoping to minor in rehabilitation sciences and afterwards go into the field of neurology

-I am always smiling (hence the name Dimplez)

-I have only been in Kangaroo Kourt once (thank you campers!!!)

-If I couldn't be at camp, I would want to be somewhere on a beach

I can't wait to see all of your beautiful faces in just a few months! I could not be more excited for this opportunity and I look forward to all the crazy adventures this summer has to offer! The countdown is on, Camp K :)

LEADERS/COUNSELLORS IN TRAINING COORDINATOR

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Hi! My name is Natalie Pfaff, but some of you may know me better as “Chipj” (the “J” is silent). I am so excited for my second summer at Camp K! Last year I enjoyed spending lots of time at Critter and this summer I will be your LIT/CIT coordinator. I have had lots of experience both attending and working at various camps and programs over the years and I am eager to bring everything I have learned into this position. I am really looking forward to working closely with the LITs and CITs to create strong, confident leaders. A little fun fact about me is that I have been a competitive cheerleader for 10 years at an All-Star Club and am now on the varsity team at Wilfrid Laurier University. If you’re lucky, campers, I might show you a few tricks! In September, I will be starting my 4th year at WLU studying Kiniesiology, after which I hope to complete my Bachelor of Education. I have wanted to teach as long as I can remember, following in both my grandmother’s and mother’s footsteps. In fact I already have a Pinterest board dedicated to ideas for when I one day have my own classroom (eager beaver - I know). I can’t wait to put all my thoughts and ideas into action this summer. See you in July, Camp K. J