Vicky Spence has been part of the Camp Scugog team for 6 summers where she is responsible for managing the office, including camper registration and charitable donations. When she’s not busy keeping everyone on track, Vicky loves to sew with campers, helping bring their imaginations to life with new PJ’s, shirts, stuffed animals and bags. She’s also brings her creative flair to Scugog’s special days ensuring we have the best costumes around! Outside of camp, Vicky loves sewing, reading and leading her Beaver Scout troupe.
Cole has spent most of his life at camp, first arriving as a camper during our Mom’s and Kids camp. In total, he spent 15 years as a camper, and is now on his 12th year as staff. Aside from keeping our facilities in fantastic shape, Cole loves playing capture the flag, singing at campfires and seeing big smiles on campers faces. Outside of camp, Cole works as a courier, using all of his vacations and weekends to be at camp in the summer. For Cole, camp is a place where lifelong memories and friendships are made.
Emily first arrived at camp when she was just one month old and has been hooked ever since! She spent her summers between Camp Scugog and Camp Oconto where she fostered her passion for leadership and the outdoors. Emily completed the Leadership Program at Camp Scugog then worked on staff as a counsellor, Kayak Director, and finally Leadership Director for a total of 8 summers. She now manages the fundraising program at Camp Scugog while working full time at Klick Inc. managing their Learning and Development team. Emily holds her BA from the University of Guelph, and a certificate in Fundraising and Volunteer Management from Humber College.
Sierra has been at Scugog for 10 years, but has been involved in camping for most of her life, having spent her summers at other camps. She loves giving back to kids in the summer as it meant so much to her growing up. Her favourite camp activity is campfire and she also loves to change things up with themed Special Days. Sierra is a graduate of Redeemer University, and during the year, she lives and works in Hamilton for a local company RELAY Coffee Roasters.
Emily has been attending camp for the past 15 years, four of which have been as a member of the staff team. Camp is a second home to Emily and it’s where she developed core values, like positivity, love and kindness. Outside of camp, Emily attends school and works as a lifeguard and swimming instructor at a pool in Thunder Bay. It’s her camp family, the campers and staff that keep Emily coming back year after year.
Jesse has been at camp for 9 years and it is a second home to him. Because of camp, Jesse was inspired to complete his diploma in Film and Television from Humber College. Camp has also given him the opportunity and has been able to travel, this winter, he is working at a Camp in Australia! Jesse believes that camp is about giving kids the opportunity to have great role models that teach them skills to help them in there future.
Katie has been at Camp Scugog for the last 10 years – first attending as an L.I.T in 2009! Since that first summer she has spent time in a number of different roles at camp – counselling, arts and crafts, waterfront, even working in the kitchen! There was something unique, exciting and worthwhile about every position. Now, as the Outtripping Director, she is able to marry her passion for the great outdoors with a sense of adventure and fun. Outside of camp, Katie works as a supervisor at Shendy’s Swim Centre, and holds a Master’s degree in Forest Conservation from the University of Toronto.
Gavin grew up going to Cub and Scout camps but didn’t find his way to Scugog until 2013. He was hooked, though, and has been coming back ever since. It has been a great privilege to befriend campers and watch them mature into caring counsellors. He loves getting to know the kids, the sense of community and purpose among the staff, and – of course – the awesome fun of daily life at camp. Swimming, special days, and all types of boating are particular favourites of Gavin’s. Outside of camp, Gavin is working on a PhD studying the 8th century theologian John of Damascus.
Becca fell in love with her first summer at camp six years ago and has been reliving the magic every summer since. Outside of camp, she has big dreams of working in the film industry— but before Hollywood comes knocking, she wants the campers of Scugog to feel like stars through the drama program.