The Management Team includes:
Women's Weekend Coordinator
Debbie is a veteran Summer Camp professional, having been involved in camping for almost 30 years in a number of leadership and program roles. Those roles have ranged from cabin Counsellor to Camp Manager to Board member. Additionally, Debbie has done work with Outward Bound in Zimbabwe and at camps in Australia. She currently runs her own pottery business and a studio for adults with intellectual disabilities at L’Arche Daybreak. Debbie loves both outback and urban canoeing.
Associate Director - Administration
Caron coordinates all the activity at our Main Office in Burlington, Ontario including overseeing all the administration for Camp Wenonah, The Camp Wenonah Centre for Outdoor Education, and Women’s Weekend programs. She also coordinates the annual Wenonah Foundation Golf Classic, which raises funds to help send children in need to Camp. Caron previously worked with CUMIS Insurance, and then assumed her most demanding role yet – mother of three children! Caron also worked in the Registrar’s Office at Sheridan College. Caron began with Wenonah in 2000 as the Manager of the Camping and Outdoor Bookstore. From there, she assumed the role of Director of Administration for Wenonah Day Camp. Caron is a familiar voice to those who call Wenonah’s Burlington office during the year. Caron and her husband Mike live in Burlington. They are the proud grandparents of three granddaughters and four grandsons.
Renata brings over 30 years experience to her role at Wenonah. She is a former teacher with the Halton District School Board, and also a former Instructor of Outdoor Recreation at Mohawk College. She served as an Adjunct Professor with the Faculty of Education at York University. A graduate of Queen’s University, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education, Renata has offered leadership as a workshop and program facilitator for the Ontario Camps Association, Ontario Day Camp Summit, and International Camping Congress. Renata began her professional camp career at YMCA Wanakita (Haliburton, ON). There she held numerous positions including Counsellor, Arts & Crafts Director, and Day Camp Director. She was also a Program Specialist and Program Coordinator with the Wanakita Outdoor Centre. At Camp Couchiching (Orillia, ON), Renata took on leadership responsibilities as the Director of the CIT (Counsellor in Training) program.
Women’s Weekend Staff
Women’s Weekends are facilitated by members of The Camp Wenonah Centre for Outdoor Education staff team. Staff members are teachers, outdoor educators, University and College graduates and students. Wenonah staff are hired for their ability to provide strong program leadership, and are positive, energetic hosts to all Women’s Weekend participants. Staff members attend a one week training program at the start of the Outdoor Education Centre season plus, attend specific skill training events on a yearly basis. As well, all staff have current related qualifications in first aid, CPR and swimming standards. Finally, Outdoor Education Centre staff assume Senior roles during the Summer Camp season which ensures a deep commitment to the Wenonah experience.