Kettleby Valley Camp has been around for almost 70 years now. From the traditional summer camp activities of canoe rides and swimming to the unorthodox high ropes and rock climbing, Kettleby Valley Camp always encourages their campers to go outside of their comfort zone and challenge themselves to new things.
Our senior staff are critical to our day-to-day operations of our camp. Many have been campers at Kettleby, and have had the opportunity to work for us for numerous summers. Meet our senior staff for our 2018 summer!
Senior Staff 2018:
Mecs has just completed her fourth year at Laurentian University studying Sociology, Health and Disability. This is her 5th summer at Kettleby, starting out as a residential counsellor before working her way up to Bogart Head and RISE director. This summer, she is SO EXCITED to return as LIT Director for the second time before continuing her education at Georgian College to obtain her Recreation and Leisure Services certificate.
Mecs’ favourite colour is tie-dye.
Returning for her 3rd year at Kettleby Valley, Beans can’t wait for another fun-filled summer! She is a recent graduate of Western University, and will be returning to school at UofT to obtain her Masters of Teaching this fall. During the summer, Beans is responsible for the everyday organization of activities, overseeing the program staff, and making sure that every camper is having fun.
Beans would eat pasta for every meal if she could.
Mowgli is super stoked to return for her 3rd summer at Kettleby! As the Communication Director, she works closely with staff, parents and campers to ensure that things run smoothly around camp. Mowgli just graduated with a Health Studies degree from Queen’s University and is excited to spend the upcoming year traveling and skiing!
Mowgli loves all fruit EXCEPT for watermelon.
Richildaca Section Director
This is Crayola’s 12th summer, and 6th year on staff. She has worn many hats at camp, being a McGraw counsellor, 1:1 counsellor and finally after years of trying, her dream of becoming Richildaca Section Director has come true! Crayola is going into her 4th year at Western University for Media Information Technoculture, and has just returned from spending 5 months studying in Singapore. She enjoys photography and videography, and is excited to put her skills to use at resi this summer.
Crayola has been to 32 countries and COUNTING!
McGraw Section Director
After coming to camp as a camper for many years, Pretzel is returning for her 3rd summer at Kettleby! She will be joining Ruffles as McGraw Section Director for the second summer in a row. Pretzel is going into her third year at Trent University for Concurrent Education, and aspires to become a teacher. Although she will miss running Before Care, she loves camp so much that she is joining our residential staff this summer!
An iced coffee a day keeps Pretzel awake!
McGraw Section Director
Ruffles is returning for her 3rd summer at Kettleby, and 2nd summer as McGraw Section Director! When not at camp, she resides in St. Catharine’s attending Brock University for Communication and Media Studies. This summer you can find Ruffles on the Fun With… field running around with the little McGraw’s!
Ruffles’ favorite flavor of ruffles chips is all dressed.
R.I.S.E Program Director
This is Muskoka’s 13th summer at camp, and 6th year on staff! She is excited to return as R.I.S.E Program Director for the second summer before completing her fourth year at University of Guelph for Kinesiology. She aspires to continue working with children in physiotherapy and rehabilitation after she completes her degree.
Muskoka does not like pizza!
Bogart Section Director
Monty has been a part of the Kettleby family for 7 years! After working in our 1:1 program for several summers, he is thrilled to return to camp as our Bogart Section Director for the second summer! Monty is known for developing several special bonds with his campers, and remains a camper favorite for this reason. He is eager to meet the new and returning Bogart campers this summer!
Girls Residential Head
There is no one that loves camp more than Jersey! She is returning for her 6th summer at camp, and 2nd summer as the Girls Residential Head. Even when she’s not at camp, you can find Jersey doing fun and wholesome activities with her favorite camp friends. After the summer, she will be returning to Nippising University to complete her Masters of Kinesiology degree. She is beyond excited for Resi Girl’s to have their best summer yet!
Jersey is certified in water, on land and in the air!
1:1 Section Director
This is Kicks’ third summer at Kettleby, and second year as our 1:1 Section Director. You will always see her with a smile on her face as she integrates campers with exceptionalities into Kettleby’s daily activities. Kicks has graduated from the University of Guelph with a major in Psychology, and is excited to attend Trent University for Nursing this September!
Kicks has a passion for fashion! You can often find her in pajamas and rain boots!
Just like the Greek God, Poseidon loves water. He has been around in the Kettleby pools since 2011, starting out as an Auxiliary Counsellor then working his way up to our Waterfront Director! Poseidon is a recent graduate of the Concurrent Education program at UofT, and enjoys working with children.
Posiedon is better known as “Sneaky P” around camp.
Head Of Kitchen
Java has worked in Kettleby Valley’s kitchen for the past 7 years! This year will be her 5th summer as the Head of Kitchen and she is excited to create new and fun dishes for this summer’s campers. She likes to spend her spare time experimenting with exotic cuisines.
Java’s favorite meal is sloppy joes!
Male Residential Head
Stryker is fired up for his 3rd summer at Kettleby Valley! He is currently residing in Waterloo working as a supply teacher, and is excited to return as our Male Residential Head this summer. Everyone can always count on Stryker to be hip with the kids and down with the lingo. His hobbies include Urban Dancing and hosting pizza parties.
His alter ego is known as Fabio.
Riptide was a camper for multiple years before completing his LIT program and becoming a member of our swim staff! After working at the pool for 3 years, he has taken on the role of LIT director, alongside Mecs, for his second summer. Riptide is in his third year at Lakehead University for Recreation, and he plans on using his degree and camp experience in the Search and Rescue field.
His favorite fruit is pineapple!
Blackjack could not be more excited for his new role at Kettleby Valley in the office this summer! He will be returning for his third year at Seneca College for a Bachelor of Commerce degree. He worked as a Residential Counsellor last summer, and will genuinely miss his favorite meal of perogies with extra sour cream and LOTS OF bacon bits! Outside of camp, Blackjack enjoys hot yoga and meditation, making him the perfect fit for our busy office environment.
Blackjack prefers his potato chips cold!
Fable is pumped to return for her 9th summer at Kettleby, and 3rd year on staff! This year, she is taking on a new role as Transportation Coordinator after working as Head of Drama for the past two summers. Fable has finished her first year at McGill University in Montreal for Canadian Studies, Theatre Studies and Indigenous Studies.
You can find Fable eating a freshly packaged Greek salad on any day of the week!