The property Kettleby Valley Camp is located on has been around for almost 70 years. 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 2019 summer!
Senior Staff 2019:
McGraw's Section Director
After coming to camp as a camper for many years, Pretzel is returning for her 4th summer at KVC! She will be joining Ruffles as McGraw’s Section Director for the 3rd summer in a row. Pretzel is going into her fourth year at Trent University for Concurrent Education, and aspires to become a teacher. She can’t wait for another summer of fun with McGraw staff and campers!
Pretzel has a new puppy named Finn!
McGraw's Section Director
Ruffles is returning to camp for her 4th summer at KVC, and 3rd summer as McGraw’s Section Director with Pretzel! Ruffles is a recent Communication and Media Studies graduate from Brock University and is excited to start teacher’s college in the fall! You can always find Ruffles on the Fun With … field running around with the little McGraws!
Ruffles’ favorite flavor of ruffles chips is all dressed.
Richildaca's Section Director
Saint is returning to camp for his 4th summer at KVC, accompanying Tic-Tac in his new role as Richildaca’s Section Director. Saint is currently pursuing a double degree in Biology and Environmental Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University and has just completed his first year. Saint is looking forward to seeing all the returning McGraw and Richildaca campers this summer!
Saint has played the flute for 9 years!
Richildaca's Section Director
Tic-Tac is returning to KVC for her 4th summer as a staff member. Tic-Tac is excited to be joining Saint as a Richildaca’s Section Director. She is currently studying health sciences at the University of Ottawa and has just completed her first year. Tic-Tac is excited to get to know the Richildaca staff and campers this upcoming summer!
Tic Tac was also a camper and LIT at Kettleby Valley Camp!
Bogart's Section Director
If you ever can’t find Kelvin just follow the sound of the guitar. Kelvin is returning for his 5th summer at KVC. After working at both of our waterfronts, Kelvin will be joining us this summer as the Bogart’s Section Director!. Kelvin is currently in the Concurrent Education program at Lakehead University with a focus in English. This summer you’ll see Kelvin around camp laughing and having fun with campers. Kelvin always has the most fun when campers are having fun!
Kelvin’s favorite comic is Calvin & Hobbes
1:1 Section Director
This is Kicks’ 4th summer at KVC, and 3rd year as our 1:1 Program Director. You will always see Kicks with a smile on her face as she integrates campers with exceptionalities into KVC’s daily activities. Kicks has recently graduated from the University of Guelph with a major in Psychology, and is excited to attend Trent University this September for Teacher’s College! Kicks is easy to spot at KVC, just look for the red rain boots!
Kicks has a passion for fashion! You can often find her in sweat pants and rain boots!
Leader in Training Program Director
Monty has been a part of the KVC family for 8 years! After working last summer as our Bogart’s Section Director, Monty is excited to return to KVC as a Leader in Training Program Director with Glitch. Monty is known for developing several special bonds with his campers, and remains a camper favorite for this reason. Monty is eager to meet the new 2019 Leaders in Training!
Monty will never refuse a cold refreshing iced coffee!
Leader in Training Program Director
Glitch is returning to KVC for her 5th summer on staff! After many summers at the pool, Glitch is super excited to start her new position as Leader in Training Program director along with Monty. Glitch is currently obtaining a physics degree at McMaster University. If you want to learn any camp songs, Glitch is your girl!
Glitch’s favorite color is blue!
Just like her name implies, fish loves to swim! Fish has been lifeguarding and teaching swimming lessons for the past 5 summers at KVC. Fish is returning to KVC for her 6th summer in her new position as the Waterfront Director. Fish will be returning to the University of Guelph in the fall for her fourth year as a biology student. Fish is super excited for this summer because she loves teaching campers the skills needed to be a great swimmer.
Fish’s favorite camp activity, other than swimming, is high ropes!
Chex… Chex… where’s Chex? Chex is famous here at KVC, probably because he has been working at camp for over 15 years. This summer Chex will be working along with Seuss as a Program Director, ensuring that all campers are having fun! If you’re ever looking for Chex make sure to check canoeing, his favorite activity.
Chex has his own mixtape!
As the famous Dr. Seuss once said “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” Somebody who certainly stands out at camp is our new Program Director, Seuss! This is her 3rd summer at KVC, having run the Arts and Crafts program for the past two summers! Seuss has a degree in English Literature and is currently in Brock University’s Teacher Education program. Seuss is super excited to be involved in all of the camp activities this summer!
Seuss’ favorite food is spaghetti!
R.I.S.E Program Director
Known for being crafty, KD joined KVC two summers ago and fell in love. KD is returning to KVC for her 3rd summer and is excited to begin her new position as the R.I.S.E Program Director. KD is currently studying Archaeology and Psychology at Wilfred Laurier University. Because KD loves the ocean and history, she hopes to become a marine archaeologist in the future! KD is ready to foster responsibility, independence, skills and expertise in the R.I.S.E campers this summer.
KD will cleanse your chakra in exchange for desserts.
Girl's Residential Director
This is Muskoka’s 14th summer at camp, and 7th year on staff! She is excited to begin her new position as Girl’s Residential Director. Muskoka is a recent Kinesiology graduate from the University of Guelph and aspires to continue working with children in the future, through physiotherapy and rehabilitation. Just like her Co-Residential Director Flex, Muskoka is an expert on climbing here at KVC!
Muskoka loves to dance! Especially if it involves the Floss.
Boy's Residential Director
After working in a variety of sections at KVC, Flex is returning for his 6th summer! Working along with Muskoka, Flex is fulfilling the role of Boy’s Residential Director. Flex is currently pursuing a degree in Social Work, with the hopes of obtaining his masters and becoming a therapist. If you have any questions, Flex is an expert on all things climbing!
Flex loves hiking and climbing the great outdoors!
Java has worked in KVC’s kitchen for the past 9 years! This year will be her 6th summer as the Kitchen Manager and she is excited to create new and fun dishes for the campers. Java likes to spend her spare time experimenting with exotic cuisines and playing with her new puppy Atlas!
Java’s favorite meal is sloppy joes!
Canoe Trip Leader
Just like the Greek God, Poseidon loves water. Poseidon has been around in the Kettleby pools since 2011, starting out as an Auxiliary Counsellor then working his way up to our Canoe Trip Leader! Poseidon loves everything about the outdoors and is excited to meet all the canoe trippers.
Posiedon is better known as “Sneaky P” around camp.
Fable is excited to return for her 10th summer at KVC, and 4th year on staff! She will be returning to the office as Transportation Coordinator with her partners-in-crime, Blackjack and Cedar. Fable is entering her third year at McGill University in Montreal for an Honours degree in Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies. She hopes to apply her knowledge to studying Canadian law with a focus on policy.
Fable can bench press 130lbs!
Blackjack could not be more excited to be returning to the KVC office for his 2nd summer! Before starting in the office, Blackjack worked as a Residential Counsellor and will genuinely miss his favorite meal of perogies with extra sour cream and LOTS OF bacon bits! Blackjack is currently obtaining a Bachelor of commerce degree at Seneca College. 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!
After attending KVC for many years as a camper, Cedar is returning to camp this year as a staff member! Cedar will be working alongside her pals Black-jack and Fable to ensure the smooth running of the office. She is a Recreation and Leisure graduate and is currently pursuing a psychology and philosophy degree at Western University. Cedar loves the outdoors and is super excited to be back with the KVC family!
Cedar exclusively eats Kwartha Dairy ice-cream. Her all time favorite flavor is Moose Tracks.