Camp Couchiching Takes Great Pride in a Great Leadership Team
Andrew "MARTY" Martin - Executive Director
With a terrific base of camping experience and knowledge, Andrew brings a creative passion to his role at Camp Couchiching. I life long supporter of the camping movement, he beleives strongly in the experiences and outcomes of summer camping and is driven to ensure that no camper is ever overlooked.
Throughout the past ten years, Andrew has injected his creative methods into Camp Couchiching, making it one of the most competitive organizations in camping.
If you have any questions about Cooch, or our programs, contact Andrew through email at firstname.lastname@example.org or at the Camp office anytime.
Oona Ashmore- Associate Director
Camp Couchiching Summer Camp
Since age 7 when she first attended camp, Oona has been a strong believer in the camp experience and its ability to positively impact lives and transform individuals.
She has had the opportunity to work in both day and residential camp settings, and is proud to have worked closely with some of Ontario’s most recognized camp organizations. Her career includes stints with Camp Trillium, YMCA Cedar Glen, YMCA Northumberland and Camp Oochigeas. Oona is extremely excited to continue her camping career by joining the Camp Couchiching community.
Oona graduated from Brock University with a Bachelors of Kinesiology and most recently completed a Bachelors of Education focusing on experiential education opportunities. Throughout her career she has earned a reputation for developing inclusive youth programs.
Providing an active, positive experience for all children through camping has always been Oona’s passion.
Oona can be reached at her email address at email@example.com
Ross Mcintyre- Associate Director
Camp Couchiching Community Initiative (CCI)
Ross has been involved in a variety of camps and outdoor centre's throughout his career and camping has always been an important part of his life. He is motivated by the amazing outcomes of exceptional camp programs and there's nothing he enjoys more than being part of a growing camp organization.
Graduating from Bioethics and Politcal Science at the University of Toronto, Ross became passionate about the relationship between people and their environments. In addition to his camping and outdoor education experience, Ross has worked as a youth support worker and as a professional tutor for over 10 years. Having been a part of start-up businesses in both the non-profit and commercial sectors, Ross thrives in roles that incorporate continuous learning.
He is an environmental enthusiast at heart, serving as a team lead for the Couchiching Conservancy and he has been a member of the Council of Outdoor Educators of Ontario for over 5 years. He feels most at home when facilitating an interactive hike through a wooded trail or when he has the opportunity to share his love of canoeing with eager paddlers.
Ross feels the camping movement is synonymous with personal development and social value. Participants are given an experience-based way to engage, learn, and grow. These invaluable aspects of camping become a reality everyday at Camp Couchiching and Ross is pleased to be a part of such an amazing community.
Ross can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Toni Chin- Associate Director
The Couchiching Centre for Outdoor Eductation (ODC)
Toni has been a part of Camp Couchiching for most of her life. First as a camper, then a leadership candidate and finally a staff member over the past twenty years, Toni has worn many different hats within the organization. After traveling through the ranks of Cooch and taking a short break to gain experience from other camps and outdoor education organizations, she has now returned as Associate Director.
Recreation and outdoor education has been the main focus of Toni’s career over the last 12 years, with the majority of her experience coming from residential camping. She brings to Cooch her experience from the YMCA, the Boys and Girls Club of Vancouver, and the Girl Guides of Canada Ontario Council. She is a huge supporter of the importance of experiential education and the role it plays in the growth and development of children and youth. As well, Toni believes that the camp community and environment is a unique experience that every child should have the opportunity to enjoy.
Toni feels that her experiences at camp, is the largest contributor to the person and leader that she is today. She undoubtedly believes that the interpersonal skills, sense of belonging, and the encouragement to try new things that she learned as a camper gave her the tools and confidence to pursue a career in camping. Toni is very excited to return to the amazing community called Camp Couchiching.
Toni is available through email at email@example.com