Posted by Nature Camp staff
Summer is upon us and the planning and scheduling for the Goodrich Loomis Nature Camp (GLNC) is complete. We are so excited to present to you this year’s lineup of camp themes! We have a completely new team running the program this year. “KODIAK”, “CORAL”, and “ZEPHYR” have been hard at work over the last few weeks planning all sorts of crafts, games and activities to make this year stand out. They have been contacting guest presenters some of which include favorites from years past and others that are new. The camp is offering a variety of fun and exciting themes including “Water World”, “Birds of a Feather” and “Storm Troopers”. We are very excited to present our newest camp theme “Good News for a Change”, where our campers will learn the significant impacts of Climate Change on the earth and how positive initiatives (that are already occurring) are helping to correct the problem. Click here to see a full list of dates and themes for this summer’s program. It’s hard to tell who is more excited for the school year to finish off, the kids cooped up in their classrooms or the GLNC crew!
Bryant Vance - Nature Camp Coordinator
Bryant, aka “Kodiak”, has enjoyed working with children over the past eight years in various jobs around the country and even the world. Whether it be as a kayak guide in Australia, alpine exploration in the Rockies, or helping kids discover dinosaur bones in BC Bryant loves getting children outside to experience what the wilderness can offer (creativity, inspiration, leadership, knowledge and so much more) . His creative, charismatic and fun approach to outdoor experiential learning can inspire even the avid couch enthusiast. This year Bryant is very excited to be the camp coordinator for Goodrich-Loomis Nature Camp. As Bryant would say, “There is something about little green spaces that brings joy to my life” and adds “When I can share these feelings of joy with others, it brings me happiness”.
Katelyn Cummings - Camp Counselor
Katelyn, aka “Coral”, has just completed her second year at the University of Guelph in Environmental Geography and is now looking forward to a great summer at the Goodrich-Loomis Nature Camp. Katelyn’s emphatic smile, bubbly personality and caring attitude are a perfect match for the Goodrich-Loomis Nature Camp. She likes working with children, and has coached figure skating for six years and been a Junior Sparks Leader for two years. Katelyn loves the outdoors and cannot wait to spend the summer with the children outside going on hikes and playing fun games. She is also very excited for the nature themed weeks, crafts and all the great guest speakers!
Sam Gower – Camp Counselor
Sam, aka “Zephyr”, has just finished his second year at Trent University in the Trent-Queens Education program. Teaching is a passion for Sam and working with primary school students is his forte. Sam is familiar with school curriculum and has even taught in the classroom. He is looking forward to more hands-on educational experience and other fun activities that the Goodrich Loomis Nature Camp provides. He is “super” excited for Nature Camp to start and is thrilled with the idea of children coming to camp not only to play and have fun but also to learn, discover and grow by exploring and investigating nature. Sam’s energetic and fun-loving attitude will keep this summer’s Nature Campers active and entertained, Monday to Friday, rain or shine.