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Our Camp Directors

Janice Ripley

Alberta

2020 will be Janice’s first summer as Camp Director at CQ Alberta! Janice first got involved with Camp Quality as a sibling camper at Eastern Ontario, where she instantly fell in love with camp! Since 2013, she has returned as a volunteer companion at Camp Quality Eastern Ontario, Northwestern Ontario, Alberta and as a Q-Group Leader at New Heights. Her passion for camp really took off at New Heights when she joined the Camp Leadership Team as Volunteer Coordinator, then LIT Coordinator and finally Assistant Director. Her favourite part of camp is the feeling of family and community at the end of the camp week! When Janice isn’t at camp you can find her working and living in Whistler, British Columbia – spending her days exploring the outdoors!  Janice has a certificate in Ecotourism from Canadore College. Janice’s passion for camp, and making a positive impact on children and young leaders will be an asset to CQ Alberta.

 

Sarah ter Huurne

Eastern Ontario
Sarah started volunteering with Camp Quality Eastern Ontario in the summer of 2007 as a Lifeguard. After that experience, she was hooked on the magic of camp and has held positions of companion and super companion before joining the Camp Organizing Committee as Assistant Director, then Co-Director, and now as the Director. Sarah is a community pharmacist who enjoys travelling and the outdoors.
Sarah’s favourite thing about camp is seeing campers relax and feel safe to be themselves in a supportive environment. She is looking forward to another wonderful week with some of the most amazing children and volunteers you will ever meet!

 

Ainsley Kullman

Manitoba

Ainsley joined Camp Quality as co-assistant director in April 2016. She is a Registered Nurse and graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing in 2010. Ainsley’s first camp was an amazing, life-changing and inspiring experience. The ability to have fun, interact and influence with both the campers and volunteers is what Ainsley is most excited about!

Samantha Stovel

Northwestern Ontario

2020 will be Sam’s first year as Camp Director at Camp Quality Northwestern Ontario. She first became aware of what CQ was when her cousin became a camper at CQNWO. Every summer her cousin would come home from camp week, talking non-stop about the amazing time she had! It was clear to Sam that CQ made her cousin feel special and that it was something she needed to experience for herself. As a business graduate from Lakehead University, Sam landed her first job after school with Camp Quality as the Marketing & Community Outreach Intern. She began the one year internship in October of 2016 and quickly fell in love with the goals and missions of the organization. Her first summer at camp made her realize why Camp Quality is such a rewarding and unforgettable opportunity. After the internship, Sam wanted to stay involved and was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to be on the Camp Organizing Committee as the Co-Fund Development Coordinator. While in the role, she was constantly being reminded of why this organization is so important to her, the campers, volunteers and donors. She is so excited for the adventures ahead and can’t wait for the next camp season!

Danielle Bourgeois-Lapiccirella

Northern Ontario
Danielle first got involved with Camp Quality Northern Ontario during the summer of 2015 as a companion. After discovering the incredible experiences that camp has to offer, she joined the COC as a Volunteer Coordinator. She later became the Assistant Director, and is now very excited to take on the role of Camp Director. Her favourite thing about camp is seeing the amazing relationships between all the members of CQNO’s “camp family” every time they are reunited. The moment that the campers walk off the bus when they arrive at camp is the highlight of her year. When she is not camping, Danielle studies medicine at NOSM in Sudbury.

Laura Calvert

Southern Ontario

Laura joined the CQ family as a companion in the summer of 2012, after meeting a fellow volunteer during her third year at the University of Guelph. Since then, she has completed her Masters in Medical Science and uses her skills everyday as a research assistant in Pediatrics at McMaster University. Her favourite thing about camp is the family environment and watching the kids come to camp full of excitement and spirit, ready to tackle any adventures the week has in store for them. She is looking forward to working with her amazing COC team to continue to make CQ Southern Ontario a place for kids to experience new opportunities, have fun and build lifelong friendships and memories!

Veronica Charette

New Heights

Living in northern Ontario has provided Veronica with unique and exciting experiences. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in biomedical biology; she applies her keen skill set as a researcher at the Northeastern Cancer Centre and is a candidate for medical school. Camp Quality captured Veronica’s interest when she began volunteering at her local hospital. As an individual constantly interested in improving her community, she became involved with Camp Quality New Heights as a volunteer in 2013. Each returning year, Veronica has become more involved, currently acting as Camp Director.