Leadership

Meet Our Directors

Rianne Barette

Rianne Barette

Outdoor Centre Director

With over 20 years of experience, Rianne has been a long-time camper and veteran staff member at Camp and currently oversees all aspects of The Camp Wenonah Centre for Outdoor Education. Rianne has previously worked as an Associate Director with Camp Summit in Squamish, British Columbia. While out west, Rianne sat as Secretary of the Board for the British Columbia Camps Association and remains an active leader within the camping industry. She currently sits on the Ontario Camps Association Outdoor Education Committee and has completed the International Camp Directors Training course facilitated by the International Camping Fellowship. Rianne completed her degree in Global Studies, with a minor in Gender Studies from Wilfrid Laurier University and is a past recipient of the Schaefer Scholarship, which acknowledges outstanding contributions to life and learning at Camp Wenonah.

Email: rianne@campwenonah.com

Jeff Bradshaw

Jeff Bradshaw

Founder/Executive Director

A veteran camping professional, Jeff’s career in camping began in 1978 and includes thirty years as a Camp Director. He is a two term Past President of the Canadian Camping Association and currently serves the global camping movement as Program Development Chair on the Board of Directors of the International Camping Fellowship. He also sits on the Board of Directors for the Ontario Camps Association (OCA). Jeff received the highest honour in Canadian camping, the Ron Johnstone Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as the most prestigious award from the OCA, the Dorothy Walter Award of Excellence. Jeff has led and facilitated training and professional development in Australia, Japan, Ecuador, Hong Kong, Russia, Venezuela, Cyprus, Mexico, Colombia, Taiwan, across the United States and in nine Canadian provinces. He has coordinated the annual OCA Skills Weekend; served on many OCA Committees and Task Forces; led workshops and seminars, and is a member of the Society of Camp Directors. Jeff’s extensive camping background also includes many years (dating back to 1968) as a camper, counsellor in training, junior counsellor, counsellor, section director, leadership director, program specialist, area head and Outdoor Centre Program Coordinator. Prior to becoming the Founder/Executive Director of Camp Wenonah, Jeff held several full-time, year round positions including Director of Camping for the YMCA; the Director of Camp Couchiching (including the Ontario Cystic Fibrosis Camp) and the founding Director of the Couchiching Outdoor Centre.

Email: jeff@campwenonah.com

Mike Stewart

Mike Stewart

Senior Director - Logistics

Mike brings over 30 years of camp experience, including 15 years as a Director and Manager in the camping industry, with him as he returns to Wenonah in a new role. Stewy, as he is known at Camp, previously worked with the Department of Athletics & Recreation at Ryerson University in Toronto, where he led Ryerson Summer Day Camps over six years of significant growth and development. Prior to that, Stewy was Program Manager with Amici Camping Charity, an organization that helps send underprivileged children to Ontario summer camps. For six years, in the 2000s, he was a Co-Director at Wenonah, providing leadership to both Summer Camp and the Outdoor Education Centre. Stewy is a graduate of the University of Toronto (Bachelor of Education) and Trent University (Bachelor of Arts). He sits on the Executive of the Board of the Canadian Camping Association (CCA) serving as National Communications Chair, and is a former Director on the Board of the Ontario Camps Association (OCA). He is a co-chair of the OCA Annual Conference, and sat on the organizing committee of the U Sports Women’s Basketball Championship held in Toronto in 2019. In recognition of his volunteer work and professional experience in the field of children’s camping, he has received the Jack Pearse Award of Honour from the Canadian Camping Association, the Ron & Mickey Johnstone Youth Leadership Award (OCA), Volunteer Recognition Award (CCA), and Award of Merit (International Camping Fellowship).  Stewy and his wife Gemma divide their time between their home in Toronto and their cottage near Wenonah. 

Email: stewy@campwenonah.com

Fraser "Tito" McOuat

Fraser "Tito" McOuat

Director of Operations

Camp has been part of Fraser’s life since 1999. He currently serves as Director of Operations, and has overall responsibilities for all capital development. Previously, he was Director of The Camp Wenonah Centre for Outdoor Education. “Tito” is a veteran Wenonah staff member, having held several previous roles including Assistant Director, WCIT Director, POLARIS Director, Property Director, and Counsellor. He has five years’ experience working with the Outdoor Education Centre program. Tito attended Camp for many summers as a camper, and successfully completed the POLARIS and WCIT leadership program. Fraser is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University, where he studied English. He completed the International Camp Directors Course and attended the International Camping Congress in October 2014. Tito is an avid fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs, and enjoys golf and spending time with friends and family when not at Camp.

Email: tito@campwenonah.com

Renata Bradshaw

Renata Bradshaw

Program Consultant

Renata brings over thirty years’ of experience to her role at Wenonah. She is a former teacher and member of a Board-wide curriculum writing team with the Halton District School Board. She is also a former Instructor of Outdoor Recreation at Mohawk College. Renata served as an Adjunct Professor with the Faculty of Education at York University. A graduate of Queen’s University, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and Bachelor of Education concurrently, Renata has offered leadership as a workshop and program facilitator for the Ontario Camps Association, Ontario Day Camp Summit, and International Camping Congress. Renata began her professional camp career at YMCA Camp Wanakita (Haliburton, ON). At Wenonah, Renata oversees the delivery of all instructional programs for Summer Camp and The Camp Wenonah Centre for Outdoor Education, and she coordinates our popular Women’s Weekend programs each Fall.

Email: renata@campwenonah.com

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