Meet Our Directors
Outdoor Centre DirectorRianne is an experienced and accomplished camp and outdoor education professional. She is a veteran of many years as a staff member at Wenonah and oversees all aspects of the Outdoor Education Centre during the Spring and Fall seasons at Camp. From 2014 to 2017, Rianne was the Associate Director for Camp Summit (Squamish, BC) where she coordinated all Summer Camp registration and business activity for their office. During her time in BC, Rianne served as Secretary of the Board for the British Columbia Camps Association. She remains an active leader in the camping industry. Rianne completed the International Camp Directors Course. Rianne completed a degree in Global Studies, with a minor in Gender Studies from Wilfrid Laurier University. She is a past recipient of the Schaefer Scholarship, which acknowledges outstanding contributions to life and learning at Camp Wenonah.
Co-DirectorBen has been part of the Camp Wenonah community both as a camper and staff member for over 14 years. His past staff roles include Assistant Director for the Outdoor Centre and Summer Camp. He has also worked as Group Coordinator and Program Specialist for the Outdoor Education Centre program. His Summer Camp staff experience includes working as Boys Section Director, POLARIS Staff, Counsellor, and Resource Staff. Prior to working as a staff member, Ben was a long time camper and a graduate of both the POLARIS and WCIT Programs. He is a past recipient of the Schaefer Scholarship, which acknowledges outstanding contributions to life and learning at Camp Wenonah. Ben completed the International Camp Directors Course. Ben graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a degree in Psychology. When not at Camp, Ben enjoys spending his time outdoors whether in a canoe, on the ski hill, with a hockey stick on a pond or sitting around a fire with friends or family.
Fraser "Tito" McOuat
Director of OperationsCamp 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.
Founder/Executive DirectorA 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.
Program ConsultantRenata 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.