Leadership

Meet Our Directors

Jennifer "JJ" Jupp

Jennifer "JJ" Jupp

Senior Director - Experience

JJ’s life focus has been summer camp since she first attended overnight camp at YMCA Camp Wanakita when she was nine years old.  For close to 30 years, JJ has worked tirelessly to create emotionally and physically safe places for children and adults to become and to belong.  With summer camp and outdoor education as her vehicles, JJ’s mission is to help create a world where people are highly tolerant of others despite differences, where people lead others with confidence and humility, and where people love and cherish each other and the planet.  JJ has directed at Ontario summer camps for 25 years including over ten years each at Camp Arowhon/The Camp Arowhon Outdoor Centre, and Camp Wanapitei. Prior to full-time, year-round positions, JJ held positions as Camp Counsellor, Leadership Director, Section Director, Head Counsellor, Assistant Director and Associate Director.  With a degree in Outdoor and Experiential Education, JJ also worked as a teacher of specialized outdoor leadership programs for the Halton Board of Education over a 15 year period. Offering her leadership to the Ontario Camps Association (OCA), JJ has sat on several task forces and committees and has co-chaired the OCA Annual Directors Conference.  She currently sits on the OCA’s Board of Directors. One of JJ’s favourite things in life is facilitating experiences and training sessions. She has had the privilege of presenting at many camping conferences: OCA Skills Weekend, OCA Counsellor Conference, the OCA Directors Conference and the Children’s Oncology Camping Conference and at other Ontario camps.  As a professional facilitator, JJ has been a diversity trainer and has guided workplace culture transformation in varied settings. JJ and her husband Woody (Eoin Wood) live in Guelph, Ontario with their kids, Anna (15) and Charlie (8), their two dogs, and four backyard chickens.

Email: jj@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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