Building on ten years of experience in a variety of camping and outdoor communities, Rachel is currently the Director of Doe Lake Girl Guide Camp. She draws on a diverse range of camp experience including both private and not for profit camps, as well as outdoor education centers.
Rachel is passionate about youth engagement and building intentional, diverse communities. As a graduate of Laurentian University’s Outdoor Adventure Leadership Program, she enjoys the opportunity to mentor current Laurentian students through their Internship Experience, of which she has hosted several at Doe Lake. A life-long learner, she strives to understand not only the questions being asked, but the context from which the question arises.
Rachel began her involvement with the OCA when she checked the box on the final feedback survey of the conference that said ‘I’d like to be more involved’. She hasn’t slowed down since, sitting on both the Equity and Diversity committee as well as the Annual Conference Steering Committee, co-authoring the LGBTQ+ Tips and Resource Document and leading a Conference Sub-Committee. She is excited to continue her involvement in the OCA through the Board where she plans to bring a fresh perspective on current issues affecting camps throughout the province. As a young camp professional she is excited to reach out to and involve her peers in the association moving forward.
Rachel loves to travel with her partner Jess and their dog Orro, who is beloved by both campers and staff at Doe Lake. Outside of camp Rachel can be found at her local CrossFit gym being closely supervised by Orro.