OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Sparrow Lake Camp Board of Directors is made up of a committed group of individuals who want nothing but the best for the campers at Sparrow! Made up mostly of SLC Alumni, the group meets regularly to guide the Executive Director and help build the programs and facilities. Each Spring the Alumni and their families come to camp for a work weekend to help open the camp and get ready for our campers to arrive.
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William Grove - Chair of the Board of Directors, father of SLC campers and Staff. William has served on the Board and has been giving back to Sparrow for over 10 years.
Reverend Mark Winger - Vice Chair of the Board. As the Revered of Humber Valley United Church, Mark represents the Toronto South West Presbytery. He has supported and been on the SLC Board for 10 years.
Lee Holland - Both of Lee's children attended and worked at SLC including leadership positions. Lee found his love of SLC through his children's experiences as campers and staff. He joined the Board 4 years ago to help give back. Lee offers assistance with the camper fund applications.
Stephen Forsey - Chair of Finance. Steve attended camp in the 70's. He returned each summer to SLC until he was able to become staff. Steve was on staff for 4 years in the 80's. Steve joined the Board 4 years ago. Steve met his wife Anne at Sparrow Lake and is proud to have sent all of his daughters to Sparrow as campers.
Anne Forsey - Chair of the Health Care. As a Registered Nurse and previous camper and staff, Anne provides her expertise and support to our Wellness staff. Anne and her husband Steve started sending their children to Sparrow Lake Camp as PeeWee campers. Like their parents, they have grown up at Sparrow. Their oldest daughter worked at Sparrow and their youngest daughter will be an LIT this year.
Michelle Waller - Chair of Fundraising. Michelle started Sparrow Lake Camp when she was 8 years old along with her 3 older brothers. Michelle continued to attend each summer until she was 16, then Michelle became a staff for the next 5 years. Michelle's oldest son was a PeeWee camper and enjoyed his first summer at Sparrow last year. This year he will be attending camp with his youngest brother.
Colin Campbell - Chair of Program. Colin spent 5 summers as a camper at Sparrow and 6 years as a staff member. Colin wants to give back to Sparrow for his life-changing experience. He has been on the Board since 2013.
Andrew Blair - Chair of Property. Andrew worked at Sparrow for 4 years in the 80's. His youngest daughter spent her first summer at Sparrow last year and is excited to return. This is Andrew's 4th year serving on the Board.
Greg Derbyshire - Co Chair Human Resource. Greg started working at Sparrow as a canoe tripper. After a number of years, Greg and his wife Liz, directed Sparrow until their first child was born. Their daughter attended and worked at Sparrow. Greg gives of his time and continues to come up to camp each summer to teach and certify the LeadersIn-Training in canoeing.
Ellen Weir - Co Chair of Human Resources. Ellen started as a camper in the 70's, worked at Sparrow in the 80's and has been serving on the Board for the last 10 years. Ellen's siblings also attended Sparrow and their children currently attend Sparrow in the summer.
Janice Franklin - Janice has had an association with Sparrow Lake Camp for many years. She began attending as a camper at the age of 8 and continued on to be a Counsellor. Both of Janice's children have also been campers and have been on staff at the camp.
Barry Reider - Barry Rieder has been working in the Jane and Finch Community for the last 23 years as a community minister with the United Church. Recognizing Sparrow Lake Camp's commitment to diversity and ensuring that children from low income neighbourhoods get a chance to go to camp is the reason why he joined the board.
Staff: Judy Shaw - Business Manager. Judy started with Sparrow Lake Camp in February 2017. Judy spent her summers at Camp Tapawingo in Parry Sound.
Staff: Melanie Osmond - Camp Administrator. Melanie started with Sparrow Lake Camp in May 2017 as the Office Manager and started as the Camp Administrator in November 2017. Melanie has spent her summers attending and working at the King Day Camp, an outdoor adventure camp in King City, ON.