The Leadership Team is made up of experienced camp staff who work directly with Barb to prepare and organize the various areas in camp. This team starts working together in May to prepare our site, facilities and program equipment as well as get our programs and training organized for staff arrivals in June.
2017 was Barb's first summer at SLC and she is excited to return. Barb is passionate about providing experiential, unplugged opportunities and building a community for children to grow and develop their skills at camp. Barb brings over 30 years of experience in summer camping and outdoor education. She has sat on the Board of Directors for the Ontario Camps Association, chaired the Directors conference and has run many educational events. Barb has been recognized by her camping peers and has received awards from the Ontario Camps Association, The Council of Outdoor Educators of Ontario, The Woman Of Distinction and received a Queens Diamond Jubilee Award for her work with the Duke of Edinburgh Awards. Barb spent 22 years managing the Outdoor Centre at Seneca College where she founded the King Day Camp. She moved on to the Tim Horton Children's Foundation where she was the General Manager for one of their seven camps. During the winter Barb volunteers for her local Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Georgian Triangle. As an avid downhill skier, Barb is enjoying the Blue Mountains where she works from her home outside of the summer season.
Melanie Osmond was Sparrow's Office Manager last summer and is looking forward to spending another summer at Sparrow Lake Camp as "Mama Mel". After 7 years in various roles in both day and traditional over night camps Melanie is putting her experience both on the field and behind the scenes to work as the Camp Administrator. With a Bachelors of Knowledge Integration and a Graduate Certificate of Event Management Melanie will be using her organizational and design skills to assist with year round marketing, registration, and social media. When Melanie isn't busy with Sparrow magic she works in the event sphere, volunteering for various live events including one of Canada's largest vocal talent searches.
Ashley Menagh: Food Service Manager
Suplex (Ashley) was Sparrow Lake's Food Service Manager last summer and is excited to spend another summer back at Sparrow! Suplex has been a Food Service Manager/Chef for the past 10 years at camps and Restaurants all over Ontario and Manitoba. Suplex has a unique skill set holding not one but two diplomas, Culinary Management from Niagara College and Recreation and Leisure from Mohawk College. Suplex will be busy creating some new dishes for all campers to experience and brushing up on her games and songs as she cannot wait till campers arrive! When Suplex is not at camp or cooking you can find her rolling around on the wrestling mats and not a ring in the WWF. Suplex runs Olympic Style Wrestling tournaments all over Ontario and Quebec and is a National Official with Wrestling Canada. Suplex also has a passion fore reading and can read 2-3 books a day if she has time! Last year she read 444 books and has set a goal of 20 books this summer!