Hammond River Survival Camp Staff
Hannah Ruff B.A, B.Ed – Camp/Program Director
Hannah has been attending camp at Hammond River since it started in 2002, and is currently living in Fredericton working at Fredericton Montessori Academy as their After School Educator. She has a Bachelor of Education from St. Thomas University with a focus in Elementary Education, English and History. She is passionate about the outdoors and loves to see children outside in the fresh air, learning through hands on experience. Her choice to become a teacher was inspired by her involvement in camp over the years. Hannah is a true leader and is respected by both staff and campers. She loves camp, hiking, and is not afraid to get muddy! She is super excited about another summer at the Hammond River Survival Camp!
Hannah has also been trained in Wilderness & Remote First Aid, CPR Level C.
Christie has also worked in the camping industry for many years, from providing first aid at overnight camps to creating and managing Survive & Stay Alive Camp. She is excited to be part of this new initiative and is more than willing to volunteer as a board member for the Hammond River Survival Camp. Although she is not involved in the day to day operations of the camp, she will not miss out on the opportunity to visit camp frequently and looks forward to meeting the campers and parents at the closing of each camp week.
Mike is legendary at camp! He is well known in the camping industry; serving as Program Director for Caton’s Island Camp, Camp Director for Survive & Stay Alive “The Ultimate Wilderness Experience” held at First Nation communities across Atlantic Canada and was the Camp Director for Survive & Stay Alive with H.E.L.P. Educational Services for 5 years. Mike’s camp philosophy is to provide a safe, fun and inclusive place for children to learn, grow and develop character. He is happily married to his wife Tracy and has three school-aged children who love having a daddy who is a “camp guy”!
We are super excited about our staff this summer at both Hammond River and Grand Bay-Westfield Survival Camp! You will be too once you meet them!
Survival Camp is NOT a glorified baby sitting service. Our camp is designed to teach real survival skills in a fun and inspiring way…so we find camp leaders that can help make it an exceptional learning experience for the kids.
Senior Leaders [Grade 12-University] – Leadership Skills, Volunteerism, Extra Curriculum Activities, and Public Speaking Experience are all great assets.
If you’re interested in becoming a camp leader, contact us and we’ll chat. We’ll want you to tell us what do you think camp is, why it’s important, why do you want to be a part of it and why do you want this job?
Grand Bay Westfield Survival Camp Staff
The same things apply to our staff at Grand Bay. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about our staff.
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