Mike Ross – Camp Director
Mike is AWESOME , kids love him and we are excited to have him as our Camp Director! Mike 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”!
Hannah Ruff – Program Director
Hannah has been attending camp at Hammond River since it started in 2002. She is a graduate of the University of New Brunswick with her Arts degree in English and History. She will be attending St Thomas University this coming year to complete her Education degree. 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…. is not afraid to get muddy and is super excited about another summer at the Hammond River Survival Camp.
Daniel Snider – Head Counselor
Daniel started coming to camp when he was 6 years old and is now entering his second year of University at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton. His goal is to become a Science teacher! Daniel is crazy, fun and loud – all of the qualities we look for in a head counselor. He has shown a strong commitment to camp and is respected by the staff. We are excited to add him to our leadership team this year.
Christie Ruff – Administrative Director
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. She is passionately supportive of seeing children outside in the fresh air, learning through hands on experience. 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.
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.
Grade 12 minimum, 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?