From Toronto, Ontario, Melissa a graduate of York University with a degree in Sociology and works during the year as a preschool teacher. Melissa is returning for her 13th summer on staff and took on a new role last year as our Director of Health & Wellness. She now works alongside the camp doctors, nursing team, and canoe trippers to ensure that all campers and staff receive the attention and care they need. Melissa will be making sure that the Health Centre is an efficient and safe space for everyone, and ensure that all dietary needs are met at meal times for campers and staff. In her first year, Melissa revolutionized the way that we deal with health-related issues at camp and we know that this year she will continue to improve our systems and make camp great like she always does!
Melissa has previously held many roles at Manitou including Unit Head of our Freshkid and Senior units, our CIT Director and working with our groups in our off-season where she lead groups through our team building and leadership activities. She was also awarded World Games Captain of Team Belgium in 2014.