Our Staff – A team like no other!
At Camp La Grande Aventure en Anglais we work hard to find the best counsellors and outdoor specialists. We hire older students from Colleges and University across Canada, mainly Québec and Ontario students studying in many fields including future teachers. When hiring, we look for staff who are passionate about children, want to live an incredible outdoor experience and students who have previous experience working with children. We also want our staff to be responsible, mature, fun, dynamic and welcoming.
Our staff all speak English fluently and have a good comprehension of the French language to help your child progress in English conversation throughout the day. Whether it be at the rock wall helping campers climb to the top, while canoeing, directing each other on how to manoeuvre through the rapids or teaching campers how to make a friendship bracelet, our staff is always around to ensure that campers are speaking English or have someone to help them with words or phrases they do not know.
Our staff is an example of positive leadership for your child in encouraging their independence, self confidence and support, but most importantly, our staff help your child feel safe and integrated at camp.
Emma Kennedy a.k.a Skimmer
Has been at Camp LGA since 2008 and a Camp Director since 2015. She has a DEC in Adventure Tourism and a Bachelor’s degree in Education. She has taught at several schools in Ontario and Quebec as a supply teacher. However, her true passion is working with kids in the outdoors teaching them about nature and giving them self confidence.
Our Assistant Director
Margaux Elisseeff a.k.a Smurfette
Camp has been her second home since 2012. She is now Assistant Director. She has a DEC in Health Science and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Through the organisation “Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Greater Montreal” she tutors in an after school program in elementary school.
Our Associate Ressource Director
Coral has been working at camp since 2015 where she shares her passion for camp and education. She is currently finishing her bachelor’s degree at McGill University in Kindergarten and Elementary Education and is joining our team for a fifth summer at camp. After two summers of working as a coordinator at LGA, she is taking on the role of Associate Resource Director. You can probably find her in “Cubs” with our younger campers or in front of the stage singing the “Froggy Song.”
Coach is bringing his passion and knowledge of the outdoors back to camp for a 4th summer. Studying in Environmental Science at Concordia University, you can most likely find him somewhere on a mountaintop during the year and playing sports on the desert during the summer. Whether planning and leading cyclo, climbing mountains in Africa or leading canoe trips, he is always on the look out for a new adventure! After working as a counsellor, an outdoor and CIT leader, he is back at camp and ready to bring his creativity and enthusiasm by taking on a new challenge as coordinator with Oatmeal.
In 2017 Oatmeal joined our LGA family. He leaves behind his excursions and his daily dungeons and dragons games to spend more time in our offices! For his third year, after graduating from a technique in Leisure management and intervention from the Cegep of St-Jérôme, he is taking on the role of coordinator with Coach. You will be able to find him early in the morning in front of the lake with his guitar in his hand ready to put a smile on our camper’s faces.