Our Team

Guides

Our guides have extensive experience and training, First Aid Certification, and Police Info Checks.

Mairie

Mairie

Camp Coordinator

Mairie graduated from Emily Carr in 2023 and is an interdisciplinary artist pursuing a graduate degree. She has been working, volunteering, and playing in the community for over 12 years and has been working with kids for the past 9 years as a camp guide during the summers and spring break. She loves to share knowledge, self-empowerment, active care, and freedom to play. She has a great passion for the arts, being active, the environment, actively helping others, and experiential, play-based learning.

Carly

Carly

Camp Coordinator

Carly recently graduated from SFU with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Fine Arts but is continuing her studies to become an elementary school teacher this fall. With Carly's passion for supporting children's development, she has worked and volunteered with kids for the past 7 years as a track coach and 3 years as a summer camp coordinator. In her free time, Carly loves to be active and creative, enjoying hiking, running, baking, painting, and playing board games. She is also an avid animal and plant lover and will happily talk about her dog, Levi. Carly is excited to meet everyone and create lasting memories for all the campers. Be prepared for the best summer ever!

Michael

Michael

Vice Camp Coordinator

Michael is a Registered Teacher who graduated from Vancouver Island University and is working currently as an Education Assistant. Growing up on North Vancouver Island had him enjoying the outdoors through all kinds of activities like hiking, kayaking, sailing, and even scuba diving. He also enjoys playing some games in his free time. Michael enjoys building connections with students to make sure they enjoy what they are doing.

Simren

Simren

Assistant Camp Coordinator

Simren is currently a student in the Faculty of Sciences at the University of British Columbia. With a passion for supporting youth development, she has worked and volunteered with kids for over 5 years by being a leadership coach and an instructor at a bike camp. In her free time, Simren loves to be active and express herself creatively through theatre, dancing, and being outdoors.

Emma

Emma

Camp Guide

Emma is currently a student in the Associate of Arts program at Douglas College, studying languages, writing, history, and culture. She has worked at summer camps since she was fourteen, and loves how rewarding and meaningful it is to work with kids. In her free time, Emma enjoys working on her various passion projects, which include arts and crafts, creative writing, and playing the guitar.

Christy

Christy

Camp Guide

Christy is currently pursuing a diploma in Respiratory Therapy at Thompson Rivers University. Previously, she completed her degree in Kinesiology at UBC and has worked with kids as a recreational basketball coach for almost five years. Passionate about working with kids and helping others live healthy, active lives, she strives to create a positive, engaging environment where children are able to have fun while being active. Christy loves the great outdoors of BC – you can find her running and exploring new hiking trails every summer. She also loves baking, cooking, and solving jigsaw puzzles.

Ambar

Ambar

Camp Guide

Ambar is a class of 2023 high school graduate who recently moved to BC from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Interested in humanities and social sciences, they will be starting their undergraduate at SFU in Anthropology this September and are looking to pursue a career in teaching. Ambar loves working with kids and she is an avid nature lover. They are also passionate about reading, music, cats, and boba. They worked with kids before graduating and moving and she is excited to get back to working and having fun with kids again!

Ophelia

Janita

Camp Guide

Hi everyone, my name is Janita! I recently finished my Bachelor of Arts at SFU, and I will be starting my Bachelor of Education this fall at UBC. I’ve been working and volunteering with kids at an elementary school and summer camp for the past two years. I’ve always been passionate about working with kids, and I can’t wait to go on fun adventures with everyone this summer!

Anya

Anya

Camp Guide

Hi! My name is Anya! I am a fine arts student with a passion for the outdoors and a drive for adventure! I grew up on Vancouver Island, out of the West Coast area of Sooke. My favourite thing about growing up out there was I was steps away from the best outdoor adventures a kid could ask for. I grew up camping and participating in girl guides and loads of summer camps. I went on to become a leader in both! I have also camped throughout the Gulf islands by boat, and on weekends, you will find me hiking a good trail. I have worked in childcare since I was 14, and I hope to become an art teacher one day! I look forward to meeting everyone and the adventures to come this summer. Thanks for reading a bit about me!

Danielle

Danielle

Camp Guide

Danielle is currently studying to become an elementary school teacher. With over 6 years of experience working with children, including roles as a summer camp counselor and elementary school volunteer, she is passionate about creating a positive and engaging environment where kids can learn and grow while having fun. In her free time, Danielle enjoys exploring the outdoors, traveling, and engaging in creative activities like arts and crafts. She is excited to meet everyone and make this summer unforgettable!

Sarah

Sarah

Camp Guide

Hi, my name is Sarah! I am currently studying to become an elementary school teacher. Recently, I had an amazing opportunity to volunteer at an elementary school, which solidified my passion for teaching. I'm also passionate about art, and I enjoy painting and drawing in my free time. With 15 years of dancing in a competitive company, dance holds a special place in my heart because it provided me with the opportunity to help teach children in various classes and make many meaningful connections along the way. I also love hiking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. I'm absolutely thrilled to be a part of this camp, and I can't wait to make this summer a memorable experience for everyone involved!  

Ryan

Ryan

Camp Guide

Ryan, is a graduate of Gleneagle Secondary School,  he is a passionate individual with diverse interests. With a love for the gym, swimming, basketball, stop motion, and martial arts, he possess a wide range of skills. His experience as a lifeguard including accumulating around 500 volunteer hours, demonstrates his commitment to helping others. With aspirations of becoming an Assistant Professor of Pediatric Surgery in the future, he hopes to provide excellent care for each camper.

Zaide

Zaiden

Camp Guide

Zaiden graduated with the class of 2023 after moving from Winnipeg, Manitoba in 2021. He is a flutist active within the musical scene hoping to take his studies further to become a studio musician. It is a lifelong goal to be a positive impact to those around him, drawing inspiration from the people who have left an impression on him. He hopes to contribute to the Rainforest Adventure Camps by letting his passion lead him to helping kids cherish their youth and leave camp with unforgettable memories!

Administrators

Mackenzie

Mackenzie

Camp Administrator

Mackenzie provides administrative support to the Rainforest Adventure Camps team. She is currently attending Douglas College pursuing a Behaviour Intervention Certificate. Mackenzie is a passionate advocate for mental health and has over six years of experience working with children, youth, and adults in the mental health industry. She loves playing video games, baking, and reading in her free time. She loves discovering and exploring the Tri-cities with her daughter, Rose. 

Maria

Maria

Camp Administrator

Maria is an avid writer and performing artist who holds a BFA in Theatre Performance from SFU. Her experience working in events, arts and culture, and children's entertainment continues to inspire her to support opportunities for children to learn and explore through play. She strives to contribute kindness, mindfulness, and positive energy to the spaces that she inhabits. Guided by curiosity, she loves outdoor adventures, interactive games, spoken word poetry, music, and philosophical literature.

Tiz

Tiz

Camp Administrator

Tiz, with a BSc in Sports Therapy from the UK, blends her experience as a gymnastics and strength and conditioning coach with a love for the outdoors. In her free time, she immerses herself in cooking and gardening, deepening her connection with nature and embracing wholesome living. Tiz is passionate about the environment, and actively promotes sustainable practices and caring for nature in all aspects of her life. Tiz values treating others with kindness, respect and empathy, allowing for true connection with the people she meets in life.

Yoona

Camp Administrator

Yoona is a young professional working in business management after graduating from UBC with a major in Psychology and a minor in Commerce. Outside of her professional career, she likes to enjoy all kinds of outdoor activities like hiking, camping, backpacking, climbing, swimming, and snowboarding. Raised in Coquitlam, she knows the tri-cities area like the back of her hand. In middle school and high school, she engaged in various extra-curricular activities, such as concert band, jazz band, choir, badminton, volleyball, and basketball. As a university student, she always kept herself busy with volunteer work including business development related events, as well as working with children and their parents at non-profit organizations. She also has a passion for child development psychology, which she is keen on studying this topic more in depth in the near future.

JD

JD

Camp Administrator

JD has worked with Rainforest Adventure Camps since 2019. Before that, he worked with other non-profit camps, community centres, and theatres for over a decade. He is passionate about creating positive change in the world and developing safe and supportive communities for all to thrive in. JD loves being in nature, enjoying outdoor recreation or meditation. He also enjoys festivals, theatre, comedy, sports, soccer, hockey, swimming, and wellness. 

Roy

Roy

Camp Administrator

Roy is an approachable, dedicated web developer with a passion for technology, code, and design. He is a learner who is always looking to efficiently solve problems or trying to effectively explain complex solutions to colleagues. Outside of his professional career, you will most likely find him spending time playing with his cats! If not, then you can find him exploring the city for good eats, cycling, or playing video games. Fun fact: Roy has a 2-year-old Maine Coon cat that weighs over 20 lbs.

We are grateful to our volunteer board of directors led by six women, our Parent Advisory Council, our Youth Advisory Council, and everyone who has ever volunteered or worked with us.