Our Directors 2013
Courtney "Firecracker" Beaulne (nee Hyndman)
Courtney "Firecracker" Beaulne, is in her fourth year with Camps Canada although she has been working at camps since 2001. Starting as a counsellor-in-training, it
wasn't long before Firecracker was well-known for her high energy and enthusiasm. She
remained with the camp and learned the ropes as a camp instructor and counselor before being promoted to the position of Head Counselor at the Roch
Carrier camp location in 2007. Firecracker was in the role of Camp Director at the A.Y. Jackson location of Ultima Camps from 2008-2009 before moving
to Camps Canada at the Earl of March location as Director for March Break 2010. She brings camp to life with her seemingly never-ending energy, hence
the name "Firecracker".
Courtney graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Science, Honours in Human Kinetics (2009), Bachelor of Education (2010) and Master's
of Education (2011) at the University of Ottawa, researching in the field of health and physical education. Throughout the year, Firecracker works as a
full-time high school teacher in the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board.
Having a love for all sports and exercise, Firecracker grew up playing everything from soccer to field hockey to badminton. She went on to play elite
soccer all over North America throughout her adolescence, and still coaches soccer (among other sports) in the OCDSB.
In her spare time, you will find her at the gym, rollerblading on the parkway or on the pitch. Her favourite camp activity is soccer-baseball
and she's always up to a camper challenge of "21" during open-gym time.
Camp Director - Berrigan ES
Sara "Clover" Hayes
Sara “Clover” Hayes has previously worked at Camps Canada as the Arts and Crafts Director at Earl of March Secondary School since the summer of 2009. She loves the glitter, beading, and
painting in Arts and Crafts. She is looking forward to returning to the role of Camp Director at Berrigan Elementary School this summer. Sara loves playing all types of
dodge ball with young and old campers.
She completed her undergraduate degree at Brock University in English and Literature and has a Bachelor of Education from the University of Ottawa. Sara recently completed a
contract teaching grade 4/5 and grade 3/4 with the Upper Canada District School Board.
Outside of camp Sara is a new resident of the Ottawa area and likes exploring the city, going to museums and finding new shops and restaurants to enjoy.
Camp Director - Earl of March Secondary School
Vanessa "Wave" Graham
Vanessa "Wave" Graham is in her second year as Camp Director for Camps Canada and is thrilled to experience what the summer has to offer. She is well- known
for her passion for anything that involves water. Vanessa coaches competitive synchronized swimming and has been for the last six years. She was a supervisor for
a swim program for the past three summers and had thirty-five lifeguard/ instructors working for her in the program.
Vanessa is currently completing her undergraduate degree in Child Studies at Carleton University and plans to attend Teacher's College next year. Her long-term
plans are to teach in Ottawa as an elementary school teacher. She has completed her Early Childhood Education at Algonquin College. Vanessa has worked in a variety
of daycares around Ottawa to gain experience working with children and understanding their development.
Outside of camp, Vanessa enjoys the outdoors which includes long walks, biking and boating in the summertime. She loves being surrounded by her family and close friends.
Camp Director - Steve Maclean Public School
Brett "Bert" Jewitt
Brett “Bert” Jewitt began attending residential camp at the young age of six years old and enjoyed his experience there every summer. When Brett was told he was too old to attend as a camper, he decided he’d
have to become a counselor himself. Working his way up to the Sports Director position at various camps, Brett has loved every minute of ‘camp life’. Brett has received his Bachelor of Arts Mass Communication at
Carleton University and is a recent graduate of Queens University where he received his Bachelor of Education.
Brett and his wife Amy have recently introduced a new member to their family and have enjoyed spending time with their beautiful and adventurous seven-month-old son. Brett also enjoys
playing sports – especially baseball – and has been the play-by-play and colour commentator for amateur and professional baseball on Rogers TV for the past 6 years. Brett is looking forward to seeing
all his campers on the dodgeball court for camper vs. counselor dodgeball this summer.