Director Profiles 2015
Our Directors are the managers of each camp location
Courtney "Firecracker" Beaulne (nee Hyndman)
Courtney "Firecracker" Beaulne, is in her fifth 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
Devon "Tapz" Salmon
A Camps Canada Jack-of-all-trades, Devon (Tapz), has been a part of almost all of the programs Camps Canada has to offer. Starting out as a teacher in Multisport
almost 4 years ago, she then directed a March Break Arts & Crafts program, was head counselor of both Golf and Horseback summer camps and is now taking on
the role of Director for 2014 March Break.
Before her years at camp, Devon's love of teaching began in 2009 when she took a chance after completing her Bachelor of Arts at Carleton University and traveled
to Seoul, South Korea to teach English as a second language. From there a career in teaching seemed obvious and she returned to Ottawa to complete the
Bachelor of Education at the University of Ottawa. She is now working as an elementary occasional teacher in the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board.
Outside of teaching, Devon is an avid yogi, volunteering at a downtown studio and practicing as much as possible. Devon is looking forward to the camp season in her
new role and is excited to see returning campers and lots of new faces!
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.