Eco-Adventure Camp


All our staff are Queen’s University students and have a minimum of Standard First Aid with CPR C, and our lifeguards all possess National Lifeguard Service (NLS) certification from the Lifesaving Society of Canada. Counsellors and staff are constantly working hard to ensure a safe and fun camp experience for our campers.

Jacqueline Edwards (Director)

Hello! My name is Jacqueline and I am the Eco-Adventure Camp Director.  I just graduated with my BScH in biology from Queen’s University this spring.  I am most looking forward to sharing knowledge about common plants and animals on hikes and canoe paddles around Elbow Lake this summer!

Livia (Counsellor)

Hi! My name is Livia, I am a third year Con-ed/ Biology student at Queens University. This is my second year being a counsellor at Eco-Adventure camp and I could not be more excited! I love spending time exploring nature, hiking and learning new things. As well as getting active whether it be climbing, swimming or running. I can’t wait to meet everyone this summer and have a blast!

Emma (Counsellor)

Hi! My name is Emma and I am currently a third-year student in Con-ed and Environmental Studies at Queen’s University. This will be my first year at Eco-Adventure camp and I am so excited to get to know the campers and enjoy the sights of Elbow Lake. In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, swimming, reading, and crochet. I am looking forward to meeting everyone and having a fun summer!

Gavin (Counsellor)

I am in my third year BScH in physical geography at Queens University. I have been teaching science since grade 9 acting as a robotics mentor. I also have environmental research and education experience as I have done work with urban microclimates and worked as a guide at the Toronto Zoo.

Marissa (Counsellor)

Hi! My name is Marissa, and I am a fourth-year Environmental Biology/ Con-Ed student at Queen’s University! I love swimming and climbing trees in my spare time. My passion is reconnecting youth with nature. Super excited for a summer full of fun!

Willow (Counsellor)

Hello! My name is Willow, I am a Fine Arts + Concurrent Education student and nature enthusiast 🙂 I love working in education settings that revolve around learning and playing within natural environments. Can’t wait to meet you all this summer!

Emily Verhoek (Outreach & Teaching Coordinator)

Emily oversees Ec-Adventure Camp and its staff. She delivers all of the public outreach programs for the Queen’s University Biological Station at Elbow Lake. Emily was trained as a biologist and classroom teacher and has combined the two to focus on outdoor, land-based education.  

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