Hey friends! My name is Jon and I’ve recently joined the NYQUEST Camp Canada team as our Applications Assistant.
I was born and raised here in Toronto, living out in the suburbs from childhood all the way through to university. After moving away for a brief four years at the University of Guelph for a Bachelor’s Degree, I found myself back here last year completing my Master of Arts in Political Science and Public Policy at the University of Toronto.
During the summer of 2017, I had the opportunity to work at a summer day camp as an Integration Counsellor, working one-on-one with children with special needs. This experience rekindled my love for summer camp and my drive to create meaningful change in the lives of those around me.
Since graduating from U of T, I left my beloved homeland to explore the other side of the pond on a 2 ½ month backpacking trip across Europe! I had an amazing time checking things off my bucket list: from cliff jumping in Croatia, to seeing an opera in Austria, to getting tattooed in Portugal. The experience really rejuvenated my love for travel and I can’t wait to help other people over to this side of the world!
After recovering from my post-backpacking exhaustion, I’m excited to start my new position at NYQUEST Camp Canada, helping other people fulfil their travel aspirations and experience all the joy a summer camp job can bring to your life.