Hi friends! My name is Bek and I recently joined the Camp Canada team. I am from Fremantle, Western Australia! For the past 5 years, I’ve been living the incredible lifestyle of a working holiday traveller – it has taken me to many places all over the globe, and now here I am working in Toronto as one of the Placement Directors with NYQUEST Camp Canada!
The Great White North (aka Canada) has always been good to me – it’s where I’ve seen some of the world’s most incredible sights, experienced so many new things, and met some of the best people who I consider my closest friends! I’m super excited to be in a position here at NYQUEST Camp Canada where I can help others have the same opportunities and experiences!
After finishing my degree in Graphic Design back at home in Perth, I headed out into the world and landed at a summer camp in America (Connecticut, USA). Little did I know, this was the beginning of a series of incredible events that would lead me to where I am today! I spent 2 great summers at a privately owned girls summer camp, working as a Camp Counsellor and Lifeguard. I gained experience working with children aged 6-16, learned new teaching techniques, refined my communication skills, tried new activities, and made connections with people different types of people from around the world.
In between, I moved to the Canadian Rockies and experienced my first ‘real’ winter! Wearing lots of beanies (toques), learning to snowboard, building couches from snow in our front yard – it was snow much fun! Easily one of the most beautiful places I’ve seen, and somewhere I met a lot friends I’m still in touch with today. Actually, a couple of them are the reason I ended up at my current summer camp in Northern Ontario! I’ve spent the last 3 summers up on Lake Temagami, starting as a Camp Counsellor and moving to the role of Director’s Assistant. This is one of my favourite places in the world to be – living on an island, with like-minded people, where you can be yourself and spend your days working with children in an amazing outdoor setting… what more could a girl want!?
I’m so excited to be here in Toronto with NYQUEST Camp Canada, because now I can help others experience this incredible lifestyle of a working traveller! Sometimes it can be hard to explain why it’s so great to live like this, but I encourage everyone to give it a go! It could change your whole life, or at the very least, be a great story to tell!