On behalf of the staff team of 2016, the directors Clayton and Mary would like to thank you so very much for being a part of an incredible summer! Whether a camper, a parent, or a helpful volunteer, you made all the difference in the world of camp.
In summary, here are a few valuable lessons learned here at Menesetung this summer:
Grass only grows if there is water... lesson brought by drought and a well draining hill
If you buy a really great headlamp... it will light your way around any bend, lesson brought to us by a day camper and a toilet
If you plan to sleep outside in a shelter made by campers... it will rain
Be careful of how much food you waste at meals, you never know when Ian and Rebecca are low on supplies... lesson sponsored by this year’s popular talent show act "Ian and Rebecca in the Kitchen"
Singing camp songs around orange and yellow tissue paper is different than singing around a campfire... lesson brought to us by the almost-summer-long fire ban
Refrain from letting young campers know there is a meteor shower... lesson taught to us by the camper who ran into the cabin yelling that "A COMET IS ABOUT TO HIT THE CAMP!"
We hope you have a wonderful winter, we look forward to seeing you back at Menesetung in 2017!
May the wind be ever at your back,
Mary & Clayton
Who are the Directors of Camp Menesetung?
Clayton had his first year at Menesetung as a Director in 2016, and is thrilled to be able to follow his passion for working with children and youth again this year.
Clayton holds an Honours degree in Music Education from Wilfrid Laurier University, and a Bachelor of Education from Western University. When he's not Camp Directing, you can find him with Music Education up to his ears. Clayton is currently the Education & Community Programs Coordinator for the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, the Music Director at Huron Christian School (in Clinton), a supply teacher for the secondary schools of the Waterloo Region District School Board, and maintains a personal studio of private music students.
Growing up in Goderich, ON. Mary has been a camper at Menesetung for countless years. Since then, she has grown up with the camp, later working as the Music & Drama Programmer, Outdoor Living Skills Programmer, Assistant Director, and now as Co-Director with her husband Clayton since 2016.
Mary loves working with, and helping people. She has completed a Bachelor of Music Therapy from Wilfrid Laurier Univeristy and is currently in pursuit of a career as a Music Therapist. Mary also works for the United Church as a "Youth Enthusiast" for Blyth & Brussels United Churches. Camp is home for Mary.
Team Clayton and Mary combine their leadership, administrative, and Menesetung experiences to bring together a staff of some of the best people you will meet.
They love Menesetung because of the people that come here!