Virtually Redwood

Online Activities for our Redwood Families 

 
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Welcome to our new online experience

 Virtually Redwood!  

Welcome to our new online camp experience– Virtually Redwood!  

Connection, creativity & laughter is the best way to help pass the time at home and we would like to give our Redwood campers the opportunity to do some fun activities and connect with their favourite Redwood staff. It is not a camp replacement with groups and counsellors, but we hope that it will bring a little light and laughter into the lives of our campers as we navigate through these difficult times.

This is just the beginning of something new and special.  We will be adding new activities weekly to keep our Redwood campers smiling. 

We know that we can’t all be together right now, but we would like to continue the Redwood adventure to create magic and bring joy into every child’s life. We are having so much fun developing this new platform that will help us stay connected to our campers.

Activites

We have a variety of fun activities for you to follow along to from the comfort of your own home! We hope you enjoy participating!

 

Our Team

Enthusiasm, dedication, experience, and warmth are qualities that drive our staff to want to bring this Redwood adventure online. Many of our awesome counsellors have been previous campers, and are excited to bring Redwood to your very own living room!

Joetta Hausmann

Camp Director

When I met my husband, Mark, in 1973, he told me he intended to start a summer camp. Over the next decade, while Mark founded and built Redwood, I completed my teaching degree and taught elementary school.  My husband lived and breathed Redwood, so it was already a big part of my life and once our two children were in school, I began to take on all the responsibilities of running Redwood.  46 years later, Mark and I are both so proud of all the lifetime of friendships and amazing experiences that we have been able to give the campers and staff. Our philosophy has been this: Respect, Openness, Community and Kindness. Because Redwood R.O.C.K.S!

Andrea Hausmann

Virtually Redwood Coordinator

I've been at Redwood since I was born.  Growing up at camp, I've done every activity and every job under the sun, from taking care of the animal farm, cutting grass to being a camp counsellor, newspaper editor and everything in between.  As a professional photographer, I'm so excited to be developing Virtually Redwood with this amazing team. Look out for some upcoming Go-Pro footage of my darling Trixie running around camp and my tips on how to be a lazy baker while still impressing your family.  I can't wait to see what other fun-filled ideas we can create next!

My name is Kim and I am the unit head for the Smurfs. This is my fourth year at Redwood and my third year on head staff. I am currently studying psychology and plan to work with kids in the future. I have 3 young nephews that I love playing games and doing crafts with. My hope is to bring some of these crafts to you at home, and hopefully bring a smile to your faces!

Lucas Brugaletta

Activities:

How to: Dribble

Hey I'm Lucas! This would of been my first summer working at camp although I was a camper a few years back. I couldn't wait to start working at Redwood because I had so much fun there as a kid. I go to school at Westwood Senior and play for the Stallions Football team! My whole life I've loved everything sports and I hope I can teach you some new sports skills.  

Luana Brugaletta

Hi I’m Luana and I’m 19 years old. I’ve been working at Redwood Country Day Camp for 4 years! I am a nursing student at John Abbott College. I love to dance and love baking!! I miss all my campers so so much and I can’t wait to see everyone back at camp next year! Stay safe and have a great school year!

Ruben Sanchez

I am an Engineering student at Concordia who loves puzzles and problem solving. I've been teaching swimming lessons at Redwood for the past 5 years as a part time job and absolutely love working with children! I'm really passionate about technology and the improvements it brings to our lives. Hope you enjoy our videos!

Josh Besner

Activities:

How to: Back Crawl

I’ve been a Redwood staff member for 2 years as a lifeguard. I love teaching swimming lessons at Redwood! I’m in my last year at John Abbott and I play on the volleyball team there. I love all sports and I’m excited to teach you all some new skills!

Mary Ellen Brugaletta

Assistant Director

I have been at Redwood day camp for 14 amazing years.  I am a mother of 2 girls who have been lucky enough to grow up and also work here at camp.  Having worked in the restaurant business for 18 years prior to that I would love to bring some of my favorite recipes to Virtually Redwood.

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I’ve been a Redwood staff member for the last 5 years! Prior to that I spent every summer as a camper at camp. I love nothing more than Redwood as it has been a part of my life for the last 14 years. I have just graduated from John Abbott and work as a dance teacher on the weekends. I absolutely love to dance, sing and act, and am always up for a new travel adventure!

Katelynn Daigle

Virtually Redwood Assistant Coordinator

Activities:

Sing-Along - "How Far I'll Go" 

Sing-Along - "Introducing Me" 

Hi my name’s Katelynn! I’ve been a Redwood staff member for the past 4 summers and am so grateful to work at such an amazing camp! I have just graduated from John Abbott College and I’m starting university at John Molson School of Business in the fall. On my spare time I love to sing, play music, and travel! I hope you all make the best out of this summer!

My name is Lindsey and I've been at redwood for three summers now. I was once a camper, then CIT and last summer I took on the role of junior staff.  Soon I will be attending Dawson college in the international business program. In my spare time I babysit for my community. I love to sing and write my own songs because it gives me freedom of expression.

Sophie Pounden

Hi I’m Sophie, I have been working at Redwood Country Day Camp for 2 years now. I love to dance and have been dancing for 10 years. My passion has led me to become the dance specialist here at camp. I’m at John Abbott studying Arts, Literature and Communications. This is my 5th semester and I love it so much!

Tyler Rockman

Hi! I’m Tyler and I’ve been working at camp for 6 years now. I just graduated from Concordia in Applied Human Sciences and am about to start working full time. I love playing softball and can’t wait to teach you some new tricks!

Mohul Sharma

Hi! My name is Mohul and this is my second year at Redwood. When I was a kid, I loved exploring the woods and doing fun science experiments. This is why I love being the Nature & Science specialist at camp; I get to revisit my childhood self and show campers how fun science can be! Currently, I have just graduated John Abbott College and, in the fall, will be entering McGill’s Faculty of Engineering in the Bioengineering program. In my free time, I like to create things; you can find me drawing, building, sculpting... you name it!

My name is Trixie and I love running around Redwood with my go-pro camera on my back.  Stayed tuned for all my exciting high paced squirrel chases!