Reptile Camp staff is carefully selected to provide your children with the best care and experience possible. All of our camp staff have experience working in a camp setting with children of all ages and have had hands on animal training.
All camp staff has successfully completed their First Aid and C.P.R. training, have a police clearance form and have attended the staff-training seminar prior to the start of the camp season. All camp staff was also required to complete a pre-requisite portfolio prior to completion of the hiring process this year. This portfolio included 10 crafts, 10 games, 10 activities, 5 research papers on specific zoo animals and 5 papers on reptile animals. This process ensures that our staff is ready to accomplish anything this summer throws at them!
Our summer camp runs at a ratio of 5:1 at the maximum. We feel that to provide the best overall camp experience for each and every child we need to have an excellent camper to staff ratio! The ratio also does not include our L.I.T.’s, which are also very helpful every summer with this program!
You can feel confident, and secure that Reptile Adventure Camp Staff is one of the best camp staff assembled, year after year!
Alexandra Binns has been a long term camp staff and educations staff member for our Hamilton team. We are very excited to have her continue to show her passion in Bonfield! She is an amazing people person and is very experienced and skilled in this field.
“Hey everybody! My name is Alex but you can call me penguin! I have been working at reptile camp for going on 3 years now. I started my journey with reptiles and amphibians when I was very young, catching garter snakes and leopard frogs in my backyard. Since then I have completed a University degree in biology with a specialization in ecology at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario. I learned about a huge variety of animals and plants in the classroom and in the field. When I began working for Steve I was doing educational shows using all sorts of animals, both exotic and native, which complemented my experience with school perfectly. Soon after that I became camp coordinator and haven’t looked back since. I love teaching people of all ages about the wonderful animals we share our world with, and being able to see the excitement in the camp kids when they get to hold their first snake is something I treasure. Can’t wait to have a fantastic summer with YOU!
Alexandria Roelandt is new to our team. She just completed our staff training and volunteers course this winter. Alex is currently taking Early Childhood Education, and has a passion for wildlife. She will fit in great at Reptile Camp this summer!
“Hello, my name is Alex,
I have recently completed my first year of college in the Early Childhood Education program at Canadore. I am currently spending my summer working part time for pet value and the friends forever childcare centre as well as volunteering at reptile camp. Before moving to North Bay, I was employed by the YMCA children’s department in Huron County where I ran daily programming and was a summer camp counselor. I have always had an interest in reptiles and other animals and feel very fortunate to be given the opportunity to learn through Steve and the other reptile camp employees. I look forward to joining the team this summer as a counselor and can’t wait for the fun to begin!!”
Brayden Brookhouse has been one of my staff in Hamilton for a few years now. Hes young, very smart and very dedicated! He is going to make a great addition to our camp counselor team in Bonfield this summer!
“Hey! My name is Brayden. My interest and passion for wildlife began when I was very young. My father and I were at an old house with a large wood pile. My dad told me to watch as he lifted the wood pieces one by one, until we seen a snake slither into the grass. Since then I have owned hundreds of animals and worked alongside many educational and zoological facilities, including Reptile Camp, Twin Valley Zoo and Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo and Nature Centre. Reptile Camp is an amazing opportunity for all and we can’t wait to meet everyone and get to know you better!”