Meet Your Summer Camp Facilitators

We are an enthusiastic group, committed to delivering a positive and meaningful experience to all our participants.


Bailey Gushue

Summer Camp Facilitator

Hello everyone!
My name is Bailey, and this is my third year as a facilitator at Summer Respite Camp. I just finished my 1st year at the University of Waterloo studying Optometry. When I’m not studying, I enjoy hiking, biking, playing sports and spending time with my family. One fun fact about me is I’ve been to 9 of the 10 Canadian provinces and would love to drive across Canada some day! We have lots of fun activities planned and can’t wait to spend the summer with you all!


Madison Boudreau

Summer Camp Facilitator

Hi everyone!
My name is Madison, and this is my fourth summer as a Facilitator at the Summer Respite Camp. I recently graduated from Acadia University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Neuroscience and will be entering the advanced standing nursing program at Dalhousie University this fall. When I’m not studying, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, adventuring outside, and travelling. One fun fact about me is that I was a highland dancer for 18 years!
I look forward to seeing everyone and welcoming new campers this summer!


Nathaniel Williams-Penney

Summer Camp Facilitator

Hi all!
My name is Nathaniel, I am so excited for my 3rd year as a facilitator at camp! In September I will be returning to Dalhousie University as a 4th year chemistry student. A little about me, when at school I work as a residence assistant. Outside of school I play golf and chess and enjoy spending time outside. My favorite camp activities are going to the playground and swimming. Fun Fact! I always give thumbs up left-handed because my right thumb does not extend.
Camp is gonna be great this year! I can't wait to start!


Alex D'Entremont

Summer Camp Facilitator

My name is Alex, and this will be my first summer working as a facilitator at the summer respite day camp. I will be graduating in the spring with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Acadia University and after I finish my undergraduate degree I hope to get into a social work program. When I am not in school I enjoy playing summer soccer, tennis, swimming and hanging out with my friends. A fun fact about is that I love to travel! My first experience traveling was when I was just a baby. When covid-19 gets under control I would love to explore Greece with my friends!
I am so excited to meet everyone!


Kaitlyn Allen

Summer Camp Facilitator

Hello my name is Kaitlyn Allen, I’m excited to be a facilitator at the summer respite camps. I work in the school system and as a respite worker.

When I’m not at work I enjoy being outside, going for walks and visiting with friends and family. One cool fact about me is I’m fluent in American Sign Language.


Brock Emin

Summer Camp Facilitator

My name is Brock Emin, and this is my first year as a facilitator at the Summer Respite Day Camp. I am currently in the enrolment process for the Canadian Army Reserve Force, with plans for a career in the Canadian Armed Forces.
A fun fact about me is that I have recently started training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.


Mackenzie Smith

Summer Camp Facilitator

My name is Mackenzie, but everyone calls me Kenzie. I just finished my first year at Acadia University studying Kinesiology. I enjoy spending my time with my friends and family, camping, and being outside. One fun fact about me is that I milked cows for three years.
I am so excited to meet everyone!


Jenesta Gillis

Summer Camp Team Lead

My name is Jenesta Gillis. I currently work for YACRO and this is my first year as Team Lead at the summer Respite Day Camp. I owned an in-home daycare called Nature’s Little Haven Daycare prior to working for YACRO.
I have also organized many fun events in my community such as Christmas Parades, Trunk or Treats, Virtual Santa, Food Bank Drives, Ladies Spring Flings, etc.
We are a very active family, whether it be adventuring in the woods, deep sea fishing or fresh water fishing, riding the bike trails, playing sports or hitting up the beach on warm sunny days. One fun fact about me, we took our first family adventure to Cancun, Mexico a couple years ago and we plan on many more:) I am super excited to be working alongside all of you and cannot wait to meet all the awesome campers. We will have a fun-filled Summer:)