Jackie Pye

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Jackie is a camp director and an educator who is passionate about creating a better world for youth through outdoor experiential programs. Her work has been centered around youth, educators, camps and schools to support experiential and mental wellness programs. As a lifelong camp enthusiast, Jackie was a counsellor, canoe trip guide and then moved on to roles such as Head of Trip and Camp Director.

Jackie has been fortunate to work in wilderness-based treatment program for youth with addictive behaviours, as well as internationally in India and Indonesia. More recently she was a project manager for mental health services in remote communities of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation, Ontario and education in Nunavik, Quebec. Jackie is passionate about people and nature and the intersection of mental wellness, wilderness experience and biological conservation.

Camp Kandalore recognizes that its work takes place on traditional, ancestral land that has been inhabited by Indigenous people for thousands of years. We are located on Treaty 20 territory, known as the Williams Treaties First Nations: Curve Lake, Rama, Hiawatha, Alderville, Scugog Island, Beausoleil and Georgina Island First Nations.

Kandalore canoe trips also travel through many traditional Indigenous territories across the provinces, predominantly through Treaty 9, Nishnawbe Aski Nation.

We respect their past, present, and future generations, the land, and their traditions. We are grateful for the opportunity to gather, learn, and travel on these lands and waterways.