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Year Round Sasamat Staff

 

Kristen Hyodo - Executive Director 
604-939-2268 Ext 6
kristen@sasamat.org

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Kristen is a true believer in the benefits of the summer camp experience and outdoor education. She joined Sasamat in 2014 as the Summer Camp and Outdoor Education Director, and after spending five years growing programs, people and operations, Kristen moved into the role of Executive Director. She brings with her a wealth of experience and a diverse background in non-profit leadership and camping. Kristen looks forward deepening Sasamat’s community reach, strengthening Sasamat’s resiliency as an organization and positively impacting more lives with the joy of outdoor play.  



 
 
Andrew Dinnin - Summer Camp and Outdoor Education Director 
604-939-2268 Ext 5
andrew@sasamat.org 

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Andrew loves spending time exploring the natural world and strives to learn and teach through experiences and challenges forged by outdoor adventure and play. Andrew has a degree in Recreation Management from Acadia University and has spent his professional life working for camps, teaching outdoor education, guiding whitewater adventure trips, and working as a professional wilderness guide.

He has spent almost every summer since he was ten years old going to summer camp and believes in the values, community, and self-discovery that comes from outdoor and experiential education. With a diverse and experienced background of leadership and program management, Andrew hopes to share his knowledge and passion with everyone that visits, providing transformative and fun experiences that staff and campers can take with them throughout their lives.

“and into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul”

-John Muir

 

Ben Quinn - Operations Manager 
604-939-2268 Ext 1
 
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Ben fell in love with camp at age 6, and has been                                                              
coming to Sasamat ever since. Starting as a camper, he
quickly realized that he is drawn to outdoor recreation                
and camping. Ben has worked at Sasamat in several
capacities for 10 years now. Starting as a volunteer
and progressing through various roles from Day Camp
Counsellor to Program Coordinator, Ben has a breadth of experience leading children through the outdoors. He holds a Bachelor’s
in Business Administration and a Diploma in Human Resources
Management. When he’s not at camp, you’ll find him either
at the golf course or the hockey rink, depending on the time of year!      
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                       
                                          
 
                                                                                                          
 
Bob Corbeil- Facility Manager 
604-939-2268 Ext 2
maintenance@sasamat.org 

Bob129.jpgBob comes to Sasamat after a long career in various trades. He is dedicated to furthering Sasamat’s goals - to promote camping and positive outdoor experiences. But, it is the development of leadership he finds particularly intriguing. In his tenure at Sasamat, he has seen, first hand, how quickly leadership abilities (in staff and campers alike) can blossom and inspire others. Bob grew up without camp and never thought any more of it. Sasamat has shown Bob how enriching  the camping experience can be and how much he really did miss. 

Bob loves to read, mostly history, politics and crime or spy novels. He hikes and loves his garden, and his two dogs, Daisy and Zeus.