Erica has been a staff member at Camp Kirk since the summer of 2004. She has a background in child psychology and has worked with children with High Functioning Autism in group home and family home settings for over 15 years. After receiving her Masters of Arts in Child Study and Education in 2010, Erica became Camp Kirk's full-time Camp Director.
Erica leads our organization with a wealth of knowledge, experience and passion for our population of campers. Working closely with our Board of Directors, staff and parents, Erica creates a nurturing and warm camp community.
Tara Allman joined the Camp Kirk team in 2016.
Tara previously worked at the Jane Goodall Institute, where she was responsible for fundraising, event planning, database management and planning Dr. Goodall’s Speaking Tour across Canada.
Working closely with our donors and volunteers, Tara spearheads Camp Kirk's fundraising efforts. Through event planning, corporate sponsorship, community outreach and donations, Tara ensures that Camp Kirk has the necessary funding to allow our programs and campers to thrive.
Founding Camp Director - retired
In 1993, Henri co-founded Camp Kirk together with Bob McDerment. As our first Camp Director, Henri intentionally designed a camp program that could provide a safe haven and sense of belonging for our campers.
With almost 40 years of experience in the field of recreational camping, Henri brought a wealth of knowledge and musical inspiration to Camp Kirk. Although Henri retired as our Executive Director in 2017, he remains a loving and supportive mentor to the Camp Kirk community.
Camp Kirk Staff
Mature. Dynamic. Compassionate
Our staff are committed to creating a supportive and nurturing environment for our campers.
Although many are studying or working in related fields such as education, social work or therapeutic recreation, staff members are chosen primarily for their keen interest and ability to work with children with exceptionalities.
To prepare for the summer, the entire staff takes part in an intensive 10-day pre-camp training period.