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 inclusive camp community.
Erica has a background in child development and psychology and has worked with children with High Functioning Autism in both 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. In 2018 Erica moved into the Executive Director role to oversee both the camp program and charity.
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.
Assistant Camp Director
Victoria has been a staff member at Camp Kirk since the summer of 2012, and has a passion for working with quirky kids. Previously, Victoria worked closely with children and adults with complex diagnoses in a therapeutic setting, where she was able to develop her skills working with individuals needing social and behavioural support.
In 2018 Victoria came on board in the position of full-time Assistant Director. In this role she works closely with camper families and oversees the camp experience for both campers and staff.
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. During this time staff are trained in a holistic approach to child-centered care, Therapeutic Crisis Prevention & Intervention, and other concepts and strategies to support the unique needs of our children.