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Camp Spirit's office is located on the land of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ and
Sḵwx̱wú7mesh speaking people (the links open to sites that teach how to pronounce hən̓qəmin̓əm̓ and Sḵwx̱ wú7mesh).
Camp Spirit's camp locations are situated on the Traditional and Ancestral territories of 198 distinct Indigenous communities across BC. Learn about the Indigenous territory that you're situated on.
Executive Director, Cathy Cryder
Cathy (she/her/hers) lives in Vancouver, on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. She has worked with children, youth and families for over 35 years within the United Church of Canada; various alternate school programs; through summer camps; and with the North Island Crisis and Counselling Centre. This experience – combined with a Bachelor of Physical Education degree and a small business management certificate – have equipped her well to take on the role of Executive Director of Camp Spirit.
Cathy is passionate about our church’s call to meet people in their places of deepest need and believes that Camp Spirit is a faithful and innovative response to that call. She has been involved with Camp Spirit since its inception in 2011 – in fact she acted as site coordinator at the very first week of Camp Spirit in the summer of 2012.
Cathy is mother to three adult children. She loves to get to the beach as much as possible with her dog. Cathy enjoys taking time to be creative and appreciates the process of creating much more than the result. She loves to get outdoors; swim in the ocean; camp on the West Coast of Vancouver Island; walk with friends; and play cards and board games with her family.
Administrator, Lisa Munro
Lisa (she/her/hers) is part-time administrator for Camp Spirit and part-time Pastor for Children and Youth at Eagle Ridge United Church in Coquitlam. She started to take her call to work with children and youth in the church seriously 3.5 years ago after being involved as a volunteer for years. In May 2022, Lisa will become one of the first graduates with a Certificate in Children, Youth and Family Ministries at Vancouver School of Theology.
Lisa has assisted with Children at Conference for PMRC, the Evolve and Imagine retreats, as well as teaching Sunday School and singing in church choirs for many years. Lisa also has a background in theatre and special events which lends itself perfectly to the onsite, plan for any possibility nature of Camp Spirit. Lisa is passionate about children and youth being welcomed in our communities, just as she was as a youth. She believes the welcome and encouragement that Camp Spirit offers to those who come to us is the best life experience they can have. Lisa has witnessed Camp Spirit’s impact as a site coordinator over the past few years, and as a parent of campers before that.
Lisa lives in Port Coquitlam, on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Kwikwetlem, Katzie and Sto:lo peoples, with her husband and 2 teenagers. She has been a foster mom to over 80 cats and kittens in the past few years and continues to bring them in and care for them until they are ready for adoption. Lisa loves to tap dance, have coffee dates with friends, go camping, watch her daughter dance, and listen to her son play guitar.
Assistant Administrator, Leah Chambers
Leah (she/her) is a second year student at the University of King’s College. She is studying philosophy - and will talk your ear off if you ask her about it! She likes reading books with long titles, listening to podcasts while going for walks, and practicing yoga. Leah grew up in the United Church and has attended many children and youth events. She attended Camp Spirit as a camper many times, including its first year in 2012. Leah is excited to provide administrative support for Camp Spirit to help ensure a seamless summer program.