WELCOME TO CAMP

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Leave behind your phone and get back to the bare necessities of experiencing analogue time with new friends in the forest.

Camp Wild Hearts is an all inclusive adult camp experience where you can play like a kid by day, and connect into the joyous and deep parts of adulthood that you long for, by night. Being a Wild Heart is wandering into the wondrous version of ourselves that is found in between these two places.

Unlike other adult summer camps, Camp Wild Hearts maintains an intimate population of adult campers for the weekend to make sure everyone knows everyone and that a solid community can form.

Mansfield Outdoor Centre is 80 minutes north Toronto and operates year round as an outdoor education centre for kids.  It features sleeping accommodations for 95 people, a fully equipped washroom house, a large swimming pool, a river, a dining lodge, trails for hiking and skiing, fire pits, and tons of space for you to run free in true Camp Wild Hearts style.

 
 

 The Schedule

Camp will be a mix of “choose your own adventure” activities, as well as camp-wide activities.  Choose to join one of the groups with our awesome camp staff, or chill on your own by the pool, read a book under a tree, or whatever your Wild Heart desires!

Late afternoon / evening activities are when our Wild Hearts gather and play together.

 
 

Schedule Overview

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Activities Include:

Arts and crafts, campfires, adventure scavenger hunts, field games, survival games, improv, Zumba, yoga, paper mache making, singing, hiking, archery, swimming, river tubing, dance parties, and so much more!

Deep Dive Dinner -  Since the beginning of 2019, Elenna (AKA: Camp Counsellor of the Universe) has been running a monthly dinner series with Danika Zoe where 12 strangers come together over a family style meal cooked by a local chef to discuss big topics. Friday night at Camp Wild Hearts will feature our largest Deep Dive Dinner so far, a multi circle picnic where each circle discusses the same topic simultaneously, picnic style!

The Apple Box -  part ceremony, part ritual, part irreverent celebration, part community activation, part installation, the first annual Apple Box will be a unique experience that will bring us all together.


 

Cabins/Tents

You can choose to sleep in a cabin or in a tent.  Cabins hold 4 - 8 adults and are equipped with camp style bunks.  If you’re looking for privacy, joining our tent village is the way to go!  If you are ready to meet your new best friend, snag a cabin and get your sleepover party on!  

Bunk requests can be made in our sign up form.


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Your Counsellors

 
Elenna Mosoff   (Co-Director)    AKA :  Camp Counsellor of the Universe / Adventure Bandit / Moss   Elenna is a leadership coach, a theatre director, an event designer and a lover of the woods! She believes that life is WAY better offline and together with friends. She has dabbled in all kinds of business ventures, but Camp Wild Hearts is truly her dream come true. She loves deep conversations, campfires and anything that includes adult sleepover parties.

Elenna Mosoff (Co-Director)

AKA: Camp Counsellor of the Universe / Adventure Bandit / Moss

Elenna is a leadership coach, a theatre director, an event designer and a lover of the woods! She believes that life is WAY better offline and together with friends. She has dabbled in all kinds of business ventures, but Camp Wild Hearts is truly her dream come true. She loves deep conversations, campfires and anything that includes adult sleepover parties.

Lindy Zucker   (Co-Director)    AKA :  Uncle Lindy   Lindy is a veritable Swiss army knife of skills. She has a background in theatre, a foreground in project management and a side ground where she continues to dabble in performance stuff, writing stuff and random playful stuff. Her favouritest smell in the whole wide world is campfire.

Lindy Zucker (Co-Director)

AKA: Uncle Lindy

Lindy is a veritable Swiss army knife of skills. She has a background in theatre, a foreground in project management and a side ground where she continues to dabble in performance stuff, writing stuff and random playful stuff. Her favouritest smell in the whole wide world is campfire.

Wendy Anderson (Immersive Event Designer)    AKA:   Smithy   Wendy is irreverent, fiercely playful, mischievous, and wildly imaginative. Wherever Wendy is, creativity and unabashedly playful trouble ensues. That’s the whole mission behind her entity  The Republic of Wonder . Artist, creator, bandit at heart, put yourself in her hands. We double-dog dare you!

Wendy Anderson (Immersive Event Designer)

AKA: Smithy

Wendy is irreverent, fiercely playful, mischievous, and wildly imaginative. Wherever Wendy is, creativity and unabashedly playful trouble ensues. That’s the whole mission behind her entity The Republic of Wonder. Artist, creator, bandit at heart, put yourself in her hands. We double-dog dare you!

Linda Kash (Improv instructor)    AKA :  Kashy   Linda is an actor, a teacher, writer and general life enthusiast. She teaches improv all around Ontario and she’s so happy to play with you at Camp Wild Hearts!

Linda Kash (Improv instructor)

AKA: Kashy

Linda is an actor, a teacher, writer and general life enthusiast. She teaches improv all around Ontario and she’s so happy to play with you at Camp Wild Hearts!

 
Erin Schacter (Zumba Specialist)   AKA:  Schac   Erin Schachter is a certified teacher who got lost on her way to the classroom and instead spent the past 10 years working in the not-for-profit arts sector. By weekend/night she’s a certified Zumba Instructor committed to sharing joy through movement and music. As a choreographer, Erin works primarily with non-dancers. Highlights include Second City’s mainstage revue and Training Centre, the Canadian Comedy Awards (starring Alan Thicke) and the Dora Mavor Moore Awards. Her interests include disco and indulging in a “healthy” dose of reality television.

Erin Schacter (Zumba Specialist)

AKA: Schac

Erin Schachter is a certified teacher who got lost on her way to the classroom and instead spent the past 10 years working in the not-for-profit arts sector. By weekend/night she’s a certified Zumba Instructor committed to sharing joy through movement and music. As a choreographer, Erin works primarily with non-dancers. Highlights include Second City’s mainstage revue and Training Centre, the Canadian Comedy Awards (starring Alan Thicke) and the Dora Mavor Moore Awards. Her interests include disco and indulging in a “healthy” dose of reality television.

Kimwun Perehinec (Paper Mache Overlord)    AKA:   KP   Kimwun is a theatre artist (primarily an actor) who also loves making things with her hands. Her New Year's resolution EVER SINCE 2009 (or was it 2008?) has been "Make More" and – when she remembers to implement it – she's always glad. Kimwun was a co-founder and - for 15 years - member of the core artistic team of a theatre company that continues to thrive in Toronto, and with which she still does engaging critical thinking workshops with high school students. Kimwun also often works as a communications coach, and designs learning experiences for organizations that are looking to enhance their employees' skills. She is excited to play and make things at Camp Wild Hearts!

Kimwun Perehinec (Paper Mache Overlord)

AKA: KP

Kimwun is a theatre artist (primarily an actor) who also loves making things with her hands. Her New Year's resolution EVER SINCE 2009 (or was it 2008?) has been "Make More" and – when she remembers to implement it – she's always glad. Kimwun was a co-founder and - for 15 years - member of the core artistic team of a theatre company that continues to thrive in Toronto, and with which she still does engaging critical thinking workshops with high school students. Kimwun also often works as a communications coach, and designs learning experiences for organizations that are looking to enhance their employees' skills. She is excited to play and make things at Camp Wild Hearts!


Sedina Fiati (Arts and Craft Specialist)    AKA:  Teddy  Sometime around 1993 or 1994, Sedina Fiati went to her first Girl Guide camp and her love of camp was born. An active camp counsellor (day camps and sleep away camps) in her teens, she pretty much craves camp atmosphere which is often reproduced in her involvement in theatre and screen-based productions as a performer, producer and creator. A few lessons from camp/Girl Guides are ones that she lives by on a regular basis, including: Be Prepared, Always leave a place better than you found it and reduce waste as much as possible. You can find Sedina at the campfire leading songs, showing and discovering new crafts or comforting a homesick campers (but we won’t have any of those)!

Sedina Fiati (Arts and Craft Specialist)

AKA: Teddy

Sometime around 1993 or 1994, Sedina Fiati went to her first Girl Guide camp and her love of camp was born. An active camp counsellor (day camps and sleep away camps) in her teens, she pretty much craves camp atmosphere which is often reproduced in her involvement in theatre and screen-based productions as a performer, producer and creator. A few lessons from camp/Girl Guides are ones that she lives by on a regular basis, including: Be Prepared, Always leave a place better than you found it and reduce waste as much as possible. You can find Sedina at the campfire leading songs, showing and discovering new crafts or comforting a homesick campers (but we won’t have any of those)!

Adam Barrett (Installation and space designer)    AKA: Adam   Adam Barrett trained as a performer & playwright, but the bulk of his professional experience has been as a producer & graphic/projection designer, most recently as – producer for “The Campfire Project” by Shadowland Theatre; He has designed immersive environments for “Memento Mori” at The Toronto Fringe, and for “Visitations” at the Drake Hotel and worked variously, in whatever job within fifty feet of a stage somebody will let him do, for over thirty-five independent productions in Toronto. In January 2018, he joined Shadowland Theatre as part-time General Manager, where he helps animate communities through outdoor, large-scale theatre and small-scale community arts projects.

Adam Barrett (Installation and space designer)

AKA: Adam

Adam Barrett trained as a performer & playwright, but the bulk of his professional experience has been as a producer & graphic/projection designer, most recently as – producer for “The Campfire Project” by Shadowland Theatre; He has designed immersive environments for “Memento Mori” at The Toronto Fringe, and for “Visitations” at the Drake Hotel and worked variously, in whatever job within fifty feet of a stage somebody will let him do, for over thirty-five independent productions in Toronto. In January 2018, he joined Shadowland Theatre as part-time General Manager, where he helps animate communities through outdoor, large-scale theatre and small-scale community arts projects.

 
Jeff Lillico (Outdoor survival game specialist)    AKA :  Jefe Loco   Jeff Lillico is a Dora-award winning actor. One of Jeff's favourite childhood memories was being introduced to The Animal Game (or Predator vs Prey) when he was in camp in the sixth grade. He's ALWAYS dreamt of an opportunity to relive this experience and couldn't be more excited to be facilitating this event with Camp Wild Hearts.

Jeff Lillico (Outdoor survival game specialist)

AKA: Jefe Loco

Jeff Lillico is a Dora-award winning actor. One of Jeff's favourite childhood memories was being introduced to The Animal Game (or Predator vs Prey) when he was in camp in the sixth grade. He's ALWAYS dreamt of an opportunity to relive this experience and couldn't be more excited to be facilitating this event with Camp Wild Hearts.

Claire Burns (Bodacious Counsellor Extraordinaire)    AKA:   Burns   Claire Burns is a Toronto based queer actor, director, producer and theatre creator. Claire attended summer arts day camp as a kid and was supremely jealous of her little sister- who got to go to sleep away camp. Claire feels like she would have made an excellent and bodacious camp counsellor, and is excited that this is her chance to live out that dream!

Claire Burns (Bodacious Counsellor Extraordinaire)

AKA: Burns

Claire Burns is a Toronto based queer actor, director, producer and theatre creator. Claire attended summer arts day camp as a kid and was supremely jealous of her little sister- who got to go to sleep away camp. Claire feels like she would have made an excellent and bodacious camp counsellor, and is excited that this is her chance to live out that dream!


Aaron Willis & Julie Tepperman    aka:  The Willermans  (The Worry Depot)   The Willermans (otherwise known as Julie Tepperman and Aaron Willis) are co-artistic leaders of Convergence Theatre, an immersive theatre company based in Toronto. Hot off the heals of our latest interactive experiment "Worry Warts" at the SummerWorks Festival, we're excited to bring the portable version to a cabin near you! As people who both grew up in anxious homes but have been working really hard to curb the habit of worrying, we're excited to create a fun space where your worries can land and your creativity can soar.

Aaron Willis & Julie Tepperman

aka: The Willermans (The Worry Depot)

The Willermans (otherwise known as Julie Tepperman and Aaron Willis) are co-artistic leaders of Convergence Theatre, an immersive theatre company based in Toronto. Hot off the heals of our latest interactive experiment "Worry Warts" at the SummerWorks Festival, we're excited to bring the portable version to a cabin near you! As people who both grew up in anxious homes but have been working really hard to curb the habit of worrying, we're excited to create a fun space where your worries can land and your creativity can soar.

 
 
Colin Oliver (Campfire Song Guy / Meditation Leader)    AKA:     Boots   Colin Oliver is a certified Life and Executive Coach living in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. His life-long passion for working with and helping others to achieve their goals resulted in him enrolling in the Certified Coach Practitioner Program with the Certified Coaches Federation. Colin also follows this passion through his work as a high school educator, teaching English, Drama, and Vocal Music. He is also a singer, songwriter, and avid yoga practitioner.

Colin Oliver (Campfire Song Guy / Meditation Leader)

AKA: Boots

Colin Oliver is a certified Life and Executive Coach living in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. His life-long passion for working with and helping others to achieve their goals resulted in him enrolling in the Certified Coach Practitioner Program with the Certified Coaches Federation. Colin also follows this passion through his work as a high school educator, teaching English, Drama, and Vocal Music. He is also a singer, songwriter, and avid yoga practitioner.

kumari Giles (Food Magician)    AKA:   kumari   kumari is a multidisciplinary artist- queer non-binary mixed maker of many things who believes in art, movement, and food as tools for liberation, transformation and healing. They believe in making food that is nourishing to our bodies, minds and spirit. They bring play, intention and fun to food making and workshops. kumari is currently caters for community arts project and is working on the Right to Dance project (ILL NANA/DiverseCity Dance Company), co-directing the AMY Project and are a collective member of A Colour Deep.

kumari Giles (Food Magician)

AKA: kumari

kumari is a multidisciplinary artist- queer non-binary mixed maker of many things who believes in art, movement, and food as tools for liberation, transformation and healing. They believe in making food that is nourishing to our bodies, minds and spirit. They bring play, intention and fun to food making and workshops. kumari is currently caters for community arts project and is working on the Right to Dance project (ILL NANA/DiverseCity Dance Company), co-directing the AMY Project and are a collective member of A Colour Deep.

Jessica Schroeder Abrams (Crafts)    AKA:   Dr. S’More   Jessica spent most of her childhood summers in tents, attending and working at Girl Guide camps, provincial parks, performing arts camps, and camps for kids with special needs. Fun fact: her first job was at camp with Teddy! She has spent her life working with children and teens, as a Girl Guide leader in her teen years, a researcher and therapist with children with autism while in undergrad and grad school, and now as a school and clinical psychologist. She continues to use the skills that she learned at camp to help to ensure that her clients have fun while helping them to reach their full potential. She has also had a life-long love affair with all things artsy. She attended Etobicoke School of the Arts (also with Teddy) and was also a cheerleading and hip hop coach. At Camp Wild Hearts she is most looking forward to participating in epic campfires!

Jessica Schroeder Abrams (Crafts)

AKA: Dr. S’More

Jessica spent most of her childhood summers in tents, attending and working at Girl Guide camps, provincial parks, performing arts camps, and camps for kids with special needs. Fun fact: her first job was at camp with Teddy! She has spent her life working with children and teens, as a Girl Guide leader in her teen years, a researcher and therapist with children with autism while in undergrad and grad school, and now as a school and clinical psychologist. She continues to use the skills that she learned at camp to help to ensure that her clients have fun while helping them to reach their full potential. She has also had a life-long love affair with all things artsy. She attended Etobicoke School of the Arts (also with Teddy) and was also a cheerleading and hip hop coach. At Camp Wild Hearts she is most looking forward to participating in epic campfires!