Leadership Team - 2018



Amy Roberts

Amy Roberts

RA Summer Camps Coordinator

Amy grew up in the suburbs of Ottawa and attended the University of Ottawa where she was highly involved in the Sports Services Department.  After spending two summers at Gee-Gee Summer Camps she embarked on a new adventure working at Camp Lenox, a premier sleep-away camp in the Northeast United States.  At Camp Lenox, Amy worked her way through the staff ranks from a Group Leader and Coach to Leadership Coordinator and Assistant Athletic Director, to her final position as the Director of Human Resources.  Her passion working with all campers and staff was exemplified every day.  She was one of the main points of contact for parents overseeing their children’s daily camp life, doing her best to ensure everyone would leave Lenox having their ‘best summer yet’.

In the Fall of 2014, Amy returned to Ottawa and began work with the Ottawa-Carleton Ultimate Association as their Program Officer. In the Spring of 2015, the opportunity to work for the RA coordinating various clubs and overseeing summer camps became available and it was an opportunity she could not pass up.  Now in her third year at the RA, Amy coordinates Children and Youth Programs, along with overseeing Recreation Facility Bookings. After two amazing summers at the RA she cannot wait to make Summer 2018 one of the best to date. Amy is truly invested in all the campers and counsellors at the RA.  She believes there’s no better way to develop character and social skills than while having the time of your life at RA Summer Camps!

Nikki Moreau


Nikki Moreau

RA Assistant Summer Camp Coordinator and Camp Supervisor

This is Nikki’s third summer with RA Summer Camps. She will be stepping up into an Assistant Camp Coordinator postiion, highly involved in off-season planning in addition to her role as Junior Day Supervisor with the RA team. Nikki holds a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Education from UOttawa, where she played Women’s Varsity Soccer. She has a keen interest in the outdoors and works as an instructor during the school year at MacSkimming Outdoor Education Centre. She has had the pleasure of working in a variety of elementary schools as an Occasional Teacher with the Ottawa Carleton District School Board.

Nikki is very excited to bring the experience she gained from the past two summers into the 2018 camps. She aims to foster an environment in which children will not only have fun but also develop friendships, a positive sense of self and belonging, leadership and creativity. Nikki is looking forward to working with the incredible RA staff to create a fantastic summer for every camper!





Ryan Gill

RA Summer Camps Supervisor

After a brief hiatus from RA Summer Camps, Ryan is thrilled to be making his return for 2018! This summer he will be in a Supervisor role, overseeing RA's Sports and Specialty Camps. Ryan is currently in his fourth year of a Bachelor of Physical Education/Concurrent Education with a minor in Communication Studies at Laurentain University. Last year as a part of Laurentian University's Adventure Leadership Program (partnered with Health Promotion Without Borders), Ryan traveled to Mongolia to help build a safe water system, and experienced Mongolian culture. As a true outdoors enthusiast Ryan has led various canoe portage trips and winter camping expeditions, as well as obtaining his certifications in paddling, swift water rescue, rock climbing and mountaineering. 

Ryan is excited to bring his experience as Program Assistant from Camp Tamarack, a barrier-free overnight camp geared towards children and adults with developmental delays in Alberta. The camp blended children with developmental needs with those without, creating a teacher environment of respect and inclusion. He attended RA Camps as a camper for many years, participated in the CIT program, and worked as a counselor. He is very interested in outdoor pursuits and he is also a certified National Lifeguard. Ryan is excited to be a part of the incredible RA Summer Camps team and is looking forward to developing an unforgettable experience for all campers by promoting an active lifestyle through sports and creative programming. 


Melissa Inostroza

RA Summer Camps Supervisor

Melissa spent two summer as an RA Junior Day Camps counselor and after a couple summers off she can't be more excited to make her return to RA Camps! This time around she will return as the RA Day Camps Supervisor, as well as overseeing the Girl Centric and Computer Camps. Melissa completed her degree at the University of Ottawa studying Psychology and Criminology. Her passion of working with children led her to pursue a Bachelor of Education which is she currently in the process of completing. She has experience travelling to Costa Rica to help teach English to students, and volunteering in elementary schools here in Ottawa. Making sure each child's individual needs are met to ensure they can reach their full potential to succeed is very important to Melissa.

Melissa's welcoming energy will ensure that camp is a positive and caring environment where all children can blossom and develop a positive sense of self. She cannot wait to spend her time creating a summer camp where children can enjoy their time outdoors and use their creativity and leadership skills to grow. Her goal is to make sure every camper has a phenomental time by creating memories that will last a lifetime. Melissa cannot wait to work with the amazing RA team this summer! 




Allie DiRienzo

RA Summer Camps Supervisor

Allie is excited to be returning for her third summer here at the RA! This summer she will be in the role of Supervisor for our Aqua Camps. Allie has been working as a lifeguard and swim instructor for the past nine years for the City of Ottawa. Within those nine years she has been able obtain her advanced instructor qualifications in Standard First Aid, National Lifeguard and Airway Management. When not working poolside, she was able to attain a Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics with a Minor in American Sign Language, in hopes to pursue a career in the field of Speech Language Pathology. When she is not studying you can find her in the pool and on the paths training for triathlons, on the walls rock climbing and bouldering, on the mountains snowboarding and running Spartan races!

Allie’s enthusiasm and ambition for the pool is sure to make Aqua Camps exciting and the kids wanting to come back week after week. Ensuring that every child leaves camp learning one thing that they are awesome at is her goal for this coming summer!









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