Welcome Back, Matt Smith!

Camp Hurontario is thrilled to announce that Hurontario alumnus Matt Smith has signed on as Hurontario’s new Camp Director! We are excited to have his dedication, creativity, and care leading the Hurontario community into the future. Matt brings extensive experience in education and a commitment to the development of young people with him as he returns to Camp Hurontario, where he spent many years as a camper and later as part of our amazing group of staff members.

Most recently, Matt served as Principal of Maria Montessori School in Toronto, guiding that community with a steady hand through the challenges of teaching and learning in the COVID-19 pandemic. Previous leadership positions in education include his work as Principal at Taddle Creek Montessori, and as part of the leadership team at Clanmore Montessori, where he demonstrated his ongoing commitment to student growth and development and a passion for authentic, experiential learning opportunities.

Matt also brings a lifelong connection to Camp Hurontario, a passion for the outdoors, and a belief in the profound potential that camping has to make an impact on a child’s life. For many years before making a move into education leadership, Matt played an integral role on Camp Hurontario’s leadership team as a Section Director, Tripping Director, and later as the camp’s first Program Director. We are thrilled to welcome Matt back to camp along with his family and look forward to seeing him connect with families, campers, staff members, and alumni as he settles into this new position. Polly and Don look forward to supporting Matt as he transitions into his Camp Director role and to helping guide Hurontario into the post-pandemic era in their ongoing roles as owners and members of the Hurontario Board of Directors. We are confident that Matt’s passion for camping and collaborative leadership style will take Hurontario to new heights as we celebrate our 75th season on Georgian Bay. We look forward to again welcoming our campers, families, staff, and alumni back to camp this coming summer!