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Pauline Hodgetts & Donald Marston

Polly & DonPauline or “Polly” has spent her life in camping. Daughter of founder Birnie Hodgetts. Raised in Georgian Bay at Camp Hurontario. Camper and staff member at several girls’ camps in Ontario. High school teacher in Toronto for 22 years. Active member within the Ontario Camping Association and the Society of Camp Directors. Director, owner and operator since 1978.

Polly’s husband, Don, splits his summers between an active law practice and Hurontario. Also active in the Society of Camp Directors, Don brings years of outdoor experience and his scouting background to the camp. Since 1978, Don has acted as the full-time director of the camp on many occasions.

Russell MarstonRussell Marston

Son of Polly and Don, Russell has spent his life in camping. With his upbringing at Hurontario and experience at a well-established tripping camp, Russell has developed excellent camping skills. Certifications in whitewater rescue, wilderness first aid, and canoe-tripping back up years of tripping experience. In the winters, Russell is a teacher at an elementary school in Toronto.

Julia MarstonJulia Marston

Daughter of Polly and Don, Julia has also grown up at Hurontario and spent many summers at well-established girls’ camps. Before returning to Hurontario to direct the new introcamp programme, Julia worked as a director and counsellor at a co-ed camp in Temagami. Julia has worked as a teacher in Toronto for the past four years.

Staff Directors

This family team is supported each summer by a group of staff with an average of ten summers at the camp. This team provides programme, guidance, and leadership to the campers and staff of Hurontario.