Kelly Mathews, Camp Director
Manager – Sport Venue Operations & Community Recreation
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 55029
Kelly joined Seneca College and the King Day Camp team in April 2012 and
brought to Seneca a wealth of camp programming and operations experience in
both day and residential camp settings. Supported by a degree in Kinesiology
& Health Science from York University as well as a Certificate in Sport
Administration, Kelly has been working in a leadership capacity in the camping
industry for over two-decades with reputable organizations such as: The Town of
Markham, Parks, Recreation & Culture; the Canadian Tennis Association;
Ontario Place; and, the Canadian Diabetes Association. Kelly has also been
active as a consultant in the camping arena and has assisted several
not-for-profit associations, municipalities and private camps with their
programming, health and safety plans, and partnership development programs.
Kelly is very involved with the Ontario Camps Association (OCA) and has been a past board member and past chair of the Annual Camps Association Directors Conference including committee member from 2012-2019. Kelly has been the venue lead for the Annual OCA Healthcare Conference for three years including 2020, and in 2020 is also the co-Chair of the OCA Staff Summit (counsellors conference). In 2017 and 2018 Kelly received an OCA Volunteer Recognition
Award for her service to the association.
Kelly is a published author and has written a book on the history of Eaton
Hall at Seneca College King Campus titled, Eaton Hall: Pride of King Township
(2015). She completed her second book, The Road to Marylake in the Fall
of 2017 and has been commissioned by the Township of King and the King Township
Historical Society to write the definitive history of King Township (Due September 2020).
Kelly has a passion for hiking and being in the outdoors and currently holds
the record for the fastest hike across the entire Oak Ridges’ Moraine Trail
where she hiked 300km’s in just seven days in the Fall of 2016. Kelly is
a certified Advanced Medical First Responder (AMFR) and an instructor in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention with Physical Intervention.