Trish McKeough, MSW, RSW.
Camp Director and Manager of Therapeutic Recreation Programs at CDI

As a lifelong camper, canoeist and outdoor enthusiast, Trish has worked in the camping industry for nearly two decades.  Her camp career has included supervising and managing waterfronts, ropes courses and outtripping program.  She is very focused on safety and risk management while having fun!  Trish has been working with the Integra Program at CDI since 2002 in various roles including Towhee Assistant Director, Child and Family Therapist and Mindfulness Martial Arts Coordinator.  Trish is excited to return to the sunny shores of Haliburton this summer for her 12th season at Towhee, and can be reached at tmckeough@childdevelop.ca.

Kelsey Styles
Assistant Director, Programming

Kelsey grew up spending her summers just 30 minutes down the road from Camp Towhee, in the Haliburton area. Whether it was at the summer camp or the cottage she spent her time camping, canoeing, hiking and exploring her passion for the outdoors! She began her journey at Towhee in 2016 as an out-tripping programmer, which introduced her to the world of adventure and wilderness based therapy programs. Her passion for therapeutic outdoor programming grew over the next three summers at Towhee. In 2018 she moved on from programming to become the supervisor of the out-tripping and waterfront program. Kelsey graduated from Brock University last spring and holds a BA in Philosophy, as well as Child and Youth Studies. She is currently finishing her first year of the two-year Bachelors of Education Program at Lakehead University. Kelsey is excited to start another great summer at Towhee, where she can continuing to learn and grow as the Assistant Director of Programming.

Dan Blair
Assistant Director, Counselling

Dan first discovered Towhee back in 2013, while completing his BA in Psychology with a minor in Sociology. Dan is a lover of nature and all things outdoors, so while he cherished every moment of his first year as a counselor, he truly found his calling the following summer as a Tripper. He fondly recalls the moonlit beach strolls, gourmet meals, eager campers and ever present calm waters and tailwinds. Dan spent the next three summers away from Towhee, travelling and working as a personal support worker for adults with developmental disabilities while always finding different ways to connect and work with youth. Thanks largely in part to his formative time at Towhee, he eventually decided to pursue a career in education. He completed the Outdoor and Experiential Education program at Queens university and is currently teaching grade 4/5. Dan believes strongly in the Magic of Towhee and feels that it is a place where both campers and staff may come as they are, and leave as the person they are meant to be. He is excited to step into the role of Assistant Director at Towhee and looks forward to another magical summer at Camp.