Anna Grantham - "Sandpiper"

Core Contribution: "Organized Caring"

The safe smooth program with attention to risk management, participant and staff well-being, logistics, the annual staff hike to Cape Split… getting everyone smoothly and happily in the right place at the right time. Not the crazy character in the dining hall but the essential organizational facilitator over many years who made programs successful and memorable for all.

Leadership Contributions: 2000 - ongoing

Many years in many roles including at least five years of leadership at Sunship Earth, Vision 20/20, Mysterious Encounters and Summer Day Camps; including program coordination roles with all of these programs.

Personal Reflection

Wow, what can I say about the AEC – what a WONDERFUL place to work and grow as a leader, develop life long friendships and continue to make a difference not only in the environment but with youth and young adults.

To this day I continue my learnings from the AEC; most days I carry around a soft tool to use instead of paper towel in washrooms; I purchase household items based on their limited packaging, energy usage and products with no harmful chemicals. I use reusable containers for almost everything and more recently purchase local in-season foods.

I am so thankful for my time and experiences at Vision 20/20, Sunship Earth and Summer Day Camps. I hope my children will get to experience the Adventure Earth Centre as they grow up, as it was an important part of who I am and who I have become.