Jeremiah has been working as an outdoor educator at Circle R Ranch for ten years. Six years ago he started running his own Forest School programs for homeschool families, as well as Coyote Mentoring days for kids on weekends. He has training in survival skills, mentoring, leadership and permaculture design. In 2011 he began developing a permaculture Forest Garden which he uses to teach Earth stewardship and Ecology. He loves to sculpt things with his hands, from carving wood and stone to making cordage and primitive tools. He is immensely grateful to have any opportunity to share his passion and knowledge of the land. He is also a writer, musician and father of an 2 year old boy named Sage.
Liam Farnworth aka Quazar Bellybongo
Circle R has been a special place for Liam since he was a wee tyke. He has known many types of leaders at camp, and always felt at home on the land at Circle R. He had the joy of participating in the Leadership Adventure Program (LAP) and Leaders in Training (LIT) at Circle R, as well as being a camp councillor for four years. He is very excited to return to Circle R and offer his creativity and passion for working with kids. Let’s get back to nature and find the wild within!
Claire is a qualified teacher with over twelve years experience working with children and youth in outdoor settings. She immigrated to Canada/Turtle Island from Scotland in 2005 and is grateful to be on this land. Claire plays some guitar, whittles some wood, enjoys backcountry camping and birdwatching and is always connecting with and learning from nature.
Rob is a home-schooling dad, writer, and permaculturalist. For over a decade, he has been researching and trying various homesteading techniques, currently at Willow Creek Permaculture Farm. He enjoys growing food, from vegetables, to fruit and nut trees, and also gathering food from the wild. Rob has a love for connection with nature, and a passion to share that love with others. His closest tree friend is currently White Pine. Rob also writes poetry (mostly adapted from spam email), and young adult novels (about a nightmare world where it’s illegal to grow your own food).
Wendy Bestward – Grandmother Goodness
Wendy is a recently retired Kindergarten Educator with a love of the outdoors and children. Wendy loves discovering the wonders of nature. She is excited to share hands-on experiences with others to deepen their connection to nature. Some hobbies include hiking, paddling, reading, exploring, nature crafts, jamming on the ukulele, spinning, yoga, practising mindfulness, gardening and loving life. She feels a deep connection to nature, and is a lover of animals, friends and encourager of all.
Sabrina is and has been an avid outdoor adventurer for as long as she can remember. She is a graduate from the Adventure Expeditions and Interpretive Leadership program and was the director of the LAP (Leadership Adventure Program) here at Circle R Camp in 2017. She is excited to get back out and spread her knowledge with any young new adventurers who share her love for nature!