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meet our change-makers
Founder & CEO
An alumni from Concordia University's Specialization in Early Childhood + Elementary Education, Trinati dreamt up Child in the Wild Nature Day Camp after witnessing the deep transformation of her preschool students when immersed for one full day each week in the limitless classroom of The Forest, on Montreal's Mount Royal. Creating Child in the Wild Nature Summer Day Camp is her way of being able to offer more of these types of enriching (+ even life-changing) experiences for the children sharing this urban jungle. Another passion of hers includes mentoring new + future educators in how to implement this incredible way of learning within the city.
Trinati is dedicated to helping humans become more conscious + self-aware in regulating their nervous systems + being better able to respond to Life.
She does this by connecting them with nature, their own breath, bodies + to the childrens' stories that she reads for families worldwide on her popular podcast:
Assistant Director & Lead Counsellor / educator
Child in the Wild Nature Day Camp
A full-time student obtaining a specialization in Early Childhood + Elementary Education at Concordia University, Haley joined Child in the Wild alongside Trinati in 2021 + fell in love with the model of nature-based learning, child-led exploration + free play, as she witnessed the numerous benefits it had on the campers. She holds reverence for the Forest School model, because it is grounded in offering opportunities for children to build on their self-awareness, self-regulation, empathy, social skills, independence, mental attitude, self-esteem, + confidence. As an educator, she is committed to fostering an environment guided by these opportunities. Her approach is rooted in empathy, equity, anti-bias + inclusive practices. She aims to cultivate a co-constructed community of campers, where diversity is respected, honoured + voices are valued.
None of this would be working as smoothly as it does without Shanice! Though she began her journey with us as a dedicated member of Child in the Wild Nature Playschool + Day Camp, registering her boys for most of Trinati's offerings, she is now a valued teammate. Her expertise + hearty support to help make this dream work possible.
Outside of her roles with us, Shanice can be found mothering her three boys, co-founding businesses + brands, as well as offering her services to many entrepreneurs + companies.
She is passionate about supporting her community, especially Canadian Black-owned businesses.
counsellor & educator
Child in the Wild Nature Day Camp
Megan joined Child in the Wild Nature Day Camp in the summer of 2022 + brought along an incredible energy that inspired campers to finish strong + with a renewed sense of adventure + play. She also brings a passion for nature; the wild, the elements, the wonder, as well as years of experience as an overnight camp counsellor + canoe trip guide in Algonquin Park.
In addition, her gymnast coaching days lend well to when the camp spends time in open, green spaces.
Megan becomes an instant favourite because of her athletic skills + her loving, playful attitude.
She is currently completing her B.Ed. at McGill University to receive her elementary education certification + is choosing to spend her summers with Child in the Wild because it offers the practical aspects of implementing the Forest School model + inquiry-based education that complement her educational philosophy.