The Camp Winston Foundation has a team of six. We are dedicated to creating the best possible camping experience for the children we serve through program development, outreach, and fundraising.
Jerry joined the Pine Bay Foundation/Camp Winston team in 2006, bringing 30 years of experience as a community professional and management consultant. He has directed community day-camps and overnight camp facilities and has served on the advisory boards of Camp Biluim and Camp Kinneret. Jerry is committed to ensuring that the Camp Winston facility is a safe and fully functional environment for staff and campers. He oversees the administrative aspects of the Camp operation and with the Director of Philanthropy, is seeking new financial supporters to help sustain our life changing program. Jerry has an M.A. in regional planning and resource development and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Canadian Association of Gift Planners.
Camp Winston Co-Director and Founder Denise Fruchter is looking forward to our 23rd summer serving children with neurobiological disorders. A special education teacher by trade, Denise has taught and consulted in a wide variety of settings. Denise spent 15 years as a foster parent and has written a semi-autobiographical book called “Other People” about a girl with ADHD.
Andy is an Operations Manager at the Pine Bay Foundation, a small charity that operates Camp Winston’s summer program for children with complex neurological disorders. He worked as a camp counselor before taking a full-time position as part of the administrative staff. Andy was then promoted to Assistant Director, a position he has held for the last two years.
Andy is a certified Crisis Prevention Institute trainer in the field of Non-Violent Physical Crisis Intervention and provides training to Camp Winston staff on an annual basis. He has served on the Ontario Camps Association’s Special Needs Resource Committee as the Vice-Chair and has been a guest speaker at Western University.
Andy’s experiences working with children at Camp Winston, The Geneva Centre for Autism, Kerry’s Place Autism Services, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and Kidswork led to the creation of a small business called Good Game. Through directed interaction playing popular board games, young adults with Asperger Syndrome, OCD and Anxiety Disorder have the opportunity to develop social skills and build friendships while participating in a fun and challenging activity.
Experienced Development Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the philanthropy industry. Skilled in Sales, Event Management, Media Production, Digital Marketing and Teamwork. Strong business development professional with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) focused in Media Information and Technology - Media and the Public Interest from Western University.