New Moon has been owned and directed by Jack and Sue Goodman since 1994. Jack has been involved with New Moon for most of his life. Since 1975, Jack has gained extensive staff experience in almost every facet of children camping, providing strong leadership to both staff and campers of all ages. He is a past Director of the Board for the Ontario Camps Association, is a member of the Society of Camp Directors and is a founding board member and Vice President of ‘Kids in Camp’, a charity that enables children to attend summer camp when financial needs may otherwise be an impediment.
Sue has also enjoyed extensive experience working in camp and has extensive experience as an Early Childhood Studies specialist in the classroom and ensuring standards of daycare are maintained. Together, Jack and Sue work as a close team, using a warm and sensitive approach in the provision of care for the campers and leadership development and training to the staff and counsellors-in-training.
Zack has spent his life at New Moon and is the 3rd generation of New Moon Leadership in the Goodman family! He has worked his way from Program Director to Assistant Director and is now a full time Director. He brings extensive experience in all areas of camp, providing direct oversight to the program and staff and has a very close connection with all of our campers. He is also the Director of our Outdoor Education Program New Moon provides to school groups before and after the summer.
Al Goodman, Director Emeritus, was involved in children’s camping from 1942 until his retirement in 1994. He directed many leading camps in Ontario before taking ownership of Camp New Moon in 1959/60. His experience and love of camping continues to provide New Moon with great ideas and a strong sense of history. He and his wife Marg still enjoy regular visits to New Moon to interact with campers and staff, sharing stories and great memories.
The head staff is comprised of senior and highly experienced veterans who have many years of strong leadership experience. Our Program Staff are talented and creative, selected amongst the best of applicants, most of whom having been campers and graduates of our CIT program. They offer a nurturing environment for all children. Counsellors offer creative programming and exceptional leadership skills, and our specialists are trained and certified in their area of instruction. We enjoy a remarkable return rate of our staff, adding continuity and familiarity for all of the returning campers.