There's something magical about working at Muskoka Woods. It's hard to explain sometimes but we're going to try with our new podcast, Beyond of the Woods. Hear from your favourite staff and coworkers from Muskoka Woods as they share how being pushed outside their comfort zone helped them propel in work today and how by using their talents, real lives were impacted. Subscribe today.
Why we have trouble admitting we need help with Marianne Deeks
We live in a culture of perfection and there is a pressure to present ourselves as always in control. Muskoka Woods alumnus, Marianne Deeks, speaks with John about how should approach this reality and when we need to take off the "good face" and share our burdens.
Friends, confidence and business acumen - Duncan McGregor Jr and what he learned at Muskoka Woods
Duncan McGregor Jr. was a Muskoka Woods guest and staff member but today he is the president of a successful business. On this episode, he discusses how Muskoka Woods gave him the three key ingredients to grow into a successful career.
Making a career shift with Meredith White
You're in school but you realize the program you're in is the wrong one. Meredith White, Muskoka Woods alumni, was in that exact situation. She switched and is now an accomplished artist with work in the Art Gallery of Canada. John finds out how she did it and some tips for making the same transition.
Being a Content Creator with Jorden Tually
He's travelled the world over but points to his time at Muskoka Woods as one of the most impactful experiences. Jorden has carved out a successful career as a content creator. His travel channel on YouTube boasts over 60,000 subscribers and allows him to travel full-time. John explores what it's like to have ditched "the real world" (Jorden's words) and what impact Muskoka Woods had on his career.
Trying a New Thing with Dallas and Doug James
Taking the kids out of school and sailing in the Caribbean, buying a farm and buying farm animals where you least expect and keeping bees. Trying new things is almost habitual for Dallas and Doug James, two Muskoka Woods Alumni. On this episode, John finds out what they have learned by charging into new adventures and ideas.
Rob Conroy discusses how Muskoka Woods inspires kids without hope
Rob Conroy is a high school gym teacher. Several years ago the board asked if he would teach a class of students who had a high likelihood of dropping out and never graduating.
After a few weeks, attendance levels began to increase. The local board of education invested and Muskoka Woods came alongside him to help give his students hope and ultimately show them success.
Cool to hear the power of camp!
If you’re someone who loves Muskoka Woods - or just loves summer camp - this podcast is a great look at the impact of camp on kids. And such cool careers - from a mayor to a circus performer, you learn that camp can inspire people beyond a summer!