Ron & Mickey Johnstone Youth Leadership Award

Working as a team, Ron and Mickey Johnstone made significant contributions to the Ontario Camps Association and the Canadian Camping Association, permanently enriching and enhancing both Associations. Their continued commitment to the development of camping across Canada and their skills in the area of youth leadership development, have left us a lasting legacy.

This award is presented to camp leaders who meet the following criteria:

  • Are between the ages of 17 and 30.
  • Demonstrate outstanding leadership of youth through innovation and creativity.
  • Apply their innovative skills in an OCA Accredited Camp.

The Ron & Mickey Johnstone Youth Leadership Award was not presented in 2022. 

Past Recipients

  • 2021 :  Jordanna Grossinger, Camp Robin Hood
  • 2020 :  Benjamin Mandigo, Easter Seals Ontario: Camp Merrywood
  • 2019 :  Fraser “Tito” McOuat, Camp Wenonah
  • 2018 :  Rachel Kent, Girl Guides of Canada
  • 2017 :  Abeir Liton, Go Green Sports & Leadership Camp
  • 2016 :  Sam Graham, Easter Seals Ontario: Camp Merrywood
  • 2015 :  Ashley Baer, Youth Leadership Camps Canada
  • 2014 :  Megan Hutton, Camp Otterdale
  • 2013 :  Nathan Seroski, Canterbury Hills Camp
  • 2012 :  Jordy Beale, Camp Walden; Josh Howard, Camp Tamarack
  • 2011 :  Meghan Irvine, Camp Tawingo
  • 2010 :  Jen Murdock, Camp Manitou
  • 2009 :  Michael Stewart, Camp Wenonah
  • 2008 :  Veronica Fine, The Hollows Camp
  • 2007 :  Vanessa Marcotte, Camp Bellaleo
  • 2007 :  Michael Rieger, Camp Otterdale
  • 2006 :  Gabrielle Raill, Camp Ouareau
  • 2004 :  Collen Irvine, Camp Tawingo; Barry Van Dompseler, Trent Summer Sports Camp; Lindsay Tucker, Camp Big Canoe
  • 2003 :  Drew Gulyas, Camp Oochigeas
  • 2002 :  en Peebles, Green Acres Day Camp; Kevin Way, Kilcoo Camp
  • 2001 :  Sol Birenbaum, Camp Robin Hood
  • 2000 :  Markus Fehr, Camp Manitou
  • 1999 :  Emily Foster, Camp Kandalore
  • 1998 :  Jeff Ruby, Camp Tamakwa
  • 1997 :  Jory Nash, Camp Northland - B’nai Brith
  • 1996 :  Heather McCormick, Glen Mhor Camp