Retreat Guru Teachers

Jessica McGregor

Jessica McGregor has had a special connection to nature since she was born, having a particular passion for animals and water.

Jessica has been canoeing since she was 2 years old, and kayaking from the age of 9. As a child, she spent most of her summers in Algonquin Park bonding with her family and the environment. Jessica attributes most of her passion for environmental education to Algonquin Park.

She has graduated from the Adventure Expedition and Interpretive Leadership course at Fanshawe College (video). During this time Jessica learned business management, proposal writing, plant and tree identification, animal identification, environmental sustainability, advocacy & leadership, basic environmental law and program development. She is certified in Wilderness First Aid and ORCKA basic level 4. Jessica also received The Long Point Eco-Adventures Leadership Award.

Since finishing the Adventure Expedition and Interpretive Leadership program, Jessica has obtained certifications for Wild Edibles and Medicinal Plants, Plant and Tree Identification, Team Building Certification and Introduction to Beekeeping. Jessica has also completed the Safe Hiker Program and is a Certified Hike Leader.

Jessica has a passion for the outdoors and through GROWE wants others to see the beauty and peacefulness it can bring to our lives. Jessica strives to show others the importance of the environment, the creatures within it and how we are all connected.

Events with Jessica McGregor

GROWE Wilderness Summer Camp - Tubing the Grand Adventure
August 3, 2020

Release your wild child to explore nature with us in a fun and educational way. Come GROWE with us!! If you would like your child to have the summer camp memories that you remember as a child then GROWE Summer Camp is for your family. The GROWE KIDS will experience sitting around the campfire roasting marshmallows, the laughter of playing through the woods, as well as the awe of frolicking in the creek. The highlights of this week will be tubing down the World Heritage Grand River with Grand River Rafting’s highly trained staff. NLS Lifeguards and swift water rescue…

GROWE Wilderness Summer Camp - Girl Empowerment
August 9, 2020

Release your wild child to explore nature with us in a fun and educational way. Come GROWE with us!! If you would like your child to have the summer camp memories that you remember as a child then GROWE Wilderness Summer Camp is the camp for your family. The GROWE GIRLS will experience sitting around the campfire roasting marshmallows & bannock, the laughter of playing through the woods, as well as the awe of frolicking in the creek. The highlights of this week will be children’s yoga, nature crafts, sit spots, music and girl power friendship games. Cooling off with…

GROWE Wilderness Summer Camp - Survival Camp
August 16, 2020

Release your wild child to explore nature with us in a fun and educational way. Come GROWE with us!! If you would like your child to have the summer camp memories that you remember as a child then GROWE Wilderness Summer Camp is the camp for your family. The GROWE KIDS will experience sitting around the campfire roasting marshmallows & bannock, the laughter of playing through the woods, as well as the awe of frolicking in the creek. The highlights of the week will be learning the many techniques to survival in the wild such as fire building, cordage, knots,…

GROWE Wilderness Summer Camp - Forest School Camp Ages 4-6
August 23, 2020

This week’s camp is specifically for campers aged 4 -6 years old. Release your wild child to explore nature with us in a fun and educational way. Come GROWE with us!! If you would like your child to have the summer camp memories that you remember as a child then GROWE Wilderness Summer Camp is the camp for your family. The young GROWE KIDS will experience sitting around the campfire roasting marshmallows & bannock, the laughter of playing through the woods, as well as the awe of frolicking in the creek. The highlights of the week will be nature connection…