The envelope please…
We are very excited to announce that John Latimer of Camp Seale Harris is the 2017 Inductee to the Camp Administrator Hall of Fame.
Mary Dixon nominated John and shared this in his nomination:
John Latimer is currently our Camp and Community Programs Director, but prior to accepting this position in 2013, he attended Camp Seale Harris for his entire childhood. John served as a CIT, counselor and adult volunteer. He has dedicated his life to serving children with diabetes and making sure they grow up to live long, healthy lives by attending Camp Seale Harris.
He works with each family and knows them by name (which is pretty amazing since we have so many attendees)! He goes out of his way to make sure each camper and family member feels safe, welcome and appreciated while attending any of our Camp Seale Harris programs. John always has new and exciting ideas for activities we can provide for the campers outside of summer camp season so that the campers can stay connected and encouraged.
John is the most deserving person I know of this award - he misses countless hours of sleep, travels thousands of miles, works late, yet he never complains and always has a smile on his face!
Over 14,000 votes were cast for the 20 nominees during the 17 day voting period. As in the previous two years, it was a stellar group of nominees and it came down to a tight race to crown the inductee. You can read about all the camp admins who were honoured by a nomination here. A big thank you to everyone who showed their support and voted (often daily) for the nominees. It is rewarding to see the community come together to support the efforts of the camp administrators.
Until next year!