NPYT Summer Theatre Camp Instructors

Lucy Walker – Camp Director

Lucy is very excited to work with such a wonderful team as Camp Director for 2017. She has been with the program for several summers now and loves introducing theatre to young people. She has deep interests in all areas of performing arts and looks forward to passing those through to kids of all ages. In high school, Lucy wrote and directed shows that went up for adjudication at Sears Drama Festival. She continued her love of theatre in University where she stage managed student run productions. She is currently earning her degree in Cinema Studies at the University of Toronto.

Kyler Tonkin

Kyler Tonkin is a veteran Northumberland Players performer, appearing most recently in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Les Misérables. Kyler was a counselor during 2016 Theater Camp summer year. Kyler has also performed and been a part of over 20 production from Orillia to Toronto, most notably as Farquaad in Shrek the Musical, Bert in Mary Poppins, and Clarence Richter in A Detour on the Road to the Front. Kyler will be attending St Lawrence College for a degree in Musical Theatre and has been chosen to be one of the first 20 to attend Queen’s University to acquire a Bachelor Degree in Musical Theatre.

Sari Taylor

Sari is heavily involved in behind the scenes theatre stuff, makeup, hair and set/prop design. She has been involved in the production of Mary Poppins at her school as a cast member and also set painter. She is going to Ottawa in the fall to start her education in animation

Sadie Stratford

Sadie Stratford is an IB student at Cobourg Collegiate Institute and will be going into Grade 12 in the fall. Sadie is a competitive dancer and has been dancing since she was 6. She has attended the Northumberland Players Theatre Camp for many summers and would like to encourage others to explore and enjoy theatre the way she does.

Keeping Your Kids Safe

The camp instructors follow safe practices in all aspects of the camp experience and they spend time letting the children know what those safe practices are before they start.

They are also prepared to deal with unexpected accidents and emergencies. First aid kits and emergency contacts are are always available.

In the photo, Lucy Walker, the camp director, and Sadie Stratford, an instructor, were learning how to tie a sling at the St. John’s Ambulance First Aid Training required for all instructors before camp started.