Sari and Howie Grossinger
Sending your child to summer camp is no small decision. (Trust us—we know.) Our family involvement began in 1961 when Sari’s parents, Larry & Pearl Bell took on the leadership of Camp Robin Hood. Married for 32 years, and each at Robin Hood for well over 35 years, they pour their passion and know-how to make every camper, staff and parent experience the best it can be.
Sari & Howie’s impact as leaders has been recognized across Canada as they were the 2019 recipients of the Canadian Camping Association’s Jack Pearse Award of Honour for providing outstanding service to the national organization and Honourary Life Members of the Ontario Camps Association.
They are also the proud parents of 3 children who have benefited from the camp experience and now as young adults, are carving out their own professions. Jordanna who works alongside us as a Co-Director, Cole and his wife Lexie who now live and work in Los Angeles and Zane who is currently at Medical School in Ireland.
Did you know that Sari & Howie are also the co-owners of Camp Walden? For the past 20 years, they have fostered the growth of many Robin Hood campers who have made the move from our country day camp to our wonderful overnight camp through our very popular Home & Away Program. Overall, creating safe places for positive growth, independence, and boatloads of fun are the guiding principles that make Sari & Howie’s leadership so impactful.
The individual connection that Howie and Sari give to each camper and staff is incredible. No stone is left unturned and every process has meaning and purpose.
- Camper Parent on Annual Survey 2
The Best People Create Something Pretty Amazing
Our Camp Spirit is like nothing you have ever experienced and it is built and fostered directly by our dedicated staff. Bus rides, cabin fun, special days and camp-wide events all provide our staff the opportunity to bring energy, creativity and real connection to the relationships they build with our campers. From carefully planned programs to spontaneous activities which campers love, the spirit at Robin Hood is non-stop, making each summer beyond memorable.