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Meet The Directors

We Are Howie & Sari, Nice To Meet You!

Whether it is talking to parents, training our staff, giving a hug or acting silly and wearing a crazy costume. We love it all. And that is why we have dedicated our lives to ensuring that each and every Camp Robin Hood camper has the best camp experience possible. With over 30 years of professional camp experience, we couldn’t imagine life any other way.

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 29 years, and working together at Robin Hood for well over 30 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.

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, our current full-time Assistant Director who is also a Speech Language Pathologist. Cole, the Director of Special Projects at a successful Toronto start-up, and Zane, a Masters student at the University of Toronto’s and member of the U of T Varsity Volleyball Team.

Did you know that Sari & Howie are also the co-owners of Camp Walden? For the past 18 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.

Sari Grossinger

Co-Owner and Director of Camp Robin Hood

Howie Grossinger

Co-Owner and Director of Camp Robin Hood

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

Larry and Pearl Bell

Directors Emeriti

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.

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