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. 28-year-old Jordanna, our current Camper Tracker who is also a Speech Language Pathologist in the York Region District School Board, 25-year-old Cole, a Consultant at Deloitte, and 20-year-old Zane, a 4th-year Kinesiology student and All-Canadian Volleyball player at Queen’s University.
Did you know that Sari & Howie are also the co-owners of Camp Walden? For the past 17 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