Jon’s favorite camp moments are seeing excited campers arrive at check-in and watching them do activities they have never done or thought possible. Jon enjoys watching campers and staff develop a special bond at camp. Jon has been involved with camp for over 20 years and is responsible for camp programming at all True Friends locations.
Conor McGrath, Senior Director of Camp & Operations
Conor moved from Northern Ireland to Minnesota in 2010. Before the move, he studied social work with a focus on youth development followed by a MBA. Passionate about human services, the move to True Friends in 2013 was a natural fit. As a dedicated leader in person centered planning, staff development, and business acumen, today he leads the Camping, Facilities, and IT Departments for True Friends.
Naomi is an adventure-spirited, dark chocolate-loving, Minnesotan with a heart for community and a passion for camp. She loves to help campers have new experiences and help their camp dreams become a reality. Naomi is managing a variety of camp programs and is always excited to share this special place with campers, families, staff, and volunteers!
Shari believes that interacting with horses will enhance the development of each individual’s confidence, self-esteem, communication and social skills not to mention “just having fun! The movement and gentle rhythmical rocking of the horse is calming and centering for many people with sensory processing or behavioral issues. She looks forward to spending time with the campers and introducing them to a unique experience that will be unforgettable.
Originally from Minnesota, Sierra studied Non-Profit Recreation at Winona State University. She moved to Colorado for an internship at an adaptive recreation organization in 2014 and stayed for two years. While living there, she saw the positive impact surrounding participation in activities outdoors for people of all ages and abilities. Sierra is excited to recruit seasonal staff and support them throughout the summer to ensure participants have a positive experience at True Friends.