Summer Camp Staff Personal Profiles

Name: Jamie 
Hometown: Banbridge, Northern Ireland 


My name is Jamie Taylor and I am from Banbridge in Northern Ireland. Since 2007 I have been heavily involved in and passionate about working with young people in the outdoors. This passion dates to an early childhood when my parents first introduced me to the opportunities the outdoors could offer; it was heightened as a result of my volunteering with Shannaghmore and Killowen Outdoor Education Centres. 

In 2007, I took the opportunity to marry both passions and I enrolled in the Duke of Edinburgh Award programme; upon successful completion in 2012 I secured a Gold Award, thus my knowledge and ability in the outdoors is well-rounded. My participation on the Duke of Edinburgh Award programme took me for the first time to Greenhill YMCA in 2010 and I have been affiliated ever since. 

In the summers of 2011 and 2012 I helped on the JACK and SAC Summer Camp programmes. I really enjoyed working with diverse youth participants and camp leaders. I'm looking forward to this year!

Hello everybody!

My name is Jakub Michal and I come from Kostelec nad Labem in Czech Republic. I have just finished my high school and next year I am going to start my studies at Law Faculty of Charles University in Prague.

I am a member of Tmelnik NGO in Czech Republic. We work with children and youth in connection with Youth in Action Programme. I participate in projects for youth with my NGO and this year I am going to launch my own project for youth.

I heard about Greenhill from my friend who was there. It seemed like a great opportunity for me to get abroad and do there something useful. I like volunteering and working with children and youth. Furthemore I tried many activities which Greenhill offers because I was member of scouting organization.

I am really looking forward to meeting you at Greenhill!

Hello my name is Kerry and I'm from County Armagh,

I have been coming to my caravan in Newcastle since I was a baby and I absolutely love the outdoors! My hobbies include: swimming, walking, reading, drama and photography. I have just completed my A levels
and hope to study English Literature in Belfast in September. Over the last few summers I have volunteered a number of organisations, was a leader at Drama For Kids and spent last summer on a mission trip to an orphanage in Romania. I have been to Greenhill summer camp as a SAC and loved it! I love being out in the fresh air, learning outdoor survival skills making new friends and facing the excitement of the famous zip-wire. As a Greenhill leader I hope to make sure everyone who comes to the camp will learn new skills, try new things while making friends and having fun!

Name: Alison (Ali)

Hometown: Downpatrick, Northern Ireland

Roles: Sumer Camp Assistant Director


My name is Alison Gill and I am from Downpatrick, Northern Ireland. For the past two years I have been living in Edinburgh, Scotland as I have been attending university studying Occupational Therapy.

I have been working and volunteering for many years with people of all age groups and from many different backgrounds. This included voluntary mission trips to Zambia and India.

I have always loved the outdoors, and completed my Duke of Edinburgh Gold. Though I enjoy hill walking my favourite activities are bouldering and raft building. As a child I came to Greenhill Adventure Camps and had so much fun! I wanted to come back to Greenhill and help lead the camps so others can experience the wide range of activities, play lots of games, have lots of fun and make new friends!

Name: Keith
Hometown: Ballymena!
Role: JACK, SAC and ALC Summer Camp Director


I have just graduated from Stranmillis University with a degree in primary education. I've a good bit of experience in working with children, through teaching practice, summer camps and teams, with the BB, coaching experience and as Summer Camp Director for JACK last year. I love sport and the outdoors, so I'm excited to be back at Greenhill! Summer Camp was class last year, but this year it promises to be even better!

Hopefully I'll see you soon! P.S.: Don't miss out, book ASAP!