Meet the Team
Dedicated & Certified
Aaron Shaughnessy, the owner of Capital Camps, has been involved with summer camps in the Ottawa area since 1995. He grew up playing competitive tennis in Ottawa and finished his junior career ranked top 20 in Ontario. He wanted to share his knowledge and passion for the game through teaching tennis to individuals of all ages and ability. In 2001 Aaron opened his first tennis camp. Since then, he has continued to grow and foster his love for teaching and sports by creating the Capital Camps organization which now offers not only tennis but football, multi sport, and now art, dance & drama camps.
Aaron completed his undergrad degree at the University of Guelph in 2005. He completed a Masters in Education at the University of Potsdam in New York and is currently an elementary supply teacher for both the public and catholic school boards. He now lives in Westboro and when not teaching, he enjoys playing competitive tennis, golf and spending time with his wife Karen and daughter Lauren.
"A camp is not the building where it's held or the field but the people that make the memories and create unforgettable experiences"
Rachel grew up in Orleans, attending and loving going to Tennis Camp every summer a child. After completing the Leader in Training program, she began working at Tennis camp in 2006.
While growing up Rachel played a variety of sports, becoming a soccer coach and ski instructor at the age of 16. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at Carleton University.
In 2013 Rachel moved to BC to become a full time ski instructor in the winters and coaches tennis in the summers. Her love for sports and coaching makes her friendly and sociable for children of all ages.
Josh McMillan - Football Camp Director
Josh grew up in Mount Forest, Ontario and attended high school in Guelph. He gradated with a degree in history from McGill University and got his education degree from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay. With his degree in education Josh is planning to teach history at the high school level.
While growing up, Josh played several sports competitively and he continues to live an active lifestyle as an adult. Josh has worked in sports camps in both Montreal and Ottawa and once again will be joining the Capital Camps team this summer. Josh is the proud dad of 2 boys and is excited for them to come to camp next summer.
Drama & Cheer Director
After completing Early Childhood Education at Algonquin College, Kayla went on to receive her BA in Child Studies at Carleton University and then completed her B.Ed at The University of Ottawa. She is currently working for the Ottawa Catholic School Board as an occasional teacher for the primary/junior division, and hopes to one day have her own classroom.
She grew up taking dance classes, and eventually began teaching both Jazz and Musical Theater at her dance studio - where she taught for over 8 years. Kayla started working for Capital Camps in 2014, and is excited to once again be apart of the Capital Camps team! .
Mallory graduated from McGill University in 2012 with her degree in education. She started out teaching in Montreal before landing her own grade 2/3 class at Pierre Elliott Trudeau Elementary School where she teaches all subjects, from math to French and enjoys incorporating art and creativity in many of her lessons.
Mallory has been working at Capital Camps since 2012 and is an arts and crafts enthusiast who particularly enjoys tie dying anything she can get her hands on.