MEET OUR DIRECTOR
Shauna Waltman is a passionate camp professional and a veteran Jewish experiential educator.
Shauna’s camp journey began at Camp Shalom at eleven years old. Having been both a camper and staff member, Shauna understands the value of the summer camp experience: the spirit, growth, community and connection with nature, lifelong friends and meaningful Jewish life. For 14 years, Shauna trained leaders and designed programming for transformative Jewish experiences such as Birthright Israel and March of the Living, engaging thousands of young adults across Canada.
Shauna brought her experiences running “camp on a bus” to Solelim when she became Director in 2015. She is passionate about bringing out the best in each camper through empowering them to create an inclusive, supportive community where everyone has a chance to shine. An expert in leadership development and experiential education, Shauna loves helping staff and campers discover their own leadership potential and build authentic relationships with Israel and Judaism.
Shauna has an HBA degree from the Ivey Business School at Western University and a Masters in Jewish Professional Studies from Spertus College. She was a member of the inaugural class of iCenter Israel Fellows and completed the Senior Educators Cohort through the Institute for Experiential Jewish Education.
Shauna is married to fellow Judaean and Camp Solelim alumnus, Jeremy Bornstein, and has three adorable children who cannot wait to be Solelimniks.