About Us


Peter Ruys de Perez, Owner & Executive Director
Peter has a BA (History & Political Science) from McGill University. He spent 15 years as a camper and staff member at Camp Mazinaw in Central Ontario. After a career on Bay Street, he founded Cedar Ridge Camp and is fulfilling his dream to establish an environment where young men and women can grow. An outdoor enthusiast, Peter is a participant in many Ontario triathlons.

Grayson Burke, Director & Co-Founder
Grayson has a BRLS (Bachelor of Recreation and Leisure Studies) from Brock University. Grayson has worked for several Ontario camps including Kilcoo Camp, where he spent 15 years as both a camper and staff member. He brings commitment and dedication to working with youth. As a founder of Cedar Ridge Camp, Grayson has been instrumental in growing the program and establishing the culture that has made Cedar Ridge one of Canada’s premier camps.

Senior Staff

Cameron Charters, Trip Director & Outdoor Educator
Cameron has an Outdoor Adventure Diploma from Algonquin College. He is an experienced Guide and Outdoor Educator with a demonstrated history working with several outdoor adventure companies throughout Canada. Cameron is also a passionate outdoor enthusiast that focuses on rock-climbing, whitewater canoeing, and multi-day canoe trips. His goal is to help campers cultivate passion and the skills necessary for a lifelong relationship with the outdoors.

Advisory Board

David Latimer: Director of Kilcoo Camp; Director of Community Life, Founder, Greenwood College

John Uren: Teacher, Peel District School Board

Massey Beverage: Founder, International School of Medicine, University of Toronto; Faculty Member, University of Toronto; M.D.

Geoff Shaw & Lissa Sinclair: Founding Parents

Don Mclean: Superintendent of Education, Toronto District School Board

Dan Gormley: Partner, Goodmen’s LLP

Advisory Board