Jun 5, 2017

Get to Know: Vanessa Paglione

Meet Vanessa our Specialist of Fundamental Movement Skills on the Camps Team. This summer marks her 11th year with Vivo.


Vanessa started out volunteering, donating her positive time and energy for three seasons before working the last eight years in various leadership positions. This summer she’s thrilled to take on the role of Fundamental Movement Skills Specialist. And what is that you ask? As the Fundamental Movement Skills Specialist, Vanessa develops programming and supports the entire camp team and more specifically the Move@Camp Team. She ensures physical literacy and the development of fundamental movement skills is incorporated within all of our camps.

Vanessa, a long time camper herself, started her camp journey by attending our youth leadership camp, a program she went on to volunteer in.

A very distinct memory from that camp many years ago is receiving a certificate with a handwritten note from our leaders. To this day, I still have it and am so thankful for my time there.” 

Vanessa’s day is packed with laughter, joy and best of all play. She loves the opportunities that her and her team have for positively impacting as many children as they do and feels incredibly lucky to be a part of creating memories for children that last a lifetime.

Having been a part of camps for so long, Vanessa has seen first-hand how campers confidently grow from year to year, learning and often moving on to become volunteers and leaders themselves.

I’ve seen campers that have come to our programs in preschool who are now in youth leadership and volunteer roles – to see that you have made such an impact on them so significantly that they choose to return summer after summer is amazing.

Vanessa’s team of leaders are passionate about raising healthier generations and are always excited to come to camp and share their energy. She says the team strives to make every child’s experience memorable.

We create a cohesive group and sense of team amongst all campers through small activities and tasks presented throughout the week. These tasks then culminate on Fridays in a large group activity with all campers participating. We love witnessing the sense of community this builds!

Camps offer children the opportunity to challenge themselves and reach outside their comfort zones.

We see children overcome their fears and witness new friendships forming each week.”

Camps are a great way to keep your kids active and engaged in healthy social activities all summer long. Keeping it local allows you to check in with your child on a more regular basis than away camps.

Vanessa feels lucky calling her work “going to camp” every morning. Growing up at Vivo Camps has had a huge impact on the person she has become today and she is grateful for her experiences.

I want children to have the opportunity to try something new, and push their personal boundaries. We are always working to create an environment that causes them to walk in excited for another day full of adventure.”

Strengthen your child’s social connectedness and boost their levels of self-esteem in a fun, healthy, active environment. Send them back to school with new skills, confidence, and competence.

Vanessa and her team are here to help - give them a call  with any questions you might have. For more information and to register online visit our website.

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