Maple Key Administrative Staff

Camp Owner/Director:

The family behind the camp family: Kristen, Ron, Gaelan & Doyle

Kristen Widenmaier, BA, B.Ed, OCT, NCCP Level II
Previous Camp Experience:

Kristen is an elementary school teacher with the UCDSB, but she has also been working in the camping industry (both day and overnight camps) for nearly 20 years. After working first as a counsellor and then director for the Perth United Soccer Club’s camp program, she officially opened Maple Key Day Camp in 2009.

Kristen is also very active in the local performing arts community, so you might recognize her from various Perth Community Choir, Orion Theatre, & Studio Theatre productions. She and her husband, Ron, welcomed their sons Gaelan in June 2014, and Doyle in May 2016.

Professional Affiliations:

  • Ontario College of Teachers – Member in Good Standing
  • Ontario Camping Association – Individual Member
  • American Camping Association – Individual Member

Program Director / Facilities Manager:

Ron Cosens

The unconventional road that brought Ron to Maple Key is also what makes him such an asset to the camp team. Professionally trained in theatre, he also has a considerable background in sales as well as creative writing, and operates his own woodworking business. Ron “inherited” camp when he married Kristen, and after several years working on the business side of things, he happily took on the role of Program Director when he started his new role as a stay-at-home daddy. When it comes to creating new games and programs that never existed before, Ron is truly in his element.