UTURN RANCH

A place where individuals can discover a positive direction by experiencing farm, friends, faith and fun.

Staff

Director's

Helping all to experience faith, fun, farm and fun!

Jodie Zehr

Camp Director/Owner
Wife to Scotty

Scotty Zehr

Camp Director/Owner
Husband to Jodie!

Fan club

Daughter's of Jodie and Scotty
Go Uturn Go!

Leadership Team

Helping all to experience faith, fun, farm and fun!

Lacey Jantzi

Head Of Girl's Overnight Camp

Hi! My name is Lacey. 

This summer I'm so excited to hang out with all of the campers, old and new. I'm most excited for campfire, that's my favourite part of the day! 

I'm in my third year at Wilfrid Laurier University (go Golden Hawks!), studying languages and history, and I hope to become a teacher after I'm done school. 

I can speak 4 languages- English, French, Spanish, and Italian, and I love to travel! I also love coffee, kittens, cookie dough ice cream, and of course, U-Turn Ranch! 

Looking forward to seeing lots of your familiar faces this summer, and meeting new friends too :) 

Sandy Martin

Horsmanship Coordinator

Howdy! My name is Sandy. I am super excited to be joining the U-Turn team this year as the horsemanship coordinator. I have enjoyed everything horsey since I was a young girl and cannot wait to share that with all of you. I look forward to meeting all of you and am excited to help deliver the mail by way of the PONY EXPRESS!!!!

I have been married for almost 8.5 years to Jon, whom I met while teaching horseback riding lessons at camp! We have three young kids, two boys and a girl, who you will see playing around camp as well.

Some of my favourite things to do include horseback riding, scrapbooking and reading; as well as creating, playing and exploring with my kids.

It's going to be a great summer here with the horses and having you join us will only make it better!

Julianna Suderman

Daycamp Coordinator

Hey everyone! I’m Julianna (although some returning campers might know that I also have a nickname). I’m in my first year studying English and French at the University of Waterloo. I love writing, reading, and playing musical instruments in my spare time. You’ll probably find me drinking tea at any hour of the day. I also love movies, especially animated ones!

I’ve been working at U-Turn for a while, and I can't wait to see what God has in store for all of the staff and campers during this brand new summer. I'm super excited to sing some crazy songs, play some crazy games, and just hang out with everyone, whether you're returning or coming for the first time!

Leadership Team

Helping All to experience Faith, Farm, Friends and Fun.

Chantelle Sparling

Food Service Coordinator

My name is Chantelle and I will be working in the kitchen this summer.

I have never participated in camp before but am really excited to experience what camp is all about. 

I am currently finishing my last year at Waterloo - Oxford and will be going to Wilfrid Laurier next year for a Bachelor in Kinesiology and possibly minor in Christian Studies and Global Citizenship. One day I hope to become an Occupational Therapist and somehow be involved in charity work. I love music. I play the flute and ukulele, as well as sing in three choirs at school.  My favourite sport is soccer and I love dark chocolate.

I am looking forward to meeting all of the great campers this summer and to become a part of the U-Turn family.

Nathan Gould

Head of Boys Overnight Camp
My name is Nathan and this is my sixth summer at U-Turn Ranch. I am a first-year student at Western University studying science. When I’m not studying, I enjoy playing musical instruments, board games, and sports – my favourite is hockey! I am really excited for this summer and I can’t wait to see returning campers and meet new ones too! I love all the different activities at camp especially the horses, archery, and wide games. I can’t wait for all the kids to come to U-Turn and hear about God’s love for them!

Cassidy Jantzi

Leader In Development Coordinator

Hi! My name is Cass. 

This summer I will be a part of the U-Turn Team as the Leaders in Development (LID) Program Coordinator. This is my 12th summer working at U-Turn, I guess you could call me a bit of a lifer! 

I am looking forward to working with the LIDs this summer to teach them about leadership, God, camp, and how they all work together. 

I am currently studying Electrical Engineering at Queen’s University. I enjoy being creative and hands on in my work and spare time. Some of my favourite things are coffee, campfires, and the outdoors. 

Can’t wait for summer to hang out with the LIDs and the rest of y’all at U-Turn. See you out there!

Ministry Coordinator
Hi everyone! My name is Katherine. I am really excited about returning to U-Turn Ranch for another amazing summer! My favourite part about U-Turn is spending time with all of the campers that come each week and helping them learn more about God. I also enjoy spending time outside in God’s beautiful Creation! I love watching the sunsets at U-Turn and seeing the night sky full of stars! During the year I work as an Early Childhood Educator in a Kindergarten class in Stratford. I enjoy playing the piano, scrapbooking and making cards. I also love animals – big and small! I’m looking forward to seeing you all this summer!

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Staff Applications

If you are looking for an amazing summer experience, that will change your life and the lives of others, click on the new staff volunteer application below!

For those of you who are Uturnites from years past, please contact the ranch for a veteran staff application if you are able to serve and impact many young people again in the summer of 2017!