Working at Muskoka Woods

Where you Belong

The safety of our staff is vitally important to Muskoka Woods. We take this seriously at all times and are continually researching, learning, and implementing best practices for employee safety during this COVID-19 pandemic.

Health Advisory Committee

Muskoka Woods has enlisted the expert and professional advice of members of the health care community for several decades. During the COVID-19 pandemic, they have provided expert advice, guidance and been instrumental in helping us set direction for our response. 

Dr. Rob Woodall


Dr. Woodall currently practices in the Emergency Department at Windsor Regional Hospital and is also the former Chief of Emergency Medicine for Windsor and its surrounding region. He is the first-ever recipient of Physician Legends Award, Windsor Regional Hospital (2013) and the Above & Beyond Recognition Recipient, Windsor Regional Hospital (2007-2020).

Susan Woollard


Susan has been with North York General Hospital since 1980 and has held several leadership positions including Unit Administrator and Program Director in Emergency Services, Director of Professional Practice, Research and Education and most recently, Program Director of Medicine, Critical Care and Elder Care. She is a member of the NYGH leadership team serving as the Vice President, Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Executive. 

Lori McAuley

Registered Nurse

Lori is a registered nurse and has been the Muskoka Woods Healthcare Centre Director since 2010. Her nursing career has seen her serve as a nurse at Sick Kids as a public health nurse and with Toronto Public Health where she worked with communities and in schools. She first attended Muskoka Woods as a counsellor in training in 1979 and has been at the camp in some capacity every summer since.

Sunday Arrival – NEW

Beginning this summer, Summer Camp will begin on Sunday and run through the following Saturday.
The health and wellbeing of our staff and guests is always a key consideration in running summer camp. In order to adequately prepare for a new week of camp given our new COVID-19 protocols, we’ve increased the time between the ending and beginning of our sessions. Reasons for this include: More time for deep cleaning of cabins and common spaces; additional screening time and increased ratios of staff to guests for Stayover.

Upgrades We’ve Made

Outdoor Eating Areas

Health Care Centre Renovations

WARR (Wash Arm Rest Report)

enhancements and extra details

Muskoka Woods has always had a focus on detail. It’s no surprise in response to the current climate we have revisited our policies and processes.

Staff Training

Training for both full and part-time staff has been increased and special attention has been given during our onboarding process, including:

  • Proper hand washing frequency and techniques
  • Familiarity with current government and public health guidance, especially as it applies to resort-specific operations (such as housekeeping, food service, and maintenance)
  • Proper techniques for general cleaning and disinfecting
  • Proper use and disposal of personal protective equipment, such as gloves and masks. Instructions for donning and doffing of PPE, physical distancing, and group gathering limits.

Enhanced Cleaning Everywhere

Cabins are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected prior to group and guest arrival, and subsequent to departure.

In addition, common areas such as our dining rooms and bathrooms are being cleaned and disinfected at increased frequency including high tough points such as door handles, countertops and others.

Shared equipment is disinfected between uses.

Staff and guests are given guidance on where and when to apply hand sanitizer and scheduled handwashing happens throughout the day.

Rapid Response and Controls

Visitors, staff and guests on property are screened and we make use of detailed logs for contact tracing.

Together with our local public health authority, we have developed comprehensive protocols to assess and isolate any symptomatic guest or staff member.

Where physical distancing poses a challenge, we have installed physical barriers.