Youth Program Instructor
Shivani spent her youngest years playing with her sister by the creek and in the woods behind their home in Ontario. She loved watching the backyard landscape change with the seasons. She later moved to a concrete jungle, following her parent’s job relocation. For years, Shivani felt that something was missing in her heart and soul, but she couldn’t tell what it was. After turning 25, she decided to move to the rural Snoqualmie Valley to provide traditional camp experiences to children with serious medical conditions. Shivani became overloaded with nature nostalgia, fresh air, a dynamic landscape, and a sense of belonging. Her heart was filled. Coming from a Public Health background, she feels that nature connection is an incredibly powerful tool for building healthy communities. The impact was especially clear to her as she mentored kids as a Lead Instructor at Wilderness Awareness Schools summer camps. She is now committing herself to spreading nature connection to as many people as possible. You can sometimes find Shivani tending to plants, hanging out with kids, exploring the forest, swimming in freshwater, having a fire with her friends, or playing Ukulele. If you follow the sound of laughter, you might also find Shivani – she loves to laugh!