For 2016, we have an experienced team of leaders heading up GAC. Together, they bring more than 100 years of experience to this summer. You can read more about each of them on the Directors page, but here are a few things each of GAC’s Directors have to say about this summer:
Audrey “Sunshine” Monke (32 years)
Sunshine loves spending her summers at GAC. One of her favorite things about camp is being able
to watch campers grow up, become counselors, and then eventually return as camp parents who send their own children to camp. With such a large group of former campers now on staff, Sunshine loves seeing how camp has helped them develop into the leaders they are today. When she gets the chance, Sunshine enjoys teaching campers to waterski, which was her first job at camp back in 1986. Sunshine researches and writes about camp and parenting on her website, Sunshine Parenting.
Steve “Monkey” Monke (28 years)
Monkey especially enjoys camp traditions like the Giant Chipmunk Spotting. He also likes seeing campers stretch themselves and try new things. The new Big Campfire Amphitheater, which he dreamed up a decade ago and came to reality two summers ago, is one of his favorite gathering places in camp. He enjoys using his humor and stage skills to make campers laugh and have fun at camp.
Chelsea “Chelster” Rowe (28 years)
Chelster’s favorite thing about GAC is “seeing kids find their niche that sometimes they don’t find in the ‘real’ world.” For this summer, Chelster is most looking forward to seeing kids try new things and grow their grit. Chelster especially likes checking in with first year families to see how she can support them, and she keeps close tabs on campers at camp, making sure they’re all having a great experience.
Alison “Bean” Moeschberger (23 years)
Bean’s favorite thing about camp is seeing kids grow in their confidence and independence and watching them learn to take care of themselves. Bean is excited about the new “Neature” (nature) program she’s developed to help all of our campers learn all about our indigenous trees. Bean oversees all of the activities and scheduling, and she takes special care to make sure campers get to the activities that they most enjoy.
Andy “Soy” Moeschberger (9 years)
GAC’s newest Director joins the year-round team this year after serving as our summer Operations Director for the past eight summers. Soy’s favorite thing about working at camp is being surrounded by nature without any technology. He is especially looking forward to spending the whole summer at camp this year, as this is the first summer that he will get to spend his entire summer at camp. Soy also loves moving all the campers’ luggage early in the morning on departure days.
Visit the Meet our Staff page to get to know more of our 2016 staff!