Meet The Staff

We recognize that a key to a great camp experience is a great staff. We hire the best candidates from around the world and provide them with world-class training about camp and child development. You can see where they come from on this map. We’re also thrilled that so many of our former campers come back to serve as counselors. Those staff members with a gold star next to their name are former campers!

Directors

Alison “Bean” Moeschberger ⭐️

Camp Director
Alison “Bean” Moeschberger ⭐️

Camp Director

Alison is a graduate of Purdue University and was an elementary teacher for five years before she joined Gold Arrow’s year-round staff. Alison has been part of Gold Arrow Camp for the past 26 years as a camper, CIT, and staff member.  She is also a certified Lifeguard Instructor as well as a Wilderness First Aid Instructor. Alison is married to Andy, who campers call "Soy." They spend their summers at camp with their two daughters, Ellie and Greta, and their dog, Henry.

Andy “Soy” Moeschberger

Camp Director
A portrait of camp director Andy Moeschberger
A portrait of camp director Andy Moeschberger
Andy “Soy” Moeschberger

Camp Director

Andy, who campers call “Soy,” supports the male head counselors and oversees all of the male campers at GAC. He was a high school history and government teacher for 14 years before coming to work full time for camp. He met his wife, Alison ("Bean") while playing tuba in the Purdue All-American Marching Band.

He is also the host of GAC’s own podcast, called The POG Cast, and is also frequently been seen on the Big Campfire stage. Soy and Bean spend their summers at camp with their two daughters, Ellie and Greta and their dog, Henry.

Chelsea “Chelster” Rowe ⭐️

Director of Camper and Parent Services
Chelsea “Chelster” Rowe ⭐️

Director of Camper and Parent Services

Chelsea holds a bachelor’s degree from U.C. Davis. Being involved with camp for more than twenty years, Chelsea has a long history associated with Gold Arrow. Not only was Chelsea a former GAC camper, but her parents were former GAC staff members who met at Gold Arrow. Now, Chelsea and her children, Macy and Elliot, spend their summers at GAC. Together with her husband, Steve (aka “Seismo”), she spends the rest of the year in southern California. Chelsea, who is called “Chelster” at camp, is committed to the welfare of campers, helping to create summer memories that will last a lifetime.

Steve “Monkey” Monke

Chief Executive Officer
A portrait of camp director Steve Monke
A portrait of camp director Steve Monke
Steve “Monkey” Monke

Chief Executive Officer

Steve holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from U.C.L.A. and has been at Camp since 1989. Steve, along with his wife Audrey, is responsible for the business operations at camp and is committed to the development of children and to maintaining the traditions that have made Gold Arrow one of the finest traditional camps in the United States since 1933.  Audrey, who campers and staff call “Sunshine,” and Steve, who campers and staff call “Monkey,” spend their summers at Gold Arrow Camp with their five children.

Audrey “Sunshine” Monke ⭐️

Chief Visionary Officer
Audrey “Sunshine” Monke ⭐️

Chief Visionary Officer

Audrey is a graduate of Stanford University and recently earned a master’s degree in psychology from Fresno State. Her first book, Happy Campers is available now, where ever you buy books!

She is also a Certified Camp Director through the American Camp Association. Audrey has been at Gold Arrow Camp since 1986.  Audrey, who campers and staff call “Sunshine,” and her husband, Steve, who campers and staff call “Monkey,” spend their summers at Gold Arrow Camp with their five children.

Heather “Cheerio” Veatch

Assistant Director
A portrait of Assistant Director Heather Veatch
A portrait of Assistant Director Heather Veatch
Heather “Cheerio” Veatch

Assistant Director

Heather, who campers call “Cheerio,” supports the female head counselors and oversees all of the female campers at GAC. She was an elementary teacher for six years before joining GAC’s year-round staff.

Heather is married to Sam, who campers call “Buzz.” They spend their summers at camp enjoying the fresh air by day and starry skies by night. Heather is committed to helping campers build everlasting friendships and have nonstop fun at camp!

Office Staff

Delta

Marketing Manager
Delta

Marketing Manager

Hometown:

Meridian, MS

School:

Ole Miss

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:chips & guac
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Shenzi Marie Predatora Veldetta Jacquelina Hyena – because I am a leader, strong, and have a loud, cackling laugh!
What you're most looking forward to:Another summer in the beautiful sierras with the most wonderful people AND shoving my face with s’mores

Glitter

Administrative Assistant
Glitter

Administrative Assistant

Year at GAC:

19th

Hometown:

Clovis, CA

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Chips & Guacamole
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Winnie the Pooh, so I could live in the Hundred Acre Woods and eat honey all day!
What you're most looking forward to:Seeing all the happy campers!

Indigo

Office Assistant
Indigo

Office Assistant

Hometown:

Fresno, CA

School:

Saint Louis University

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Italian
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Ray Kinsella so I could watch baseball greats every day in my front yard.
What you're most looking forward to:Making new friends and great memories.

Leadership Team

Astro

Head Counselor
Astro

Head Counselor

Hometown:

Manchester, England

School:

University of Leeds

Favorite food:Mediterranean Sea food
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Doctor Who, imagine all the amazing things you could say you've seen!! Who wouldn't want to see the future?
What you're most looking forward to:Meeting loads of amazing new people, and being out in the sun again!

Books ⭐️

Sailing Director
Books ⭐️

Sailing Director

Hometown:

Belmont Shore, Long Beach, CA

School:

Chapman University

Favorite food:Espresso drinks, especially cortados
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Andy Dwyer from Parks and Rec because he is such a positive and fun loving guy. Plus I also get to be his alter egos Johnny Karate and Burt Macklin, FBI!
What you're most looking forward to:Fresh air, starry nights, and Will-oooooooooooooooooo

Dinky ⭐️

Head Counselor
Dinky ⭐️

Head Counselor

Hometown:

La Canada, CA

School:

The University of Texas at Austin

Favorite food:Waffle fries
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Olaf! I think he’s goofy and fun and loves other people well
What you're most looking forward to: I‘m looking forward to seeing old friends and make new ones, and can’t wait to spend the summer in the place I love doing the things I love!!!

Goldie

Food Service Manager
Goldie

Food Service Manager

Hometown:

Melbourne, Australia

School:

Rusden (a long time ago!)

Favorite food:Hummus. Wild rice pilaf. Pancakes. - not together, ha ha.
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?The rat in the movie Ratatouille because he whips up culinary adventures.
What you're most looking forward to:Being surrounded by happy, positive, energized and enthusiastic campers and staff. The GAC life in the mountains.

Grizzly

Program Director
Grizzly

Program Director

Hometown:

Glasgow, Scotland

School:

University of Glasgow

Favorite food:Macaroni Cheese
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Mike Dangles PI because he is a case cracking and crime-fighting detective extraordinaire!
What you're most looking forward to:Puppet Palooza and Macaroni Cheese and Hot Dog Day!

Kinder

Rocks & Ropes Director
Kinder

Rocks & Ropes Director

Hometown:

Nottingham, UK

School:

University of Hull

Favorite food:Toad in the Hole
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Peter Pan because I never really want to become a grown up.
What you're most looking forward to:Meeting new people and seeing old friends. Also unplugging and breathing the fresh mountain air.

Kronk

Shaver Island Director
Kronk

Shaver Island Director

Hometown:

Woking, UK

School:

University of York

Favorite food:Mussels and chips
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Kronk, obviously! He's trusting, kind-hearted and loves food - my idol!
What you're most looking forward to:Sunsets and evening campfires on Shaver!

Mec

Head Counselor
Mec

Head Counselor

Hometown:

Anaheim, CA

School:

Grinnell College

Favorite food:California Burrito
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I think I would be Linguini from Ratatouille because my cooking skills are horrible but I really like French food so I wouldn't mind learning a thing or two from a rat.
What you're most looking forward to:Hanging on Shaver Island, burning like a thousand calories at the dances, doing all the activities, and just being back with the people and the place I've come to consider my second home.

Mojo ⭐️

Waterfront Director
Mojo ⭐️

Waterfront Director

Hometown:

London, England

School:

BPP University

Favorite food:Sushi!
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I think I would be Paddington Bear - he loves marmalade and gets lost around London like me!
What you're most looking forward to:Sleeping under the stars, meeting new people out on beautiful Huntington Lake and making amazing memories in my favourite place!

Rocks

Horse Director
Rocks

Horse Director

Hometown:

Lincoln, UK

School:

Bishop Burton College

Favorite food:Marshmallows especially toasted ones
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Hiccup, I think he has the coolest world to live in! Imagine having your own dragon friend and going flying together it would be just so much fun! Also, he is very kind, speaks his mind and is absolutely loyal which I admire
What you're most looking forward to:Can’t wait to get back out on the beautiful lakeside trails with the horses and campers playing the stick game through the pines.

Sephy

Head Counselor
Sephy

Head Counselor

Hometown:

Stourbridge, UK

School:

University of Nottingham

Favorite food:Fajitas
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I'd be Matilda because we're both a little bit magical & great at making pancakes
What you're most looking forward to:Campfire s'mores & spending days out on the lake at Shave

Yeya

Kitchen Manager
Yeya

Kitchen Manager

Hometown:

Avondale, AZ

School:

UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA de CHIHUAHUA

Favorite food:GAC Burgers
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Wonder Woman!
What you're most looking forward to:Making friends and having fun!

Group Counselors

Alpine ⭐️

Group Counselor
Alpine ⭐️

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Manhattan Beach, CA

School:

Indiana University

Favorite food:Sushi!
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Funshine, the yellow Care Bear, because he always is willing to put sunshine, brightness, and happiness into people's lives!
What you're most looking forward to:Creating new friendships, sleeping under the stars, enjoying all the fun activities, and having the best summer ever!

Anmut

Group Counselor
Anmut

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Huitzilac, Mexico

School:

Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey

Favorite food:Crêpes
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Scooby-Doo. He was always my favourite show. I find him very interesting, courageous and special.
What you're most looking forward to:To learn a lot from others.

Crash

Group Counselor
Crash

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Chester, UK

School:

University of Leeds

Favorite food:Burritooooos
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I'd be Hammy from Over the Hedge because I get excited about everything!
What you're most looking forward to:Making loads of great new friends and eating marshmallows over the fire with them.

Dobby ⭐️

Group Counselor
Dobby ⭐️

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Redwood City, CA

School:

Arizona State University Alumnus

Favorite food:Mac n cheese
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Dobby from the Harry Potter series. He is kind, loyal, and always tries to help his friends.
What you're most looking forward to:Spending the summer with some of my favorite people, Shaver island (all day knee, ski, wake, surf, and party beach), and meeting new people.

Echo ⭐️

Group Counselor
Echo ⭐️

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Venice, CA

School:

UC Berkeley

Favorite food:Chips and guacamole!!
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Anna from Frozen because I’m goofy, loyal, optimistic, and determined to protect those that I love!
What you're most looking forward to:Meeting all the people and sleeping under the stars.

Foxtrot ⭐️

Group Counselor
Foxtrot ⭐️

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Menlo Park, CA

School:

University of Washington

Favorite food:Ice Cream
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Baby Yoda because he's fun to be around, goes on adventures, and occasionally saves the day!
What you're most looking forward to:Being in nature, reconnecting with old friends, and making new ones.

Goofy

Group Counselor
Goofy

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Long Beach, CA

School:

University of Oregon

Favorite food:Pancakes, yum!
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?If I was to be a fictional character I would be Mr. Fantastic because not only does he have the ability to stretch his body he's also got the smarts.
What you're most looking forward to:Enjoying the outdoors, getting to meet the campers and having a fun filled and fantastic summer!

Kanga

Group Counselor
Kanga

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Wollongong, Sydney, Australia

School:

Dapto High School

Favorite food:Lasagna
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Probably spiderman because he is my favourite Marvel Character because he can live both a normal life and help people without anyone knowing his true identity so he can live like a regular person! He helps a lot of people regardless if it puts him in a dangerous situation and he is really funny so maybe I would adopt that as a bonus 😂
What you're most looking forward to:To gain new friendships and undertake new challenges whilst helping others do the same. Creating really fun memories and try new things are all things i'm looking forward too as well as learning more about the American culture.

Koala

Group Counselor
Koala

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Murwillumbah, Australia

School:

University of Queensland

Favorite food:Chocolate
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Dora the Explorer because I am always eager to go on adventures and explore the world... and who doesn't want a monkey as a best friend?!
What you're most looking forward to:Meeting everyone, making memories and sleeping under the stars!

NickNack

Group Counselor
NickNack

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Seal Beach, CA

School:

University of Arizona

Favorite food:Teriyaki chicken bowl
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why? I would be Rory from Gilmore Girls. She's unapologetically herself and I strive to be as witty as her one day.
What you're most looking forward to:I'm looking forward to seeing my GAC family, sleeping under the stars, and spending time on Shaver Lake!

Olive

Group Counselor
Olive

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Kent, UK

School:

The University of Liverpool

Favorite food:Nectarines
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Merida from Brave because she is courageous and daring. She loves adventures and being athletic but is always open-minded. I also love her curly, ginger hair and how she is not like a stereotypical princess!
What you're most looking forward to:Being in the beautiful outdoors and trying lots of new activities. And of course meeting lots of new people!

Panther

Group Counselor
Panther

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Harare, ZImbabwe

School:

Arizona State University

Favorite food:Beef Burger, wedges & Dr Pepper
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Red Ranger - because he was good at leading a team of high achievers
What you're most looking forward to:Connecting and having fun with the kids.

Phoenix

Group Counselor
Phoenix

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Chandler, AZ

School:

Arizona State University

Favorite food:Macaroni and cheese
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Definitely Tinker Bell, just to be able to fly around and always be with friends while finding myself always on a new adventure and exploring new things!
What you're most looking forward to:I am looking forward to being able to spend my summer in the outdoors, while meeting a bunch of new people and seeing friendships form!

Rustie

Group Counselor
Rustie

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Falmouth, Cornwall, UK

School:

Falmouth University

Favorite food:Everything!! Buttttt, if I have to choose just one, perhaps chicken, pasta, and pesto.
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Peter Pan - I mean, who wouldn't want to fly and basically rule an island full of mystery and wonders?
What you're most looking forward to: I'm looking forward to making new friends and creating life-long memories. Oh, and the sun! (It's a little grey in England as I write this).

Scooter ⭐️

Group Counselor
Scooter ⭐️

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Boulder, CO

School:

University of Minnesota

Favorite food:Anything chocolate!
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Ferris Bueller because he's a kid at heart.
What you're most looking forward to:Spending time outdoors, meeting new friends and enjoying some of my favorite activities.

Sundae ⭐️

Group Counselor
Sundae ⭐️

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Davis, CA

School:

UC Santa Barbara

Favorite food:Poke
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Lilo from Lilo and Stitch because she is super caring and loves the beach!
What you're most looking forward to:Making lots of new friends and sleeping under the stars!

Tripps ⭐️

Group Counselor
Tripps ⭐️

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Santa Maria, CA

School:

Chico State

Favorite food:Avocado toast
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Peter Pan so I never have to grow up!
What you're most looking forward to:Morning assembly dance parties

X-Ray

Group Counselor
X-Ray

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Visalia, CA

School:

California State University, Fresno

Favorite food:Enchiladas
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?If I could be any fictional character I would be Superman! Ever since I was a kid I wanted to have his exact superpowers and it would be SUPER COOL to FLY!
What you're most looking forward to:I am looking to forward to meeting new people and being away from the 100 degree weather down in the Central Valley.

Yellow

Group Counselor
Yellow

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Havana, Cuba

School:

Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla

Favorite food:Fettuccine Alfredo
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Jay Jay the jet plane, because I´m as friendly and adventurous as him.
What you're most looking forward to:Meeting people from everywhere, learning new fun activities and being in touch with nature.

Ziggy

Waterfront Counselor
Ziggy

Waterfront Counselor

Hometown:

Marlborough, UK

School:

University of Bristol

Favorite food:Chocolate, always!
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Tigger - I'm bouncing around full of energy!
What you're most looking forward to:Experiencing camp life and meeting new people

Activity Counselors: Land Staff

Hood ⭐️

Target Sports
Hood ⭐️

Target Sports

Hometown:

Santa Barbara, CA

School:

University of Portland

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:Toasted bread with just the right amount of butter.
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Robin Hood so I could run around living in a forest with my merry men and my bow, helping those that need to be helped.
What you're most looking forward to:Seeing my old friends and making new ones with new memories and fun stories to tell.

Swift

Arts & Crafts Counselor
Swift

Arts & Crafts Counselor

Hometown:

Culiacan, Sinaloa, México

School:

Tecnológico de Monterrey

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Lasagna
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Hermione Granger. She is super smart, brave and kind. I would love to be able to do magic like her. (Also, I'm super tiny so I'd finally use magic to reach things from top shelves.)
What you're most looking forward to:Sleep under the stars, eat a lot of smores and make friends and memories to remember forever!

Tulip

Arts & Crafts Counselor
Tulip

Arts & Crafts Counselor

Hometown:

Glasgow, United Kingdom

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Tundra

Target Sports
Tundra

Target Sports

Hometown:

Salt Lake City, UT

School:

University of Utah

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Pasta
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Hermione Granger because she is ambitious, smart, and dedicated.
What you're most looking forward to:I love summer camp and the great outdoors, so I'm looking forward to the chance to be at camp and have a great experience. I am excited to become a part of Gold Arrow for the summer.

Vinci

Mountain Biking
Vinci

Mountain Biking

Hometown:

Puebla, Mexico

School:

Universidad de las Américas Puebla

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Tacos!
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Dorothy Gale because I've got a feeling I'm not in Puebla anymore!
What you're most looking forward to:Meeting new people and learning cool stuff.

Activity Counselors: Horse Staff

Beret

Wrangler
Beret

Wrangler

Year at GAC:

1st

Hometown:

Mexico City, Mexico

School:

Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México

Favorite food:Shrimp
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Little Prince. It is one of my favorite books, I love dreaming about crazy things and helping others.
What you're most looking forward to:I want to spend a great summer. Meet new friends and learn about their cultures and ways of thinking. I am looking forward to give my best at camp.

Rocks

Horse Director
Rocks

Horse Director

Hometown:

Lincoln, UK

School:

Bishop Burton College

Favorite food:Marshmallows especially toasted ones
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Hiccup, I think he has the coolest world to live in! Imagine having your own dragon friend and going flying together it would be just so much fun! Also, he is very kind, speaks his mind and is absolutely loyal which I admire
What you're most looking forward to:Can’t wait to get back out on the beautiful lakeside trails with the horses and campers playing the stick game through the pines.

Smiley

Wrangler
Smiley

Wrangler

Hometown:

Brighton, UK

School:

Oxbridge Online Learning

Favorite food:Burrito bowl or a traditional British Roast Dinner
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Beatrice Prior because I am brave and go after what I think is right for me
What you're most looking forward to: Being in the Sierra Mountains with all the amazing people I met last year and getting to meet new people too. I also really look forward to being disconnected from technology for the whole summer.

Activity Counselors: Waterfront Staff

Birks

Waterfront Counselor
Birks

Waterfront Counselor

Hometown:

Mountain Home, AR

School:

University of Arkansas

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Smoothies
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Phineas from Phineas and Ferb - because who wouldn't want to make every day of summer the best day ever with your best friend?
What you're most looking forward to:The people, the water, and all of the fun!

Fin

Waterfront Counselor
Fin

Waterfront Counselor

Hometown:

Penrith, UK

School:

Leeds Beckett University

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Anything spicy.
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Dr. Dolittle because I like to talk to animals and pretend they talk back!
What you're most looking forward to:Unplugging from technology and building lifelong friendships, bonds and positive relationships.

Frizz

Waterfront Counselor
Frizz

Waterfront Counselor

Hometown:

Southampton, UK

School:

Itchen Sixth Form College

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Chinese Takeaway and Ice Cream!!
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Smurfette from The Smurfs because she's strong, independent, kind hearted and just all around fabulous!
What you're most looking forward to:Having the most unforgettable summer making memories, in the sun, by the water and of course making new friends!

Hamster

Waterfront Counselor
Hamster

Waterfront Counselor

Hometown:

Derby, UK

School:

John Port School

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Curry
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Fry from futurama so I could see 1000 years into the future.
What you're most looking forward to:Seeing the United States and getting the summer camp experience

Hilly

Waterfront Counselor
Hilly

Waterfront Counselor

Hometown:

Rushden, Northhamptonshire, UK

School:

Nottingham Trent

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Fajitas
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Hiccup because you get to go on adventures on the back of a dragon and there's nothing better than having your own dragon.
What you're most looking forward to:Looking forward to spending time outdoors and getting to meet new people.

Kiwi

Waterfront Counselor
Kiwi

Waterfront Counselor

Hometown:

Clovis, CA

School:

California State University, Fresno

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Pasta and Bread Sticks
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Moana because I love her free spirit and passion for adventures.
What you're most looking forward to:Spending my summer in the beautiful mountains and meeting lots of new friends and making memories.

Kronk

Shaver Island Director
Kronk

Shaver Island Director

Hometown:

Woking, UK

School:

University of York

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Mussels and chips
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Kronk, obviously! He's trusting, kind-hearted and loves food - my idol!
What you're most looking forward to:Sunsets and evening campfires on Shaver!

Magic ⭐️

Waterfront Counselor
Magic ⭐️

Waterfront Counselor

Hometown:

San Francisco, CA

School:

High Point University

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:Pesto Pasta
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Peter Pan so I never have to grow up!
What you're most looking forward to:I’m looking forward to all of the incredible friendships that will be made this summer!

Mojo ⭐️

Waterfront Director
Mojo ⭐️

Waterfront Director

Hometown:

London, England

School:

BPP University

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:Sushi!
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I think I would be Paddington Bear - he loves marmalade and gets lost around London like me!
What you're most looking forward to:Sleeping under the stars, meeting new people out on beautiful Huntington Lake and making amazing memories in my favourite place!

Sage ⭐️

Waterfront Counselor
Sage ⭐️

Waterfront Counselor

Hometown:

Long Beach, CA

School:

UC Santa Barbara

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:BREAD
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Merida from Brave, she is fearless, powerful, adventure seeking, independent, and has the coolest long red hair!
What you're most looking forward to:I can't wait to sleep under the stars, meet new friends, see old friends, enjoy nightly campfires, and breathe the fresh air!

Sparky ⭐️

Waterfront Counselor
Sparky ⭐️

Waterfront Counselor

Hometown:

Los Angeles, CA

School:

University of Southern California

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Elle Woods because she's sassy and a great friend!
What you're most looking forward to:Seeing old friends and Shaver s'mores

Surf ⭐️

Waterfront Counselor
Surf ⭐️

Waterfront Counselor

Hometown:

San Diego, CA

School:

Auburn University

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:Steak
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Jake Peralta from Brooklyn Nine-Nine because he is outgoing, optimistic, and has the smarts when needs be.
What you're most looking forward to:Meeting new people and having a fantastic summer!

Activity Counselors: Sailing Staff

Books ⭐️

Sailing Director
Books ⭐️

Sailing Director

Hometown

Belmont Shore, Long Beach, CA

School:

Chapman University

Favorite food:Espresso drinks, especially cortados
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Andy Dwyer from Parks and Rec because he is such a positive and fun loving guy. Plus I also get to be his alter egos Johnny Karate and Burt Macklin, FBI!
What you're most looking forward to:Fresh air, starry nights, and Will-oooooooooooooooooo

Gale

Sailor
Gale

Sailor

Hometown

Coffs Harbor, Australia

School:

University of Newcastle

Favorite food:Chicken schnitzel
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Popeye, because I love sailing and spinach.
What you're most looking forward to:Meeting and making new friends

Oyster

Sailor
Oyster

Sailor

Hometown

Norwich, England

School:

University of Leeds

Favorite food:Sweet Baby Ray's Honey Barbecue Sauce: "The Sauce Is The Boss."
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would love to be Spider-Man. I wish I could swing around skyscrapers, it would be so exhilarating!
What you're most looking forward to:Bonding as a cabin around the campfire and spending every day up in the beautiful Sierras. Of course, I'm also looking forward to sailing with lots of wonderful people on Huntington Lake!

Skip

Sailor
Skip

Sailor

Hometown

Noosa, Australia

School:

Good Shepherd Lutheran College

Favorite food:Roast Pork
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Doctor Who - gets to travel in space and time, who wouldn’t want that?
What you're most looking forward to:The different environment, and teaching people new experiences.

Sprints ⭐️

Sailor
Sprints ⭐️

Sailor

Hometown

San Diego, CA

School:

University of Washington

Favorite food:DESSERTS, or anything sugary!
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Olaf from Frozen because he is outgoing, friendly, and LOVES SUMMER!!
What you're most looking forward to:campfires, s'mores, looking at the stars, dancing, and WILLO!!

V

Sailor
V

Sailor

Hometown

Sevilla, Spain

School:

University of the West of England

Favorite food:Shellfish
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Hermione, I like her role in Harry Potter.
What you're most looking forward to:New experiences and having fun.

Activity Counselors: Rocks and Ropes Staff

Flick ⭐️

Rocks & Ropes Counselor
Flick ⭐️

Rocks & Ropes Counselor

Hometown:

Fresno, CA

School:

American University

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:Noodles
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I'd be Timon from the Lion King because I'm all about that hakuna matata life.
What you're most looking forward to: I'm looking forward to being in the great outdoors and sleeping under the stars.

Heinz

Rocks & Ropes Counselor
Heinz

Rocks & Ropes Counselor

Hometown:

Cleethorpes, UK

School:

University of Leeds

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Steak
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Tony Stark, I'd love to fly around in one of those suits.
What you're most looking forward to:Spending summer outdoors, free from technology

Kinder

Rocks & Ropes Director
Kinder

Rocks & Ropes Director

Hometown:

Nottingham, UK

School:

University of Hull

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Toad in the Hole
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Peter Pan because I never really want to become a grown up.
What you're most looking forward to:Meeting new people and seeing old friends. Also unplugging and breathing the fresh mountain air.

Lyric ⭐️

Rocks & Ropes Counselor
Lyric ⭐️

Rocks & Ropes Counselor

Hometown:

Studio City, CA

School:

Los Angeles Valley College

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:BBQ Chicken Pizza
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Simba from The Lion King because he is always looking for adventure, selfless, and is willing to help his family and friends.
What you're most looking forward to:Going back to live in the great outdoors, meeting new friends and creating new ones, and going on the High Ropes Course

Nala

Rocks & Ropes Counselor
Nala

Rocks & Ropes Counselor

Hometown:

Strourbridge, UK

School:

Birmingham City University

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Noodle soup.
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Lara Croft. She's super intelligent, brave and always up for an adventure!
What you're most looking forward to:Meeting lots of new people and spending my summer in the great outdoors!

Sneaks ⭐️

Group Counselor
Sneaks ⭐️

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Hermosa Beach, CA

School:

University of Utah

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:My Mom's homemade chocolate chip cookies
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Han Solo because who wouldn't want to fly around in the Millennium Falcon, go on adventures through the galaxy, and have Chewbacca as your best friend!
What you're most looking forward to:Being away from technology, meeting great people, and spending the summer in the outdoors!

Wookie

Rocks & Ropes Counselor
Wookie

Rocks & Ropes Counselor

Hometown:

Mexico City, Mexico

School:

Universidad de las Américas Puebla

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Risotto
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Hiccup from How to Train Your Dragon, it would be amazing having a dragon as a friend.
What you're most looking forward to:Making new friends, while living in the woods.

Activity Counselors: Backpacking

Trekkie

Backpacking Counselor
Trekkie

Backpacking Counselor

Hometown:

Exeter, UK

School:

University of Reading

Favorite food:Crumpets
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Dora the Explorer because I love going out on adventures with my rucksack.
What you're most looking forward to:Escaping social media and getting back to camping and spending time with and getting to know new people.

Media Team

3D ⭐️

Videographer
3D ⭐️

Videographer

Hometown:

Edmonds, WA

School:

University of Idaho

Favorite food:Mac N Cheese
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Tony Stark (Iron Man)
What you're most looking forward to:Learning more about my passion and meeting new people!

Pops

Photographer
Pops

Photographer

Hometown:

Hull, England

School:

The Market Weighton School

Favorite food:Anything Mexican!
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Wonder Woman because she is really brave and a born leader. She is also very caring.
What you're most looking forward to:I’m looking forward to seeing all the new counsellors I will be working with!

Food Service Staff

Alaska

Kitchen Assistant
Alaska

Kitchen Assistant

Hometown:

Popayán, Colombia

School:

University of Cauca

Favorite food:Salmon and Chinese food.
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Wonder Woman because I believe in women power, equality and help other people.
What you're most looking forward to:Just to be happy and help other people if they need but also to make some things to change at least a little the world.

Chula

Kitchen Assistant
Chula

Kitchen Assistant

Hometown:

Puebla, Mexico

School:

BUAP

Favorite food:Tacos
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Patrick Starfish because he's funny.
What you're most looking forward to:Always be happy and enjoy every day.

Focus

Kitchen Assistant
Focus

Kitchen Assistant

Hometown:

Antalya, Turkey

School:

Pamukkale University

Favorite food:Pizza
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Spider-Man because he saves people’s lives.
What you're most looking forward to:Getting to meet so many new people!

Goldie

Food Service Manager
Goldie

Food Service Manager

Hometown:

Melbourne, Australia

School:

Rusden (a long time ago!)

Favorite food:Hummus. Wild rice pilaf. Pancakes. - not together, ha ha.
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?The rat in the movie Ratatouille because he whips up culinary adventures.
What you're most looking forward to:Being surrounded by happy, positive, energized and enthusiastic campers and staff. The GAC life in the mountains.

Kyoto

Kitchen Assistant
Kyoto

Kitchen Assistant

Hometown:

Pitalito, Colombia

School:

University of Cauca

Favorite food:Colombian Sancocho
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?If I could be a fictional character, I would like to be Doc Emmett Brown from “Back to the future” because I admire the story of this character. To have the possibility to travel in time is one of the most recurrent desires and dreams of human beings, I have always appreciated people who work with something related to sciences. Also, I am a lover of history, and it would be insane to have the possibility to travel throughout the different periods of humanity to see all the greatness of humanity.
What you're most looking forward to:What I’m looking forward the most is to have meaningful relationships with all the staff and the campers, and I would like to have a huge positive impact doing my best at work every single day. I'm also looking forward to know a different city, a different camp, and to live an incredible adventure in such amazing atmosphere as Gold Arrow’s atmosphere.

Skyscraper

Kitchen Assistant
Skyscraper

Kitchen Assistant

Hometown:

Antalya, Turkey

School:

Pamukkale University

Favorite food:Lahmacun
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Ben Ten, because he always turns into different and perfect heroes.
What you're most looking forward to:I am looking forward to learning other cultures , spending time around the campfire and sleeping under the stars✨

Syndra

Kitchen Assistant
Syndra

Kitchen Assistant

Hometown:

Apizaco, Tlaxcala, Mexico

School:

Tlaxco Higher Technological Institute.

Favorite food:Tacos
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Merida is a girl who does not fit in the role of princess, is not limited by social restrictions, is bold, courageous, daring, brave, stubborn, rebellious, stubborn is very athletic.
What you're most looking forward to:Travel, make new friends and know the camp

Tiana

Kitchen Assistant
Tiana

Kitchen Assistant

Hometown:

Mexico

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Tiny

Kitchen Assistant
Tiny

Kitchen Assistant

Hometown:

Apizaco, Mexico

School:

Instituto Tecnológico de Apizaco

Favorite food:Seafood
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Woody, because he is loyal and considers each of his friends as his family, he always supports them and never leaves them alone. He is a great friend.
What you're most looking forward to:Make new friends, enjoy nature and make unforgettable memories this summer.

VANTA

Kitchen Assistant
VANTA

Kitchen Assistant

Hometown:

Puebla, Mexico

School:

UPAEP

Favorite food:Fast food
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?The Flash, time seems to be slower when he runs and has a great costume.
What you're most looking forward to:New experiences.

Yeya

Kitchen Manager
Yeya

Kitchen Manager

Hometown:

Avondale, AZ

School:

UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA de CHIHUAHUA

Favorite food:GAC Burgers
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Wonder Woman!
What you're most looking forward to:Making friends and having fun!

Wellness Staff

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Support Staff

Coming Soon!

Operations Staff

Guane

Operations
Guane

Operations

Hometown:

Bucaramanga, Colombia

School:

Universidad cooperativa de colombia

Favorite food:Pasta
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Nightcrawler, so I could escape the traffic with a jump.
What you're most looking forward to:To make friends and memories I will never forget.

Nano

Operations
Nano

Operations

Hometown:

Puebla, Mexico

School:

BUAP

Favorite food:Chocolate
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Hercules, because the important thing is how strong your heart is.
What you're most looking forward to:Sleeping under the stars and seeing old friends.

 

 

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