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 29 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.

Andy “Soy” Moeschberger

Chief Fun Officer & Camp Director
Andy “Soy” Moeschberger

Chief Fun Officer & 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.

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
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.

Office Staff

Amy “Glitter” Bolton

Office Manager/Registrar
Amy “Glitter” Bolton

Office Manager/Registrar

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!

Bolt ⭐️

Office Assistant
Bolt ⭐️

Office Assistant

Hometown:

Clovis, CA

School:

West Virginia University

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Brittany “Delta” Grissett

Media & Marketing Manager
Brittany “Delta” Grissett

Media & 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

K-9

Office Assistant
K-9

Office Assistant

Hometown:

Sanger, CA

School:

Azusa Pacific University

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:It's technically not a food, but iced coffee.
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Tinker Bell because she was my favorite character growing up.
What you're most looking forward to:Building relationships with others!

Nugget ⭐️

Office Assistant
Nugget ⭐️

Office Assistant

Hometown:

Los Angeles, CA

School:

University of Oregon

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:Mac and Cheese
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Lizzie McGuire because she's so relatable and good at finding silver linings!
What you're most looking forward to:Spending the summer outdoors and making new friends!

Leadership Staff

Agave

Rocks & Ropes Director
Agave

Rocks & Ropes Director

Hometown:

San Luis Obispo, CA

School:

Cuesta

Favorite food:Red beans and rice!
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Feyre, she's from my favorite fantasy series and a total boss.
What you're most looking forward to:Seeing all the connections and friendships that develop through camp!

Aloe

Head Counselor
Aloe

Head Counselor

Hometown:

Madrid, Spain

School:

Universidad Europea Miguel de Cervantes

Favorite food:Any breakfast food
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Pete the Cat because I am always singing and I like his 'it's all good' philosophy
What you're most looking forward to:Being in nature and meeting new people.

Amy “Glitter” Bolton

Office Manager/Registrar
Amy “Glitter” Bolton

Office Manager/Registrar

Hometown:

Clovis, CA

Favorite food:Chips & Guacamole
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

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!

Anmut

Head Counselor
Anmut

Head 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.

Bagel ⭐️

Head Counselor
Bagel ⭐️

Head Counselor

Hometown:

Pacific Palisades, CA

School:

Pitzer College

Favorite food:All breakfast foods.
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Phineas from Phineas and Ferb because he's positive, adventurous, friendly, and makes the most of his summer
What you're most looking forward to:Being outside all the time with the best people

Bravo ⭐️

Head Counselor
Bravo ⭐️

Head Counselor

Hometown:

San Diego, CA

School:

The University of Michigan

Favorite food:Sweet Potato Fries w Chipotle Aioli
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Wall e, because he loves to help clean the earth, is curious, and loves Hello, Dolly!
What you're most looking forward to:Being in the Sun in the Sierras

Brittany “Delta” Grissett

Media & Marketing Manager
Brittany “Delta” Grissett

Media & Marketing Manager

Hometown:

Meridian, MS

School:

Ole Miss

Favorite food:chips & guac
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

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

Butterfly

Lead Kitchen Counselor
Butterfly

Lead Kitchen Counselor

Hometown:

Tlaxcala, Mexico

School:

UVT

Favorite food:Chicken pot pie and waffles
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Judy Hoops from Zootopia, because she is fiercely optimistic, independent and follows her dreams. She cares deeply for the well-being of others.
What you're most looking forward to:Another awesome summer at GAC, my happiest place in the world 🌎

Catavee ⭐️

Sailing Director
Catavee ⭐️

Sailing Director

Hometown:

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

School:

Cal Poly SLO

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

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Rapunzel from Tangled because she is brave, kind, and loves to go on adventures with her friends!
What you're most looking forward to:Making new friends, seeing old ones, sleeping under the stars, and WILL-O! Oh, and of course the legendary morning assembly dance parties!

Dinky ⭐️

Head Counselor
Dinky ⭐️

Head Counselor

Hometown:

La Cañada, CA

School:

University of Texas at Austin

Favorite food:Hash browns
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would want to be Olaf from frozen!! Love his joy and positivity!!
What you're most looking forward to:I can’t wait to be back in the beautiful Sierras with the the best people in the world!!!

Goldie

Food Service Manager
Goldie

Food Service Manager

Hometown:

Melbourne, Australia

School:

Rusden (a long time ago!)

Favorite food:Indian curries
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Wall-e, as this robot likes to clean, stack boxes, and never gives up.
What you're most looking forward to:The sights, sounds and smells of full camp !

Hooper

Program Director
Hooper

Program Director

Hometown:

Wanaka, New Zealand

School:

University of Reading

Favorite food:Goldie’s Chicken Pot Pie
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Dory, so I could always be with my Nemo.
What you're most looking forward to:Being surrounded by nature with the most awesome group of people I know.

Kinder

Program Director
Kinder

Program 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.

Liono ⭐️

Waterfront Counselor
Liono ⭐️

Waterfront Counselor

Hometown:

Mexico City, Mexico

School:

Universidad Anáhuac México

Favorite food:Chilaquiles
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Liono from the Thundercats, I´ve always admired Liono because he is always eager to help anyone in need and he is a character that I have always looked up to since my childhood.
What you're most looking forward to:To making so many new friends and to having one of the best summer experiences of my life.

Magic ⭐️

Waterfront Director
Magic ⭐️

Waterfront Director

Hometown:

San Francisco, CA

School:

High Point University

Favorite food:Pesto Pasta
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:I’m looking forward to all of the incredible friendships that will be made this summer!

Mec

Assistant Director
Mec

Assistant Director

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.

Oats

Backpacking Director
Oats

Backpacking Director

Hometown:

Grass Valley, CA

School:

UC Santa Barbara

Favorite food:Avocados and Potatoes 🙂
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be the penguin from Surf's Up because he is always down for an adventure, super funny, and courageous. Plus, he never gets cold because he has a built-in wet suit!
What you're most looking forward to:I can't wait to meet everyone, have amazing adventures in the outdoors, and lots of laughs.

Peanut Butter

Assistant Director
Peanut Butter

Assistant Director

Hometown:

San Luis Obispo, CA

School:

Cal Poly, SLO

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?Olaf because I also love summer and warm (A-frame) hugs!
What you're most looking forward to:Hopefully getting some bling, experiencing the stunning awe of nature, and seeing my very best camp friends!

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.

Sage ⭐️

Shaver Island Director
Sage ⭐️

Shaver Island Director

Hometown:

Long Beach, CA

School:

UC Santa Barbara

Favorite food:BREAD
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

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!

Sephy

Junior Counselor Director
Sephy

Junior Counselor Director

Hometown:

Wall Heath, UK

School:

University of Nottingham

Favorite food:Steak Burrito with extra guac!
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Sid the Sloth because sloths are the greatest floofs in this universe.
What you're most looking forward to:Reading stories with campers and hanging out at my most favourite place on Earth.

Slim

Junior Counselor Director
Slim

Junior Counselor Director

Hometown:

Biloxi, MS

School:

Mississippi State University

Favorite food:California Burrito, no pico or cilantro
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Matrim Cauthon from The Wheel of Time. He's beyond lucky, wants to hang out with friends, enjoys dancing, and would love to avoid physical labor.
What you're most looking forward to:REALastionships, sweating through my Hawaiin shirt at the dances, and dad jokes at morning assembly

Tiger

Lead Kitchen Counselor
Tiger

Lead Kitchen Counselor

Hometown:

Tlaxcala, Mexico

School:

UVT

Favorite food:Salmon
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Aquaman, because I love the sea and would like to discover every single corner of the ocean.
What you're most looking forward to:I'm looking for another great summer, with so much fun, enjoying one of my favorite places in the US!

Tripps ⭐️

Head Counselor
Tripps ⭐️

Head 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

Vinci

Land Director
Vinci

Land Director

Hometown:

Puebla, Mexico

School:

Universidad de las Américas Puebla

Favorite food:Sashimi
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Moana, because the line where the sky meets the sea calls me even though no one knows how far it goes.
What you're most looking forward to:Choco tacos

Group Counselors

Ace

Group Counselor
Ace

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Nogales, AZ

School:

The University of Arizona

Favorite food:Pasta
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter Series - This is because she represents a strong character, but is still feminine, and not afraid to show it. Also, because she is a fierce and a loyal friend that everyone would like to have in their life and she inspires me to be like her.
What you're most looking forward to: am looking forward to the development, friendships, and memories that I plan to make at camp this summer!

Aloe

Head Counselor
Aloe

Head Counselor

Hometown:

Madrid, Spain

School:

Universidad Europea Miguel de Cervantes

Favorite food:Any breakfast food
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Pete the Cat because I am always singing and I like his 'it's all good' philosophy
What you're most looking forward to:Being in nature and meeting new people.

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!

Altair

Group Counselor
Altair

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Rionegro, Colombia

School:

Universidad Católica de Oriente

Favorite food:Pulses
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Sherlock Holmes because he is cut out to solve conundra, and more often than not, life boils down to observation, logical reasoning, and deduction.
What you're most looking forward to:I'm raring to travel all over the world whilst establishing rapport with every single person I encounter along the way.

Anmut

Head Counselor
Anmut

Head 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.

Apple

Group Counselor
Apple

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Pebble Beach, CA

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Astro

Group Counselor
Astro

Group 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!

August ⭐️

Group Counselor
August ⭐️

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Carlsbad, CA

School:

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Favorite food:Sushi
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Elle Woods from Legally Blonde because of how cool it would be!
What you're most looking forward to:Being back at GAC!

Bagel ⭐️

Head Counselor
Bagel ⭐️

Head Counselor

Hometown:

Pacific Palisades, CA

School:

Pitzer College

Favorite food:All breakfast foods.
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Phineas from Phineas and Ferb because he's positive, adventurous, friendly, and makes the most of his summer
What you're most looking forward to:Being outside all the time with the best people

Bearclaw ⭐️

Group Counselor
Bearclaw ⭐️

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Los Angeles, CA

School:

Duke University

Favorite food:A solid burger
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I'd want to be Sokka from Avatar. He knows how to have a fun time but isn't afraid to lead when he needs to.
What you're most looking forward to:Getting to spend the entire summer outdoors among good friends!

Blossom

Group Counselor
Blossom

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Manassas, VA

School:

James Madison University

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

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Stitch because he has so much energy and he’s so cuddly!
What you're most looking forward to:Traveling and meeting new people 🙂

Boulder ⭐️

Group Counselor
Boulder ⭐️

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Albany, CA

School:

Cal State Fullerton

Favorite food:Lumpia
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Bilbo Baggins because I am always up for an adventure but like Bilbo I needed a little push to get started.
What you're most looking forward to:I am looking forward to spending a whole summer outdoors.

Bravo ⭐️

Head Counselor
Bravo ⭐️

Head Counselor

Hometown:

San Diego, CA

School:

The University of Michigan

Favorite food:Sweet Potato Fries w Chipotle Aioli
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Wall e, because he loves to help clean the earth, is curious, and loves Hello, Dolly!
What you're most looking forward to:Being in the Sun in the Sierras

Cheddar

Group Counselor
Cheddar

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Slinger, WI

School:

UW La Crosse

Favorite food:Raspberries
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?If I were a fictional character, I would be Spongebob because I am always laughing and I love the color yellow.
What you're most looking forward to:I am looking forward to meeting new people and forming relationships with the campers and other counselors!

Dinky ⭐️

Head Counselor
Dinky ⭐️

Head Counselor

Hometown:

La Cañada, CA

School:

University of Texas at Austin

Favorite food:Hash browns
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would want to be Olaf from frozen!! Love his joy and positivity!!
What you're most looking forward to:I can’t wait to be back in the beautiful Sierras with the the best people in the world!!!

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.

Goldfinch ⭐️

Group Counselor
Goldfinch ⭐️

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Richmond, Virginia

School:

University of Maryland

Favorite food:Sushi, pasta, 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 Charlie Brown because I would get to have the coolest dog and friends ever!
What you're most looking forward to: I am most looking forward to taking a break from technology and having campfires!

Greeny

Group Counselor
Greeny

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Hebron, NH

School:

San Diego State

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

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Alice in Alice in wonderland because of the world she goes to!
What you're most looking forward to:I’m looking forward to meeting kids and other counselors!

Ibis

Group Counselor
Ibis

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Reading, England, UK

School:

University of Exeter

Favorite food:Sushi (my way! no fish, no sesame)
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Fantastic Mr. Fox since he's always happy to help others, not afraid of hard work, and makes the best out of any situation.
What you're most looking forward to:That feeling when you finally sit down after a long, hard day, look around you and feel incredibly satisfied. Oh yeh, and some sunshine (PLEASE!)

Jetpack

Group Counselor
Jetpack

Group Counselor

Year at GAC:

1

Hometown:

McKinney, TX

School:

Rocky Mountain College

Favorite food:Chips and Queso
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would want to be Han Solo so that I would get to be a pilot. Flying through the universe seems difficult, but extremely rewarding if I had the skills of Han Solo.
What you're most looking forward to:Getting to be outside all summer!

Kano ⭐️

Group Counselor
Kano ⭐️

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Fresno, CA

School:

Southern Methodist University

Favorite food:Chocolate Chip Cookies!
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Winnie the Pooh because he has a very positive outlook on life!
What you're most looking forward to:Spending the summer up in the mountains and making new friends!

Lonestar ⭐️

Group Counselor
Lonestar ⭐️

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Los Angeles, CA

School:

University of Texas at Austin

Favorite food:Street Tacos (Chaco Tacos included)
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Alice in Wonderland because I love adventuring and can sometimes be late.
What you're most looking forward to:Jumping off the pontoon boat and meeting new friends

Ludo ⭐️

Group Counselor
Ludo ⭐️

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Sacramento, CA

School:

George Fox

Favorite food:Miso Soup!
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Belle, because I always try to bring out the best in everyone and in every situation and having dishes that cleaned themselves would be awesome!
What you're most looking forward to:Working with new faces and getting to know GAC better

Magoo ⭐️

Group Counselor
Magoo ⭐️

Group Counselor

Hometown:

San Marino, CA

School:

Elon University

Favorite food:French Fries
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Sandy Cheeks! She's smart, resourceful, loyal to her friends, and she gets to live underwater!
What you're most looking forward to:Sleeping under the stars, hanging out at the lake, and making friendship bracelets!

Manta

Group Counselor
Manta

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Menlo Park, CA

School:

University of Washington

Favorite food:Nachos
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be the Mandalorian because he fights lots of epic battles, and uses lots of really cool gadgets. He also has good morals in his adventure to help baby Yoda find other Jedi.
What you're most looking forward to:I’m looking forward to all the awesome activities and people! I feel like everyone at camp is going to have so much fun!!

McFly ⭐️

Group Counselor
McFly ⭐️

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Nogales, AZ

School:

Arizona State 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?Harry Potter, I love the series and being a wizard would be awesome!
What you're most looking forward to:Campfire convos with friends under the stars

Minty

Group Counselor
Minty

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Manchester, England

School:

University of Sheffield

Favorite food:Pickles.
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Lava girl! She is compassionate and selfless, not to mention her pink hair and ability to shoot fire. Also, who wouldn't want to visit the land of milk and cookies?
What you're most looking forward to:Spending the summer outdoors, meeting new people, and being a part of other people's adventures.

Moon

Group Counselor
Moon

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Culiacan, Mexico

School:

Tec de Monterrey

Favorite food:Sushi
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Tanjiro, because he is a person that always takes care of his friends and family.
What you're most looking forward to:Meet new people, inspire everyone attending the camp and enjoy the most of it!

Mowgli

Group Counselor
Mowgli

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Berkhamsted, Herfordshire

School:

Nottingham Trent University

Favorite food:Pizza or Tapas!
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Peter Pan, because he never grows old! (And can fly!)
What you're most looking forward to:Meeting loads of new people and trying new things!

Sis ⭐️

Group Counselor
Sis ⭐️

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Orange County, CA

School:

Washington State University

Favorite food:In-N-Out Burger
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Ariel from The Little Mermaid because when she wants something she is determined to get it!
What you're most looking forward to:I am looking forward to making new friends and having campfires!

Ski ⭐️

Group Counselor
Ski ⭐️

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Orange County, CA

School:

University of Oregon

Favorite food:In-N-Out Burger
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Remy from Ratatouille because he is nice in the kitchen.
What you're most looking forward to:Seeing old friends, meeting new ones, and waterskiing!

Sneaks ⭐️

Group Counselor
Sneaks ⭐️

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Hermosa Beach, CA

School:

Santa Barbara City College

Favorite food:My Mom's homemade chocolate chip cookies!
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I'd be Sokka from Avatar the Last Airbender. He's really kind, adventurous and is great at looking out for other people, but also finds humor in any situation and just wants to make people happy and laugh!
What you're most looking forward to: I really can't wait to be back in the mountains with the best counselors and campers I could ever meet! Really looking forward to helping people conquer their fears and challenge themselves on high ropes and naturals.

Soap

Group Counselor
Soap

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Culiacán, Sinaloa, México

School:

Escuela Libre de Derecho de Sinaloa

Favorite food:Pizza
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Buzz Lightyear - enough said!
What you're most looking forward to:Having an outstanding summer surrounded by awesome people and learning lots of new things.

Storm

Group Counselor
Storm

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Devon, UK

School:

University of Bristol

Favorite food:Banoffee Pie!
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Ashley from King of the cloud forest, he makes friends with yetis (how cool) is courageous, and spends a lot of time outdoors. He is also extremely kind-hearted.
What you're most looking forward to:SMORES and CAMP SONGS! Making new friends and incredible memories, spending all summer outdoors and getting to visit Shaver Island 🙂

Swift

Group Counselor
Swift

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Culiacan, Sinaloa, México

School:

Tecnológico de Monterrey

Favorite food:Lasagna
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

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!

Thanos

Group Counselor
Thanos

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Mexico City, Mexico

School:

ITAM

Favorite food:Ravioli
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?If I were a fictional character I would love to be Harry Potter. I would love to study at Hogwarts, learn to cast spells and enchantments, but, most of all, to be part of all the adventures Harry, Ron, Hermione, and friends had.
What you're most looking forward to:I expect to have a lot of fun during the summer, getting to know new and different people and to grow as a person

Tripps ⭐️

Head Counselor
Tripps ⭐️

Head 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

Turquoise

Group Counselor
Turquoise

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Southampton, UK

Favorite food:PASTA
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Absolutely Tiana, from the Princess and the Frog because of her determination and passion!
What you're most looking forward to:Making friends and campfires with the campers!

Waterfront Counselors

Bambi

Waterfront Counselor
Bambi

Waterfront Counselor

Hometown:

Tauranga, New Zealand

School:

University of Waikato

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Macaroni cheese
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Lilo from Lilo and Stitch cause she’s always at the beach, she lives in Hawaii, her best friend is stitch and that seems pretty cool to me!
What you're most looking forward to:Meeting new people!

Brownie ⭐️

Waterfront Counselor
Brownie ⭐️

Waterfront Counselor

Hometown:

Fresno, CA

School:

Fresno State

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:Fried Chicken
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?The little mermaid cause it would be so fun to swim all day
What you're most looking forward to:Being on shaver!!!!

Buffy ⭐️

Waterfront Counselor
Buffy ⭐️

Waterfront Counselor

Hometown:

Los Angeles, CA

School:

New York University

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:In-N-Out Burgers
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I'd be Buffy the vampire slayer! She's strong, loyal, and always has the perfect one-liner.
What you're most looking forward to: I'm most looking forward to spending time back on the lake with campers!

Cheeto

Waterfront Counselor
Cheeto

Waterfront Counselor

Hometown:

Culiacan, Sinaloa

School:

Escuela Libre de Derecho de Sinaloa

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Lasagna
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Deku (Izuku Midoriya) from My Hero Academia, because he was born a nobody in a world full of somebodies, to later become the greatest hero of his time.
What you're most looking forward to:The experience of disconnecting from my previous environment and meeting new people , making friends and trying s'mores for the first time.

Cruiser ⭐️

Waterfront Counselor
Cruiser ⭐️

Waterfront Counselor

Hometown:

Santa Rosa, CA

School:

The George Washington University

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:Street tacos
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Percy Jackson, because I love the water and I love camp!
What you're most looking forward to:Sleeping outside, teaching campers new skills, and creating memories to last a lifetime

Dash

Waterfront Counselor
Dash

Waterfront Counselor

Hometown:

Cornwall, England, UK

School:

Balby Carr Sports College

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Barbecue or chocolate chip cookies
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Sherlock Holmes - who wouldn’t want his brain
What you're most looking forward to:Meeting lots of new people and having lots of fun with different activities!

Goji

Waterfront Counselor
Goji

Waterfront Counselor

Hometown:

Jacksonville, FL

School:

University of Central Florida

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:An exciting salad
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Alice from the original Alice in Wonderland; I like exploring what the world has to offer.
What you're most looking forward to:Spending the summer outside and making memories with campers and staff

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.

Key ⭐️

Waterfront Counselor
Key ⭐️

Waterfront Counselor

Hometown:

Newport Beach, CA

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:Tacos
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Johnny Lawrence
What you're most looking forward to:The positive atmosphere and the lake!

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.

Liono ⭐️

Waterfront Counselor
Liono ⭐️

Waterfront Counselor

Hometown:

Mexico City, Mexico

School:

Universidad Anáhuac México

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:Chilaquiles
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Liono from the Thundercats, I´ve always admired Liono because he is always eager to help anyone in need and he is a character that I have always looked up to since my childhood.
What you're most looking forward to:To making so many new friends and to having one of the best summer experiences of my life.

Magic ⭐️

Waterfront Director
Magic ⭐️

Waterfront Director

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!

Maps ⭐️

Waterfront Counselor
Maps ⭐️

Waterfront Counselor

Hometown:

Novato, CA

School:

Duke 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?Leslie Knope because she is so enthusiastic and intense about everything and committed to being kind to her friends and community
What you're most looking forward to:getting to know all the new people and laughing as much as possible!

Noosh

Waterfront Counselor
Noosh

Waterfront Counselor

Hometown:

London, England

School:

University of Bristol

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Raspberries
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Barbie, everyone thinks she’s just a doll, but she has been the President of the USA, and astronaut, a jockey, just about anything you can imagine. Although she is a little disproportionate, she is an excellent role model, she can do anything and she can do it in heels!
What you're most looking forward to:I’m looking forward to meeting all the campers and counselors and spending time in such an incredible location

Pepper ⭐️

Waterfront Counselor
Pepper ⭐️

Waterfront Counselor

Hometown:

San Diego, CA

School:

Tufts 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 would be Buddy the Elf because smiling's my favorite!
What you're most looking forward to:I am looking forward to making friends, bonding at campfires, and being outdoors!

Razz ⭐️

Waterfront Counselor
Razz ⭐️

Waterfront Counselor

Hometown:

Mountain View, CA

School:

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:Razzmatazz Smoothies from Jamba Juice
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be King Julien from Madagascar because I love to move it move it.
What you're most looking forward to:I cannot wait to eat CALZONES... and spend hours out on the lake every day!

Roar ⭐️

Waterfront Counselor
Roar ⭐️

Waterfront Counselor

Hometown:

Manhattan Beach, CA

School:

University of Colorado Boulder

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:Shepard's Pie
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Vanellope from Wreck it Ralph because I love candy!
What you're most looking forward to:Being in the outdoors everyday

Sage ⭐️

Shaver Island Director
Sage ⭐️

Shaver Island Director

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!

Scandi ⭐️

Waterfront Counselor
Scandi ⭐️

Waterfront Counselor

Hometown:

San Marino, CA

School:

Syracuse University

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:Bagels and Lox!
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Astrid from How to Train Your Dragon. I'd live out my Scandi Viking dreams and get to ride a cool looking dragon. What's not to love?
What you're most looking forward to:Being back at GAC! I've missed it so much the past few years. Also being back in California ;). Living on the east coast has made me realize how much I miss the nice summers and mild winters. Can't wait to be back on the water!

Shred ⭐️

Waterfront Counselor
Shred ⭐️

Waterfront Counselor

Hometown:

Hermosa Beach, CA

School:

Northern Arizona University

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:Double Chocolate Cake
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Robin from Lego Batman because he is funny and energetic and wants to help.
What you're most looking forward to:I am most looking forward to meeting everyone and living on the lake again!

Skywalker

Waterfront Counselor
Skywalker

Waterfront Counselor

Hometown:

Huntsville, AL

School:

Alabama, A&M

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Crab
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Jack Sparrow
What you're most looking forward to:Making an impact on kids' lives!

Slug ⭐️

Waterfront Counselor
Slug ⭐️

Waterfront Counselor

Hometown:

Los Angeles, CA

School:

University of Oregon

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:Veggie Breakfast Burritos
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Mabel Pines from Gravity Falls because I live in Oregon, I love exploring, I am very creative and I am enthusiastic!
What you're most looking forward to:I am so excited to be back in the sunny Sierras and get to go back to my favorite place on Earth for the summer!

Splash

Waterfront Counselor
Splash

Waterfront Counselor

Hometown:

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England

School:

Nottingham Trent University

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Pasta
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Donna from MaMa Mia, because she is an independent, smart and powerful woman that lives on a beautiful greek island.
What you're most looking forward to:Making the most amazing memories l, in the sun and meeting so many new friends!

Squid ⭐️

Waterfront Counselor
Squid ⭐️

Waterfront Counselor

Hometown:

Menlo Park

School:

University of Notre Dame

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:Chocolate Chip Cookies
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation because she dreams big, cares about others, and loves waffles.
What you're most looking forward to:Watching sunsets, having a blast with my campers, and spending everyday on the lake!

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!

Truffle ⭐️

Waterfront Counselor
Truffle ⭐️

Waterfront Counselor

Hometown:

Burbank, CA

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:Coffee!
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Vanellope from Wreck-it Ralph because of her spunk, sassiness, and she's a very fun-loving friend!
What you're most looking forward to:I'm looking forward to creating lots of memories and making new friends!

Ziggy

Waterfront Counselor
Ziggy

Waterfront Counselor

Hometown:

Simi Valley, CA

School:

University of Santa Barbara

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Hummus
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Moana because she gets to spend all her time on beautiful islands, she is so strong-willed, extremely clever, and super optimistic!
What you're most looking forward to:Getting to spend time on the water with campers and counselors, and spending a whole summer at my all time favorite camp spot Shaver Lake!

Sailing Counselors

Catavee ⭐️

Sailing Director
Catavee ⭐️

Sailing Director

Hometown

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

School:

Cal Poly SLO

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

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Rapunzel from Tangled because she is brave, kind, and loves to go on adventures with her friends!
What you're most looking forward to:Making new friends, seeing old ones, sleeping under the stars, and WILL-O! Oh, and of course the legendary morning assembly dance parties!

Goose ⭐️

Sailor
Goose ⭐️

Sailor

Hometown

Boise, ID

School:

Smith College

Favorite food:Mac and 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 Mr. Peabody from Mr. Peabody and Sherman, because he gets to travel through time and experience history, plus he has a cool bow tie!
What you're most looking forward to:I am so excited to be back at camp to see all of my old friends and to make a ton of new ones, while getting to be outdoors and on the lake!

Train

Sailor
Train

Sailor

Hometown

Los Angeles, CA

School:

University of Washington

Favorite food:Dumplings and Sushi
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would want to be Violet Parr from The Incredibles because I have always wanted to have the superpower of invisibility. She may be shy at first but she learns to have more courage and confidence in who she is!
What you're most looking forward to:I am looking forward to being out in nature but also meeting all the new people and campers who are going to be as excited as I am to be there!

Yardman

Sailor
Yardman

Sailor

Rocks & Ropes Counselors

Agave

Rocks & Ropes Director
Agave

Rocks & Ropes Director

Hometown:

San Luis Obispo, CA

School:

Cuesta

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Red beans and rice!
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Feyre, she's from my favorite fantasy series and a total boss.
What you're most looking forward to:Seeing all the connections and friendships that develop through camp!

Banzai ⭐️

Rocks & Ropes Counselor
Banzai ⭐️

Rocks & Ropes Counselor

Hometown:

Fountain Valley, CA

School:

University of Southern California

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:Sushi
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Lilo! She’s fearless, creative, and loves to have fun. (plus she has an alien as a pet!)
What you're most looking forward to:Meeting lots of cool people, spending summer outdoors, and helping campers face fears and discover new passions!

Basketball

Rocks & Ropes Counselor
Basketball

Rocks & Ropes Counselor

Hometown:

Atlanta, GA

School:

Rocky Mountain College

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Shawarma
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be one of the turtles in finding Nemo, not one of the main ones but one of the ones out to the side. I think just being an unassuming turtle in the deep sea jetstream would be really relaxing and could be something that I could be into.
What you're most looking forward to:Campfires

Chalk

Rocks & Ropes Counselor
Chalk

Rocks & Ropes Counselor

Hometown:

Camden, SC

School:

Francis Marion University

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Pulled Pork
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Spider-Man, it would be really cool to be able to fly around a city shooting webs from my hands, and protecting people.
What you're most looking forward to:I’m looking forward to building new relationships with exciting and talented people.

Cliff

Rocks & Ropes Counselor
Cliff

Rocks & Ropes Counselor

Hometown:

Eugene, OR

School:

Southern Oregon University

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Ramen
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Spider-man would be cool, being able to swing from building to building and being able to climb on any surface. Or Tony Stark, Iron Man, his armors are really cool!
What you're most looking forward to:Teaching kids something that I love doing!

Gatsby

Rocks & Ropes Counselor
Gatsby

Rocks & Ropes Counselor

Hometown:

Puebla, Mexico

School:

UPAEP

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Tacos dorados
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Gatsby! He knows how to make parties!
What you're most looking forward to:Have a new life experience that can help me to develop as a better person.

Jazz

Rocks & Ropes Counselor
Jazz

Rocks & Ropes Counselor

Hometown:

Pereira, Colombia

School:

Universidad Nacional Abierta y a Distancia

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Fried Chicken
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Saitama from One Punch Man - He's the most powerful superhero of anime, and still humble. He worked so hard until he got his purpose. I think that this is what makes a character so interesting.
What you're most looking forward to:I love meeting new people and learning from them. I really like to make new friends and learn new skills. I want to make sure that me and my campers have the best experience with me at camp.

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

Mariachi ⭐️

Rocks & Ropes Counselor
Mariachi ⭐️

Rocks & Ropes Counselor

Hometown:

Mexico City, Mexico

School:

Tecnologico de Monterrey

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:Sushi
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Dr. Strange, because he is a wise character with incredible powers
What you're most looking forward to:Having fun and helping campers achieve their goals!

Sparky

Rocks & Ropes
Sparky

Rocks & Ropes

Year at GAC:

1

Hometown:

Pereira

School:

Technological University of Pereira

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:Hamburger
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Batman; he's helpful, mysterious, and elegant. And I love the color black.
What you're most looking forward to:I'm looking forward to sharing remarkable experiences, knowledge, cultures, and our passions together. I'm sure we'll learn from each other and that will make us grow.

Spock ⭐️

Rocks & Ropes Counselor
Spock ⭐️

Rocks & Ropes Counselor

Hometown:

Studio City, CA

School:

University of Southern California

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:Pepperoni Pizza!
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Neville Longbottom because he has to learn to overcome his fears and anxieties to do the right thing.
What you're most looking forward to:Meeting all the campers and staff and having fun!

Vision ⭐️

Rocks & Ropes Counselor
Vision ⭐️

Rocks & Ropes Counselor

Hometown:

Long Beach, CA

School:

Long Beach City College

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:Candy
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Marlin from Finding Nemo- I'm loyal, caring, and a bit jumpy.
What you're most looking forward to:Campfires!

Zucchini

Rocks & Ropes Counselor
Zucchini

Rocks & Ropes Counselor

Hometown:

Irvine, CA

School:

UC Santa Cruz

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Pizza!
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Spider-Man because I've always really liked him and I want to swing around the city looking cool and fighting crime.
What you're most looking forward to:Meeting lots of new people!

Land Activity Counselors

Electro

Mountain Biking Counselor
Electro

Mountain Biking Counselor

Hometown:

Stockport, England

School:

Newcastle University

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Thai green curry
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Harry Potter, because he lives in a world of unlimited possibility
What you're most looking forward to:Making new friends

Matcha

Arts & Crafts Counselor
Matcha

Arts & Crafts Counselor

Hometown:

Culiacán, Sinaloa

School:

Universidad Casa Blanca

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Sushi and Charcuterie boards
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Probably Moana, I love her personality and it would be amazing to have the ability to communicate with the ocean. Besides that having a piggy as a companion would be fun!
What you're most looking forward to:Having lots of fun and making memories and of course, meeting tons of new people!

Munchkin

Arts & Crafts Counselor
Munchkin

Arts & Crafts Counselor

Hometown:

Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico

School:

Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Sushi
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Lilo! She's tiny, cute, kind and a fun, loving person who cares deeply about those around her. Also, her best friend is an alien who knows how to rock Elvis? Yes, please!
What you're most looking forward to:Having a fun summer while making new friends and memories that will last a lifetime 🙂

Peaches

Arts & Crafts Counselor
Peaches

Arts & Crafts Counselor

Hometown:

Ladera Ranch, CA

School:

University of California, Santa Barbara

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Burritos!!!
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Anna from Frozen because I’m optimistic and love adventure!!
What you're most looking forward to:I’m most looking forward to making new friends!!

Penguin ⭐️

Arts & Crafts Counselor
Penguin ⭐️

Arts & Crafts Counselor

Hometown:

Provo, UT

School:

University of Utah

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:Sushi Burritos!
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Cody from Surfs up! We are both penguins who have a lot to prove!
What you're most looking forward to:Water coloring by the lake in Valhalla!

Pi ⭐️

Mountain Biking Counselor
Pi ⭐️

Mountain Biking Counselor

Hometown:

Palo Alto, CA

School:

Stanford

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:Apple pie
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Hermione Granger, because not only is she smart and creative, but kind and extremely loyal to her friends. Also, I would love a time-turner!
What you're most looking forward to:Spending lots of time outdoors, campfires, mountain biking, and making new friends!

Shutter

Target Sports Counselor
Shutter

Target Sports Counselor

Hometown:

Dallas, TX

School:

University of Oregon

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food: Pizza
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Superman so I could fly everywhere and have super strength.
What you're most looking forward to:Getting to enjoy the beautiful outdoors every day!

Sleepy

Target Sports Counselor
Sleepy

Target Sports Counselor

Year at GAC:

1

Hometown:

Belleville, Illinois

School:

Westminister College

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Chicken Nuggets
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Nemo because I never back down from a dare.
What you're most looking forward to:Meeting all the staff and new campers.

Somersault ⭐️

Arts & Crafts Counselor
Somersault ⭐️

Arts & Crafts Counselor

Hometown:

Sacramento, CA

School:

San Francisco State University

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:naan and coconut curry (yuuuuummm)
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Snubbull from Pokemon. Snubbull has the brightest personality while having the best style! A full-time fun haver and part-time cutie pie, there's nothing better than Snubbull. A pink bulldog fairy, Snubbull screams Somersault!
What you're most looking forward to:I am looking forward to hosting a community with my campers. Providing campers with an unforgettable experience and connecting with them personally in ways Counselors have for me in the past. Exploring creativity with paint, and creating memories!

Vinci

Land Director
Vinci

Land Director

Hometown:

Puebla, Mexico

School:

Universidad de las Américas Puebla

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Sashimi
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Moana, because the line where the sky meets the sea calls me even though no one knows how far it goes.
What you're most looking forward to:Choco tacos

Backpacking Counselors

Atlantic

Backpacking Counselor
Atlantic

Backpacking Counselor

Hometown:

Columbus, OH

School:

Ohio University

Favorite food:Ribeye steak
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Garult of Rivia
What you're most looking forward to:I look forward to hiking and camping in the mountains and teaching the kids how to orienteer!

Celery

Backpacking Counselor
Celery

Backpacking Counselor

Hometown:

Berkeley, CA

School:

UC Santa Barbara

Favorite food:Waffles and smoothies!
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Dug(the dog from UP) because he is super adventurous, loves to be around people, and cares a lot about his friends!
What you're most looking forward to:Making new friends and spending the summer in the mountains!

Fezzik ⭐️

Backpacking Counselor
Fezzik ⭐️

Backpacking Counselor

Hometown:

San Fransisco, CA

School:

Washington University in St. Louis

Favorite food:Fish Tacos
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Fezzik! because he has a great gift for rhyming.
What you're most looking forward to:Reconnecting with some of the most beautiful nature in the world

Oats

Backpacking Director
Oats

Backpacking Director

Hometown:

Grass Valley, CA

School:

UC Santa Barbara

Favorite food:Avocados and Potatoes 🙂
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be the penguin from Surf's Up because he is always down for an adventure, super funny, and courageous. Plus, he never gets cold because he has a built-in wet suit!
What you're most looking forward to:I can't wait to meet everyone, have amazing adventures in the outdoors, and lots of laughs.

Poppy ⭐️

Backpacking Counselor
Poppy ⭐️

Backpacking Counselor

Hometown:

San Rafael, CA

School:

Colorado College

Favorite food:Dark chocolate or cheese or summer fruit (I can't choose)
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Hobbes from Calvin and Hobbes - I love to adventure and play outside!
What you're most looking forward to:Being back at camp after 5 years!! and spending the summer in the sierras 🙂

Wranglers (Horse Activity Counselors)

Donatello

Wrangler
Donatello

Wrangler

Hometown:

Mexico City, Mexico

School:

ITAM (Technical Autonomous Institute of Mexico)

Favorite food:Chocolates
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Super Man or Bird Man because my biggest dream is to fly like them.
What you're most looking forward to:I'm looking forward to ride a lot, have a lot of fun with the kids, make lots new friends and live a lot of new and fun adventures.

Ladybug

Wrangler
Ladybug

Wrangler

Hometown:

Mannheim, Germany

School:

University of Mannheim

Favorite food:Classic Chili
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Dora because she can explore the world with her friends.
What you're most looking forward to:Meeting everyone and having a good time together!

Luigi

Wrangler
Luigi

Wrangler

Hometown:

Mellrichstadt, Germany

School:

University of Passau

Favorite food:Grandmas crispy bread
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Hiccup - He's free, stands up for what he believes in, the world he lives in is amazing and who wouldn't love to have a best friend like toothless?
What you're most looking forward to:Finally being able to experience the camp life, enjoying trailrides in the mountains and ouf course experiencing a whole different culture so far away from home 🙂

Newt

Wrangler
Newt

Wrangler

Hometown:

Wigglesworth, North Yorkshire

School:

Settle College

Favorite food:Lasagne
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?There are so many to choose from!! I would love to be able to talk to animals so I would love to be Dr. Doolittle
What you're most looking forward to:Meeting all the new people both campers and consolers! Getting to know the horses and of course getting to travel to America and learn western riding.

Pacific

Wrangler
Pacific

Wrangler

Hometown:

Dublin, OH

School:

Ohio University

Favorite food:Olives or Honey (too hard to choose!)
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?If I were a fictional character I would want to be Winnie The Poo because he just gets to sit around all day eating honey and hanging out with friends and it looks like fun!
What you're most looking forward to:I am looking forward to being outside, teaching campers about horses and having fun!

Roastie

Wrangler
Roastie

Wrangler

Hometown:

Manchester, England

School:

Ashton Sixth Form College

Favorite food:PASTA
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why? I don’t really have a specific character but I’d love to be a witch... to have the power to influence nature would be amazing!
What you're most looking forward to:Meeting so many new people and getting to experience a new culture outside of Europe.

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.

Photo & Video Staff

Brittany “Delta” Grissett

Media & Marketing Manager
Brittany “Delta” Grissett

Media & Marketing Manager

Hometown:

Meridian, MS

School:

Ole Miss

Favorite food:chips & guac
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

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

Cashew ⭐️

Photographer
Cashew ⭐️

Photographer

Hometown:

Los Angeles, CA

School:

Colgate University

Favorite food:charcuterie boards, banana bread, sushi
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Ponyo because she's a fish and a girl, and is so energetic!
What you're most looking forward to:Being in nature with so many amazing 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!

Reggie

Photographer
Reggie

Photographer

Hometown:

Culiacán, Sinaloa

School:

Universidad Jesuita de Guadalajara, ITESO

Favorite food:Chicken noodle soup
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Princess Mononoke, she stands for what she believes in and, I mean... she hangs with kodamas, ONLY the cutest forest creatures ever.
What you're most looking forward to:Campfires, and being surrounded by nature and an awesome group of people! (& s'mores)

Skillet ⭐️

Shaver Island Photographer
Skillet ⭐️

Shaver Island Photographer

Hometown:

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

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:

No

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.

Blueberry

Kitchen Assistant
Blueberry

Kitchen Assistant

Hometown:

Tlaxcala, Mexico

School:

Instituto Tecnológico de Apizaco

Favorite food:Pizza
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Vanellope Von Scheweetz, because she is a naughty girl full of curiosity, cheerful, optimistic and very determined, she always looks for a way to achieve what she wants. She is also very active and has a sweet heart.
What you're most looking forward to:See my friends again, make s'mores at the campfires and enjoy nature

Butterfly

Lead Kitchen Counselor
Butterfly

Lead Kitchen Counselor

Hometown:

Tlaxcala, Mexico

School:

UVT

Favorite food:Chicken pot pie and waffles
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Judy Hoops from Zootopia, because she is fiercely optimistic, independent and follows her dreams. She cares deeply for the well-being of others.
What you're most looking forward to:Another awesome summer at GAC, my happiest place in the world 🌎

Candy

Kitchen Assistant
Candy

Kitchen Assistant

Hometown:

Anthony, NM

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Cappuccino

Kitchen Assistant
Cappuccino

Kitchen Assistant

Hometown:

La Virginia Risaralda Colombia

School:

Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira

Favorite food:French Fries
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would say that I like to be princess Mulan because she is brave!
What you're most looking forward to:Make friends at camp

Chocoatzin

Kitchen Assistant
Chocoatzin

Kitchen Assistant

Hometown:

Puebla, México

School:

Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla

Favorite food:Red chilaquiles and on top of it sour cream, cheese, chop onion and cilantro! With a a fry egg on a side!
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Monkey D. Luffy He is always true to himself, fights to fulfill his dreams and always gives everything he has to protect what he loves, sometimes he acts a little selfish and childish, but I think we should always remember how to be a child and that does not mean not taking responsibility of our actions and responsibilities but always remember how to laugh, cry, run, sleep, be curious, live to the fullest as a child!
What you're most looking forward to:Being surrounded by nature!

Crash

Kitchen Assistant
Crash

Kitchen Assistant

Hometown:

Riosucio, Caldas, Colombia

School:

Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira

Favorite food:Beans, pizza, burger, vegetable, and fruits.
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Crash Bandicoot, a play station character. I like it so much because he likes adventures in the jungle, collecting fruits, and his friends are other animals. I personally like animals too and enjoy the environment while walking and admiring life. Challenges are also part of my life as well as Crash's.
What you're most looking forward to:Personal and professional grow. I hope to improve my team and leadership skills and to know new people as well as new places.

Falcon

Kitchen Assistant
Falcon

Kitchen Assistant

Hometown:

Pitalito, Colombia

School:

University of Tolima

Favorite food:Sushi
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Po from Kung Fu Panda. I love Po and I would like to be him to have the courage of being always brave and in spite of the challenges have the spirit of never quitting.
What you're most looking forward to:To make a lot of friend, have new experiences in a new camp, new environment and share moments i will never forget.

Goldie

Food Service Manager
Goldie

Food Service Manager

Hometown:

Melbourne, Australia

School:

Rusden (a long time ago!)

Favorite food:Indian curries
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Wall-e, as this robot likes to clean, stack boxes, and never gives up.
What you're most looking forward to:The sights, sounds and smells of full camp !

Jelly

Kitchen Assistant
Jelly

Kitchen Assistant

Hometown:

Xalapa, Mexico

School:

Anahuac

Favorite food:Sushi
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

What you're most looking forward to:To meet everyone and have an amazing summer!

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.

Mixi

Kitchen Assistant
Mixi

Kitchen Assistant

Hometown:

Puebla, México

School:

Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla

Favorite food:Green spaghetti with crispy roasted chickpeas, fried plantain.
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would like to be the Black Panther, as he is a character that has many values, he is peaceful, intelligent, respectful, spiritual, cares for the people he loves, is able to exercise power in his position as king in a respectful way for the people of Wakanda, analyzes situations and makes decisions based on ethics and morals.
What you're most looking forward to:Connect with nature, have lots of campfires, make friends and help prepare delicious food for everyone!

Sapphire

Kitchen Assistant
Sapphire

Kitchen Assistant

Hometown:

Pereira, Colombia

School:

Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira

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

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?If I were a fictional character, I would undoubtedly be Moana because she is brave, a dreamer and takes care of her family above all else. Also, Moana is free and loves the ocean, just like me!
What you're most looking forward to:My highest expectations are meeting lots of people and making tons of friends!

Sigma

Kitchen Assistant
Sigma

Kitchen Assistant

Hometown:

Tlaxcala, Mexico

School:

Universidad Autónoma de Tlaxcala (UATx)

Favorite food:Pizza, Cakes, Macarons, Tacos
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Thor because he protects his home and planet earth alike, that seems cool to me furthermore he has interesting abilities that could help me in some circumstances.
What you're most looking forward to:Meet my new coworkers, live in the woods, make some campfires, live the GAC experience.

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✨

Sweet

Kitchen Assistant
Sweet

Kitchen Assistant

Hometown:

Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico

School:

Univesidad Durango Santander

Favorite food:Carne asada
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Superwoman, so I could have super powers and save the world
What you're most looking forward to:Have fun and make new friends

Syndra

Kitchen Assistant
Syndra

Kitchen Assistant

Hometown:

Apizaco, Tlaxcala, Mexico

School:

ITST

Favorite food:Green enchiladas.
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Arlo from The Good Dinosaur, he´s very strong to face his fears.
What you're most looking forward to:New experiences and enjoy nature

Tiana

Kitchen Assistant
Tiana

Kitchen Assistant

Hometown:

Tlaxcala, Mexico

School:

Technological Institute of Puebla

Favorite food:My favorite food are the salads
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Wonder woman because she's smart
What you're most looking forward to:Meet many people and see all the GAC staff & campers again

Tiger

Lead Kitchen Counselor
Tiger

Lead Kitchen Counselor

Hometown:

Tlaxcala, Mexico

School:

UVT

Favorite food:Salmon
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Aquaman, because I love the sea and would like to discover every single corner of the ocean.
What you're most looking forward to:I'm looking for another great summer, with so much fun, enjoying one of my favorite places in the US!

Vienna

Kitchen Assistant
Vienna

Kitchen Assistant

Hometown:

Mesillas, Concordia, Sinaloa, Mexico

School:

Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa

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

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be definitely somebody in Harry Potter's world!! I love magic and feel like I have the power to do anything I can imagine!!
What you're most looking forward to:Enjoying the outdoors and time off from technology would be great!! Sleeping under the stars, make a lot of friends and have an amazing summer!!

Support & Operations Staff

Bananas

Camp Nurse
Bananas

Camp Nurse

Hometown:

Tigard, OR

School:

Liberty University

Favorite food:Tiramisu
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Hermione Granger. She is super smart and a great leader. She is a loyal friend and she isn't afraid of facing new challenges.
What you're most looking forward to:I love being in the fresh mountain air and being able to see all the kids participating in new adventures and living their best lives.

Bety

Nanny
Bety

Nanny

Hometown:

Santa Ana, CA

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Bingster

Camp Doctor
Bingster

Camp Doctor

Hometown:

Roseville, CA

School:

UC Berkeley

Favorite food:Pasta
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Hermione from Harry Potter because I wish I had her beaded bag with the undetectable extension charm to bring backpacking and first aid equipment.
What you're most looking forward to:Being outdoors.

Bluey

Camp Doctor
Bluey

Camp Doctor

Hometown:

St. Louis, MO

School:

Stanford University

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

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice- she gets in her own way, but eventually comes to understand truth and goodness
What you're most looking forward to:being outside!

Bon Bon

Camp Dad
Bon Bon

Camp Dad

Hometown:

Palatine, IL

School:

Purdue University

Favorite food:Cheeseboiga, and Chicago thin crust pizza
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Batman! The best superhero ever has no actual superpowers, plus he has all those wonderful toys.
What you're most looking forward to:Same as always; fresh air, fun, friends, fun and fun.

Books ⭐️

Operations
Books ⭐️

Operations

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

Bosco

Camp Nurse
Bosco

Camp Nurse

Year at GAC:

1

Hometown:

Sacramento

School:

SCC

Favorite food:Chinese
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Flash. Because he's awesome! What are you looking forward to the most?: Seeing everyone having a good time

Chai

Camp Nurse
Chai

Camp Nurse

Hometown:

Ojai, CA

School:

Mount Holyoke College and George Washington University

Favorite food:For savory - sushi. For sweet - ice cream with childhood favorite of vanilla soft serve with rainbow sprinkles 🙂
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Pocahontas - adventurous, free-spirited, cares about her people and community and dances with the colors of the winds 😉
What you're most looking forward to:Smelling the fresh crisp air with the scent of pine trees surrounding us. Being around awesome staff and campers - watching people have fun, make friends, and grow. Looking forward to all the GAC traditions especially the jokes and riddles of the day, dances such as footloose, and seeing the giant chipmunk!

Cloudy ⭐️

Shaver Host
Cloudy ⭐️

Shaver Host

Hometown:

Santa Barbara, CA

School:

UC Berkeley

Favorite food:Avocados
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Elastigirl from The Incredibles because she is always trying to do the right thing AND she’s a pilot like me!
What you're most looking forward to:Working hard and being outside 24/7.

Corriander

Shaver Host
Corriander

Shaver Host

Hometown:

Albany, CA

School:

UCSB

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

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why? Rapunzel from Tangled! One of my favorite movies and I love her sense of adventure and strength!
What you're most looking forward to:Being up the mountains surrounded by GAC energy and love!

Cowgirl

Nurses' Aide
Cowgirl

Nurses' Aide

Hometown:

Beaumont, Texas

School:

Texas A&M University

Favorite food:Grilled cheese sandwich 🙂
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Hermione Granger. I have admired her for years! She is confident, intelligent, and takes care of those around her. Also, how cool would it be to cast spells?!
What you're most looking forward to:Spending time in nature and meeting new people!

Doc

Operations
Doc

Operations

Hometown:

Tollhouse, CA

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Dutchie

Camp Mom
Dutchie

Camp Mom

Hometown:

Woerden, Netherlands

Favorite food:Mexican
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?A Phoenix, because they’re strong, their tears have healing powers and they’re faithful. I would love to show these features at camp and help the kids to have the most amazing time of their lives.
What you're most looking forward to:Being part of the amazing GAC family

Eclipse

Camp Nurse
Eclipse

Camp Nurse

Hometown:

Truckee, CA

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Egg

Camp Nurse
Egg

Camp Nurse

Year at GAC:

7th

Hometown:

Elk Grove, CA

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Evergreen

Camp Mom
Evergreen

Camp Mom

Hometown:

Parker, CO

School:

Colorado State University

Favorite food:Yes. Food is my favorite.
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?The Wemmick, Lucia from the book “You Are Special.”
What you're most looking forward to:Seeing my summer besties!

Fox

Camp Nurse
Fox

Camp Nurse

Hometown:

Los Angeles, CA

School:

UTEP

Favorite food:Seafood
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Superwoman because she saves the world.
What you're most looking forward to:Meeting new people, having fun on the new job

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.

Jonesy ⭐️

Shaver Host
Jonesy ⭐️

Shaver Host

Hometown:

Ashland, OR

School:

Miami University

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?Wonder Woman- she is strong, kind, powerful, smart, and tall
What you're most looking forward to:being with the campers and making friendship bracelets

Koa

Camp Doctor
Koa

Camp Doctor

Hometown:

Sacramento, CA

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Lolly

Camp Nurse
Lolly

Camp Nurse

Hometown:

Sacramento, CA

School:

UC Davis

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

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Tinker Bell. Because I’d be magical and hang out in Never Never Land.
What you're most looking forward to:Friendships, old & new!

Lolo

Camp Nurse
Lolo

Camp Nurse

Hometown:

Sacramento, CA

School:

Samuel Merritt University

Favorite food:Pasta!!!
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:I'm excited to spend time with campers in the great outdoors!

Lupe

Maintenance
Lupe

Maintenance

Hometown:

El Paso, TX

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Magic Man

Magician / Sailor
Magic Man

Magician / Sailor

Year at GAC:

9

Hometown:

Fremont, CA

School:

UC Riverside

Favorite food:Sushi
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Flash - because he moves fast!
What you're most looking forward to:Seeing familiar faces and sailing

Mumu

Camp Nurse
Mumu

Camp Nurse

Hometown:

Rancho Murieta, CA

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Needles

Camp Nurse
Needles

Camp Nurse

Hometown:

Davis, CA

School:

UC Davis Medical Center

Favorite food:Sushi
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Wonder Woman because of her superpowers!
What you're most looking forward to:Seeing old friends and making new friends!

Nutty

Camp Nurse
Nutty

Camp Nurse

Hometown:

London, England

School:

University of Virginia

Favorite food:Peanut Butter
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Mr Miyagi from Katate Kid - used his wisdom and knowledge to instill hard work and determination in youth
What you're most looking forward to:Seeing those smiling faces in the great outdoors

Oddjob

Shaver Host
Oddjob

Shaver Host

Hometown:

Santa Barbara, CA

School:

Colorado State University

Favorite food:Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Captain Nemo
What you're most looking forward to:Grungy campers with big Shaver Smiles

Parmesan

Camp Doctor
Parmesan

Camp Doctor

Hometown:

Chicago, IL

School:

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Favorite food:That's easy---pizza!
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Anne Shirley (from Anne of Green Gables). She has an amazing spirit, and was not afraid to be brave
What you're most looking forward to:Getting to experience camp in a new way and meeting everyone!

Pikachu

Camp Mum
Pikachu

Camp Mum

Hometown:

Auckland, NZ

School:

I am currently an officer within the New Zealand Police

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

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Wonder Women - with superhuman strength, speed and can fly, she is so cool!! She is also about helping those around her and fights for good.
What you're most looking forward to:Coming back to GAC as a Camp Mum to hang out with all the amazing campers!! It has been a couple of years since I was last there and GAC holds a real special place in my heart. A place where everyone can make some life-long friends and have some amazing experiences.

Pippin ⭐️

Camp Mom
Pippin ⭐️

Camp Mom

Hometown:

Fresno, CA

School:

UCSD/Mills College

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?Hermione Granger; she loves to read, and she can do magic!
What you're most looking forward to:I am looking forward to campfires, being in the mountains, and having lots of fun.

Skip

Camp Nurse
Skip

Camp Nurse

Hometown:

Poway, CA

School:

UCSD

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

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Harry Potter...who wouldn't want to have some of his adventures?
What you're most looking forward to:Sleeping under the stars and being back in the Sierra

Sriracha

Camp Nurse
Sriracha

Camp Nurse

Hometown:

Sacramento, CA

School:

CSUS

Favorite food:French fries with creamy sriracha sauce
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Daenerys Targaryen because she is the queen mother of dragons
What you're most looking forward to:Looking forward to the day when the planet is carbon neutral.

Sushi

Operations
Sushi

Operations

Hometown:

Fresno, CA

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Swans

Camp Nurse
Swans

Camp Nurse

Hometown:

Roseville, CA

School:

UCDMC

Favorite food:Biriyani
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

What you're most looking forward to:Being with family

Tibbs

Camp Nurse
Tibbs

Camp Nurse

Hometown:

Redwood City, CA

School:

University of Arizona, Texas Tech Health Science Center El Paso

Favorite food:Banana
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Nancy Drew, she is strong and intelligent and her character was ground breaking for the time.
What you're most looking forward to:The whole experience. I love working with kids and being outdoors!

Too Tall

Operations
Too Tall

Operations

Hometown:

La Mirada, CA

School:

CT Middle School

Favorite food:Something off the grill
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Scooby Doo because he's a dog.
What you're most looking forward to:Working with the best crew.

Trixie

Camp Mom
Trixie

Camp Mom

Hometown:

San Diego, CA

School:

University of San Diego

Favorite food:Turkey Sandwich
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Atticus Finch from Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird. He is kind, fair, loving, but firm; and treats others with respect.
What you're most looking forward to:Making memories with camp friends and showing my kids one of my most favorite, special places - GAC!

Tweety

Camp Doctor
Tweety

Camp Doctor

Hometown:

San Diego, CA

School:

Tufts University

Favorite food:Any kind of fruit
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Snoopy because he is funny, imaginative, and happy
What you're most looking forward to:Having life back to normal after Covid

Twilight ⭐️

Camp Mom
Twilight ⭐️

Camp Mom

Hometown:

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

School:

Willamette University

Favorite food:Mexican
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Olaf - He loves summer, is a loyal friend, and is easy-going.
What you're most looking forward to:Being in the mountains surrounded by amazing people!

Twist

Camp Mom
Twist

Camp Mom

Hometown:

Fremont, CA

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Vanta

Operations
Vanta

Operations

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.

Wells

Camp Nurse
Wells

Camp Nurse

Hometown:

Westerville, OH

School:

Ohio State College of Nursing

Favorite food:Street tacos
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Flash because wouldn't it be amazing to be that fast?
What you're most looking forward to:time helping kids and being in nature

Zippy ⭐️

Camp Mom
Zippy ⭐️

Camp Mom

Hometown:

Moorpark, CA

School:

Cal State Northridge

Favorite food:Thai
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Tigger, because he's always happy and bouncing everywhere!
What you're most looking forward to:Being outside and watching campers make memories like I did as a kid!

Destination GAC