Meet The Staff

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

Directors

Alison “Bean” Moeschberger ⭐️

Camp Director
Alison “Bean” Moeschberger ⭐️

Camp Director

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

Andy “Soy” Moeschberger

Chief Fun Officer & Camp Director
A portrait of camp director Andy Moeschberger
A portrait of camp director Andy Moeschberger
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 and their dog, Henry.

Chelsea “Chelster” Rowe ⭐️

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

Director of Camper and Parent Services

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

Steve “Monkey” Monke

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

Chief Executive Officer

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

Audrey “Sunshine” Monke ⭐️

Chief Visionary Officer
Audrey “Sunshine” Monke ⭐️

Chief Visionary Officer

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

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

Kerry “Tigger” Flynn

Assistant Director
Kerry “Tigger” Flynn

Assistant Director

Office Staff

Delta

Marketing Manager
Delta

Marketing Manager

Hometown:

Meridian, MS

School:

Ole Miss

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

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

Glitter

Administrative Assistant
Glitter

Administrative Assistant

Year at GAC:

19th

Hometown:

Clovis, CA

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

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

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!

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!

Astro

Head Counselor
Astro

Head Counselor

Hometown:

Manchester, England

School:

University of Leeds

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

No

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

Books ⭐️

Sailing Director
Books ⭐️

Sailing Director

Hometown:

Belmont Shore, Long Beach, CA

School:

Chapman University

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

Yes

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

Bravo ⭐️

Head Counselor
Bravo ⭐️

Head Counselor

Hometown:

San Diego, CA

School:

The University of Michigan

Favorite food:Sweet potato fries! with a sriracha aioli!
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I'd love to be the White Ranger from Power Rangers Dino Thunder! However, as a camp counselor, I'm gonna aim to be Jerry from Soul!
What you're most looking forward to:I cannot wait until I get to be back to GAC! I'm looking forward to sleeping under the stars and disconnecting from my phone.

Goldie

Food Service Manager
Goldie

Food Service Manager

Hometown:

Melbourne, Australia

School:

Rusden (a long time ago!)

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

No

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

Grizzly

Program Director
Grizzly

Program Director

Hometown:

Glasgow, Scotland

School:

University of Glasgow

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

No

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

Hooper

Waterfront Director
Hooper

Waterfront 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.

Jif

Land Director
Jif

Land Director

Hometown:

Clermont, Florida

School:

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

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

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Steven from Steven Universe. Like Steven, I care a-lot about my family, friends and the planet and believe everybody deserves to find happiness in themselves. Plus, I love music!
What you're most looking forward to:Co-creating a memorable summer with campers and staff.

Kerry “Tigger” Flynn

Assistant Director
Kerry “Tigger” Flynn

Assistant Director

Hometown:

Valencia, CA

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Kinder

Rocks & Ropes Director
Kinder

Rocks & Ropes Director

Hometown:

Nottingham, UK

School:

University of Hull

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

No

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

Kronk

Shaver Island Director
Kronk

Shaver Island Director

Hometown:

Woking, UK

School:

University of York

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

No

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

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

Head Counselor
Mec

Head Counselor

Hometown:

Anaheim, CA

School:

Grinnell College

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

No

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

Peanut Butter

Super Counselor
Peanut Butter

Super Counselor

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?Samwise Gamgee because he is a selfless and loyal friend.
What you're most looking forward to:The dance parties, friendships and overall magic of GAC!

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

Head Counselor
Sephy

Head Counselor

Hometown:

Stourbridge, UK

School:

University of Nottingham

Favorite food:Fajitas
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

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

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

Sundae ⭐️

Head Counselor
Sundae ⭐️

Head Counselor

Hometown:

Davis, CA

School:

UC Santa Barbara

Favorite food:Tacos
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Lilo from Lilo and Stitch because she is super caring and loves the beach!
What you're most looking forward to:Making genuine connections and Shaver Lake swim parties

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

Yeya

Kitchen Manager
Yeya

Kitchen Manager

Hometown:

Avondale, AZ

School:

UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA de CHIHUAHUA

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

No

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

Group Counselors

Alpine ⭐️

Group Counselor
Alpine ⭐️

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Manhattan Beach, CA

School:

Indiana University

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

Yes

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

Anmut

Group Counselor
Anmut

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Huitzilac, Mexico

School:

Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey

Favorite food:Crêpes
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

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

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!

Azula

Group Counselor
Azula

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Bridgeport, CT

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

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would definitely be Kim Possible! She is ICONIC! She is a cheerleader, just like me - AND she fights crime!
What you're most looking forward to:I am mostly looking forward to meeting the children I will be working with and getting to know them! You learn so many things from kids, so I’m excited to see what they’ll be teaching me this summer!

Barrow

Group Counselor
Barrow

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Nottingham, UK

School:

West Bridgeford Comprehensive School

Favorite food:Chinese
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Mowgli from jungle book, because I feel like I belong in the jungle.
What you're most looking forward to:The scenery around camp, I can't wait to go on walks and to see everything that that part of the world has to offer

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!

Bravo ⭐️

Head Counselor
Bravo ⭐️

Head Counselor

Hometown:

San Diego, CA

School:

The University of Michigan

Favorite food:Sweet potato fries! with a sriracha aioli!
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I'd love to be the White Ranger from Power Rangers Dino Thunder! However, as a camp counselor, I'm gonna aim to be Jerry from Soul!
What you're most looking forward to:I cannot wait until I get to be back to GAC! I'm looking forward to sleeping under the stars and disconnecting from my phone.

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!

Crash

Group Counselor
Crash

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Chester, UK

School:

University of Leeds

Favorite food:Burritooooos
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

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

Curly ⭐️

Group Counselor
Curly ⭐️

Group Counselor

Hometown:

San Francisco, CA

School:

Case Western Reserve University

Favorite food:Cheez-its
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Peter Pan because I would be able to fly and I would be young forever!
What you're most looking forward to:Being in nature and meeting new people in person!

Echo ⭐️

Group Counselor
Echo ⭐️

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Venice, CA

School:

UC Berkeley

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

Yes

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

Elsa

Group Counselor
Elsa

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Winchester, England

School:

Winchester University

Favorite food:PASTA! Do sweets count?!
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Definitely Mama Odie from The Princess and the Frog as shes a little bit mad but has a heart of gold.
What you're most looking forward to:Making friends for life and inspiring children to be the best versions of themselves, as well as the campfires!

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.

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

Mayo

Group Counselor
Mayo

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Southampton, England

School:

Moorlands Theology College

Favorite food:Käsespätzle (German noodles)
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Lucy Pevensie (Narnia) because she’s imaginative and adventurous, but she also cares about her family and shows love to all those around her even when they might not be good people.
What you're most looking forward to:Meeting new people (kids and counsellors) with the beautiful nature around us.

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.

Mowgli

Group Counselor
Mowgli

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England

School:

Nottingham Trent University

Favorite food:Pizza
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would say that I’d be Woody from Toy Story! He always looks out for his loved ones and loves an adventure!
What you're most looking forward to:Making loads of new friends and being outdoors!

NickNack

Group Counselor
NickNack

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Seal Beach, CA

School:

University of Arizona

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

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Olaf from Frozen because I love to be friendly, outgoing, and love all things summer!
What you're most looking forward to:Sleeping under the stars and seeing old and new friends!

Scrunchie ⭐️

Group Counselor
Scrunchie ⭐️

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Pasadena, CA

School:

University of Oregon

Favorite food:Sushi
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Hei Hei from Moana, because I'm just along for the ride!
What you're most looking forward to:A fun summer of sunny Sierra days!

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!

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.

Sundae ⭐️

Head Counselor
Sundae ⭐️

Head Counselor

Hometown:

Davis, CA

School:

UC Santa Barbara

Favorite food:Tacos
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Lilo from Lilo and Stitch because she is super caring and loves the beach!
What you're most looking forward to:Making genuine connections and Shaver Lake swim parties

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

Ziggy

Group Counselor
Ziggy

Group Counselor

Hometown:

Marlborough, UK

School:

University of Bristol

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

No

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

Waterfront Counselors

Brownie ⭐️

Waterfront Counselor
Brownie ⭐️

Waterfront Counselor

Hometown:

Fresno, CA

School:

Fresno State

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:Chicken Nuggets
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Meredith Grey from Grey's Anatomy because I want to be a surgeon and have a cool, TV-worthy life!
What you're most looking forward to:I am looking forward to being at camp in the outdoors and just being with friends in nature!

Cruiser ⭐️

Waterfront Counselor
Cruiser ⭐️

Waterfront Counselor

Hometown:

Santa Rosa, CA

School:

UC Merced

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:Gnocci
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Marty McFly, so I could time travel in a Delorean
What you're most looking forward to:Teaching campers how to waterski!

Cub

Waterfront Counselor
Cub

Waterfront Counselor

Hometown:

Barkby Thorpe, UK

School:

Glasgow Kelvin College

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Toasted teacake with tonnes of butter
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Hmm probably the Falcon, it would be awesome to have some form of personalized flight.
What you're most looking forward to:Just being on the water as well as getting away from the rain.

Hamster

Waterfront Counselor
Hamster

Waterfront Counselor

Hometown:

Derby, UK

School:

John Port School

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

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

Hilly

Waterfront Counselor
Hilly

Waterfront Counselor

Hometown:

Rushden, Northhamptonshire, UK

School:

Nottingham Trent

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

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

Hooper

Waterfront Director
Hooper

Waterfront Director

Hometown:

Wanaka, New Zealand

School:

University of Reading

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Goldie’s Chicken Pot Pie
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.

Kiwi

Waterfront Counselor
Kiwi

Waterfront Counselor

Hometown:

Clovis, CA

School:

California State University, Fresno

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

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

Kronk

Shaver Island Director
Kronk

Shaver Island Director

Hometown:

Woking, UK

School:

University of York

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

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

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!

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!

Shaggy

Waterfront Counselor
Shaggy

Waterfront Counselor

Hometown:

Casper, WY

School:

University of Wyoming

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Salmon Chowder
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Probably Jake Peralta from Brooklyn Nine-Nine, he’s smart enough to handle himself and solve crimes but super goofy and oblivious!
What you're most looking forward to:Teaching these kids the wonders of the waterfront!

Shaka

Waterfront Counselor
Shaka

Waterfront Counselor

Hometown:

Okemos, MI

School:

University of Michigan

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:King Crab Legs
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Thor, because he copied my hairstyle
What you're most looking forward to:Waterfront activities!!

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

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!

Sailing Counselors

Bacon ⭐️

Sailor
Bacon ⭐️

Sailor

Hometown

Fresno, CA

School:

Winona State

Favorite food:Angel hair pasta
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Nathan Drake from Uncharted. Growing up on those games I loved the treasure hunting adventures he went on and always wanted to do one myself!
What you're most looking forward to:The food at camp and going out on the water.

Books ⭐️

Sailing Director
Books ⭐️

Sailing Director

Hometown

Belmont Shore, Long Beach, CA

School:

Chapman University

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

Yes

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

Catavee ⭐️

Sailor
Catavee ⭐️

Sailor

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!

Remix ⭐️

Sailor
Remix ⭐️

Sailor

Hometown

Oakland, CA

School:

University of Colorado Boulder

Favorite food:Burger or any Mexican food
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Indiana Jones because I like traveling and I'm a history nerd.
What you're most looking forward to:Feeling the Sierra Nevada sun on the sailing dock!

Sprints ⭐️

Sailor
Sprints ⭐️

Sailor

Hometown

San Diego, CA

School:

University of Washington

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

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Olaf from Frozen because he is outgoing, friendly, and LOVES SUMMER!!
What you're most looking forward to:Jumping in the lake, campfires, dance parties at morning assembly, and of course WILL-OOOO!!

Winx ⭐️

Sailor
Winx ⭐️

Sailor

Hometown

Palo Alto, CA

School:

Northwestern University

Favorite food:Pasta
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Mulan! Because she's fearless, strong, true to her heart, and always has Mushu and Cri-kee by her side!
What you're most looking forward to:Sleeping under the stars, meeting new friends and being on the sailing dock everyday!

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!

Falls ⭐️

Rocks & Ropes Counselor
Falls ⭐️

Rocks & Ropes Counselor

Hometown:

Half Moon Bay, CA

School:

University of Denver

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:Popcorn
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Tiana from The Princess and the Frog because she works hard to follow her dreams and has so many positive values.
What you're most looking forward to:Meeting new people, having fun with campers, watching sunsets, and being in the mountains all summer!

Free

Rocks & Ropes Counselor
Free

Rocks & Ropes Counselor

Hometown:

Craiova, Romania

School:

Coventry University

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Italian
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Phoenix. So I would always reborn as a better version of myself.
What you're most looking forward to:Inspire people around me.

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.

Kinder

Rocks & Ropes Director
Kinder

Rocks & Ropes Director

Hometown:

Nottingham, UK

School:

University of Hull

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

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

Lyric ⭐️

Rocks & Ropes Counselor
Lyric ⭐️

Rocks & Ropes Counselor

Hometown:

Studio City, CA

School:

Los Angeles Valley College

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

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

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!

McFly ⭐️

Rocks & Ropes Counselor
McFly ⭐️

Rocks & Ropes Counselor

Hometown:

Nogales, AZ

School:

Arizona State 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?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

Meerkat ⭐️

Rocks & Ropes Counselor
Meerkat ⭐️

Rocks & Ropes Counselor

Hometown:

Redwood City, CA

School:

New York University

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:Key Lime Pie
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Spongebob because he lives in a pineapple, works at the Krusty Krab, and gets to jellyfish with his BFF.
What you're most looking forward to:The High Ropes course!

Roo

Rocks & Ropes Counselor
Roo

Rocks & Ropes Counselor

Hometown:

Sydney, Australia

School:

University of Wollongong

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Definitely Spiderman! I have always loved superheroes since I was a kid and Spiderman was for sure my favourite. He's just an ordinary kid that can do extraordinary things. He went from being a friendly neighbourhood Spiderman to one of the Avengers, saving the world. Although, as much as I love Spiderman and would love to be him, I wouldn't touch a real spider with a ten-foot pole! 🙂
What you're most looking forward to:Absolutely everything!! I'm excited to meet new people, make some amazing memories, and just have the best summer ever!

Skadi

Rocks & Ropes Counselor
Skadi

Rocks & Ropes Counselor

Hometown:

Riverside, CA

School:

Riverside Community College

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:I love spicy food, LOVE it.
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Pocahontas, I admire her fearlessness and willingness to protect those closest to her. She understands the complex balance of nature and loves exploring the land.
What you're most looking forward to: I'm looking forward to disconnecting from technology and having a great summer surrounded by very interesting people.

Sneaks ⭐️

Rocks & Ropes Counselor
Sneaks ⭐️

Rocks & Ropes Counselor

Hometown:

Hermosa Beach, CA

School:

Santa Barbara City College

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:My Mom's homemade chocolate chip cookies!
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I'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.

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!

Land Activity Counselors

Flint

Target Sports
Flint

Target Sports

Hometown:

La Habra, CA

School:

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Katsudon
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Eren Jaeger from Attack on Titan, because even though he endures hardships and suffers through loss, he pushes forward to achieve his ideals no matter the cost.
What you're most looking forward to:Helping to give you (yes, YOU!) the best summer of your life!

Funfetti

Target Sports
Funfetti

Target Sports

Hometown:

Belleville, Illinois

School:

Southern Oregon University

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:Bananas Foster
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Tinker Bell because I would love to fly and create new things!
What you're most looking forward to:I can't wait for everything! If I would have to choose one single thing that I am looking forward to the most is archery.

Hood ⭐️

Target Sports
Hood ⭐️

Target Sports

Hometown:

Santa Barbara, CA

School:

University of Portland

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

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

Jif

Land Director
Jif

Land Director

Hometown:

Clermont, Florida

School:

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Anything fresh!
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Steven from Steven Universe. Like Steven, I care a-lot about my family, friends and the planet and believe everybody deserves to find happiness in themselves. Plus, I love music!
What you're most looking forward to:Co-creating a memorable summer with campers and staff.

Peaches

Arts & Crafts Counselor
Peaches

Arts & Crafts Counselor

Hometown:

Ladera Ranch, CA

School:

University of California, Santa Barbara

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

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:Buttered Pasta
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why? I would be Aang from Avatar: The last air bender so I could go penguin sledding with friends!
What you're most looking forward to:Seeing my GAC family and making s’mores with new friends!

Shred ⭐️

Arts & Crafts Counselor
Shred ⭐️

Arts & Crafts 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!

Spotlight ⭐️

GACting Counselor
Spotlight ⭐️

GACting Counselor

Hometown:

Burbank, CA

School:

California State University Fullerton

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:Chicken Fried Rice
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Olaf from frozen because I love warm hugs just like he does!
What you're most looking forward to:I am looking forward to the great food and the new friends I will make this year!

Swift

Arts & Crafts Counselor
Swift

Arts & Crafts Counselor

Hometown:

Culiacan, Sinaloa, México

School:

Tecnológico de Monterrey

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

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

Backpacking Counselors

Celery

Backpacking Counselor
Celery

Backpacking Counselor

Hometown:

Berkeley, CA

School:

UC Santa Barbra

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!

Dew

Backpacking Counselor
Dew

Backpacking Counselor

Hometown:

Targoviste, Romania

School:

Kings College London

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be SpongeBob because I look like him!
What you're most looking forward to:Exploring the mountains!

Fig

Backpacking Counselor
Fig

Backpacking Counselor

Hometown:

Palo Alto, CA

School:

Tufts University

Favorite food:Cucumbers
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Finn from Adventure Time, because he likes to go on adventures and is kind/helpful to everyone in the Land of Ooo.
What you're most looking forward to:I'm looking forward to time spent outdoors and new friendships!

Oats

Backpacking Counselor
Oats

Backpacking Counselor

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 🙂

Taz ⭐️

OLC Leader
Taz ⭐️

OLC Leader

Hometown:

Sacramento, CA

School:

UCSB

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?Peter Pan so I can fly and never have to grow up!
What you're most looking forward to:Meeting new friends, seeing old friends and jumping in the lake!

Trekkie

Backpacking Counselor
Trekkie

Backpacking Counselor

Hometown:

Exeter, UK

School:

University of Reading

Favorite food:Crumpets
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

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

Wranglers (Horse Activity Counselors)

Luigi

Wrangler
Luigi

Wrangler

Hometown:

Mellrichstadt, Germany

School:

IFS Schweinfurt

Favorite food:Crispy stone-baked bread
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would definitely be Spirit because he is brave and free, always explores and goes his own way. I also admire his unconditional loyalty towards everyone he loves!
What you're most looking forward to:Absolutely everything! I'm excited to meet lots of awesome people, create amazing memories and really get away from technology over the summer!

Mochi

Wrangler
Mochi

Wrangler

Hometown:

Kiel, Wisconsin

School:

Drake University

Favorite food:Pad Thai
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Scuttle from The Little Mermaid because I'm a total goofball.
What you're most looking forward to:Seeing wildlife, stargazing, campfires, horseback riding, and s'mores!

Rocks

Horse Director
Rocks

Horse Director

Hometown:

Lincoln, UK

School:

Bishop Burton College

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

No

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

Smiley

Wrangler
Smiley

Wrangler

Hometown:

Hassocks, UK

School:

Varndean College

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

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Captain Marvel because I'm a strong independent woman who crash-landed into Shaver!
What you're most looking forward to:I can't wait to sleep under the stars, meet friends new and old, ride the horses on the trails and be disconnected from my phone!

Photo & Video Staff

3D ⭐️

Videographer
3D ⭐️

Videographer

Hometown:

Edmonds, WA

School:

University of Idaho

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

Yes

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

Chicken

Photographer
Chicken

Photographer

Hometown:

Pasadena, CA

School:

Pitzer College

Favorite food:Chicken wings
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 Remy, the rat, from Ratatouille because he is adventurous and is an amazing cook.
What you're most looking forward to:Meeting new people and making fun memories!

Lensy

Photographer
Lensy

Photographer

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!

Papaya ⭐️

Photographer
Papaya ⭐️

Photographer

Hometown:

Huntington Beach, CA

School:

University of San Francisco

Favorite food:Pasta
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Megara from Hercules because she's sassy and free-spirited!
What you're most looking forward to:Making tons of new friends, sleeping under the stars, and having lots of fun!

Pops

Photographer
Pops

Photographer

Hometown:

Hull, England

School:

The Market Weighton School

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

No

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

Food Service Staff

Almond

Kitchen Assistant
Almond

Kitchen Assistant

Hometown:

Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico

School:

Hillsong College

Favorite food:Hamburger
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I definitely will be Milo James Tach from the Disney movie Atlantis. I love languages and adventures 🙂
What you're most looking forward to:I am looking forward to be as happy as I can 🙂

Bishop

Kitchen Assistant
Bishop

Kitchen Assistant

Hometown:

Culiacán, Sinaloa, México

School:

Tecnológico de Monterrey

Favorite food:Hot dogs
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Easy! Superman for what he represents: the truth, justice, and the American way. Yes, the powers are amazing but he uses them to inspire people, make them hopeful of a better tomorrow, inspire them.
What you're most looking forward to:Meeting new people, making friends, learning new things and enjoying nature.

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 🌎

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

Chula

Kitchen Assistant
Chula

Kitchen Assistant

Hometown:

Puebla, Mexico

School:

BUAP

Favorite food:Tacos
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

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

Goldie

Food Service Manager
Goldie

Food Service Manager

Hometown:

Melbourne, Australia

School:

Rusden (a long time ago!)

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

No

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

Kyoto

Kitchen Assistant
Kyoto

Kitchen Assistant

Hometown:

Pitalito, Colombia

School:

University of Cauca

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

No

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

Sapphire

Kitchen Assistant
Sapphire

Kitchen Assistant

Hometown:

Pereira, Colombia

School:

Universidad tecnológica de Pereira

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? I would definitely be Tinkerbell because she is like a blast and everything she does she does with love and innocence.
What you're most looking forward to:I am looking to make lots of friends, have fun, have crazy adventures. and live life at camp.

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

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

Kitchen Lead Counselor
Tiger

Kitchen Lead 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!

Tiny

Kitchen Assistant
Tiny

Kitchen Assistant

Hometown:

Apizaco, Mexico

School:

Instituto Tecnológico de Apizaco

Favorite food:Seafood
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

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

Twan

Kitchen Assistant
Twan

Kitchen Assistant

Hometown:

Florencia, Caquetá, Colombia

School:

Universidad de la Amazonia

Favorite food:Hamburgers
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Ironman, because he is smart, wealthy, and saves the day!
What you're most looking forward to:I'm looking forward making new friends, have fun and learn a lot.

VANTA

Kitchen Assistant
VANTA

Kitchen Assistant

Hometown:

Puebla, Mexico

School:

UPAEP

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

No

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

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!!

Wolf

Kitchen Assistant
Wolf

Kitchen Assistant

Hometown:

Antalya, Turkey

School:

Pamukkale University

Favorite food:Stuffed Grape Leaves
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Yami Yugi - very talented and determined.
What you're most looking forward to:Making new friendships, watching the stars and reading a book on the dock.

Yeya

Kitchen Manager
Yeya

Kitchen Manager

Hometown:

Avondale, AZ

School:

UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA de CHIHUAHUA

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

No

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

Support & Operations Staff

Crafty

Nurse
Crafty

Nurse

Hometown:

Budapest, Hungary

Favorite food:Bread
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Garfield. I'd love to eat and sleep all day
What you're most looking forward to:Being back in the amazing outdoors!

Frenchie & Muppet

Camp Mom & Dad
Frenchie & Muppet

Camp Mom & Dad

Hometown:

Fresno (Frenchie's from LA and Muppet's from New Zealand)

School:

MIT

Favorite food:Frenchie -Dark Chocolate. Muppet -BBQ Meat
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Frenchie- Disney's Rapunzel from Tangled. "This is the best day of my life!" two seconds later "This is the worst day of my life!" Muppet- Astrix (Comic book).
What you're most looking forward to:Getting to know the campers and showing them some "Camp Mum and Dad" love.

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.

Lolo

Nurse
Lolo

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!

Nano

Operations
Nano

Operations

Hometown:

Puebla, Mexico

School:

BUAP

Favorite food:Hamburgers
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Flash, to be able to finish all my tasks quickly.
What you're most looking forward to:Sleeping under the stars and seeing old friends.

Old Mac

Nurse
Old Mac

Nurse

Hometown:

Birmingham, AL

School:

UAB

Favorite food:Birthday Cake!
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Belle. Book nerds are the best!
What you're most looking forward to:Sunsets! Seeing friends!

Roof Rack

Operations Manager
Roof Rack

Operations Manager

Year at GAC:

3rd

Hometown:

Allen, TX

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Sriracha

Nurse
Sriracha

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.

Destination GAC