Meet The Staff

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.

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Year at GAC:

26th

Hometown:

Clovis, CA

School:

Purdue

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Andy “Soy” Moeschberger

Camp Director
Andy “Soy” Moeschberger

Camp Director

Andy, who campers call “Soy,” supports the male head counselors and oversee 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

800-554-2267
Year at GAC:

12th

Hometown:

Kokomo, IN

School:

Purdue

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 be Sherlock Holmes. He is a master of all kinds of arcane knowledge, which would make him basically unbeatable at trivia.
What you're most looking forward to:Being back in the sunny Sierras, having fun, and Morning Assembly.

Chelsea “Chelster” Rowe

Director of Parent and Camper Communication
Chelsea “Chelster” Rowe

Director of Parent and Camper Communication

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”), they spend 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.

800-554-2267
Year at GAC:

31st

Hometown:

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

School:

UC Davis

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

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Wonder Woman because she's strong and fierce!
What you're most looking forward to:Meeting and getting to know all of the new campers and staff.

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.

800-554-2267
Year at GAC:

31st

Hometown:

Clovis, CA

School:

UCLA

Favorite food:Jicama - nature's savory apple!
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?The Flash - the fastest fictional character ever.
What you're most looking forward to:Camp smells - campfires, pine trees, bacon, etc.

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 will be released on May 7th, 2019!

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.

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Year at GAC:

35th

Hometown:

Clovis, CA

School:

Stanford University

Favorite food:Avocado (Coffee - if that was a food)
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Harriet the Spy - Loved that book as a kid!
What you're most looking forward to:Happy kids, campfires, being with my GAC fam.

Heather “Cheerio” Veatch

Assistant Director
Heather “Cheerio” Veatch

Assistant Director

Year at GAC:

11th

Hometown:

Noblesville, IN

School:

Purdue University

Favorite food:Yellow Curry!
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Eliza Thornberry because she is always up for an adventure!
What you're most looking forward to: I am looking forward to skits, s'mores, and another summer in the Sierras!

Office Staff

Avalon

Office Assistant
Avalon

Office Assistant

Year at GAC:

8th

Hometown:

Tollhouse, CA

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Biscuit

Office Assistant
Biscuit

Office Assistant

Year at GAC:

3rd

Hometown:

Shaver Lake, CA

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Bliss

Office Assistant
Bliss

Office Assistant

Year at GAC:

4th

Hometown:

Tollhouse, CA

School:

College of the Sequoias

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:Orange chicken and rice.
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Sherlock Holmes, I love mysteries and figuring them out.
What you're most looking forward to:Another amazing in the Sierras!

Dandelion

Office Assistant
Dandelion

Office Assistant

Year at GAC:

8th

Hometown:

Tollhouse, CA

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Glitter

Office Manager
Glitter

Office Manager

Year at GAC:

19th

Hometown:

Clovis, CA

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

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

Indigo

Office Assistant
Indigo

Office Assistant

Year at GAC:

1st

Hometown:

Fresno, CA

School:

Saint Louis University

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

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

Tigerlily

Office Assistant
Tigerlily

Office Assistant

Leadership Team

Books

Sailing Director
Books

Sailing Director

Year at GAC:

11th

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

Comet

Rocks & Ropes Director
Comet

Rocks & Ropes Director

Year at GAC:

15th

Hometown:

Dana Point, CA

School:

Tulane 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?Kim Possible! We both have red hair and we are both super spies!
What you're most looking forward to:Hanging out at naturals and seeing campers overcome challenges on the climbs!

Delta

Junior Counselor Director
Delta

Junior Counselor Director

Year at GAC:

10th

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

Doodle

Waterfront Director
Doodle

Waterfront Director

Year at GAC:

7th

Hometown:

San Carlos, CA

School:

San Diego State University

Favorite food:Ramen
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Boo because she gets to hang out with Mike and Sully and go on monster adventures with her monster fam!
What you're most looking forward to:Spending all day out on the water enjoying nature and achieving goals!

Frames

Head Counselor
Frames

Head Counselor

Year at GAC:

11th

Hometown:

Sausalito, CA

School:

UC San Diego

Favorite food:Sushi
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Mike Wazowski: I’m kind of short, willing to help a friend in need, devoted to my work, and always trying to make people laugh!
What you're most looking forward to:Seeing some of my favorite people and getting back out to Corcl Cove!

Goldie

Food Service Manager
Goldie

Food Service Manager

Year at GAC:

21st

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

Year at GAC:

6th

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

Year at GAC:

3rd

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

Rocks & Ropes Director
Kinder

Rocks & Ropes Director

Year at GAC:

4th

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.

Mec

Head Counselor
Mec

Head Counselor

Year at GAC:

6th

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.

Moose

Media Director
Moose

Media Director

Year at GAC:

2nd

Hometown:

Toronto, Canada

School:

University of Central Florida

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! She is a super awesome, kind, caring, adventurous wizard, who wouldn’t want to be her! I would love to live at Hogwarts and be friends with Harry Potter. Also, my high school was across from Hogwarts at Universal so I kinda went there 😉
What you're most looking forward to:Meeting new friends, enjoying the fresh air, getting rid of my phone, stargazing, and most of all taking pictures of all you lovely people!

Nemo

Head Counselor
Nemo

Head Counselor

Year at GAC:

3rd

Hometown:

Dubuque, IA

School:

Carroll University

Favorite food:Sushi
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Harry Potter because I want to be a wizard!
What you're most looking forward to:Making new friends, getting back to old friends, and that fresh mountain air.

Peanut Butter

Head Counselor
Peanut Butter

Head Counselor

Year at GAC:

4th

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?Sam from Lord of the Rings because he sacrifices himself for the greater good and his friends.
What you're most looking forward to:Connecting with campers/staff and breaking it down on the GAC dance floor!

Pumba

Land Director
Pumba

Land Director

Year at GAC:

5th

Hometown:

Meridian, MS

School:

University of Southern Mississippi

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 already am Pumba and living with no worries! Hakuna Matata!
What you're most looking forward to:Being back in the sunny Sierras!!!

Q

Program Director
Q

Program Director

Year at GAC:

7th

Hometown:

Louisville, KY

School:

Eastern Kentucky University

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

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Indiana Jones because ... adventure!
What you're most looking forward to:Seeing the excitement of campers when they arrive at camp and campfires!

Rocks

Horse Director
Rocks

Horse Director

Year at GAC:

3rd

Hometown:

Lincoln, UK

School:

Bishop Burton College

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

No

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

Sephy

Media Director
Sephy

Media Director

Year at GAC:

3rd

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

Sharkie

Backpacking Director
Sharkie

Backpacking Director

Year at GAC:

5th

Hometown:

Palos Verdes Estates, CA

School:

Chapman University

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?Ariel so I could live underwater!
What you're most looking forward to:Groovy Grove dance parties, Corcl Cove swim parties, giggling around the fire, and the trees!

Slim

Junior Counselor Director
Slim

Junior Counselor Director

Year at GAC:

8th

Hometown:

Biloxi, MS

School:

Mississippi State University

Favorite food:California Burrito (No veggies)
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Severus Snape because he is a teacher who does what needs to get done without concern for public opinion and everything he does is motivated by love. Plus, he's a Slytherin.
What you're most looking forward to:Dancing until I sweat through my shirt and chatting around the campfire every night.

Sterling

Ass't Program Director
Sterling

Ass't Program Director

Year at GAC:

6th

Hometown:

Reading, UK

School:

University of Bath

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?Jimmy Neutron
What you're most looking forward to:Being with the people amongst the trees.

Tank

Island and Grove Operations
Tank

Island and Grove Operations

Year at GAC:

16th

Hometown:

Shaver Lake, CA

School:

Utah State University

Favorite food:Pizza
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Donald Duck
What you're most looking forward to:Another summer of good times, great people, and wonderful new memories to create.

Group Counselors

Anmut

Group Counselor
Anmut

Group Counselor

Year at GAC:

1st

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.

Astro

Group Counselor
Astro

Group Counselor

Year at GAC:

3rd

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!

Bagel

Group Counselor
Bagel

Group Counselor

Year at GAC:

9th

Hometown:

Los Angeles, 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 adventurous, friendly and likes to have fun.
What you're most looking forward to:Being unplugged in the mountains, making new friends and corcling!

Bravo

Group Counselor
Bravo

Group Counselor

Year at GAC:

8th

Hometown:

San Diego, CA

School:

The University of Michigan

Favorite food:Black Bean Burgers and Sweet Potato Fries
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would love to be Quasimodo, from the Disney movie: The Hunchback of Notre Dame, because of his bravery, joy, and his heart of gold.
What you're most looking forward to:Unplugging, sleeping under the stars, and having fun with friends old and new!

Bugz

Group Counselor
Bugz

Group Counselor

Year at GAC:

10th

Hometown:

Bellingham, WA

School:

Cal Poly SLO

Favorite food:Sweet potato fries
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be TinkerBell so I could fly around sprinkling people with fairy dust!
What you're most looking forward to:Morning assembly dance parties!!

Calico

Group Counselor
Calico

Group Counselor

Year at GAC:

5th

Hometown:

Palos Verdes Estates, CA

School:

Wake Forest University

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

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Destiny from the movie "Finding Dory" because I'm obsessed with Whale Sharks.
What you're most looking forward to:I'm looking forward to meeting new people, creating memories, and exploring new adventures.

Crash

Group Counselor
Crash

Group Counselor

Year at GAC:

1st

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.

Dinky

Group Counselor
Dinky

Group Counselor

Year at GAC:

8th

Hometown:

La Canada, CA

School:

The University of Texas at Austin

Favorite food:Tater tots
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?A minion from Despicable Me!!! Not for any real reason, I just love them and think they're so funny.
What you're most looking forward to:Being back in the Sierras with old and new friends!!!

Dobby

Group Counselor
Dobby

Group Counselor

Year at GAC:

8th

Hometown:

Redwood City, CA

School:

Arizona State University Alumnus

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

Yes

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

Finch

Group Counselor
Finch

Group Counselor

Year at GAC:

7th

Hometown:

Santa Monica, CA

School:

Washington University in St. Louis

Favorite food:Strawberries and tacos
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?If I was a fictional character, I would be Scout Finch because I am very curious and also because I love overalls 🙂
What you're most looking forward to:I am so looking forward to sleeping under the stars and making new friends!

Flaps

Group Counselor
Flaps

Group Counselor

Year at GAC:

1st

Hometown:

Los Angeles, CA

School:

Loyola University Chicago

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

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Tony Stark. I get to be Iron Man, I get to be a billionaire, and I get to be an Avenger.
What you're most looking forward to:Meeting everyone and becoming part of the GAC community.

Goofy

Group Counselor
Goofy

Group Counselor

Year at GAC:

1st

Hometown:

Long Beach, CA

School:

University of Oregon

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

No

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

Hilly

Group Counselor
Hilly

Group Counselor

Year at GAC:

1st

Hometown:

Rushden, Northhamptonshire, UK

School:

Nottingham Trent

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 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.

Icy

Group Counselor
Icy

Group Counselor

Year at GAC:

8th

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Jukebox

Group Counselor
Jukebox

Group Counselor

Year at GAC:

7th

Hometown:

Santa Monica, CA

School:

Belmont University

Favorite food:Burritos
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?If I could be any fictional character, I would be Buddy the Elf because I love candy, singing, and making friends with everyone!
What you're most looking forward to:I'm looking forward to sleeping under the stars, making new friends and memories, and eating s'mores and campfire popcorn!

Luna

Group Counselor
Luna

Group Counselor

Year at GAC:

1st

Hometown:

Chicago, IL

School:

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

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

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Groot because he’s a tree that keeps evolving!
What you're most looking forward to:Fresh air.

NickNack

Group Counselor
NickNack

Group Counselor

Year at GAC:

1st

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?Hermione Granger! I would love to attend Hogwarts and admire how loyal and brave she is.
What you're most looking forward to:Meeting new people, s'mores, sleeping under the stars, and making memories that will last forever!

Ocho

Group Counselor
Ocho

Group Counselor

Year at GAC:

3rd

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Olive

Group Counselor
Olive

Group Counselor

Year at GAC:

1st

Hometown:

Kent, UK

School:

The University of Liverpool

Favorite food:Nectarines
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

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

Panther

Group Counselor
Panther

Group Counselor

Year at GAC:

1st

Hometown:

Harare, ZImbabwe

School:

Arizona State University

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

No

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

Phoenix

Group Counselor
Phoenix

Group Counselor

Year at GAC:

1st

Hometown:

Chandler, AZ

School:

Arizona State University

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

No

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

Pumpkin

Group Counselor
Pumpkin

Group Counselor

Year at GAC:

9th

Hometown:

San Francisco, CA

School:

University of Colorado Boulder

Favorite food:Burritos
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Marty McFly, I've always wanted a hoverboard & I look great in a vest!
What you're most looking forward to:Choco taco night!!

Scooter

Group Counselor
Scooter

Group Counselor

Year at GAC:

4th

Hometown:

Boulder, CO

School:

University of Minnesota

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

Yes

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

Sephy

Media Director
Sephy

Media Director

Year at GAC:

3rd

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

Sesame

Group Counselor
Sesame

Group Counselor

Year at GAC:

7th

Hometown:

Manhattan Beach, CA

School:

University of Michigan

Favorite food:Pasta/Pizza
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Kevin from Up! He’s so funny and colorful, I even dressed up as him for Halloween once.
What you're most looking forward to:Campfire chats and shaver!

Simba

Group Counselor
Simba

Group Counselor

Year at GAC:

14th

Hometown:

San Marino, CA

School:

Trinity College

Favorite food:Cranapple pie
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Simba, it wouldn't be right if I chose anyone else.
What you're most looking forward to:Being up in the mountains and on the lake, and having clean cut hair the entire time.

Ski

Group Counselor
Ski

Group Counselor

Year at GAC:

6th

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?Jon Snow, he is the most honorable man in all of Westeros.
What you're most looking forward to:Waterskiing, smoredillas, morning assembly and meeting new people!

Skittles

Group Counselor
Skittles

Group Counselor

Year at GAC:

1st

Hometown:

Los Angeles, CA

School:

UCLA

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

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Rosetta from Tinkerbell, so I could help create Spring and take care of animals.
What you're most looking forward to:Being away from the city and spending time in nature.

Sneaks

Group Counselor
Sneaks

Group Counselor

Year at GAC:

6th

Hometown:

Hermosa Beach, CA

School:

University of Utah

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 would be Han Solo because who wouldn't want to fly around in the Millennium Falcon, go on adventures through the galaxy, and have Chewbacca as your best friend!
What you're most looking forward to:Being away from technology, meeting great people, and spending the summer in the outdoors!

Sully

Group Counselor
Sully

Group Counselor

Year at GAC:

10th

Hometown:

Los Angeles, CA

School:

UCLA

Favorite food:Korean BBQ
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?The BFG! As a short 6' 8" myself the idea of a being friendly giant seems like a good match.
What you're most looking forward to:Going to sleep under the stars and waking up every morning to a beautiful lake view.

Sundae

Group Counselor
Sundae

Group Counselor

Year at GAC:

10th

Hometown:

Davis, CA

School:

UC Santa Barbara

Favorite food:Poke
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

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

Tiro

Group Counselor
Tiro

Group Counselor

Year at GAC:

2nd

Hometown:

Kiel, WI

School:

Lakeland University

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

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I think either Shrek or the Incredible Hulk because I like the color green.
What you're most looking forward to:This summer I'm looking forward to making new friends! Bingo Night is pretty fun, too.

Tripps

Group Counselor
Tripps

Group Counselor

Year at GAC:

14th

Hometown:

Santa Maria, CA

School:

Chico State

Favorite food: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 Peter Pan so I never have to grow up!
What you're most looking forward to:I can't wait to sleep under the stars, make lots of friendship bracelets and meet all my new friends!

Tuesday

Group Counselor
Tuesday

Group Counselor

Year at GAC:

7th

Hometown:

Santa Monica, CA

School:

UC Berkeley

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 Tinker Bell because I would love to have access to fairy dust. She is also just awesome overall. As a tinker, she is always thinking of ways to help others and care for those she loves.
What you're most looking forward to:I cannot wait to jump into the lake, make new friends, laugh a ton...and s'mores!!

Van

Group Counselor
Van

Group Counselor

Year at GAC:

1st

Hometown:

Fort Wayne, IN

School:

Indiana University

Favorite food:Bananas and peanut butter on toast.
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Elastigirl because I admire her independence and confidence. (Also her superpowers are pretty cool too.)
What you're most looking forward to:Spending my summer outdoors in California (I've never been farther west than Chicago, Illinois!) and meeting a bunch of new people!

Willow

Group Counselor
Willow

Group Counselor

Year at GAC:

7th

Hometown:

Newport Beach, CA

School:

University of Virginia

Favorite food:Bagels
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Annabeth Chase from the Percy Jackson series because she's super smart!
What you're most looking forward to:Sleeping on the beach at Shaver!

X-Ray

Group Counselor
X-Ray

Group Counselor

Year at GAC:

1st

Hometown:

Visalia, CA

School:

California State University, Fresno

Favorite food:Enchiladas
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

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

Yams

Group Counselor
Yams

Group Counselor

Year at GAC:

8th

Hometown:

Santa Monica, CA

School:

Lafayette College

Favorite food:Ramen
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 loves to cook and explore new things!
What you're most looking forward to:Getting to sleep under the stars, SMORES and being part of the most beautiful family in the most beautiful place!

Activity Counselors: Land Staff

Artemis

Arts & Crafts Counselor
Artemis

Arts & Crafts Counselor

Year at GAC:

1st

Hometown:

Merced, CA

School:

UC Berkeley

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Pasta!!!!!!!
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?If I was any fictional character, I would be Katniss from the Hunger Games! She is a leader, survivalist, and one of the coolest fictional characters ever.
What you're most looking forward to:Hearing the laughs, making memories, and the trees!

Hamster

Target Sports
Hamster

Target Sports

Year at GAC:

1st

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

Hood

Target Sports
Hood

Target Sports

Year at GAC:

7th

Hometown:

Santa Barbara, CA

School:

University of Portland

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:I really love toast. If you toast it just right so it's golden brown then put just enough butter to cover one side but not too much that it piles up. Best thing there is.
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I wish I could be Sherlock Holmes because if I could be as observant as he is and be able to do everything he can I feel like that would be a really cool ability to have. Being able to look at someone and know basically everything about them before they even say a word would just be really cool. Also, he has so much knowledge on so many different things and he can use it to help him with any situation which is awesome. I find certain things super interesting as everyone does and to be able to remember more would be nice instead of having to write everything down.
What you're most looking forward to:I am most looking forward to returning to GAC and getting to be a counselor this year. I'm excited to help all the campers have a great time and feel like they are in a safe place with a new family like the counselors did for me and my siblings. GAC is also just an wonderful place full of fun activities where you really get to figure out who you are and what you're really good at. It also is really nice that there are no phones or computers to be distracted by, giving everyone a chance to learn how to talk to people face to face and have actual conversations.

Noosh

Target Sports
Noosh

Target Sports

Year at GAC:

1st

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

Pumba

Land Director
Pumba

Land Director

Year at GAC:

5th

Hometown:

Meridian, MS

School:

University of Southern Mississippi

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Sushi
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I already am Pumba and living with no worries! Hakuna Matata!
What you're most looking forward to:Being back in the sunny Sierras!!!

Swift

Arts & Crafts Counselor
Swift

Arts & Crafts Counselor

Year at GAC:

1st

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!

Tundra

Target Sports
Tundra

Target Sports

Year at GAC:

1st

Hometown:

Salt Lake City, UT

School:

University of Utah

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

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

Vibes

Arts & Crafts Counselor
Vibes

Arts & Crafts Counselor

Year at GAC:

12th

Hometown:

Beaumont, CA

School:

Crafton Hills College

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:Lasagna
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Moana because I love going on adventures!
What you're most looking forward to: am looking forward to sleeping under the stars, making new friends, being in nature, and S’mores!

Vinci

Mountain Biking
Vinci

Mountain Biking

Year at GAC:

1st

Hometown:

Puebla, Mexico

School:

Universidad de las Américas Puebla

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

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

Ziggy

GACting Counselor
Ziggy

GACting Counselor

Year at GAC:

1st

Hometown:

Marlborough, UK

School:

University of Bristol

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

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

Activity Counselors: Horse Staff

Beret

Wrangler
Beret

Wrangler

Year at GAC:

1st

Hometown:

Mexico City, Mexico

School:

Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México

Favorite food:Shrimp
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

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

Diggs

Wrangler
Diggs

Wrangler

Year at GAC:

1st

Hometown:

Ouro Branco, Brazil

School:

IFMG

Favorite food:Chicken
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Odin
What you're most looking forward to:Grow as a person and have new experiences!

Friesian

Wrangler
Friesian

Wrangler

Year at GAC:

2nd

Hometown:

Balk, The Netherlands

School:

Hanze Hogeschool

Favorite food:BBQ chicken pizza
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Merida from Brave. She is smart, brave, adventurous and she is following her heart! (And she has an amazing horse)
What you're most looking forward to:Trail rides along the lake, early morning muck & feed, searching for deer tracks to make new trails, meeting friends from last year and making new friends!

Mikado

Wrangler
Mikado

Wrangler

Year at GAC:

1st

Hometown:

Alicante, Spain

School:

The University of Edinburgh

Favorite food:PIzza
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Katniss Everdeen, because of her determination and how she cares about the people she loves.
What you're most looking forward to:To have the best summer ever, be part of and shape a community.

Rocks

Horse Director
Rocks

Horse Director

Year at GAC:

3rd

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

Year at GAC:

1st

Hometown:

Brighton, UK

Favorite food:Anything homemade
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Donkey from Shrek, I’ve got a lot of layers.
What you're most looking forward to:Spending time in nature with good people and animals. To have the best summer ever!

Activity Counselors: Waterfront Staff

Americano

Waterfront Counselor
Americano

Waterfront Counselor

Year at GAC:

1st

Hometown:

Wellington, NZ

School:

Massey University

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:Chocolate!
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be a fictional character from one of Dr. Suess's books because they lived in funky places and had cool names 🙂
What you're most looking forward to:'m looking forward to meeting everyone and making great memories!

Bear

Waterfront Counselor
Bear

Waterfront Counselor

Year at GAC:

2nd

Hometown:

Santa Barbara, CA

School:

University of Southern California

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Absolutely anything dark chocolate
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Donkey so I could be best friends with Shrek.
What you're most looking forward to:Breathing the fresh Sierra air, sleeping under the stars, and campfires!!

Birks

Waterfront Counselor
Birks

Waterfront Counselor

Year at GAC:

1st

Hometown:

Mountain Home, AR

School:

University of Arkansas

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

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

Cub

Waterfront Counselor
Cub

Waterfront Counselor

Year at GAC:

1st

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.

Doodle

Waterfront Director
Doodle

Waterfront Director

Year at GAC:

7th

Hometown:

San Carlos, CA

School:

San Diego State University

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:Ramen
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Boo because she gets to hang out with Mike and Sully and go on monster adventures with her monster fam!
What you're most looking forward to:Spending all day out on the water enjoying nature and achieving goals!

Fin

Waterfront Counselor
Fin

Waterfront Counselor

Year at GAC:

1st

Hometown:

Lake District, UK

School:

Leeds Beckett University

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Anything spicy.
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Dr. Dolittle because I like to talk to animals and pretend they talk back!
What you're most looking forward to:Escaping from modern life and getting in touch with nature.

Frizz

Waterfront Counselor
Frizz

Waterfront Counselor

Year at GAC:

1st

Hometown:

Southampton, UK

School:

Itchen Sixth Form College

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

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

Hooper

Waterfront Director
Hooper

Waterfront Director

Year at GAC:

3rd

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

Year at GAC:

1st

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

Waterfront Counselor
Kronk

Waterfront Counselor

Year at GAC:

3rd

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?Mace Windu - who doesn't want a purple lightsaber?
What you're most looking forward to:addling my kayak around Lake Huntington surrounded by jaw-dropping scenery and great people!

Magic

Waterfront Counselor
Magic

Waterfront Counselor

Year at GAC:

10th

Hometown:

San Francisco, CA

School:

High Point University

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:Strawberries
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?The Little Mermaid
What you're most looking forward to:Expanding my GAC family!

Poseidon

Waterfront Counselor
Poseidon

Waterfront Counselor

Year at GAC:

1st

Hometown:

Nicosia, Cyprus

School:

University of Reading

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Burger
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Ironman because he is a billionaire, a genius and a philanthropist able to control a very powerful armor.
What you're most looking forward to:To meet new people, try new experiences and make a lot of adventures!

Rāngi

Waterfront Counselor
Rāngi

Waterfront Counselor

Year at GAC:

5th

Hometown:

Auckland, NZ

School:

TAFE

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Fries
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Eliza Thornberry because she can speak to animals and has great traveling adventures.
What you're most looking forward to:Tropical Tuesday, Jersday Thursday, Shaver sunsets everyday.

Rio

Waterfront Counselor
Rio

Waterfront Counselor

Year at GAC:

8th

Hometown:

San Francisco, CA

School:

San Diego State University

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:Burritos
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Elle Woods! Because I'm motivated and love having fun with friends!
What you're most looking forward to:Shaver sunsets & campfire popcorn!

Sage

Waterfront Counselor
Sage

Waterfront Counselor

Year at GAC:

8th

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!

Scuba

Waterfront Counselor
Scuba

Waterfront Counselor

Year at GAC:

7th

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Shaggy

Waterfront Counselor
Shaggy

Waterfront Counselor

Year at GAC:

1st

Hometown:

Casper, WY

School:

Casper College

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Moms homemade chicken parmesan.
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Thor, cause he’s super powerful and also jacked!
What you're most looking forward to:Getting to know new people!

Sherlock

Waterfront Counselor
Sherlock

Waterfront Counselor

Year at GAC:

1st

Hometown:

Mirns, The Netherlands

School:

Bogerman Sneek

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Pizza
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Sherlock, because he is funny and smart.
What you're most looking forward to:Making new friends

Sparky

Sailor
Sparky

Sailor

Year at GAC:

6th

Hometown:

Los Angeles, CA

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Squatch

Waterfront Counselor
Squatch

Waterfront Counselor

Year at GAC:

1st

Hometown:

Lisbon, IA

School:

Iowa State University

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Potatoes
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Michael Scott because I love to make people laugh and treat everyone like they're my family!
What you're most looking forward to:I'm looking forward to spending time in the sun and on the water in the beautiful outdoors! I'm also excited to meet so many new faces!

Sundance

Waterfront Counselor
Sundance

Waterfront Counselor

Year at GAC:

9th

Hometown:

San Diego, CA

School:

University of Arizona

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:I know it's a dessert but I love Drumsticks!
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Fix It Felix! All my friends ask me to fix the things they break and I've always been able to so they have generously given me the nickname of Fix It Felix.
What you're most looking forward to:Being able to have fun with my campers and continue my years at GAC!

Taz

Waterfront Counselor
Taz

Waterfront Counselor

Year at GAC:

11th

Hometown:

Sacramento, CA

School:

UCSB

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:Ice Cream
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Peter Pan. I would be able to fly, go on awesome adventures and never grow up.
What you're most looking forward to:Meeting new friends and jumping in the refreshing lake.

Activity Counselors: Sailing Staff

Books

Sailing Director
Books

Sailing Director

Year at GAC:

11th

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

Year at GAC:

14th

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!

Curly

Sailor
Curly

Sailor

Year at GAC:

11th

Hometown

San Francisco, CA

Favorite food:Chile Verde Burrito or Taco
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Kaladin from The Stormlight Archive at the point in his life when he is learning to use his powers. It would cool to fly and to discover the limits of abilities that hadn't been seen before.
What you're most looking forward to: I am looking forward to being on the water and in the sun all summer, and meeting some amazing people.

Oyster

Sailor
Oyster

Sailor

Year at GAC:

2nd

Hometown

Norwich, England

School:

University of Leeds

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

No

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

Reef

Sailor
Reef

Sailor

Year at GAC:

1st

Hometown

Lake District, UK

School:

Ullswater Community College

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

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter) Luna is unique, she is true to herself no matter what anyone else says. She is kind, brave and of course a little bit quirky.
What you're most looking forward to:I am so excited to unplug, explore a new part of the world, and meet a load of new people!

Sprints

Sailor
Sprints

Sailor

Year at GAC:

7th

Hometown

San Diego, CA

School:

University of Washington

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

Yes

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

Activity Counselors: Rocks and Ropes Staff

Agave

Rocks & Ropes Counselor
Agave

Rocks & Ropes Counselor

Year at GAC:

2nd

Hometown:

San Luis Obispo, CA

School:

Cuesta

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Any pasta
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Virginia from the 10th Kingdom, she was so brave and kind.
What you're most looking forward to:Definitely the beautiful views and stars at night as well as all the fun adventures that camp brings!

Comet

Rocks & Ropes Director
Comet

Rocks & Ropes Director

Year at GAC:

15th

Hometown:

Dana Point, CA

School:

Tulane University

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:Ice cream.
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Kim Possible! We both have red hair and we are both super spies!
What you're most looking forward to:Hanging out at naturals and seeing campers overcome challenges on the climbs!

Free

Rocks & Ropes Counselor
Free

Rocks & Ropes Counselor

Year at GAC:

1st

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?Bruce Wayne, because he is always ready to help.
What you're most looking forward to:Meeting new people and learning new things.

Heinz

Rocks & Ropes Counselor
Heinz

Rocks & Ropes Counselor

Year at GAC:

1st

Hometown:

Cleethorpes, UK

School:

University of Leeds

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

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

Kinder

Rocks & Ropes Director
Kinder

Rocks & Ropes Director

Year at GAC:

4th

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.

Koala

Rocks & Ropes Counselor
Koala

Rocks & Ropes Counselor

Year at GAC:

1st

Hometown:

Murwillumbah, Australia

School:

University of Queensland

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

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

Lyric

Rocks & Ropes Counselor
Lyric

Rocks & Ropes Counselor

Year at GAC:

11th

Hometown:

Studio City, CA

School:

Los Angeles Valle 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

Minivann

Rocks & Ropes Counselor
Minivann

Rocks & Ropes Counselor

Year at GAC:

1st

Hometown:

Edmond, OK

School:

University of Central Oklahoma

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Mexican
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Gene Gray. She's the coolest X-Men character!
What you're most looking forward to:Creating amazing memories!

Munster

Rocks & Ropes Counselor
Munster

Rocks & Ropes Counselor

Year at GAC:

1st

Hometown:

Cahir, Ireland

School:

Colaiste dun iascaigh

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Fish
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Peter Parker, I love adventure and loving learning new skills.
What you're most looking forward to:Meeting new people and learning new things.

Nala

Rocks & Ropes Counselor
Nala

Rocks & Ropes Counselor

Year at GAC:

1st

Hometown:

Strourbridge, UK

School:

Birmingham City University

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

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

Ratko

Rocks & Ropes Counselor
Ratko

Rocks & Ropes Counselor

Year at GAC:

1st

Hometown:

Pula, Croatia

School:

University College Birmingham

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Burek
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Thor. He can fly, and he is immortal.
What you're most looking forward to:I'm looking forward to meet new people, and after the camp explore at least part of California

Scrappy

Rocks & Ropes Counselor
Scrappy

Rocks & Ropes Counselor

Year at GAC:

12th

Hometown:

La Canada, CA

School:

Washington University in St. Louis

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:Dumplings
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Mushu because he has a big personality, but a small appearance, just like me!
What you're most looking forward to:Sleeping under the stars and roasting marshmallows over the campfire!

Wookie

Rocks & Ropes Counselor
Wookie

Rocks & Ropes Counselor

Year at GAC:

1st

Hometown:

Mexico City, Mexico

School:

Universidad de las Américas Puebla

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

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

Activity Counselors: Backpacking

Aster

Backpacking Counselor
Aster

Backpacking Counselor

Year at GAC:

1st

Hometown:

Merrick, NY

School:

Florida State University

Favorite food:Spinach queso dip
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Eloise from the story 'Eloise' because she loves to have fun and cause chaos in the Plaza Hotel and all over New York City.
What you're most looking forward to:I am looking forward to making lots of new friends and experiencing California this summer!

Boots

Backpacking Counselor
Boots

Backpacking Counselor

Year at GAC:

1st

Hometown:

London, England

School:

City and Islington College

Favorite food:Chicken Tikka Masala
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Weedon Scott from White Fang, so I could be living on the American Frontier with a wolf pet (and just be a really cool guy).
What you're most looking forward to:The beautiful outdoors and wilderness of Sierra National Forest!

Buddy

OLC
Buddy

OLC

Year at GAC:

8th

Hometown:

Pasadena, CA

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Cappy

OLC
Cappy

OLC

Year at GAC:

7th

Hometown:

Jackson, MS

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Pika

Backpacking Counselor
Pika

Backpacking Counselor

Year at GAC:

1st

Hometown:

Chicago, IL

School:

UC Santa Cruz

Favorite food:Tofu
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Rey from Star Wars. She is strong, brave, smart, and got to go on an epic adventure. Plus I would get to wield a lightsaber and use the force!
What you're most looking forward to:Playing in nature, smiling and laughing lots, meeting new people and being part of a camp community

Rhubarb

Backpacking Counselor
Rhubarb

Backpacking Counselor

Year at GAC:

1st

Hometown:

Grand Forks, ND

School:

American University

Favorite food:Buffalo Wings
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I'd be Anne Shirley from "Anne of Green Gables" by L.M. Montgomery. We share the same fiery spirit, active imagination, and love for nature.
What you're most looking forward to:I am looking forward to exploring a new wilderness and practicing wildflower identification in the Sierras!

Scooby

Backpacking Counselor
Scooby

Backpacking Counselor

Year at GAC:

1st

Hometown:

Casper, WY

School:

University of Wyoming

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

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Joe Pickett, the coolest game warden around! Fictional character in the C. J. Box book series. He is my inspiration to finish college.
What you're most looking forward to:Meeting new people and having a California adventure!

Sharkie

Backpacking Director
Sharkie

Backpacking Director

Year at GAC:

5th

Hometown:

Palos Verdes Estates, CA

School:

Chapman University

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?Ariel so I could live underwater!
What you're most looking forward to:Groovy Grove dance parties, Corcl Cove swim parties, giggling around the fire, and the trees!

Trailmix

Backpacking Counselor
Trailmix

Backpacking Counselor

Year at GAC:

12th

Hometown:

Oakland, CA

School:

MIddlebury College

Favorite food:Avocado
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?If I were any fictional character, I would be Sam from the book My Side of the Mountain. He lives in the wilderness, befriends the forest animals, and is very resourceful.
What you're most looking forward to:I'm most looking forward to smelling the vanilla-scented Jeffery pine trees and meeting new campers!

Tulip

Backpacking Counselor
Tulip

Backpacking Counselor

Year at GAC:

1st

Hometown:

Glasgow, United Kingdom

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Media Team

April

Photographer
April

Photographer

Year at GAC:

2nd

Hometown:

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

School:

University of Salford

Favorite food:Mango
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Mia from The Princess Diaries because I'm awkward and fall over a lot (seriously... a lot.) Maybe one day I'll get to be a princess too?
What you're most looking forward to:Seeing old friends, meeting new friends, spending the summer in the beautiful Sierras and capturing photos of campers having the time of their lives!

Buzz

Photographer
Buzz

Photographer

Year at GAC:

5th

Hometown:

Orlando, FL

School:

UCF

Favorite food:Tacos
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Calvin Cambridge from Like Mike. Magic shoes that let me play in the NBA? Yes please.
What you're most looking forward to:I'm looking forward to meeting new people, living that mountain life and learning new skills

Chata

Photographer
Chata

Photographer

Year at GAC:

1st

Hometown:

Madrid, Spain

School:

Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Favorite food:Croquetas
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 Iron man as he is a super powerful and a very generous person
What you're most looking forward to:Looking forward to having a great experience with everybody, meeting new people, smiling and laughing a lot. Giving my best!

Firefly

Photographer
Firefly

Photographer

Year at GAC:

1st

Hometown:

Meridian, MS

School:

Mississippi State 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?Poppy from Trolls because she is filled with positivity and determination, and she cherishes everyone!
What you're most looking forward to:Meeting new people, being in the Sierras, and the dance parties!

Frapp

Photographer
Frapp

Photographer

Year at GAC:

9th

Hometown:

Clovis, CA

School:

CU Boulder

Favorite food:A good hamburger
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Patrick Star because he’s awesome.
What you're most looking forward to:I’m looking forward to meeting new friends and a break from the city air.

Gohan

Photographer
Gohan

Photographer

Year at GAC:

1st

Hometown:

Houton, TX

School:

Wiley College

Favorite food:Double Bacon BBQ Cheeseburger
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Static Shock because the ability to control electricity would be amazing.
What you're most looking forward to:Other than graduating, being able to try a new experience.

JPEG

Videographer
JPEG

Videographer

Year at GAC:

1st

Hometown:

Nottingham, England

School:

University of Nottingham

Favorite food:Cheesecake
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Mushu always ends up laughing and causing mischief.
What you're most looking forward to:Campfires

Moose

Media Director
Moose

Media Director

Year at GAC:

2nd

Hometown:

Toronto, Canada

School:

University of Central Florida

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! She is a super awesome, kind, caring, adventurous wizard, who wouldn’t want to be her! I would love to live at Hogwarts and be friends with Harry Potter. Also, my high school was across from Hogwarts at Universal so I kinda went there 😉
What you're most looking forward to:Meeting new friends, enjoying the fresh air, getting rid of my phone, stargazing, and most of all taking pictures of all you lovely people!

Pops

Photographer
Pops

Photographer

Year at GAC:

1st

Hometown:

Hull, England

School:

The Market Weighton School

Favorite food:Tacos
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?If I could be any fictional character it would be Moana as she is very brave and very adventurous.
What you're most looking forward to:Meeting loads of new friends and having a great summer!

Sephy

Media Director
Sephy

Media Director

Year at GAC:

3rd

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

Swish

Photographer
Swish

Photographer

Year at GAC:

6th

Hometown:

Clovis, CA

School:

Centenary College of Louisiana

Favorite food:Potstickers
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Princess Tiana! She is kind, hard-working, loves her family, and ambitious.
What you're most looking forward to:I'm looking forward to having wonderful camp fires, being under the beautiful stars, and singing camp songs! Also, stepping away from technology and really getting to be with all the wonderful people at GAC!

Food Service Staff

Alaska

Kitchen Assistant
Alaska

Kitchen Assistant

Year at GAC:

1st

Hometown:

Popayán, Colombia

School:

University of Cauca

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

Yes

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

Almond

Kitchen Assistant
Almond

Kitchen Assistant

Year at GAC:

1st

Hometown:

Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico

School:

Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa

Favorite food:Pizza and chocolate, for sure!
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?The little mermaid. I'd love to be half human and half fish so I could breathe underwater, swim as fast as a sea animal and have beautiful hair at the same time.
What you're most looking forward to:Eat a lot of roasted marshmallows, smores and make new friends!

Bat

Kitchen Assistant
Bat

Kitchen Assistant

Year at GAC:

1st

Hometown:

Istanbul, Turkey

School:

Istanbul University

Favorite food:Pancake
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would be Aladdin. Because he has a genie with him which will do whatever he wants.
What you're most looking forward to:Being able to visit Grand Canyon National Park after camp!

Bitter

Kitchen Assistant
Bitter

Kitchen Assistant

Year at GAC:

3rd

Hometown:

Istanbul, Turkey

School:

Istanbul Technical University

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

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Road Runner. I love running too much 🙂
What you're most looking forward to:Coming back to GAC and sleeping under the stars!

Blueberry

Kitchen Assistant
Blueberry

Kitchen Assistant

Year at GAC:

2nd

Hometown:

Tlaxcala, Mexico

School:

ITA

Favorite food:Chocolate in all its presentations
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:Enjoy the most beautiful sunsets and living outdoors.

Chula

Kitchen Assistant
Chula

Kitchen Assistant

Year at GAC:

2nd

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.

Cinna

Kitchen Assistant
Cinna

Kitchen Assistant

Year at GAC:

1st

Hometown:

Hermosillo, Mexico

School:

Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla

Favorite food:Spaghetti
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Charles Xavier, because he has a powerful and kind mind.
What you're most looking forward to:To feel proud of myself at a laboral and personal level!

Dayu

Kitchen Assistant
Dayu

Kitchen Assistant

Year at GAC:

1st

Hometown:

Barranquilla, Colombia

School:

Mariana University

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 have similar characteristics to Moana because she likes adventure and discovers new worlds and I like to travel to different cities and new places to know about them.
What you're most looking forward to:I'm looking forward to know new cultures, ideas and people also I'm looking forward meet new things about my job and enjoy this experience.

Dunks

Kitchen Assistant
Dunks

Kitchen Assistant

Year at GAC:

1st

Hometown:

El Paso, TX

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Goldie

Food Service Manager
Goldie

Food Service Manager

Year at GAC:

21st

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.

Milo

Kitchen Manager
Milo

Kitchen Manager

Year at GAC:

5th

Hometown:

Lake Elsinore, CA

School:

Cal State Fullerton

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

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Velma Dinkley- She's smart, curious, has an affinity for solving mysteries, and confident!
What you're most looking forward to:I look forward to enjoying another year in the Sierras with great people and of course, the fresh air!

Nano

Kitchen Assistant
Nano

Kitchen Assistant

Year at GAC:

2nd

Hometown:

Puebla, Mexico

School:

BUAP

Favorite food:Chocolate
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

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

Skyscraper

Kitchen Assistant
Skyscraper

Kitchen Assistant

Year at GAC:

1st

Hometown:

Antalya, Turkey

School:

Pamukkale University

Favorite food:Lahmacun
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

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

Syndra

Kitchen Assistant
Syndra

Kitchen Assistant

Year at GAC:

1st

Hometown:

Apizaco, Tlaxcala, Mexico

School:

Tlaxco Higher Technological Institute.

Favorite food:Tacos
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

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

Tiana

Kitchen Assistant
Tiana

Kitchen Assistant

Year at GAC:

1st

Hometown:

Mexico

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Tiny

Kitchen Assistant
Tiny

Kitchen Assistant

Year at GAC:

1st

Hometown:

Apizaco, Mexico

School:

Instituto Tecnológico de Apizaco

Favorite food:Seafood
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

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

VANTA

Kitchen Assistant
VANTA

Kitchen Assistant

Year at GAC:

1st

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.

Venus

Kitchen Assistant
Venus

Kitchen Assistant

Year at GAC:

3rd

Hometown:

Popayán, Colombia

School:

Universidad del Cauca

Favorite food:Pizza 🍕
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 is my favorite superhero!
What you're most looking forward to:Practice my English and meeting new friends!

Yeya

Kitchen Manager
Yeya

Kitchen Manager

Year at GAC:

12th

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!

Yoshi

Kitchen Assistant
Yoshi

Kitchen Assistant

Year at GAC:

3rd

Hometown:

Nottingham, England

School:

University of Salford

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?I would be Superman, I could fly anywhere I wanted and would always be able to heat up my food with my laser vision!
What you're most looking forward to:I am looking forward to making new friends and having fun out in the sunshine!

Wellness Staff

Bananas

Nurse
Bananas

Nurse

Year at GAC:

3rd

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.

Bingster

Doctor
Bingster

Doctor

Year at GAC:

1st

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.

Bones

Doctor
Bones

Doctor

Year at GAC:

15th

Hometown:

Dana Point, CA

School:

Biola University

Favorite food:Thin crust pizza extra sauce.
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?James Bond... Cool cars, gadgets, and all-you-can-eat caviar!
What you're most looking forward to:Early morning Face hikes, waterfront, and Monkey Bread!

Chai

Nurse
Chai

Nurse

Year at GAC:

6th

Hometown:

Ojai, CA

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Crumbs

Nurse
Crumbs

Nurse

Year at GAC:

5th

Hometown:

Davis, CA

School:

CSU Sacramento

Favorite food:Sushi
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Supergirl - the ability of healing powers would be incredible, primarily to overcome injury and illness in a short period of time. Not to mention, it would be awesome to possess the powers of superhuman strength, speed, stamina, agility, reflexes, and durability.
What you're most looking forward to:pending time in the great outdoors away from the “usual hustle and bustle of life”. I also love watching the campers interact in a screen free environment as well as watching the growth occur in the campers as they navigate their independent away from home!

Egg

Nurse
Egg

Nurse

Year at GAC:

7th

Hometown:

Elk Grove, CA

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Fish

Doctor
Fish

Doctor

Year at GAC:

13th

Hometown:

Davis, CA

School:

UCLA

Favorite food:coffee ice cream
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?George (Nancy Drew's sidekick) because she was a steady and loyal friend.
What you're most looking forward to:Fresh air, paddle boarding, climbing the Face, READING, READING, READING!

IV

Nurse
IV

Nurse

Year at GAC:

14th

Hometown:

Shingle Springs, CA

School:

Gloucester College

Favorite food:Spaghetti
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Popeye!
What you're most looking forward to:Seeing the kids!

Lolly

Nurse
Lolly

Nurse

Year at GAC:

7th

Hometown:

Sacramento, CA

School:

UC Davis

Favorite food:Chocolate
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?A Pegasus! I’ve always wanted to fly.
What you're most looking forward to:Friendships, old & new!

Needles

Nurse
Needles

Nurse

Year at GAC:

5th

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?Superwoman! So I can fly!
What you're most looking forward to:Seeing old friends and making new friends!

Nutty

Nurse
Nutty

Nurse

Year at GAC:

3rd

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?The Road Runner because I love to run the roads and zip around quickly
What you're most looking forward to:Love being outdoors where everyone works together to help one another out!

Old Mac

Nurse
Old Mac

Nurse

Year at GAC:

5th

Hometown:

Birmingham, AL

School:

UAB

Favorite food:Whatever Goldie cooks!
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Princess Jasmine, she is adventurous and independent, and sometimes is a little sassy 🙂
What you're most looking forward to:Sunsets! Seeing friends!

Pluto

Doctor
Pluto

Doctor

Year at GAC:

4th

Hometown:

Fresno, CA

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Ryder

Doctor
Ryder

Doctor

Year at GAC:

8th

Hometown:

Gold River, CA

School:

Kaiser Permanente

Favorite food:Lychees
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Aang. I just want to be an Avatar.

Shmerni

Doctor
Shmerni

Doctor

Year at GAC:

2nd

Hometown:

Mission Viejo, CA

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Sriracha

Nurse
Sriracha

Nurse

Year at GAC:

1st

Hometown:

Sacramento, CA

School:

CSUS

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?Harley Quinn
What you're most looking forward to:Experiencing the magic of camp!

Stitch

Nurse
Stitch

Nurse

Year at GAC:

4th

Hometown:

Sanger, CA

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Stride

Doctor
Stride

Doctor

Year at GAC:

4th

Hometown:

Sacramento, CA

School:

Stanford Medical School

Favorite food:Dark chocolate
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Wonder Woman - so maybe I get done everything I want to do in a day.
What you're most looking forward to:Being surrounded by positive, happy, fun staff and campers, and listening to TQOE's stories, going on hikes and runs

Tinker

Nurse
Tinker

Nurse

Year at GAC:

12th

Hometown:

Beaumont, CA

School:

UC Riverside

Favorite food:Pot Roast or Spaghetti
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Tinkerbell because she's adventurous, flies fast, and she's feisty.
What you're most looking forward to:Fresh air, sunshine, and high energy campers and staff!

Winkie

Nurse Aid
Winkie

Nurse Aid

Year at GAC:

1st

Hometown:

Manhattan Beach, CA

School:

University of Wisconsin-Madison

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

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Mary Poppins because she is an empowering woman that makes the mundane parts of life fun and exciting and inspires kids through her kindness and charisma.
What you're most looking forward to:I am so excited to hike, swim, hammock, and star-gaze, all while ensuring the health, safety, and happiness of each camper!

Yoda

Nurse
Yoda

Nurse

Year at GAC:

10th

Hometown:

Roseville, CA

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Support Staff

Bety

Nanny
Bety

Nanny

Year at GAC:

19th

Hometown:

Santa Ana, CA

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Bon Bon

Camp Dad
Bon Bon

Camp Dad

Year at GAC:

10th

Hometown:

Palatine, IL

School:

Purdue University

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Pizza (Deep dish). And Goldie’s birthday cakes.
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Lego Batman. That dude is hilarious.
What you're most looking forward to:The smell of the Sierras at 8,000ft, nothing like it!

Cloudy

Shaver Host
Cloudy

Shaver Host

Year at GAC:

33rd

Hometown:

Santa Barbara, CA

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Corriander

Shaver Host
Corriander

Shaver Host

Year at GAC:

12th

Hometown:

Albany, CA

School:

UCSB

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Ice cream
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Mary Poppins....loving, tidy and a little bit of magic!
What you're most looking forward to:Spending time in the Sierras with the BEST PEOPLE EVER!!!!

Evergreen

Camp Mom
Evergreen

Camp Mom

Year at GAC:

11th

Hometown:

Parker, CO

School:

Colorado State University

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Sushi
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Katniss Everdeen
What you're most looking forward to:Meeting other awesome people

Frenchie

Camp Mom
Frenchie

Camp Mom

Year at GAC:

7th

Hometown:

Clovis, CA

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Jobie

Camp Mom
Jobie

Camp Mom

Year at GAC:

7th

Hometown:

Bloomington, MN

School:

University Wisconsin- La Crosse

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:I'd have to go with eggs because there are so many options for preparing them!
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?I would want to be Thorn Harvestar from the 'Bone' graphic novel series because she's smart, savvy, loyal, brave, and funny.
What you're most looking forward to:Being back in the Sierras after a long hiatus!

Justice

Camp Mom
Justice

Camp Mom

Year at GAC:

10th

Hometown:

Clovis, CA

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Magic Man

Magician / Sailor
Magic Man

Magician / Sailor

Year at GAC:

7th

Hometown:

Fremont, CA

School:

UC Riverside

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Uni
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Iron Man - Rich smart and savior of all the universe
What you're most looking forward to:Teaching sailing at waterfront on my time off!

Muppet

Camp Dad
Muppet

Camp Dad

Year at GAC:

7th

Hometown:

Clovis, CA

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Oddjob

Shaver Host
Oddjob

Shaver Host

Year at GAC:

7th

Hometown:

Santa Barbara, CA

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Papa Indy

Shaver Host
Papa Indy

Shaver Host

Year at GAC:

7th

Hometown:

Arroyo Grande, CA

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Pikachu

Camp Mom
Pikachu

Camp Mom

Year at GAC:

6th

Hometown:

Auckland, NZ

School:

NZ Police 👮‍♀️

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:That is a hard question because I love food!! I guess it would be a yummy salmon salad 🥗
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Moana - she never gave up even when the going got tough and seemed impossible.
What you're most looking forward to:Coming back to camp 20 years after my first year of going and getting to meet a whole heap of really cool kids! I am also so excited that my son Tate will get to experience this AMAZING place and making lifelong friends like I did.

Pippin

Camp Mom
Pippin

Camp Mom

Year at GAC:

11th

Hometown:

Fresno, CA

School:

UCSD/Mills College

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:Ice cream
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.

Sparrow

Shaver Host
Sparrow

Shaver Host

Year at GAC:

4th

Hometown:

Arroyo Grande, CA

School:

Fresno City College

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:Butternut Squash Ravioli
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Merida from Brave. She is fearless and brave, confident and not worried about fitting in. She is comfortable being herself and she has wicked mad aim!
What you're most looking forward to:Working with an awesome staff at a Shaver Island and taking care of awesome kids while being out in the sun and playing in the water.

Tahoe

Camp Mom
Tahoe

Camp Mom

Year at GAC:

15th

Hometown:

Fresno, CA

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

TQOE

Storyteller & Store Manager
TQOE

Storyteller & Store Manager

Year at GAC:

25th

Hometown:

Mission Viejo, CA

School:

CSUF

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Favorite food:Pizza
If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Tinkerbell, she's sassy & knows how to stand up for herself.
What you're most looking forward to:Meeting campers and staff - all staff, but especially staff who were campers.

Trixie

Camp Mom
Trixie

Camp Mom

Year at GAC:

9th

Hometown:

San Diego, CA

School:

University of San Diego

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Favorite food:Turkey Sandwich
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!

Twilight

Camp Mom
Twilight

Camp Mom

Year at GAC:

12th

Hometown:

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Operations Staff

Andrea

Operations
Andrea

Operations

Year at GAC:

23rd

Hometown:

Avondale, AZ

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Chicho

Operations
Chicho

Operations

Year at GAC:

38th

Hometown:

El Paso, TX

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Doc

Operations
Doc

Operations

Year at GAC:

9th

Hometown:

Tollhouse, CA

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Dora

Operations
Dora

Operations

Year at GAC:

7th

Hometown:

Henderson, NV

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Ernesto

Operations
Ernesto

Operations

Year at GAC:

7th

Hometown:

El Paso, TX

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Fenrir

Operations
Fenrir

Operations

Year at GAC:

1st

Hometown:

Burbank, CA

School:

John Burroughs

Favorite food:Steak
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Any Na’vi from Avatar because the world looks beautiful.
What you're most looking forward to:All of it mostly getting to meet new people.

Fernando

Operations
Fernando

Operations

Year at GAC:

2nd

Hometown:

Chihuahua, Mexico

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?THOR...I Like the super hero.
What you're most looking forward to:Having a good summer of work in the mountains.

Gonzo

Operations
Gonzo

Operations

Year at GAC:

9th

Hometown:

Tollhouse, CA

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Guane

Operations
Guane

Operations

Year at GAC:

1st

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.

Lupe

Operations
Lupe

Operations

Year at GAC:

19th

Hometown:

El Paso, TX

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Oatey

Operations
Oatey

Operations

Year at GAC:

3rd

Hometown:

Noblesville, IN

School:

Purdue

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?Geppetto - He was a carpenter, the creator of Pinocchio, and encouraged him to go to school.
What you're most looking forward to:Helping to create a safe and enjoyable experience for all campers and staff in the beautiful Sierras.

Pancho

Operations
Pancho

Operations

Year at GAC:

8th

Hometown:

El Paso, TX

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Polaris

Operations
Polaris

Operations

Year at GAC:

1st

Hometown:

Clovis, CA

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Ricardo

Operations
Ricardo

Operations

Year at GAC:

30th

Hometown:

Avondale, AZ

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Ricky Jr.

Maintenance
Ricky Jr.

Maintenance

Year at GAC:

20th

Hometown:

Big Creek, CA

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Roof Rack

Operations Manager
Roof Rack

Operations Manager

Year at GAC:

3rd

Hometown:

Allen, TX

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

Sushi

Operations
Sushi

Operations

Year at GAC:

23rd

Hometown:

Fresno, CA

Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

Tank

Island and Grove Operations
Tank

Island and Grove Operations

Year at GAC:

16th

Hometown:

Shaver Lake, CA

School:

Utah State University

Favorite food:Pizza
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Donald Duck
What you're most looking forward to:Another summer of good times, great people, and wonderful new memories to create.

Teresa

Operations
Teresa

Operations

Year at GAC:

13th

Hometown:

Chihuahua, Mexico

School:

Instituto Valladolid

Favorite food:Enchiladas
Were you a camper at GAC:

No

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Wonder woman, for her intelligence, goodness, and character!
What you're most looking forward to:It's a difficult question, I want so much!!!!

Too Tall

Operations
Too Tall

Operations

Year at GAC:

5th

Hometown:

La Mirada, CA

School:

Concordia

Favorite food:Chocolate
Were you a camper at GAC:

Yes

If you could be any fictional character, what character would you be and why?Dumbo, so I can have big ears, a trunk, and be able to fly.
What you're most looking forward to:Sleeping under the stars every night.

Trapper

Operations
Trapper

Operations

Year at GAC:

19th

Hometown:

Sherwood, OR

Were you a camper at GAC:

No

 

 

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