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2016 Summer Camp Staff

2016 Summer Staff

We know a great program and a spectacular location are not enough: a wilderness summer camp is only as good as its staff. Our staff is comprised of enthusiastic, warm and caring people who love working with children. Many of them come from our own Counselor-in-Training program and have been active at Unalayee for many years. In fact, many of our staff have parents who were counselors before them. To maintain a diverse outlook, we continually recruit and train new staff, typically from California colleges and universities. As well, we hire a number of qualified international counselors.

2015 Summer Staff

2015 Summer Staff

2015 Camp Unalayee Summer Camp Staff!

2014 Summer Staff!

Our highest priority is a safe, well-supervised program. All Unalayee staff are at least 18 years old and have Red Cross certification in Wilderness First Aid and CPR. All staff are experienced outdoor leaders with prior experience working with children. All staff must also complete our intensive two week training program each summer. We have a staff to camper ratio of one staff member to every four campers.

In addition, all water activities are supervised by Red Cross certified lifeguards and licensed medical personnel are always on duty.

All Employees undergo criminal background checks prior to employment.  This check includes multi-state and single county searches for felony and misdemeanor records, sex-offender records, inmate records, and arrest information.

The skill and experience of our staff ensures that every camper will have a safe, meaningful wilderness summer camp experience.

“My son returned with one of the biggest smiles I’ve ever seen and he didn’t stop telling stories for several days. The leaders were clearly fantastic. I have heard many stories about what they said and did.” –Mother, Fairfax, CA.



    Sarah Camp, Summer Camp Director

    - May we introduce Sarah, a true Unalayee lifer and our summer camp Director. . . . → Read More: Meet Our Executive Director Sarah Camp

    - Meet our Camp Doctor Troll Henderson! Also an amazing photographer, tie dyer, and person! . . . → Read More: Meet Camp Doctor and Board Member Troll Henderson

    2015 Camp Unalayee Summer Camp Staff!

    - Looking for a great summer job? Like working out of doors and with kids? Have experience in Wilderness Leadership? Camp Unalayee might be just right for you this summer, learn more about the available positions... . . . → Read More: Apply to be a Unalayee Staff Member

    Taylor

    - We are ecstatic to introduce our Assistant Director, Taylor, who has been with us since 11 years old. . . . → Read More: Meet Assistant Director Taylor Griffin

    Our Board of Directors:

     

    - Meet our Camp Doctor Troll Henderson! Also an amazing photographer, tie dyer, and person! . . . → Read More: Meet Camp Doctor and Board Member Troll Henderson

    Steve Thomas

    - Steve is not only a handi-man, medical expert, and Board Member, but also a true Camp Unalayee family man. . . . → Read More: Meet Board of Directors Member Steve Thomas

    Jacob Rinaldi

    - Our resident Nueroscientist, Jacob's real value on the Unalayee Board comes from his passion for our remote and wild places and the positive impact they have on our world's youth. . . . → Read More: Meet Board of Directors Member Jacob Rinaldi

    Erica

    - From her work with the SFFD, to her strong camp familial connections, to her extensive volunteer hours, we welcome Erica to the Camp Unalayee Board! . . . → Read More: Meet Board of Directors Member Erica Arteseros

    Doug Lightle

    - A former Unalayee staff, father of Unalayee campers, and Unalayee Family Camper ... Meet our Board of Directors Treasurer. . . . → Read More: Meet Board of Directors Treasurer Doug Lightle

    Tom hard at work At Camp

    - Since he first stepped foot in the Mosquito Lake Basin 40 years ago, Tom has been dedicated to our Camp for kids and making sure it's run as safely and efficiently as possible. . . . → Read More: Meet Board of Directors Secretary Tom Buoye

    Vanessa Ohta

    - Vanessa has been part of Unalayee since birth... and now she is a vital part of the Board of Directors . . . → Read More: Meet Board of Directors Vice President Vanessa Ohta

    Jessie Duvall

    - A former Unalayee counselor, long-time overnight camp enthusiast, and now pediatrician... Meet our Board of Directors President. . . . → Read More: Meet Board of Directors President Jessica Duvall