Staff at Monarch Camps

Staff at Monarch Camps



Our staff is dedicated to the idea that having a camp experience in children’s lives in a necessity. We believe that teamwork, life experiences, and character building is key to success in life.

Adventure Travel Camp Director



Professor at LA Valley College
Former Physical Education Chair

Staff Development Director



Special Education, M.A. in Psychology, L.M.F.T., & Licensed Marriage, Family and Child Therapist

Executive Director

Paul M.

since 2001
Worked in Non-Profit Afterschool Programs

Monarch Camps Site Director

Michael H.

since 1996
Bachelors in Theatre, CPR & First Aid Instructor

Development Director

Andy B.

since 1996
High School Teacher

After School Camp Director

Geoffrey L.

since 2000
Former Teacher for Glendale Unified, Former Director of an After School Program

Adventure Camps Director

Amy I.

since 2009
Bachelors in Liberal Studies with a Teaching Credential

Adventure Travel Camp & Pool Specialist

Justin H.

since 1992
Bachelors in Philosophy
Lifeguard Certified
Rock Climbing Certified

Staff Director

Michael “MO“ O.

since 2013

Office Manager for Classes and Monarch Camps

Carol L.

since 2010
Future Nurse

Classes Coordinator | Gymnastics Head Team Coach

Charlie N.

since 2012
Theatre Performer and Fitness Coach

Assistant Classes Coordinator | Dance Director

Alison H.

since 2021

Parties Coordinator | Cub Camps Director

Jay Wayne

since 2005
Former Teachers Aid for community elementary schools

Cub Camps Director

Daniel O.

since 2015

Gymnastics Specialist

Gregg C.

since 1988
Math Instructor for High Schools
Soccer Specialist

Mayra L.

since 2009
Elementary School Teacher
Tennis Specialist

Ray F.

since 1995
Tennis Pro
Rock Wall Specialist & Adventure Travel Camp

Brandon H.

since 1995
Candidate for Bachelors
Rock Climbing Certification


Camp Counselors

All counselors and sports coaches have graduated from high school. They each go through online background checks, reference checks, and are TB tested. Most are CPR and First Aid trained or certified. Most members of our adult staff were either campers at Monarch Camps or work year round with children at a school or after-school program. Communication between groups and counselors is facilitated by Lead Counselors: veteran counselors that embody our belief that campers come first and help guide our counselors to better connect and serve our campers.



Volunteer Junior Counselor Program

The Junior Counselor Program is a volunteer program designed for high school students to teach and practice necessary job skills to prepare them for their future. Junior Counselors (JCs) are teenagers ages 14-17 that assist counselors in day to day operations, such as interacting with children, insuring group safety, and organizing activities. Most JCs have been through our Counselor-In-Training (CIT) program, and all go through an intensive training cycle. They receive volunteer hours for school and in most cases were campers themselves.