Staff

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PASSIONATE, DIVERESE, & EXPERIENCED

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

FOUNDER

GARY H.

Professor at LA Valley College
Former Physical Education Chair

Staff Development Director

FOUNDER

PAUL G.

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

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Staff Director

Michael H.

since 1996
Bachelors in Theatre, CPR & First Aid Instructor

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Development Director

Andy B.

since 1996
High School Teacher

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After School Camp Director

Geoffrey L.

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

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Program Director

Amy I.

since 2009
Bachelors in Liberal Studies with a Teaching Credential

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Academic & Junior Counselor Program Director

Cat G.

since 2013
Bachelors in Child Development, Candidate for Masters in Speech Language Pathology

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CIT Program & Parties Coordinator

Jason R.

since 2005
Former Teachers Aid for community elementary schools

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Adventure Travel Camp Director

Christian G.

since 1997
Bachelors in History
Rock Climbing Certified

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
Adventure Travel Camp & Pool Specialist

Justin H.

since 1992
Bachelors in Philosophy
Lifeguard Certified
Rock Climbing Certified

Rock Wall Specialist & Adventure Travel Camp

Brandon H.

since 1995
Candidate for Bachelors
Rock Climbing Certification
Arts & Crafts Specialist

TBD

since TBD
Aquatics Director

Barbara O.

since 2009
Water Safety Instructor Certified
Lifeguard Certified
Food Program Director

Chef Sloppy Joe

since 2009
ServSafe Manager Food Safety Certified



RESPONSIBLE

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.


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CARING

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.

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