Summer Camp Staff

Summer Camp Staff Directory

Overview

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Ross Garner

Outdoor Adventure Manager

Ross Garner on a raft

Education/Qualifications
Graduate Degree in Outdoor Leadership from the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) and a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from California State University Sacramento.

Why do you love the outdoors?
The Outdoors has the greatest potential to cultivate positive change in a person.

Three Favorite Hobbies
Rafting, All Sci-Fi/Horror, Music Festivals

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Valerie Regner

Director

Valerie Regner standing in front of a net.

Education/Qualifications
I have a Bachelor’s in Recreation Administration from Sacramento State University and 15 years of Challenge Course experience. I am also a certified Level 2 ACCT Facilitator.

Why do you love the outdoors?
It just smells better out there.

Three Favorite Hobbies
Karaoke, dancing, and staying away from social media.

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Lizette Gonzalez

Green & Gold Camp Counselor

Education/Qualifications

Early childhood development major & years of summer camp counselor experience!

Why do you love the outdoors?

I love the outdoors because it allows me to do something different than my normal routine and relax.

Three Favorite Hobbies

I love to watch Disney movies, read crime novels, & karaoke.

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Alyssa Heeb

Green & Gold Camp Counselor

Education/Qualifications

Class of 2022 BA Psychology with a minor in History, Class of 2025 MS Counseling, Breakthrough Sacramento Middle School Teacher past two summers, Previous camper! CPR, First Aid Certified

Why do you love the outdoors?

The outdoors helps bring a mix of peace and also adventure! It allows us to have new experiences like never before.

Three Favorite Hobbies

Photography, Swimming in the ocean, Exploring new places

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Valerie Perez

Green & Gold Camp Counselor

Education/Qualifications

BS Communication, CPR Certified, ServSafe.

Why do you love the outdoors?

The outdoors is always changing and nothing ever stays the same.

Three Favorite Hobbies

Making pizzas, reading, and picking flowers.

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Sydni Sobota

Green & Gold Camp Counselor

Education/Qualifications

BS in Biochemistry, Minor in Studio Art, CPR Certified

Why do you love the outdoors?

I love to adventure and enjoy nature in it’s purest form.

Three Favorite Hobbies

I like to paint, play rugby, and swim in the lake. 

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Marie Welch

Green & Gold Camp Counselor

Education/Qualifications

AA in Natural Sciences, Bachelors in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Kinesiology, 10+ years of camp experience, CPR, Wilderness First Aid and Swift Water Rescue Certified.

Why do you love the outdoors?

I love the outdoors because it gives you an opportunity to take a break from screens

Three Favorite Hobbies

Singing, River Rafting and Hiking

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Khang Nguyen

Green & Gold Camp Counselor

Education/Qualifications

Majoring in BA Chemistry with a concentration in Biochemistry, Currently Team Lead at Challenge Center, Volunteering at Kaiser Permanente Hospital, CRP, First Aid Certified

Why do you love the outdoors?

Imagine you are a tree, people would love to hug it every day. 

Three Favorite Hobbies

Rock Climbing, Hiking, and Traveling.