Year Round & Summer Staff

Our greatest asset is our staff. We strive to hire and promote the best camp professionals available. Read about our key staff and feel free to contact any of them with questions.

Palm Caldwell Nootbaar and familyPam Caldwell Nootbaar

(With her husband Joe, and daughters Natalie, Taylor and Tori)

Pam Caldwell Nootbaar has spent most of her life at Kennolyn. Today, as our General Manager she oversees all of the camp and event operations on both of our properties. She pays special attention to ensuring that our programs stay relevant in today’s world while remaining true to the vision of her grandparents, Uncle Max and Aunt Marion. Pam is a graduate of UC Berkeley and has an MBA from Georgetown. She lives in Menlo Park.

Pam Nootbaar: 831.479.6714 ext.400
pam@kennolyn.com

Andrew Townsend

Andrew Townsend and Family

(With his wife Brenda and children Samantha, Mitchell and Grace)

Andrew has been a part of Kennolyn since 1985. Like so many people before and since, he found Kennolyn to be a destination rather than a stop on a journey. In that first summer he met his future wife Brenda and Kennolyn became their summer home. In 1993, Andrew and Brenda moved to Kennolyn full time and over the next few years Andrew became the Director of all our camps. With their three children, all committed Kennolyn campers of course, Andrew and Brenda continue to live on site. Andrew served two terms as President of the American Camp Association (ACA), Northern California and is a past board member of the Western Association of Independent Camps. He also served on the Board of Directors of Pacific Collegiate School in Santa Cruz. During the summer, Andrew is very much hands on as Director of Resident Camp and provides daily oversight and support to our Day Camp Directors. Brenda Townsend is the Director of our Family Camp programs and our Day Camp Office Coordinator.

Andrew Townsend: 831.479.6714 ext. 444 – andrew@kennolyn.com

Allison Lloyd & FamilyAllison Lloyd

(With her husband Evan and children Addison and Max)

Allison Lloyd first came to Kennolyn in 1988 as a camper, and returned as a counselor in 2000. With a Master’s Degree in special education, Allison was a teacher for 10 years before joining Kennolyn’s year round staff. She has held different positions at Kennolyn’s Resident Camp, and in 2011 became Director of Day Camp. She has enjoyed being a part of such an enriching experience for children.

Allison Lloyd: 831.479.6714 ext. 449 – allison@kennolyn.com

 


SUMMER STAFF

Carolyn Caldwell Folmar (Associate Director) & Pat Veatch (Parent Relations)

Carolyn Caldwell Folmar and Pat VeatchMy name is Carolyn Caldwell Folmar and I am the Associate Director of Kennolyn. Aunt Marion and Uncle Max were my parents, so I grew up at Kennolyn! As a camper, one of my favorite things was outpost, because I loved cooking my own food outdoors and getting dirty. Two of my favorite activities were riflery and animal care, and I enjoyed riding when I was older. For many years, I was a speech therapist in public schools. I was happily married to Roger Lee Folmar for thirty five years. My alligator, Leerog, is used in the camp song that was named after him. At camp, I work wherever help is needed. Some of my consistent jobs are organizing the veggie chop, helping at the laundry mat, meeting with the CIT’s and JC’s, and watching activities. A few hobbies are reading, writing articles for a group and walking. I also enjoy being with my family. My two sons and most of my grandchildren live in Martinez and Livermore. I hope all of you have a fantastic summer!

Carolyn Caldwell Folmar and Pat Veatch

Hi, I’m Pat Veatch. I have been coming to camp for many years, starting soon after Kennolyn was founded in 1946, and my husband worck and I have continued to come back through the years. I missed a couple of years to get married and have three children, and now we are all in Alexandria, Virginia, where I am a docent at Mt. Vernon Estate. I have had almost every job at Kennolyn (at both Stone Creek Village and the Hilltop Hacienda), and have loved every one of them! But the best time is the day the campers arrive. I know first-hand all the fun they will have! My family came to camp, and now I am blessed to have all my grandchildren here as campers too. I look forward to meeting all of you and your families!

JJ Baker

My name is JJ Baker, and this is my second year as a counselor at Kennolyn. My favorite activities include the ropes course, rugby, and arts and crafts. I am from Cincinnati, Ohio and I am studying Fine Art and Art Education at the University of Cincinnati, where I also play on the rugby team.

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Hannah Boaler

My name is Hannah Boaler and I’m from Calne, England. I graduated with a degree in psychology from the University of Sheffield last summer. My favorite place at camp is campfire, though my home at camp is the pool, where I happily spend most of my days.

Hannah Boaler

Allyson Brown

My name is Allyson Brown. This is my first summer at Kennolyn, and I’m really excited to meet the campers and sing a lot of campfire songs. I just finished my freshman year at Princeton University, where I am studying Chemical and Biological Engineering. My favorite foods are cupcakes and In-N-Out Burgers, and I love making friendship bracelets in my free time camp. I can’t wait to see you at camp.

Allyson Brown

Jay Brownrigg

I’m Jay Brownrigg from Liverpool, England. This is my 5th summer on staff and I can’t wait for another fun-packed Kennolyn summer. During the school year, I study Sports Medicine at the University of Glasgow.

Jay Brownrigg

Adela Buchtikova

My name is Adela Buchtikova and I come from the Czech Republic. This is my very first summer at Kennolyn. I’m super happy to be here. When I’m not at camp, I study International Business at the University. My favorite activities at Kennolyn are at the swimming pool, because I also work as a lifeguard.

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Miles Bundy

My name is Miles Bundy and I am from Southampton, England. This summer I am the Training Program Coordinator, meaning I get to spend my time hanging out with the CILTs, CITs and JCs. I recently graduated from the University of the West of England with a degree in Geography. I’m so excited to spend my fourth summer at Kennolyn, getting to know all the campers.

Miles Bundy

Chris Calciano

I’m Chris Calciano! While I’ve lived in Soquel all my life, this is my first summer at Kennolyn. I’m super excited to be on Ropes staff. During the school year, I study physics at Washington University in St Louis. In my free time I enjoy running and rock climbing.

Chris Calciano

Nicole Caravaggio

My name is Nicole Caravaggio and this is my thirteenth summer at Kennolyn camp, and the 2nd year on staff. I am from Manhattan Beach, CA and I study psychology at San Jose State University. I lifeguard at the YMCA in Silicon Valley when I am not at camp. Love Kennolyn!

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Morgan Cheek

My name is Morgan Cheek and I’m from Raleigh, NC. I’m a senior at North Caroline State studying Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management. Some of my favorite things to do are read, ride horses and explore. I’m excited to be part of the equestrian staff here at Kennolyn, and am looking forward to an internship with the Air Force (Child, Youth, and School Services Department) at the beginning of September.

Morgan Cheek

Kendell Cheim

I’m Kendell Cheim and I’m from Yuba City, CA. This is my tenth summer at Kennolyn, and my second on staff! I am a sophomore pre-med student at UCLA studying psychobiology. I love watching all sports, and you can find me most of the time at the tennis court! I love foil stew, and I’m a master chef on outpost! Have an awesome summer everyone!

Kendell Cheim

Mateusz Cieslak

My name is Mateusz Cieslak I go by Matt. I came all the way from Poland to experience Kennolyn for the first time. I work as a lifeguard at the Day Camp, providing safety for our campers. I’ve done my bachelor’s degree in Management of Physiotherapy and Sports of Disabled, a Masters Degree in Tourism and Vacation, and I’m a post graduate in Law and Administration. I’m so blessed to be here. I will see you on the diving board.

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Enoch Cincotta

My name is Enoch Cincotta, and this is my second year at Kennolyn. I am the camp photographer this summer, and I couldn’t be any happier. I love ultra running, bike touring, dance, the visual arts, and making terrible times jokes. See you at Kennolyn.

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Petra Clinger

My name is Petra Clinger. I am from Soquel California and just graduated with a degree in Liberal studies, with a focus on art. I am the ceramics coordinator this year, so of course my favorite activity is anything with clay. My favorite hobbies are painting, cello and crafts. I’m so glad to be a counselor this year.

Petra Clinger

Kate Conniffe

My name is Kate Conniffe and I’m from Meath in Ireland. I am currently studying English History at Maynooth University. This is my first summer at Kennolyn and I’m the animal care coordinator. I love to spend time playing with my dog and reading.

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Teigan Cox

Hello, my name is Teigan Cox and I’m from Australia! I am so excited to be here at Kennolyn for my first summer as a camp counselor.

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Jacob Crawley

I’m Jacob Crawley! This is my first time in the USA! I’m a chef, teacher aid, and surf lifeguard from New Zealand. In 2014, I completed a City and Guilds Diploma in culinary arts at the Wellington Institute of Technology.

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John Crowe

I’m John Crowe and I’m from Los Gatos, California. I’m currently entering my sophomore year at UC Santa Barbara. In my free time I enjoy biking, cooking and watching movies. My favorite activity at camp is games. I’m really excited to be a counselor and hope to see you all at Kennolyn.

John Crowe

Bryonny Dillon

My name is Bryony Dillon and I’m from Glasgow, Scotland. I am 20 years old, and this is my second year on staff at Kennolyn. I currently study sports and education at home and just finished my second year of school. I love the outdoors and traveling.

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Alek Ergin

My name is Alek Ergin and I am from Alamo, California. This is my 13 year at Kennolyn and 3rd on staff. In the fall, I’ll be attending UCSB studying Economics. I love to fence, and fenced for a team for 3 years.

Alek Ergin

Taylor Ferdinandsen

My name is Taylor Ferdinandsen. I am from Fresno, California and in the fall I’m going to be a junior at Santa Clara University, where I study English with a double minor in Religion Studies and Italian. At school I am the captain and president of our Women’s club Volleyball team and I hope to one day become a teacher and high school volleyball coach.

Taylor Ferdinandsen

Sarah Finnegan

I’m Sarah Finnegan, and everyone calls me Finn. I am the videographer this summer at camp. I just graduated from Parsons in New York City this May. I am so excited to be back in California making videos at Kennolyn.

Sarah Finnegan

Emily Flamm

My name is Emily Flamm and this is my second summer at Kennolyn. When I’m not at camp, I study at Missouri State University in education and work in film making as a special effects make up artist. I think Kennolyn is the best place to be!

Emily Flamm

Hattie Fletcher

My name is Hattie Fletcher and I’m from Sonoma County, California. I’m currently studying Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. This is my first year as a counselor at Kennolyn and I am excited to be here. Meeting all the campers and campfire are my favorite parts of camp.

Hattie Fletcher

Hannah Folmar

My name is Hannah Folmar, I am 18 years old from Livermore, CA. In the fall, I will be attending California State University, Fullerton, where I will be majoring in Dance. Throughout high school I worked with kids in various fields—as a nanny for 2 children my entire senior year and through Kennolyn’s Training Program. Having grown up at camp as a part of the Kennolyn family (Carolyn is my grandmother) I have a deep love for all things Kennolyn. Around camp, you can find me up at the barn or dancing in the Town Square.

Hannah Folmar

Mike Furkalowski

My name is Mike Furkalowski and I’m from Poland. I live in Nroclaw and I am studying Urban Planning. I’m the BMX instructor at Kennolyn and I’m taking care of dirt jumps. I love playing guitar and I also play soccer at my University in Poland. It’s my first time at Kennolyn camps and I’m super excited to be here. See you around!

Mike Furkalowski

Agnes Fu

My name is Fu Agnes, and camp calls me Agnes. I live in Budapest, Hungary, where I’m spending my last semester studying Communication and Business. My faculty (major) is tourism and catering. I like jogging, cooking and dancing, and my passion is traveling. I worked as a volunteer English teacher in Sicily. I always look to new adventures, and my newest adventure is to be here at Kennolyn Camps. At camp, my favorite activity is Trapeze.

Agnes Fu

Stephanie Gates

My name is Stephanie Gates and I’m from Portland, OR. I’m currently studying at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma Washington! I plan on graduating this coming spring with degrees In International Business and Spanish! I’m unbelievably excited to be back at Kennolyn for my second summer.

Stephanie Gates

James Gorton

My name is James Gorton, I am 19 years old and live in London, England, when I am not at camp. This is my second year on staff. I’m so excited to return to camp, where I teach ropes and guitar.

James Gorton

Sophia Hall

My name is Sophia Hall and this is my first summer working at Kennolyn. I’m on the riding staff and I love spending my days at the barn. Horses are my biggest passion and I love sharing it with others. I’m from Cape Cod, MA and I’m going to be a sophomore at Wheaten College this fall. Apart from horseback riding, I love walking my puppy, playing the saxophone, and enjoying the beach. I can’t think of a better way to spend my summer then being here at Kennolyn.

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Ross Hamill

I’m Ross Hamill from Belfast, Northern Ireland, and I’m a graduate of Queens University, Belfast where I studied Physics with Astrophysics. This is my first year at camp, so I’m super excited to put my climbing experience to use at the climbing wall and ropes courses.

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Mikaela Hammit

I’m Mikaela Hammitt and this is my 6th year at camp. I couldn’t be happier! I work with the CILT program, the first year of the Counselor Training Program. When I’m not at camp, I enjoy hiking, running and anything outdoors. I am currently studying Nursing at Washington State University and love every minute of it. Camp has become my home away from home and I enjoy the fun of camp with everyone.

Mikaela Hammit

Michelle Houck

I am Michelle Houck and I’m from Folsom, CA. This is my 6th summer at camp and I am so lucky to be the Specialty Camps Coordinator. In the off-season, I am a High School English Teacher, but camp is always the highlight of my year.

Michelle Houck

Lauren Hoyng

My name is Lauren Hoyng and I am from Coldwater, Ohio. I am studying Speech-Language Pathology at Bowling Green State University. This year I am running the Camp Store, along with being a General Counselor. I have an obsession with friendship bracelet making, perfect for camp. I am also a big reader and love reading to the campers every night after lights out. This is going to be a great summer!

Lauren Hoyng

Karolina Jaworska

My name is Karolina Jaworska and I am 23 years old. I am from Poznan, which is one of the most beautiful cities in POLAND. I study education because in the future I want to be a Kindergarten teacher. Working with kids is a big pleasure for me. Besides that, I am very open minded and easy-going. The reason I am here is because I love Kennolyn, and I love to travel and visit new places. This is my second year at Kennolyn and I really like this place.

Karolina Jaworska

Tessa Johnson

My name is Tessa Johnson and this is my very first summer at camp Kennolyn! I am the crafts coordinator here and I just graduated from Illinois State University with a BA in Studio Arts. I am from the Chicago area and am very excited to have my first experiences in California here at Kennolyn.

Tessa Johnson

Greg Johnston

My name is Greg Johnston. I am from Monterey California. I am an incoming freshman at the University of Denver. This is my 9th year at Kennolyn, 1st on staff. I am so happy to be back this year.

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Paul Carlo Regala Justiniano

Paul Carlo Regala Justiniano is my name, but at camp everyone calls me Paul. I’m a student at The University of California Santa Cruz, with majors in Earth Planetary Sciences and Anthropology. In 2004, I was the Pokemon Trading card National Champion in the Philippines. At camp, you’ll find me at Archery.

Paul Justiniano

Jasmin Kniewallner

My name is Jasmin Kniewallner and I’m from Austria. This is my first time in the United States and I’m looking forward to enjoying a summer at Camp Kennolyn. Back at home, I’m going to start studying “International Marketing and Sales Management” after graduating from an engineering high school this year. My favorite activity is horseback riding, which makes my work as an equestrian counselor so great. Apart from horses, I like playing volleyball, running with my dog and enjoying time with my family and friends. I’m super excited to meet you all at Camp Kennolyn!

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Martin Kubicek

My name is Martin Kubicek, I am from the Czech Republic and I am 21 years old. I study at Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague, and my major is Road Transportation and City Traffic. This is my first summer here and I am so happy to be a part of Kennolyn. In my free time I like to play all kinds of sports – but the best are ice-hockey and tennis.

Martin Kubicek

Bence Labos

My name is Bence Labos. I am from Hungary. This is my first summer at Kennolyn. My major in college is International Relations. My favorite free time activity is playing the drums.

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Ivana Langrova

My name is Ivana Langrova. I am 25 years old and I live in a small city called Humpolec, which is in the Czech Republic. I have one older brother. I study at Economic University (masters degree), and my branch of study is management. I like sports (jogging, riding a horse, gymnastic).

Ivana Langrova

Cortney Linnecke

My name is Cortney Linnecke, and I’m from Chautauqua Lake, New York. I recently graduated from Genesco State University with my Bachelors degrees in International Relations and Creative Writing. My favorite activities at Kennolyn are indoor cooking and jazz dancing.

Cortney Linnecke

Ivan Lipovsky

Hi, my name is Ivan Lipovsky. I am 22 years old and I am from Czech Republic. This is my first summer at Kennolyn Camps. I study Protection of the Population at Tomas Bata University. At Kennolyn, I work for facilities with a great group of men. My second job in Kennolyn is to take care of the pools and sometimes the horses’ barn. Kennolyn is a pretty nice place. My hobbies are geocaching, running and of course the chance to know some new people in US. My guess is it will be the most amazing summer ever.

Ivan Lipovsky

Madison Love

My Name is Madison Love, I’m from Palmdale, CA and this is my 8th summer at Kennolyn, 2nd on staff! Words cannot begin to express how excited I am to be back, in this magical land of camp for yet another summer! I love this place so, so much and I am so looking forward to meeting a bunch of cool kids and spending day after day in this beautiful redwood forest. My favorite activities at camp are ropes and wheel pottery, and I cannot wait to sleep under the stars on outpost. In the off-season, I am a second year student at UCLA planning to study film and Italian!

Madison Love

Justyna Lukaszczyk

My name is Justyna Lukaszczyk. I am from Poland, and this is my second year at Kennolyn. This year, I graduated from Wrollaw University with a major in Logistics. I have a BA in English Philosophy and work at a furniture factory in the export department. I had contact with many customers around the world and have developed my knowledge in logistics, particularly in planning transportation. I enjoyed working in the office and always look for opportunities to do something new – that’s why I came to work at Kennolyn. Working with people always interested me, working with children is even better and more fun! My hobby is travelling. I love to explore new places, getting to know new people and learning about their cultures. I’d like to develop my Spanish skills. Working at Kennolyn makes me extremely happy – it is an awesome place!

Justyna Lukaszczyk

Colin Mackay

My name is Colin Mackay, I am from Glasgow, Scotand. This is my third year on staff at Kennolyn. I recently left the University of Glasgow, where I studied Microbiology. At Kennolyn, I am one of the lifeguards and ropes staff members. My favorite part of camp is Beach Day.

Colin Mackay

Daniel Manrique

My name is Daniel Manrique and I’m from Colombia. I’m studying Business Management and this is my third year at Kennolyn. I like traveling, visiting new places and outdoor activities. I’m also a big fan of sports. I’m so excited about meeting you all at camp.

Daniel Manrique Monje

Kiri Markham-Wright

Kia Ora! My name is Kiri Markham-Wright and I’m from New Zealand. I’m on riding staff this year and spend most of my days up at the barn hanging with the horses. My favorite things to do are exploring the outdoors, horseback riding and playing the guitar. I am so excited to spend my summer at Kennolyn with you all.

Kiri Markham Wright

Alexis McConnell

My name is Alexis McConnell. I am currently studying philosophy and mathematics at Howard University in Washington, DC. When I’m not at camp, I enjoy reading lots of books and running.

Alexis McConnell

Marian Michalov

My name is Marian Michalov. I came from Slovakia. This is my 9th summer in 24 years-I am enjoying it immensely. It’s always nice to come back again. Back home, I enjoy teaching at high school – have been teaching for 22 years and am planning to do it till the end of my career. This year I became a grandfather for the first time.

KC Bear

John Nebeker

My name is John Nebeker. I am from Salt Lake City, Utah, and I’m currently attending Utah Valley University with a major in psychology. I love to run.

John Nebeker

Tommy Noyes

I’m Tommy Noyes, and I’m your Men’s Head Counselor. This is my 14th summer at camp and my 6th on staff. I graduated from Chico State with a history degree in 2011. My hobbies include snowboarding, playing music, and traveling around the world. I can’t wait to meet you at the best place on earth: Kennolyn!

Tommy Noyes

Melissa Nunes

My name is Melissa Nunes. I’m from Tracy, CA. This is my first summer at Kennolyn and I am on the Equestrian staff. My favorite hobbies are riding horses, playing with my dog, or reading a good book. I am looking forward to such a great summer at Kennolyn.

Melissa Nunes

Rosie Ochoa

My name is Rosie Ochoa and I am from Oakland, CA. I currently attend Agnes Scott College in Atlanta, GA, where I am majoring in Public Health. This is my first year at Kennolyn. Currently, I teach Guitar and a variety of arts and crafts. I love working with kids and seeing them learn and grow! I look forward to meeting you all.

Rosie Ochoa

Sandor Oltean

My name is Sandor Oltean and I am from Szeged, Hungary. My major is International Relations. I enjoy listening to must and playing soccer. This is my first time in the USA and at Kennolyn.

Sandor Oltean

Lenka Pannyova

I’m Lenka Pannyova and I’m from the Czech Republic. This year is my final year studying for my Masters Degree in Economics and Management at the University of Prague. I come from a small village called Kunejov, where I live with my parents. I have one older brother. My hobbies are biking, hiking and swimming.

Lenka Pannyova

Ivana Pastekova

Hello, my name is Ivana Pastekova and I am 21 years old. I live in a small village called Stupava in Slovakia, and I study in the Czech Republic. I love travelling, meeting new people, spending longer time abroad. During my work at Kennolyn Camps, I have a chance to know American’s way of life. It is amazing to experience new things every single day. I am happy to spend my dream summer in the USA, in California, in Kennolyn Camp. I still cannot believe it. Thank You!

KC Bear

Otzma-Bie Paz

Hey I’m Otzma! I am from Tempe, Arizona, where the sun is always shining and the sunsets always beautiful. I recently took a gap year to travel the world and am excited to start my first year at Arizona State University in the fall. I am part of the equestrian staff so that means I get to spend all day with some gorgeous horses at an awesome barn. Some of my other hobbies around camp are teaching yoga, singing songs, and playing games. One of my favorite moments from camp was playing a backstreet boy during a campfire. I’m stoked to meet everyone this summer at camp! Otzma.

Otzma Paz

Katie Pentz

Hello! I am Katie Pentz from Hungary. This is my 7th time on staff at Kennolyn. Back home I work full time for the visa sponsor company called CCUSA (Camp Counselors USA). Previously I studied Law and I am currently studying Human Resources. In my free time I like cooking, reading or just hanging out with my friends. I also enjoy DIY and Arts & Projects very much.

Katie Pentz

Jana Radosinska

My name is Jana Radosinska and I’m 25 years old. I live in a small town called Hustopece in Czech Republic. I’m studying management. My hobbies are sports, reading books and riding a motorbike. I also love traveling.

Jana Radosinska

Maxine Reid

My name is Maxine Reid and I am from England, where I am going into my final year at University of Portsmouth. This is my first time on staff at Kennolyn Camps and I am so excited to meet everyone.

KC Bear

Ollie Rew

My name is Ollie Rew. I am from Wellington, New Zealand, and this is my third year at Kennolyn. I have a Bachelor of Pharmacy from Otago University, but my real passion is travelling the world, which takes up much of my time.

KC Bear

Avery Robins

Avery Robins here. I am a senior at the University of California at Santa Cruz, studying Environmental Studies. I am an avid runner, rock climber and salad constructor. I was a camper at Kennolyn for many years and a couple of years on staff. I can’t wait to meet you at camp.

Avery Robins

Ally Ryan

My name is Ally Ryan and I’m from Oshkosh, WI. I am currently studying Elementary Education. I pole vault for UWI women’s track and field team. I am loving my first summer at Kennolyn.

KC Bear

Fernando Salazar

My name is Fernando Salazar and I’m from a small town called Kingsburg, CA. This is my first year at Kennolyn as a counselor and I will be helping out the Ropes staff. I’m currently studying Recreational Administration in Adventure and Tourism at California State University-Fresno. I will be transferring over to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to get a BS in Aeronautical Science to become a corporate pilot. I rock climb, snowboard, longboard, and am beginning to travel more.

Fernando Salazar

Laura Selby

I’m Laura Selby and I’m from Edinburgh, Scotland. I recently completed my Masters in Accounting and Business from the University of Edinburgh. This is my second year at Kennolyn and I am so happy to be back singing in the trees with the rest of the ropes staff.

Laura Selby

Ben Simpson

My name is Ben Simpson and I’m from Ireland. This is my 4th summer at Kennolyn and I have the greatest job as the Ropes coordinator. I studied Business Management at Queens University Belfast and love spending my summers at Kennolyn playing in the trees.

Ben Simpson

Lexi Simon

My name is Lexi Simon and I am from Manhattan Beach, CA. This is my 10th summer at Kennolyn and the 2nd on staff. I love this place. I am currently studying biology at Northeastern University. I play soccer in my free time. At camp you can find me up in the Redwoods trees at ropes activities.

KC Bear

Radek Skarvada

I’m Radek Skarvada, and I’m from the Czech Republic. I study computer since at Technical University Banska in Czech. This is my first at Kennolyn and in the USA. In my free time, I like to play floorball, and I like to be in the mountains. I’m working to keep camp and its surroundings clean.

Radek Skarvada

Aleisha Smith

My name is Aleisha Smith, I am from Warwickshire in England and this is my first summer at camp. When I’m not at camp, I work as an activity Instructor and have recently finished my NVQ in Activity leadership. I really enjoy working with children in the outdoors, which is why, I lOVE camp! In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, and one day, I hope to travel the whole world.

KC Bear

Andrew Strimatis

I am Andrew Strimaitis and this is my first year on staff. I am currently a biomedical engineering major at Santa Clara University and will be studying in Madrid this fall. I enjoy long walks on the beach with my dog. I love strawberry shortcake. Hope to see you during the summer at Kennolyn.

Andrew Strimatis

Gabriela Sobczyk

My name is Gabriela Sobczyk . I am 23 years old and come from a village in south-eastern Poland, but live in Cracov, where I study International Economics at Cracov University of Economics. This is my first time at Kennolyn. After my enjoyable summer in the USA, I will finish my last year of my master studies.

Gabriela Sobczyk

Nigel Sullivan

My name is Nigel Sullivan and I am from Cincinnati, Ohio. I am studying psychology, recreation, and child & family studies at Ohio University, and will be graduating in the winter! I love gardening, climbing, singing and dancing. And I can’t wait to see all of the performances at campfire! Oh, and this is my first summer at Kennolyn, but it definitely is a home away from home.

Nigel Sullivan

Marton Szabo-Biczok

My name is Marton Szabo-Biczok from Biatorbagy, Hungary. This is my 4th summer at Kennolyn, second as waterfront coordinator. Back at home I am working for a Hungarian-American startup company and studying human resources at King Sigismund Business College. My hobbies are aviation, cycling, reading and running.

KC Bear

Petra Szabo-Bozso

My name is Petra Szabo-Bozso. I come from Szeged, Hungary, and study economics at the University of Szeged. Besides my studies, I work in a bank as an intern. I take part in the corporate lending and really enjoy it. In my free time, I usually go to cycling tours and I like baking cakes, too. This is my first time in the USA, and I am so happy about having an amazing summer full of wonderful experiences at Kennolyn. After camp I want to tour the USA.

Petra Szabo Bozso

Bernadett Szucsi

Bernadett Szucsi – My name is Beri and I am all the way from Hungary. This is my very first year at Kennolyn. When I’m not at camp, I’m studying at University in Budapest.

KC Bear

Katarzyna Szynka

My name is Katarzyna Szynka. I’m 23 years old and from southern-western Poland. I’m finishing my masters degree in Sociology and Communications at the University of Wroclaw, and after this summer I’m going to work in a human resources company in Wroclaw.

Katarzyna Szynka

Kaylin Terada

My name is Kaylin Terada and I’m from Alamo, CA. I’m currently working towards my degree in Communication Disorders and Sciences at the University at Oregon. It is my sixth summer at Kennolyn and my second year on staff and I’m so stoked to have an awesome summer.

Kaylin Terada

Jamie Terris

My name is Jamie Terris and I’m from Glaslow, Scotland. I’m 21 years old and loving my 3rd summer at Kennolyn. During the year I study Applied Sport and Exercise Science at Robert Fordan University, Aherdeen and work as a Special Constable for Police Scotland.

Jamie Terris

Anilla Till

My name is Anilla Till and I am from Hungary. This is my first year at Kennolyn and my second time in the United States. I am a group counselor at Day Camp. When I am not at Kennolyn I study Communications and Media Science at Corvinus University of Budapest. In my free time I teach math to high school students and I work at the University’s TV channel. I like learning foreign languages and my dream is to travel around the world.

KC Bear

Samantha Townsend

My name is Samantha Townsend and this is my 5th year on staff at Kennolyn. Before that I was a camper for 13 summers. I recently graduated from the University of Redlands with a degree in Psychology and a multiple subject teaching credential. I am so excited to be the Women’s Head counselor for the 2nd summer in a row. See you at Kennolyn!

Samantha Townsend

Sadie Vaden

My name is Sadie Vaden and I am from Hillsborough, CA. This is my tenth summer at Kennolyn and my first year on staff. This fall I am moving to Washington DC to major in International Studies and minor in dance at American University. I love being at camp and experiencing new things and sharing my own interests!

KC Bear

Lindsay Vance

My name is Lindsay Vance and I’m the Equestrian and Livestock Coordinator. I’m from St. Louis, Missouri and study Equine Science and Management at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. I’m excited to be able to spend a second summer teaching what I love to some horse crazy campers.

Lindsey Vance

Bart Verheijen

Hi! I’m Bart Verheijen and I’m from the Netherlands. This is my 11th summer at Kennolyn, and this year I’m the CIT Coordinator, which means I get to spend lots of time at both resident camp and day camp. I absolutely love outpost and will play hockey whenever I can! YEAH!

Bart Verheijen

Fergi Wang

My name is Fergi Wang, and I come from Wahan City, China, which is a metropolitan city in the middle of The Yangtze River. I’m of graduate of China University of Aerosciences (Wuhan), with a specialization in linguistics. My favorite things to do are listening to music, reading and playing sports like badminton, hockey and tennis. It is my great pleasure to be with your kids and lead them to have a delightful and memorable camp life, and share more with them about China. So, come with me to have a great time at Kennolyn Camp!

KC Bear

Beki Webster

My name is Beki Webster and I’m from Glasgow in Scotland. I recently graduated with a degree in English Literature and Theatre Studies at the University of Glasgow, where I will be returning this fall to begin my masters in Education. This is my 3rd summer on Staff at Kennolyn and I am super excited to return. I can’t wait for Beach Day, skits around the campfire and lots of fun on the ropes course.

Beki Webster

Kirsty White

My name is Kirsty White and this is my 4th summer at Kennolyn. I like to swim. I am so excited to be back as the Waterfront Coordinator and I love everything to do with the water. I am currently finishing my masters in Sports and Exercise Psychology at University in Wales and I’m working on a teaching degree in Physical education next year. Can’t wait to see you at camp.

Kirsty White

Audrey Woods

My name is Audrey Woods and I am one of the two backpacking leaders here at Kennolyn. I go to UC Santa Cruz, where I am double majoring in Art and History of Art and Visual Culture. I love the Outdoors so I spend a lot of my free time exploring with friends and hopefully making some great art along the way.

Audrey Woods

Tess Wiley

My name is Tess Wiley. It is my second year on staff here at camp. I am a senior at Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri, where I study art and design. I love camp! WOO!

Tess Wiley