CAMP CALIFORNIA TEAM
Each summer Camp California brings together a wonderful team of counselors and staff to give your child the best possible summer camp experience. The majority of our cabin counselors are Native English Speaking from the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Many of our counselors and staff are also fluent in: Croatian, Czech, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Russian and Spanish. Our counselors are also highly skilled and experienced in the many activities we offer at Camp California as well as previous experience in youth development and supervision.
Kate is from the South Coast of England and is returning for her sixth summer at Camp California. Kate is one of the Program Directors for the Resident Camp, and in previous summers, she served as a cabin counselor for the Resident Camp, as well as the head of Teen Sailing. Kate brings with her years of experience from her time as a couselor at a Girl Scout camp in Rhode Island, USA, and she has also volunteered in Kenya and Thailand teaching English.
Pat is 22 years old, coming from Kelowna, British Columbia, and he is back for his fourth summer at Camp California. Pat grew up on a mountain in a small ski community, and he traveled to school by biking, sledding, or skiing. He enjoys all water activities, most especially sailing and swimming, and he also loves history and theatre. At camp, Pat is the Boys Head Counselor, and he spends most days at the waterdront making sure everyone has a fun and safe time on the Adriatic. Pat is currently obtaining an undergraduate degree at the University of British Columbia.
Gemma hails from Melbourne, Australia, and she is excited for her second summer at Camp California. Gemma is an accredited Australian head sailing coach, and she enjoys teaching younger children how to sail. She spends most of her summers sailing, paddle boarding, and windsurfing. When not at camp or on the water, Gemma can be found studying a double degree in Business and IT at Monash University, or spending time with her dog, Max. She is a loyal, friendly, trustworthy, and energetic person, who is looking forward to getting to know all the campers over the summer!
Joe resides on the East Coast of Australia and is thrilled to be returning to camp for his second summer on the Teen Sailing staff. At 23 years old, Joe has completed his diploma in Outdoor Recreation and has had over four years’ experience working with children and the great outdoors. When he is not working, Joe enjoys spending his days rock climbing, abseiling, playing sports, and soaking up the sun on the beautiful beaches of Australia. Joe is most looking forward to spending sunny summer days by the waterfront, passing on his knowledge in sailing, kayaking, and stand up paddle boarding.
Amelia currently lives in Charleston, South Carolina in the USA and has returned for her fourth summer at Camp California! Amelia has been a counselor, Head of Arts, Head Girls Counselor, Camp Mom, and this will be her second year as Program Director at Camp California. For the past few years she has been living in the USA managing the international programs at private high schools. She is so excited to be back in beautiful Croatia to spend her summer at camp. When she’s not working, you can catch her practicing yoga, stand up paddle boarding, or walking the beach with her dog, Toro.