YMCA CAMP MARSTON SUMMER STAFF 2013We're proud of our world-class Summer Staff! Check out their profiles...
Timmy HaganChallenger Boys Coordinator
I am originally from New Jersey and will be my 2nd year at camp. I like the family spirit and the enthusiastic, fun atmosphere best about camp.
I'm really excited to go on some sweet hikes in the mountains and to follow Dippy Bird into the lake. Outside of camp, I love to dance!
Wyatt PhilipsExplorers Coordinator
I am from Poway, CA and this is my 4th year at Marston! I love to get REALLY pumped up and go crazy when awesome things happen at camp (like having the most team spirit at Color Chaos). I am so excited to make some lifelong memories this summer. Outside of camp, I love to play the drums!
I am originally from San Diego and this is my 3rd year on staff. I spent 8 years at Marston as a camper, and Camp is really my second home. I am passionate about helping people reach their fullest potential and giving campers the opportunity to make lifelong memories! Outside of camp I love longboarding along the seawall at the beach in Carlsbad.
John Fitzpatrick "Fitz"Logistics Coordinator
I am originally from Baltimore, Maryland and this is my first year working at Marston. I am really looking forward to being a part of a great camp and I can't wait to help make this summer the best ever! I love to swim - especially in rivers and lakes and I'm stoked to spend time in the pool this summer as well.
Greg SullivanAquatics Coordinator
I am originally from Sydney, Australia (go Wallabies!). This is my 5th year at camp and I am so stoked about teaching kids new things whilst really harnessing the 4 core values (Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsbility). I can't wait for our GIANT GaGa tournament! I love dippy in the mornings and s'mores at the campfire.
I am originally from Santa Barbara, CA and this will be my 10th year at Marston and first year on staff. I love spending time with campers, being a role model, singing songs and just being silly! Outside of camp I love to take go to the beach, read and hang out with friends.
I am originally from Buffalo, NY and this will be my first year at Marston. I spent 12 summers at YMCA Camp Kenan in New York and another summer at YMCA Camp Erdman in Hawaii! I love the crazy energy that every person at camp brings, accepting all sorts of personalities and quirks and the adventure of meeting new people. I love to hike and I can't wait to explore the hills of Julian. Outside of camp I love to row!
I grew up in Northern San Diego in a fun surf town called Encinitas, which lays no further than ten minutes from the beach. This will be my first time up at camp, and I have heard many great stories because of my sister who has worked here for the past couple of years, which has inspired me to become a part of this community. I think I am most excited to learn from the people around me and to become a better leader. I can't wait to meet all the amazing campers!
I am from Cartagena, Columbia originally and this will be my 12th year at camp and first year on staff. I am looking forward to workign with an amazing team and ensuring that our campers have a great, positive time - just like I did all of these years as a camper. I love hiking the hills of camp and I especially love the craziness of meal time!
I am from Escondido, CA (just down the hill from Camp) and this will be my 5th year of camp. I am really looking forward to working in an engaging environment with lots of awesome nature. I can't wait to meet all of the campers, help them enjoy an amazing summer and meeting tons of new people! Outside of camp, I love to study foreign languages and cultures; I currently speak Spanish, German and some
I come to camp all the way from Essex, England and this will be my first awesome year at camp. I am most excited about working outdoors and meeting amazing people. It will be so great to experience a new culture, make memories and spend time playing sports with all of my awesome campers!
I come to Camp all the way from Belo Horizonte, Brazil and this will be my second awesoe summer at camp. I love making a positive impact on camper's lives, having lots of fun and making GREAT friends. I LOVE campfires and all the special moments that happen each and every week.
I am from San Diego and this will be my 4th year at Marston (and first year on staff, woo)! I LOVE team building activities and learning to work together as a group toward a common goal. I'm stoked about leading dippy bird and encouraging my campers to do it every morning! Outside of camp, I love to DJ and surf all up and down the coast.
I am originally from Belo Horizonte, Brazil and this will be my first year at Camp. I can't wait to spend time with all the campers because we have so much to learn from each other. It will be great to meet people from other countries and cultures. I am so excited for the campfires and yummy camp food! I love sitting around telling stories with my friends and I can't wait to create new wonderful stories at camp!
I am from Temecula, CA and this will be my 6th year at camp. I love working at Marston because there is always plenty of laughter and sunshine! I am really excited to continue with th raggers program this summer. On my free time, I love exploring and hiking the hills around camp!"
I am originally from San Diego and this will be my first year at Marston (though unofficially it'll be my 23rd year but you know). My favorite thing about camp is spending time outdoors, off the beaten track & the ability to further inform inquisitive minds - what's not to like?! This year, I am most excited about hitting the trails & sharing the sense of wonder. My favorite pastime is knitting!
I am originally from San Diego, CA and have spent most of my childhood in Orange County. This will be my first year at Marston and I am SO excited about working with my fellow counselors to create an awesome summer for the campers! I bleed blue and gold while I watch any UCLA game and in my spare time I like to put on some basketball shoes myself and play ball!
I am so excited for my first year at camp! I am working on my teaching credential and I can't wait to learn all sorts of amazing things from the Marston campers. Outside of camp I LOVE to play music. My favorite instrumetn is the mandolin, but I also play guitar, bass and piano. I like rock climbing when I have the time - and I hear there is an amazing rock wall at Marston!
I hail from the UK and this will be my first year at camp! I can't wait to hang out with campers and help them have an awesome summer experience. I also am excited for there to be SUN! When I was a kid, I used to love playing in my friend's treehouse and playing hide and seek around his garden, so I can't wait to have that fun again now in the US!
I am from Belo Horizonte, Brazil and this will be my first year at Marston. I am looking forward to learning new things every day and getting to know new and different cultures. When I'm not at camp, I love spending time with my family and hanging out with friends.
I am from Temecula, CA and this will be my 13th year at camp. I've been on staff for the past few years and I absolutely love working with kids and being outdoors! The trees are pretty sweet too. I am ALL about having fun. Outside of camp I love to bake, make bracelets and hike!
I am from Belo Horizonte, Brazil and this will be my first year at camp (and I'm reaaaalllly excited)! I'm really looking forward to all of the activities that I will get to do with campers from all over. I'm very excited about the camp fires and all of the awesome people that I will meet.
I am from Vista, CA and this will be my 10th year at camp and first year on staff. I can't wait to work with each and every awesome camper that comes to Marston this summer. I'm excited about leading a karate clinic and going on new adventures! When I'm not at camp I love to play and write music.
I come to Marston all the way from Hastings, New Zealand. This will be my first summer at camp and I'm looking forward to the awesome California weather and challenging myself with new activities. Can't wait to have a choice bonfire and enjoy the company of all of my new camper and staff friends.
I am originally from San Diego and this will be my first year at Marston (though unofficially it'll be my 23rd year but you know). My favorite thing about camp is spending time outdoors, off the beaten track & the ability to further inform inquisitive minds - what's not to like?! This year, I am most excited about hitting the trails & sharing the sense of wonder. My favorite pasttime is knitting!
Candice NydamMountaineers Coordinator
I am from Claryville, NY and this is my third summer at Marston. I can't wait to get out on the trail with Mountaineers and have the best summer yet. When I'm on main camp I love Thursday skit nights and candlelight ceremony!
Hannah HastingsLIT/CA Coordinator
Amanda CamarilloMaster of Fun and Games
Kaylen SnowPhotographer / BunkOne Coordinator
I am originally from San Clemente, CA but now I call Marston home year-round. This will be my second summer at Camp and I can't wait to be silly and crazy and have lots of fun! I love looking up at the beautiful stars and meeting new campers every week.
I am from Temecula, CA and I am so excited to be back at camp for my second year. I love eating spaghetti using only my face and going hiking with my campers! Outside of camp, I love exploring, cooking and watching movies with my friends.
I am from Irvine, CA and this will be my first year on staff at Marston (and fifth summer). I can't wait to meet all of the wonderful campers and coming up with crazy awesome skits! When I'm not at camp I enjoy traveling and backpacking.
I am originally from Providence, Rhode Island but I've been living in Miami Florida. This will be my 10th year at camp and first year on staff. I am so excited to enjoy the outdoors and make new friends! I love the Raggers program and can't wait to continue with my goals this summer. No matter where I am - I love playing soccer.
My home country is Brazil and this will be my first year at Marston, my second year working at a summer camp in general. I really enjoy being able to work with campers role modeling core values. Since I am an elementary education major, I am most excited about forming relationships with campers through fun experiences and being help to help them have an amazing time at camp! My favorite past time is dancing and I have been doing it since the age of four.
I am from San Diego, CA and this will be my second year as a counselor and my 10th summer at Camp. I love being crazy at camp and having it be completely acceptable. I also love role modeling good choices for campers. I am stoked to have another amazing summer and making sure that the campers have the best time possible.
Jose "JoJo" RodriguezCounselor
I'm from San Diego, CA and this will be my 11th year at camp (and second on staff). I love role modeling positive choices for my campers and helping them make lifelong memories and friends. Outside of camp I love long walks on the beach, oh, and playing guitar.
I am from San Diego and this will be my 6th year at camp. I am so excited to meet awesome campers and staff and get to be my crazy self! Outside of camp, I love spending time with my kitty.
I come to Camp all the way from South East London, England and this will be my first year at camp. I am looking forward to bringing my skills and experiences to camp and applying them in a new environment. I can't wait to learn a new culture, meet new friends and having lots of fun in the sun. I love playing all sorts of sports, hanging out with friends and a bit of shopping too!
I am originally from England and this will be my third year at Camp! I love Thursday night brownies and milk, raggers, smores and EVERYTHING about Marston. I can't wait to get up early some mornings and hike to Berrian's point. When I'm at camp I love swimming, paintball and singing crazy awesome camp songs!
I am originally from Huntington Beach, CA and this will be my third year at camp. I love just getting to be my goofy self and eat spaghetti without my hands. I also love being a mentor for the raggers program. I'm looking forward to meeting a bunch of new people this summer and having a blast. Outside of camp I love to read and hang out with my friends!
I am from San Diego and this will be my first year at Marston! I love to be outdoors and be active. I am so excited to meet all the amazing campers this summer and one of my favorite things to do at camp is go on hikes!
I am originally from Sydney, Australia and I am so excited to be at Camp Marston this summer. I can't wait to spend time with some amazing campers and meet lots of awesome americans! Back home in Australia I love to play the fiddle and do slam poetry.
I am from San Diego as this will be my third year at Marston! I love the atmosphere at camp - everyone is so amazing and camp is definitely my home away from home. I am so excited to make sweet tie-dye shirts in Arts & Crafts and eating Nita's (Marston's resident baker) delicious treats. Outside of camp, I love to curl up with a good book.
I am from Las Vegas and this will be my 7th year at camp! I love seeing campers grow as individuals and watching them learn how to work as a team - it's an awesome feeling! It's hard to pick out one thing to be exctied for… but I'm mostly excited to be a good, fun role model fro the campers to look up to. Outside of camp, I really love listening to, sharing and creating music. Nature is my savior and I enjoy most everything it has to offer.
I come to Marston all the ay from Upon-Tyne, England and this will be my first year at camp. I am excited about being a professional role model and changing lives for the better. Outside of camp I love to golf!