You probably know how much we value our counselors and staff here at Camp Stevens. Each summer, our summer camp director and administrative staff spend hundreds of hours recruiting, interviewing, and training the residential summer staff that will mentor counselors, lead groups, and otherwise be total rockstars keeping Camp Stevens running all summer long.
Meet this year’s energetic, fun and committed team:
David Ezroj: David’s 23 year old and hail from Irvine California. A recent graduate from UC Santa Cruz with a Bachelors Degree in History, David loves to cook, garden, bike, and work with his hands (“I love any reason to spent time in the camp shop.). David is passionate about the outdoors and very excited for this summer. He’s going to go back to school soon to get his teaching credentials for elementary and high school.
Glennis Gould: Glennis has been living at Camp Stevens for the last year. Before her life here, she worked for the El Cajon Library for four years. Glennis plans to return to the library and school to become a Children’s librarian.
Emma Hilliard: Emma first came to Camp Stevens as a camper at 9 years old, and is excited to now be a Summer Staff member! She is currently pursuing a BS in Environmental Sciences, and in her free time enjoys adventures, reading, traveling, watching movies, and spending time with friends and family.
Liesl Oestreicher: Liesl has just graduated from high school at the Waldorf School of San Diego. Starting September, she will be going on a nine-month gap year trip with a friend, doing social and environmental volunteer work in the UK and India. Upon return, Liesl will attend the University of Redlands to study physics. Liesl loves making music and films, eating Thai food, and being at Camp Stevens.
Rebecca Parsons: Here’s a message from returning staff member Rebecca: “Hi there. I’m a marine bio student at UC Santa Cruz. I love the ocean, hiking, playing outside, surfing, laughing, getting dirty, and, more than anything, having fun! I fell in love with Camp Stevens when I was 9 years old and they haven’t been able to keep me away since!”
Courtney Pate: A native of the Florida Gulf Coast, Courtney came to San Diego for her undergraduate studies. She loves being outdoors in the sun, making really bad jokes, and trying to tame rabbits (not a joke). She is very excited to spend her first summer at Camp Stevens!
Christy Pill: Christy joins us in the Volcan Mountains after growing up in the Mountain State of West Virginia. Before coming west, her path has taken her to Richmond, VA, where she studied dance and arts management; Manhattan, where she managed marketing while studying communications at Columbia; and rural southeast Haiti, where she volunteered as a dance instructor and community project leader.
Lindsay Taylor: Lindsay is about to embark on her third summer at Camp Stevens and couldn’t be happier! Her interests within Camp and out include giggling, eco-friendly crafting, animals, dancing, and not getting sunburned. She will do her very best to keep her campers smiling, engaged and sunburn-free!
Fred Qafiti: If it is climbable, Fred Qafiti will climb it. Aside from his vertical interests, Fred is currently a student at UC San Diego. His other hobbies include filming and photography, free-running, and traveling whenever he gets the chance.
David Vissers: David has been coming to Camp Stevens since he was 8 years old. Here’s what he has to say: “The best part of being on staff this summer is that I get to give back to camp and also give the campers the opportunity to have the time of their lives. I look forward to an awesome summer and giving the campers the best week ever!”
Leading them is Trevor Graham-Wilcox, who’s been Summer Camp Director since 2010 and coming to Camp Stevens since he himself was a 10 year old camper. So he knows a thing or two about making the summer a success.