Summer for our adventure team is consistently busy with new and returning clients. Already, we’ve gone on a mountain biking and rock climbing trip with MBX. Bright Star Secondary Charter Academy went on a camping trip to Yosemite where they rode rafts down the Merced River and sped on mountain bikes alongside picturesque peaks.

With all of the scheduled programming, we’ve needed to hire some new summer camp staff! We have 5 new enthusiastic Adventure Guides, 1 new LEAD Coordinator and promoted 2 Senior Guides! With their unique backgrounds and skill sets, they are sure to bolster our overall programs.


Zhareen Bulalacao (our very own environmental guru) is the new LEAD Coordinator! She is implementing nature lessons during programs and is already a familiar face around the Home Office in Torrance.


Temo Helenes and Nelson Prieto were recently promoted to full time Senior Guides! They are tasked with ensuring our adventure programs receive higher quality ratings and that all adventure guides are thoroughly trained. They are leading trainings on kayaking, rock climbing, rock wall, mountain biking and trailer driving.


Additionally, we trained 5 skilled new adventure team hires during our summer programs. These guides are:

    • Matthew Kelly – yoga master and easy going guy
    • Chris Maes – Marine vet and native plants genius
    • Ryan Vigil – a born lifeguard
    • Robert Hall – backpacker extraordinaire)
    • Adam Debross – triathlete and Ironman competitor


Check out the rest of our incredible team.

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