Our Guides have been selected based on their love of and experience working with kids and their passion for nature and adventure.  Our senior guides also have an extensive background in the native plants and animals of the Bay Area and are avid naturalists.  All Marin GreenPlay Guides are certified in first aid and CPR and are familiar with the application of EpiPens and Auvi-Qs.  Every guide has been background checked.  Guides receive comprehensive training on our locations, activities, and safety protocols.  Guides have flawless driving records and have received training on how to drive a 12 passenger van.  They can't wait to meet your kids!

GREENPLAY YOUTH LEADERSHIP PROGRAM TRAINER - WENDY D. HAS BEEN TRAINING MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN LEADERSHIP, TEAMWORK, THE BASICS OF NATURE AWARENESS, GROUP FACILITATION AND COMMUNICATION, AND MORE WITH MARIN GREENPLAY SINCE 2016.  WENDY HAS A DEGREE IN MARINE BIOLOGY FROM LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY IN SOUTHHAMPTON, NY AND IS THE FORMER DIRECTOR OF CONSERVATION AND EDUCATION PROGRAMS AT THE RICHARDSON BAY AUDUBON CENTER IN TIBURON.  WENDY IS A WILDERNESS FIRST RESPONDER AND A MEMBER OF MARIN COUNTY'S SEARCH & RESCUE TEAM.  WENDY ENJOYS BACKPACKING WITH HER FAMILY, YOGA, SWIMMING, AND TAE KWON DO.

NATURE GUIDE - HANK T. RETURNS THIS SUMMER AFTER JOINING MARIN GREENPLAY CAMP IN THE SUMMER OF 2016. HANK IS A MILL VALLEY NATIVE  WHO ATTENDED TAMALPAIS HIGH SCHOOL AND IS NOW A STUDENT AT UC BERKELEY.  HANK HAS PLENTY OF EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH KIDS WHILE COACHING THE SPORTS HE PLAYED IN HIGH SCHOOL:  SOCCER & LACROSSE.   HE LOVES TO BE OUTDOORS, EXERCISING, HIKING, EXPLORING, LEARNING ABOUT NATURE, AND GEEKING OUT ABOUT STAR WARS WITH THE CAMPERS. 

NATURE GUIDE - ANIKA C. WAS BORN AND RAISED IN MILL VALLEY, ANIKA IS A COLLEGE STUDENT AT CAL POLY, SAN LUIS OBISPO.  YOU CAN USUALY FIND HER RUNNING OR BIKING THROUGH ROLLING HILLS, STUDYING AT A CAFE, COOKING WITH FRIENDS, OR LISTENING TO NPR.  A GRADUATE OF TAMISCAL'S TEAM PROGRAM, ANIKA HAS A DEEP APPRECIATION FOR THE NATURAL WORLD, EXPERIENCE IN WILDERNESS LEADERSHIP AND IS A CERTIFIED WILDERNESS FIRST RESPONDER.  WITH YEARS OF CHILDCARE EXPERIENCE, SHE IS EXCITED TO RETURN TO MARIN GREENPLAY TO WORK WITH OUR CAMPERS THIS SUMMER.

NATURE GUIDE - JASON L. IS A MILL VALLEY NATIVE, TAMALPAIS HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE AND AN AVID HIKER WHO ATTENDS UC DAVIS.  JASON LOVES WORKING WITH KIDS AND HAS DONE SO IN THE SPORTS CONTEXT WITH ORGANIZATIONS SUCH AS THE MILL VALLEY SOCCER CLUB AND OTHERS.  HE CAN OFTEN BE FOUND TUTORING CLASSMATES IN SCIENCE AND MATH  SUBJECTS AND PHOTOGRAPHING  NATURE, DRAWING AND PLAYING GUITAR.  JASON LOOKS FORWARD TO RETURNING TO MARIN GREENPLAY CAMP THIS SUMMER.

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NATURE GUIDE - TESSA GORDON IS A RECENT GRADUATE OF SONOMA STATE UNIVERSITY MAJORING IN HUTCHINS SCHOOL OF LIBERAL STUDIES WITH A FOCUS IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION & SPANISH. TESSA LOVES TRAVELING AND STUDIED ABROAD IN SPAIN FOR 10 MONTHS. MOST RECENTLY TESSA TRAVELED IN SOUTH KOREA WITH THE ASIAN AMERICAN ALLIANCE OF MARIN. SHE ENJOYS HIKING AND WATCHING THE SUNSET FROM THE TOP OF MT. TAM.

OUTDOOR CLIMBING PROGRAM CO-DIRECTORS - ERIK G. & HALEY B. HAVE GUIDED MANY HAPPY CAMPERS WITH MARIN GREENPLAY CAMP SINCE THE SUMMER OF 2015.  ERIK AND HALEY ARE FROM SACRAMENTO WHERE THEY HONED THEIR CLIMBING SKILLS AT PIPEWORKS. ERIK HAS AN AMGA SINGLE PITCH CERTIFICATION, AND BOTH ARE CERTIFIED WILDERNESS FIRST RESPONDERS.  WHEN NOT SHOWING OUR CLIMBERS THE LATEST MOVES ON THE ROCKS, ERIK AND HALEY ARE CLIMBING YOSEMITE'S GREAT WALLS.

CLIMBING GUIDE - MAX S. HAS A STRONG PASSION FOR THE OUTDOORS, EDUCATION AND HEALTHY LIVING, MAX IS A CERTIFIED AMGA SINGLE PITCH INSTRUCTOR AND IS A WILDERNESS FIRST RESPONDER.  MAX HAS DEDICATED OVER TWO DECADES TO HIKING, CLIMBING, AND PADDLING AROUND THE WORLD.  HE'S CLIMBED 4 OF THE WORLDS 7 SUMMITS AND MANY OF THE TALLEST PEAKS IN THE LOWER 48 AS WELL AS THROUGHOUT EUROPE.  MAX RETURNS TO MARIN GREENPLAY THIS SUMMER.

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CLIMBING GUIDE - MATTHEW K. IS PASSIONATE ABOUT CLIMBING AND LOOKS FORWARD TO JOINING OUR TEAM THIS YEAR.  MATTHEW IS A CERTIFIED AMGA SINGLE PITCH INSTRUCTOR AND IS A WILDERNESS FIRST RESPONDER.  A RECENT GRADUATE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA, MATTHEW BRINGS DEGREES IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND TRAINING IN ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL EDUCATION TO HIS WORK WITH MARIN GREENPLAY.  MATTHEW HAS CLIMBED ALL OVER THE COUNTRY AND MOST RECENTLY IN PATAGONIA.

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CLIMBING GUIDE - SADIE S.  WAS BORN AND RAISED IN ALASKA, WHERE CLIMBING ON GLACIERS AND BACKPACKING OFF TRAIL WAS NOT AN UNUSUAL FAMILY OUTING.  SHE ATTENDED COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY AND GRADUATED WITH A DEGREE IN CONSERVATION BIOLOGY.  SHE FOUND HER WAY INTO A TEACHING CAREER, STARTED ROCK CLIMBING AND MOVED TO THE BAY AREA.  SEVEN YEARS LATER, TEACHING HIGH SCHOOL BIOLOGY AND CLIMBING HAVE BCOME HER DEFINING PASSIONS.  SHE HAS CLIMBED ALL OVER THE SIERRA NEVADA, THE WESTERN US AND RECENTLY SUMMITED MT. KENYA.  SHE IS A CERTIFIED WILDERNESS FIRST RESPONDER AND A PCIA BASE-MANAGED CLIMBING INSTRUCTOR. 

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BODYBOARDING COACH - EMILIO L. PURSUED BODYBOARDING SEMI-PROFESSIONALLY IN HIS NATIVE COUNTRY OF PERU.  EMILIO BRINGS THAT SOUTH AMERICAN STOKE THAT HAS MADE BODYBOARDING FAMOUS AROUND THE WORLD TO OUR PROGRAM THIS SUMMER.  EMILIO IS ALSO A GIFTED HEALER AND WITH HIS WIFE REGGI OWNS A CENTER OFFERING YOGA AND OTHER HEALING PRACTICES IN BERKELEY. WE WELCOME EMILIO TO MARIN GREENPLAY THIS SUMMER.

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NATURE MAKER GUIDE - HANNAH C. JOINS MARIN GREENPLAY CAMP FOR ITS 10TH ANNIVERSARY SUMMER TO BRING NATURE CRAFTING TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL AT CAMP.  HANNAH HAS OVER 20 YEARS OF TEACHING EXPERIENCE AND HAS BEEN AN ARTIST HER ENTIRE LIFE.  SHE LOOKS FORWARD TO CHALLENGING CAMPERS TO FIND THEIR OWN VOICE THROUGH ART.  HANNAH COMES TO US AFTER MOST RECENTLY SPENDING TWO YEARS TEACHING ART AT THE AGBU MANOOGIAN-DEMIRJIAN SCHOOL IN LOS ANGELES.  SHE'S EXCITED TO CHECK OUT THE MARIN COUNTY VIBE AND INCORPORATE IT INTO THE EXCITING CAMPER PROJECTS SHE IS PLANNING FOR SUMMER 2019!

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FOUNDER - JULIE H. FOUNDED MARIN GREENPLAY CAMP. A UC CERTIFIED CALIFORNIA NATURALIST AND AIRBNB EXPERIENCE HOST, SHE HAS WORKED IN ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION FOR SEVERAL YEARS WITH LOCAL SCHOOLS AND ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AND ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS. JULIE HAS A CERTIFICATE IN NATURAL HISTORY AND A CERTIFICATE IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE FROM THE COLLEGE OF MARIN, RECEIVED SUSTAINABILITY TRAINING AT DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY AND HAS A B.A. FROM BARNARD COLLEGE AND A J.D. FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI. JULIE SERVES ON THE BOARD OF SEVERAL LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS.