teachers, coaches, and university and high school student/athletes that
make up our staff are the heart of our camp program. Many of our staff
are former campers. Most return for multiple summers, working their way
from junior counselor to counselor. This creates the wonderful sense of
community, continuity, and tradition that sets our program apart. All
our counselors and senior staff are CPR and First Aid certified. Our
entire staff, from JCITs to Directors, are extremely motivated and
dedicated to create and maintain a fun, safe, educational, supportive,
positive camp environment.
There is one staff member for every 6 or 7 children in our program.
Meet the Directors
Berridge (on the left)
Founder of our Los Altos program. Scott is a local boy (born in Palo
Alto) and has lived within walking distance of our Los Altos camp
location for the past 51 summers. He holds a B.S. in Human Performance
from San Jose State University and has taught physical education
to boys and girls ages 6-13 since 1982. Scott was a three-sport athlete
at Homestead High and over the years has coached numerous youth sports
teams including baseball, football, track and basketball. Scott is the
proud father of four great kids (3 girls/1 boy) and all four have
attended and worked at the camp.
Rich Wohlstadter (on the right)
Founder of the
Decathlon Sports Club, Rich has over 50 years of summer camp
experience. Rich is not sure if he should be proud or embarrassed, but
he hasn't missed a year of summer camp since he was 7 years old! He
holds a B.A. from Stanford and a Masters in Education from
U.C.L.A. Rich also taught and coached for 15 years at the
elementary, junior high, and high school levels. While not currently a
Director he has served as the Los Altos camp's consultant, mentor, and
godfather of our program.
generation camp director Jeff has over 25 years of camp experience as
he has been attending or working at camp since he was 5 years old. He
has a love
of sports, a passion for play, and sharing his knowledge with our
campers. In high school Jeff was a three-sport athlete, he played 4
years of NCAA Basketball for the University of Notre Dame De Namur. He
graduated from the University Of Notre Dame De Namur (2010) with a
Degree in Business and Finance. Jeff currently teaches physical
education in Palo Alto.
Neal grew up and lives locally. He attended St. Francis HS where he now
history and coaches football and basketball. He earned his BA at UC
Davis in 2001. Neal is the father of two great boys (both Hall Of Fame
campers) and is excited to
return to camp for his 24th consecutive summer (his 19th as a director)!