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Meet Our 2021 Valley Village
Leadership Team (TLC)

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Rocky Raccoon
Campus Coordinator

"Camp is where I met some of my best friends and made some of my best memories. Each summer gave me more and more confidence in myself. It's a joy to see other people have the time of their lives at camp."

Rocky Raccoon is a fun-loving goofball from Pittsburgh, PA. He moved to Chicago to study comedy writing and performance. He then hauled his life to Los Angeles, where he worked as an actor and performed sketch and improv comedy around town.

Having spent most of his summers at an overnight camp in Pittsburgh, Rocky developed an interest in child care as well as a passion for making others feel welcome and valued. He's ever so excited to be a part of the Camp Wildfolk team this summer!

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Poppy
Campus Coordinator

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Bravo
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Coordinator

"I love camp because I get to be around kids of all ages while they have the best time ever in the summer."

Bravo is a middle school social studies teacher at CWC Silver Lake. She has been  working as a teacher for over a decade! Originally from the Bay Area, Bravo has been in Los Angeles for 9 years. Bravo loves spending her free time trying new recipes, walking her dogs and watching comedies. This is Bravo's 5th year at Camp Wildfolk . She started as a guide but you can now find Bravo holding down the Valley Camp Office. 

Spider is an LA native, excited to work her first year at Camp Wildfolk. Spider will be attending Cal Lutheran University in the Fall. Spider is a jack-of-all-trades in all things crafty. In her spare time, you can find her tinkering away at her newest project, which can be anything from costume creation to resin work to papermaking. Before Camp Wildfolk, Spider had spent the last two years working with kids as a student teacher for her local children's theatre program. Spider can't wait to meet her crafty campers!

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Ocean
Wildbunch PM Coordinator

"I love camp because it is a great opportunity to take a break from school/work and to have fun! Camp is a great place to develop new relationships, discover new things about yourself, and enjoy the great weather."

Ocean was born and raised in Maryland. He attended University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) where he studied biology and psychology. Ocean was pursuing a career in the medical field until he moved to Los Angeles about 4 years ago. During his time in Los Angeles, Ocean found a new passion in social work. Ocean is currently pursuing his Masters in Social Work at USC. Over the years, Ocean has enjoyed working with youth in multiple settings. Ocean is passionate about achieving social justice for all youth and hopes to make an impact.

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Goldie Fox
Camp Owner

"Camp is an intentional space where the joy, freedom, and whimsy of childhood is celebrated. It's a place to take healthy risks and expand beyond your perceived limits. I've seen friendships blossom at camp with campers and staff alike that span years. It's a connected community of wild spirits & my personal happy place. Let's Get Wild!"

Goldie Fox is an LA native, in love with all things camp since 4 years old. She’s worked with youth for over 18 years- from C.I.T. to Social Worker, and loved no role as much as Camp Owner! Creating the magical world of Camp Wildfolk- with all our Wild campers, staff, & families is pure JOY! Goldie has an MSW, specializing in Children & Families, from UCLA (& did undergrad at UCSB). She’s also an American Camp Association Certified Camp Director. Woot! In her free time- when it exists- Goldie can be found having game nights, bakin’ up a storm, catching live music and comedy shows, crafting, and boogying down, whenever possible!

Meet Our 2021 Valley Village
Guides & Jr. Guides

Starlight

Guide
Team Red

Starlight, from Northern Virginia,  moved to LA 7 years ago to experience something new and different. She recently graduated from Butte Community College and will be transferring to CSUN this Fall- pursuing a BA in child and adolescent development.

She has worked with children of all ages for ten years, but for the last two years she has been going to school full time and is eager to be working with children again. Starlight enjoys watching movies, playing with her pup, hiking, coloring, and going on adventures. She is so excited to be joining the Camp Wildfolk family and cannot wait for all the fun and excitement this Summer!

Shelly Lakes
Guide
Team Red

Shelly Lakes has lived her whole life in LA. She grew up in the Valley and after graduating HS, took a year off to figure out her passion. She decided to give working with kids a try- and she was surprised at how much she loved it. She started working with Pre-K students for LAUSD and grew to love it even more. 

Shelly Lakes is currently working with Special Education as an aid. She loves it, even if somedays are hard. She looks forward to it.

She is excited to work with kids in a new way for the first time at summer camp! 

Troja-Sketch

Guide
Team Orange

Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Troja-Sketch moved to LA almost a decade ago to earn his Bachelors Degree from Whittier College and has just graduated with his Masters Degree from USC! Troja-Sketch has worked in a variety of settings including enrichment programs, before and after school day care, film camp, just to name a few! Outside of Camp Wildfolk, Troja-Sketch loves to travel anywhere in and out of California, swim, hike, draw, or spend a day eating churros at Disneyland! Troja-Sketch is beyond excited to be returning back to Camp Wildfolk for his second summer!

Adri

Guide
Team Orange

Adri is a student at Cal State LA, majoring in Urban Learning. One day she will become an elementary school teacher.

She has been working with kids for almost 5 years in an after school program and is also a part- time T.A. for headstart programs. She is excited for what this summer has in store and is looking forward to having fun with the kiddos and learning new things from the camp!

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Sunflower

Guide
Team Yellow

Sunflower is currently attending a community college, majoring in Early Childhood Development. She plans on becoming an Elementary School teacher for kinder to third grade. As of now, she is working at a middle school as a Teachers Assistant for 7th graders, in the subjects history and science. Sunflower has always had a passion for working with children, and is very excited to meet everyone and be a part of the Wildfolk family!

Spider

Jr. Guide
Team Yellow

Nemo

Guide
Team Green

Nemo, born in the Philippines and raised in the Valley.  Nemo moved to New York to study Biochemistry and Art at Colgate University. Being passionate about science and education, Nemo did a teaching fellowship in New York City, where he taught HS Chemistry, while earning a Master's degree in Teaching. Since then, he has spent the past 5 years in science education in NY and Los Angeles. Outside of teaching, Nemo loves reading, watching movies, playing cozy management video games, and going for walks/hikes. Nemo is extremely excited to join Camp Wildfolk for this summer and is super excited to meet everyone!

Goat

Guide
Team Green

Goat, from Ohio, is a Midwest country girl through and through and loves being outside in wilderness! Goat spends most of their time doing creative activities such as acting, sewing, drawing, knitting, listening to music constantly, etc. Goat has been acting since HS and moved to LA in Feb 2020 to pursue an acting dream. During the school year, she is a TA and next year she will be teaching art to 6th-12th graders back in Ohio. Goat is a very go with the flow kind of person and loves traveling. She also loves anything Disney, fantasy, syfy, and overall traditionally "nerdy" {anime, superheros, comics, etc.). Goat is really excited to help the kids find and express their creativity/"nerdy" side during camp!

Rain

Guide
Team Blue

Rain was born in Canada but raised in sunny LA. She attended school at William Woods Univ. in Missouri with her B.A. in American Sign Language- English Interpreting for the deaf and American sign language studies, with minors in social work and theater. She is a fun, outgoing spirit who always finds the positive in every situation. Her favorite things include playing softball, watching Disney movies, hiking, art, science, listening to music and trying new things. She   is excited to join Camp Wildfolk for her first year!

Rocket

Guide
Team Blue

Rocket first came to LA in 2005, lured by promises of the ocean, delicious cuisine, and a career in  music. The last one didn't quite work out (yet!), but he's been enjoying the other two immensely. Rocket has worked with kids for 8 years, while in school at LACC and Cal-State LA. He graduated last year with his Teaching Credential. Rocket has been with Wildfolk every Summer since the very first one! 

Tarzan

Guide
Team Purple

Tarzan is from Chicago, IL and attended the University of Michgan School of Music, Theatre, & Dance where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Performance - (Acting).  During his summers, he worked at theatre camps and acted at UV Theater Project. Following graduation, Tarzan drove out to LA to pursue his acting career and has been living the dream for 2 years. In addition to performing, he also loves listening/making music, playing video games, playing sports, and doing outdoor activities -- especially at the beach! Tarzan is pumped to bring his creativity, enthusiasm, and kindness to Camp Wildfolk this summer!

Robin

Guide
Team Purple

Robin is a proud Californian from the Bay Area. She moved to LA a little over a year ago after graduating from University of Nevada, Reno with a BA in Theatre and minor in Human Development and Family Studies. She has always enjoyed working with kids. She has even worked at a summer camp before! She is so excited to get to work at a camp again and looks forward to spending all summer with you all! For fun she enjoys singing too loud in the car, dressing up as her favorite characters, and getting far too obsessed with tv shows.

Kelp

Guide
Team Yellow

Kelp grew up in San Diego but moved to Los Angeles in 2018 to begin college. They are a rising senior at Otis college of art and design majoring in fine art with a minor in teaching. She loves to go hiking and garden in her spare time and loves to share that plant knowledge with kids. Kelp also loves all things art especially fiber arts and can’t wait to begin projects with the kids this Summer on Team Yellow!! 

Squid

Jr. Guide
Team Yellow

Squid was born and raisied in Los Angeles. She currently studies Dramatic Writing at NYU Tisch. She loves acting, singing, and writng, pretty much anything creative! She is so happy to be back at Camp Wildfolk as a Jr. Guide, after previous summers as a GIT and then a Camp Assistant.

Fern

Guide
Team Green

Fern is orignally from Kelso, WA- a small town between Seattle and Portland. Fern attended Western Washington University, where he fell in love with acting and earned a BA in Theatre.

Over the last 7 years, Fern has worked in all sorts of educational settings- schools, camps, and  after school, too. Most recently Fern has been working towards his Master's Degree in Elementary Education through Western Governors University. He is so excited to meet everyone!

Sapphire

Guide
Team Green

Sapphire was raised in the San Gabriel Valley and after earning a BS in Neuroscience at UC San Diego and an MSc in Music Psychology in London, England, she is back in LA for the next stage of her life. She's worked with pre-K and Kinder students for about 9 years as a TA.

This is her first year working at a  camp and she is so excited to share her love of science and art with all the campers. In her free time she enjoys arts & crafts, going to museums, and watching (mostly) educational YouTube videos.

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Bug

Jr. Guide

Bug is a lifelong resident of the Valley. Bug is currently attending the California State University of Northridge. They are pursuing a degree in Political Science and minoring in Writing and Rhetoric. They aspire to attend law school and become an attorney. All while still giving back to underrepresented communities. This all stems from Bug attending underfunded schools, he decided to give back to underrepresented students by choosing to become a student tutor at the beginning of 2021. This led bug to apply to an enrichment program and becoming a program leader for younger students. Whenever Bug can, he enjoys going to Downtown LA and spend time going to parks.

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Big Red

Jr. Guide

 

Big Red was born and raised in LA.  He just graduated Highschool and is going to collage in the fall. He is active in his local community through his local parish and Boy Scouts. He loves expanding his knowledge and experience base. He also loves to experience new things as to better himself. He's excited to be at Wildfolk this Summer!