Camp Directors

Camp Directors are responsible for creating the day-to-day camp curriculum, overseeing counselors, and ensuring camp policies and risk management procedures are properly followed.

Sam Garcia

Sam Garcia

Degree: B.S. Elementary Education with Early Childhood

Hometown: Originally from Lakewood, WA

Camp Experience: Camp kid for 7 years and I’ve been a Counselor for the last 4 years with the YMCA. I’ve also worked 3 years in youth athletics as a soccer, basketball, volleyball, and gymnastics coach.

 

“Montana State Recreation Sports and Fitness has been my home away from home for the past three years and I couldn't imagine not walking into the building every day and working with the amazing staff we have! Having been a camper myself and then a camp leader, I have so many ideas about what summer camp should be like for the youth in our community and I want to provide a safe, engaging, and unforgettable experience for as many kids as possible.”

 

 
Jordan Dreessen

Jordan Dreessen

Degree: B.S. Health and Human Development with a Minor in Coaching 

Hometown: Billings, MT

Camp Experience: Summer of 2010-12, 2015 and 2016 (so 5 years total!). I’ve been involved with Billings Park and Rec Youth Summer Camp and MSU Sports Camp.

 

“I want to be a part of this camp to give kids an extraordinary summer experience at MSU in an active and healthy way. I want to help with the forming of relationships through summer camps that last a lifetime!”

Camp Counselors

Counselors are responsible for implementing the camp curriculum, and mentoring, coaching and providing a safe environment for all campers. They are the day-to-day fun people!

“We are currently in the process of hiring the 2018 Bobcat Summer Youth Camp counselors.  Please check back on May 1, 2018 to meet our awesome staff.”

Executive Director

The Camp Executive Director is responsible for ensuring a safe, fun, and rewarding summer camp experience for the youth of our community.  They oversee all curriculum, risk management, personnel, and budgeting operations.

Spencer Sorensen

Spencer Sorensen

Degree: Masters in Sports Psychology
B.S. in Sports Management

Hometown: Boise, ID

Camp Experience: 10 years working with kids as a sports official and coach.

 

“I’m excited to bring a great camp experience back to this campus for the whole community to take part in. I love that this is a comprehensive camp and that kids will get to have fun from many different activity approaches than the usual sports camps. This new program will not only open up our facility to the youth of our town but also provide real meaningful leadership opportunities to our camp counselors. We hope to be able to impact as many future Cats as we can each summer with this thing, and we’re willing to put in the work to do so."