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Meet the Alpenguides - Our Trip Leaders

Our camp guides are the best… some say they even have Superpowers!

Alpenguide duties go far beyond typical camp counselor jobs by providing wilderness medical care, evaluating and managing risks, leading adventure activities, driving vans and by planning and preparing delicious meals with campers. Our girls summer adventure camp leaders "the Alpenguides" are truly inspirational and are the #1 reason to choose Alpengirl; they know how to have fun and have the outdoor skills to boot!

As well as being seasoned outdoors women who have an excellent rapport with teen girls, your Alpenguides are experienced leaders in adventure travel, and are intuitive educators. These skills are combined with professional certifications such as Wilderness First Responder, Lifeguard, and Yoga.

Alpenguides are positive and fun role models with SUPERHUMAN POWERS!

A-Girl

Alpengirl camp founder and director

Known Superhuman Powers: When A-Girl is adorned with, as many superheroes are, a special instrument of inspiration; a cape, her natural capacity for spontaneous exuberance, creative visioning, organizational leadership and genuine caring go far beyond the range attainable by normal humans to reach superhuman strength levels.Read more

Cindy Lou Who

wilderness summer camp staff leader

Known Superhuman Powers: This lil’ Who from Whoville (also known as Lopez Island, WA) is filled with joy, positivity, and compassion for all creatures, great and small. Like her Dr Seuss namesake, she believes in the power of community, and specializes in building tight-knit groups while on the move and in the backcountry! She knows the importance of a well-timed snack, a spur-of-the-moment swim, or a rousing sing-along.Read more

Banana Split

wilderness summer camp staff leader

Known Superhuman Powers: Is there any fruit that’s as universally loved as …a banana? Wrap it in foil, fill it with chocolate chips and brown sugar, and tuck it in the campfire, and you’ve got a really SPECIAL banana…a Banana Split! Bringing the approachability and adaptability of her namesake fruit, and creating the enthusiastic response that this campfire dessert incites in all who try it, Banana Split is impossible not to enjoy.Read more

Hype Girl MacGee

Arlee an Alpengirl camp guide and leader

Known Superhuman Powers: Hype Girl MacGee has the power of enthusiasm at her disposal: wallflowers become wildflowers in her presence! Her enthusiasm and energy know no bounds, and she is sure to bring out the positive attitude in everyone, not to mention their best dance moves.Read more

River Otter

Sophie an Alpengirl camp guide and leader

Known superhuman powers: ​Did you know a group of otter is called a romp, bevy, family or raft?? River Otter is here to use her superhuman social powers to make everyone around her feel like romping from the first day of camp! Whether splashing around, goofing around, or gathering 'round the campfire, River Otter’s enthusiastic personality turns any situation into a spontaneous moment.Read more

Raspberry

Rose an Alpengirl camp guide and leader

Known Superhuman Powers:​ Did you know that each raspberry is actually dozens of fruit in one yummy bundle? Raspberry loves noticing the little things - whether it’s planning the teensiest details or seeing how each person’s individuality makes a group a gorgeous whole, her superpower is valueing everyone and every minute.Read more

(Wild)Flowerchild

wilderness summer camp staff leader

Known Superhuman Powers: Instead of pressing wildflowers to make them last forever, Flowerchild is here to help you make memories that last forever! Her knack for finding the best little moments is matched only by her ability to share them with everyone - she has the power of storytelling, and any adventure with Flowerchild is sure to be one for the books!Read more

Spontaneous Sparkle

Ellie an Alpengirl camp guide and leader

Known Superhuman Powers: You won’t catch Spontaneous Sparkle without some pink sparkles with her--so get ready! With Spontaneous Sparkle, you’ll feel strong and capable outside, and sparkly on the inside. She has the power of laughter and can make you giggle anytime, anywhere.Read more

Scout

Sarah an Alpengirl camp guide and leader

Known Superhuman Powers: Scout is always on the lookout for an adventure! Rain or shine she is able to find something that will make your day a little brighter and an adventure that inspires you to grow. She’ll to scout out the best in every day and she is known for her ability to look closely at what is ahead so that you can be sure footed along your way!Read more

Bam-Bam

Serena an Alpengirl camp guide and leader

Known Superhuman Powers: Small but mighty, Bam-Bam is always filled with energy no matter the time of day. Happiest coordinating events and keeping people connected, she is always on the go, always in a good mood and always ready tfor an adventure to come her way!Read more

Mooooose

Ellie an Alpengirl camp guide and leader

Known Superhuman Powers: Do you know the song about a Moose? Who likes to drink a lot of juice? If you don't, take a hike with Mooooose and a call and response song is sure to follow! Moose's power of making trail magic means every moment with her in the outdoors leaves you feeling the magic.Read more

Chef Meg

wilderness summer camp staff leader

Known Superhuman Powers: Grab your sporks, its Chef Meg! Her legendary backcountry cooking skills are quick to unite friends new and old, feeding bellies and souls after a long day of adventure. Pair that delicious meal with her memorable laugh and you’ve got a recipe for success!Read more

Mattie Goat

wilderness summer camp staff leader

Known Superhuman Powers: Ever seen a mountain goat navigating a high alpine ridge? If you look closely you might also spot a wild Mattie Goat with her flock - she loves exploring in the mountains and her favorite thing is to share these experiences with others. Nothing conquers mountains quite like girl power, an Mattie might just be the girl power G.O.A.T!Read more

River

wilderness summer camp staff leader

Known Superhuman Powers: River has carved her way through various states across the U.S. and made lots of friends along the way. It’s no surprise her superhuman power is building connections.Read more

Spruce

wilderness summer camp staff leader

Known Superhuman Powers: Spruce has the power to help others find their roots and grow tall! Spruce channels the sun and the rain to grow outwards and upwards. In mighty storms, Spruce can bend without breaking, and she loves to dance with the winds of life.Read more

Curious Chameleon

wilderness summer camp staff leader

Known Superhuman Powers: Curious Chameleon can fit in, stand out, camouflage or dazzle. She can blend into a mountain landscape or claim the spotlight in a wacky outfit! She matches herself seamlessly with the people she encounters, and her curiosity and skills of observation (its those swivel-y eyes) allow her to recognize people’s strengths even when they might not be able to see those strengths themselves.Read more

Little Fish

wilderness summer camp staff leader

Known Superhuman Powers: Little Fish beholds a spirit in tune with the river and all its living things. Like the rivers she lives in, she has the ability to connect people together and create harmony with all those she is with. With her endless stream of positive vibes, she holds the ability to stay cool and calm, even in the roughest waters.Read more

Jigsaw

wilderness summer camp staff leader

Known Superhuman Powers: Jigsaw is super-human problem solver. With her extraordinary foresight and powers of visualization, there is no puzzle that Jigsaw can’t resolve!Read more

Sunny K

wilderness summer camp staff leader

Known Superhuman Powers: Sunny K possesses the super power of eternal sunshine, effortlessly brightening the sky on even the greyest of days. When Sunny K is around, you better have your sunglasses ready!Read more

Viva

wilderness summer camp staff leader

Known Superhuman Powers : Viva’s super powers are enthusiasm, flexibilty and humor. This funny girl can flow with anything unexpected, and stretch so far that her feet touch her head! She can make all sorts of wierd and comical poses and turn a frown upside down in just one second! Without a doubt if you are having a hard time she can relate, make you smile, and help you see the joy of being alive!Read more

Bear Cat

wilderness summer camp staff leader

Known Superhuman Powers: Bear Cat specializes in finding and sharing beautiful moments in her natural outdoor habitat. It could be spotting an unusual critter, appreciating a particularly silly joke, or being knocked over by the glory of the mountains, but Bear Cat always has her eye out for the little moments that make camp special, hilarious, beautiful and absolutely glorious.Read more

Bright Eyes

Wilderness summer camp staff leader

Known Superhuman Powers: Bright Eyes sees the exciting side of life, and shares this perspective with others throughout life’s silliest and most awe-inspiring moments. Whether it’s an unusual-looking backcountry meal or a picturesque sunrise, Bright Eyes’ infectious giddiness and enjoyment of life will have everyone around her seeing the moment through her lens, where laughter and smiles fill the picture frame.Read more

Mama Bear

wilderness summer camp staff leader

Known Superhuman Powers: Mama Bear’s superpower is creating a home away from home that is as fun as it is nurturing! Her recipe for success includes giving great hugs, being a good listener, and cooking up good food.Read more