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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 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 people 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!


Alpengirl camp founder and director

Known Superhuman Powers: When A-Grl 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

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


Wilderness summer camp staff leader

Known Superhuman Powers: Jewels is gifted with a superhuman power of gleaming! She gathers her own special quality of light and shines it upon the camp experience so campers can identify, collect and cherish the brightest and shiniest camp memories much like the smoothed and colorful pebbles collected on a beach or from a mountain stream.Read more


Alpengirl Camp Staff Kelsey B

Known Superhuman Powers: Like paddling through a whitewater rapid or swimming through a crashing ocean wave, Splash will give you an invigorating burst of positive energy to finish the task at hand.Read more


wilderness teen camp trip leader

Known Superhuman Powers: Just as the sage plant is used medicinally to increase one’s capacity to deal with stress, when the going gets tough, Sage invites campers to push through and stretch their comfort zones. She loves creating fun challenges (like the legendary ketchup S’more!) and encouraging campers to try new things, so campers know that they can persevere and have great times and find success even when faced with challenges.Read more


Alpengirl Camp Staff Erica J

Known Superhuman Powers: By displaying bright yellow sunflower-like blooms this enthusiastic and deep rooted Alpenguide has the superhuman power to gather many individual camper stems and bring them together to make one whole happy, healthy and vibrant camper bouquet; an empowered, connected, confident and meaningful arrangement for our campers this summer!Read more


Alpengirl camp staff - wilderness adventure trip leader

Known Superhuman Powers: J-Peg is an avid photographer and videographer, which encompasses her ability to find beauty in life’s simplest things, even if that beauty is hard to find. She seeks those capturable moments instead of waiting for them to appear in front of her, and there’s nothing she loves more than sharing those beautiful moments with the campers in her groups.Read more


Wilderness summer camp guide and leader

Known Superhuman Powers: Whether skimming or surfing the waves of California, skating around Maine, or hitting the slopes in Colorado, Boardshorts becomes superhuman when on her boards - be it skate, surf or snow! She loves the fast paced exhilaration she gets from riding her planks, but she’s also able to slow down and connect with her group and is looking forward to riding horses this summer!Read more

Shooting Star

Teen adventure camp trip leader

Known Superhuman Powers: Seeing a shooting star is a visual reminder of our connection to the universe, and this Shooting Star has been gifted with the superhuman ability to spot even the faintest trail of colorful light in the evening sky. Being with Shooting Star at camp is sure to inspire you to direct your eyes upward and to be present with all that is in the sky - the sun, the moon and bright stars above. Shooting Star believes that “anything is possible” for all campers, just make a wish upon a star and see it fly across the night sky!Read more

Shoe Swapper

Alpengirl Camp Staff Kaelyn

Known Superhuman Powers: Shoe Swapper has superhuman levels of empathy power that allow her to swap shoes with all humans in order to better understand what makes them who they are. She can empathize and relate to people to help them feel more comfortable, heard, and supported.Read more


Erica an Alpengirl camp guide and leader

Known Superhuman Powers: Ember possesses superhuman levels of Spark Power! She can ignite a passion for outdoor adventure in any camper gathered ‘round the glowing embers of her campfire.Read more


wilderness summer camp staff leader

Known Superhuman Powers: Similar to pressing wildflowers in a book, Flowerchild is here to help you make memories that will last forever! Her knack for finding the best little moments is matched only by her ability to share them with everyone - she has the gift of storytelling, and can take any snippet in time and turn it into a tale commemorating her wild quests. Any adventure with Flowerchild is sure to be one for the books!Read more


Alpengirl Camp Staff Bella D

Known Superhuman Powers : Aspen is able to tap into superhuman levels of Aspen Tree Power to grow deeply rooted communicative connections between individuals in her camp groups. Aspens crowning achievement this summer will be to see that each lil’ Alpengirl camper shoot digs deep to find a belief in herself that she is strong and can tackle new challenges, make friends, be part of a supportive group and make wonderful memories for a lifetime that shimmer like aspen leaves in the wind!Read more

Banana Split

wilderness summer camp staff leader

Known Superhuman Powers: 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

PB & Jaid

Alpengirl Camp Staff Jaid B

Known Superhuman Powers: PB & Jaid has the power of amalgamation and uses her powers to blend many into one ~ she’s the #1 sandwich hero that binds a group together!Read more

Obi-Wan Canoebe

Alpengirl Camp Staff Jordyn S

Known Superhuman Powers: Much like her Obi-Wan counterparts, Obi-Wan Canoebe is powerful with an extremely strong connection to the Force; known as the River Force in Canoebe’s waterway lovin’ world. Hers is the Force of rivers, lakes and streams.Read more

The Rock

Alpengirl Camp Staff Jess F

Known Superhuman Powers: The Rock has super strength and resilience with an ample supply of physical and mental might - she’ll be YOUR rock in the backcountry this summer! With broad shoulders and burly arms, The Rock is always there to lean on and she has a firm grasp on how to support young women in becoming capable leaders on and off the trail.Read more

Malia Bee

Alpengirl Camp Staff Malia B

Known Superhuman Powers: The collaborative and energetic Malia Bee uses her bee superpowers to bring groups together in a shared sense of community. She’s a busy multi-tasking bee who’s uniquely talented in also being able to stop and smell the flowers.Read more


Annie an Alpengirl camp guide and leader

Known Superhuman Powers: Whirly, twirly, round and round, here and there Squirrels! scampers gathering up the adventure bound! Community Gathering is Squirrels! superpower; she’s a natural at collecting campers energy and storing it up to support and create a thriving community of happy campers.Read more

Sunny-Side Up

Alpengirl Camp Staff Virginia B

Known Superhuman Powers: Sunny-Side Up’s favorite color is sunshine yellow, and she brings this sunny way of seeing to everything she does. When the day is long or a challenge is ahead, you can count on Sunny-Side Up to lead the way with a smile. She’s always ready to find the joy in the day you’re sharing together.Read more

Light Speed

Alpengirl Camp Staff Lauren O

Known Superhuman Powers: She’s traveling at the speed of light - she’s here, she’s there, she’s everywhere and doing all the things! Zipping around to and fro she makes frequent stops to check in on each person in her group in order to understand what makes each individual unique and special.Read more

Ray of Sunshine

Alpengirl Camp Staff Natalie K

Known Superhuman Powers: Ray of Sunshine possesses the power of solarkinesis. Harnessing the power and energy of the sun she can imbue a warm, positive energy vibe into campers in her care by directing a bright and sunny ray of sunshine onto any situation! When people are hit by her sun rays they are not only showered in positivity but they also get a moment to shine themselves. In her eyes, the best part of a day is making a new friend and sharing giggles together. The only after effect of her sun power is the everlasting and bright memories!Read more

E Flow

Alpengirl Camp Staff Eliza G

Known Superhuman Powers: E Flow possess the powers of flow and manual dexterity at supernatural levels. A unique and unusual combination, these powers join together in the most dextraordinary ways at camp!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


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

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


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


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


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


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

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