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Jonah Spear

Jonah Spear (camp name: Benefitz) is a lifelong summer camp devotee. He has co-directed youth camps at Rowe Camp and Conference Center, launched and co-hosted family camps at Rancho La Puerta and The Esalen Institute, and told terrible jokes, run awesome playshops, and co-conceived color wars as a counselor at Camp Grounded.

Jonah's background in theater, circus, and dance also informs his work as program director at Second Response, a humanitarian aid organization dedicated to building community resilience using somatic approaches to self regulation. Together with his father, he teaches workshops and PLAYshops to caregivers, teachers, and young people all around the world.

Randy Kohn

Randy Kohn is an entrepreneur, trapeze artist and overall renaissance man from New Jersey. He had his first sleep away camp experience shortly after his parents decided his high energy personality was too much for them to handle year round. It was at French Woods Camp where he was first introduced to the flying trapeze and he spent the next 9 years as a camper and staff member.

Randy’s time at French Woods set him up for a career in circus and trapeze. Randy grew up to literally run away and join the circus, and performed a triple somersault in front of a live audience, a rare feat that only few artists have accomplished. After returning home, Randy opened his own trapeze school and enjoys teaching classes across the United States,

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Jonah Spear (camp name: Benefitz) is a lifelong summer camp devotee. He has co-directed youth camps at Rowe Camp and Conference Center, launched and co-hosted family camps at Rancho La Puerta and The Esalen Institute, and told terrible jokes, run awesome playshops, and co-conceived color wars as a counselor at Camp Grounded.

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Jonah Spear (camp name: Benefitz) is a lifelong summer camp devotee. He has co-directed youth camps at Rowe Camp and Conference Center, launched and co-hosted family camps at Rancho La Puerta and The Esalen Institute, and told terrible jokes, run awesome playshops, and co-conceived color wars as a counselor at Camp Grounded. Jonah's background in theater, circus, and dance also informs his work as program director at Second Response, a humanitarian aid organization dedicated to building community resilience using somatic approaches to self regulation. Together with his father, he teaches workshops and PLAYshops to caregivers, teachers, and young people all around the world.

Randy Kohn >

Jonah Spear (camp name: Benefitz) is a lifelong summer camp devotee. He has co-directed youth camps at Rowe Camp and Conference Center, launched and co-hosted family camps at Rancho La Puerta and The Esalen Institute, and told terrible jokes, run awesome playshops, and co-conceived color wars as a counselor at Camp Grounded. Jonah's background in theater, circus, and dance also informs his work as program director at Second Response, a humanitarian aid organization dedicated to building community resilience using somatic approaches to self regulation. Together with his father, he teaches workshops and PLAYshops to caregivers, teachers, and young people all around the world.