Ash is a writer and engineer with a preference for being outdoors, and a passion for bringing people together. Currently living out of two backpacks and via the hospitality of Airbnb hosts, Ash bounces between the foggy peaks of San Francisco, and the New England of his childhood. At camp, he's excited to get people writing creatively about their experiences.
Smashy Smashy is a performer, teacher and rabble-rouser. She creates solo and immersive theater that she tours around the world by bicycle, also teaching physical theater and organizing creative political actions to protect the environment and for the migrant crisis. She is thrilled to join you for some play workshops that connect to your body, harness your creative impulses, and discover your dormant power and imaginary world within.
Ocean Potion discovered summer camp as an adult two and a half years ago, and found it life changing. She's since attended five camps at Camp Grounded, become part of an incredible community of loving humans, and is excited to share and help create that joy, aliveness, and presence as a counselor at Camp Wonderful with all you wonderful humans.
Woop Woop is a music loving, plant eating, barefoot hiking, nomadic rainbow dancing wild woman!!! She is SO excited to connect with all of you beautiful souls and pumped to share some deep belly laughs, sing some late night songs by the campfire and share some AcroYoga magical fun under the stars!
Why Not Both?
Why Not Both? is the kind of person you can talk to at any time about anything. She loves all things sportsball related, writing, and cartoons, and can often be found hanging out with her baby shark (dog) or baking cupcakes. Why Not Both? is stoked to meet you beautiful humans, jump in the lake and share some campfire joy with y'all while wearing her Cookie Monster onesie.
Dilly promises to see your amazingness and help YOU remember just how terrific YOU are! She's been a counselor at Camp Grounded and has led songwriting playshops at Kalani Oceanside Retreat, Sandpoint SummerFest, Camp Grounded and the Forrest Bird Charter School. She can help you write your song or show you how to make extra-gluten feather rolls that melt in your mouth.
FOUNDER, CAMP DIRECTOR
Jonah is a lifelong summer camp devotee. Read his thoughts on camp here.
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 play-shops, 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.
DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMING Paige is an event producer and theatrical stage manager in NYC, passionate about sharing the power of play with adults. Paige's knack for creating quality events and experiences pairs well with her love for getting away to recharge & reconnect, making Camp Wonderful an ideal playground.
Mr Falcon Ribble, King Ninja Turtle
CO-FOUNDER, DIRECTOR OF SALES
Randy 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 nine years as a camper and staff member. Randy’s time at French Woods set him up for a career in circus schools and flying trapeze. Randy grew up to literally run away and join the circus, and at 24 performed a triple somersault in front of a live audience, a rare feat that only few artists have accomplished. After returning home spent the last seven years working in sales and strategy at tech start-ups. He still runs away to visit trapeze schools any chance he gets.
ART DIRECTOR Molly loves creating amazing experiences for people — whether it’s designing board games, helping local governments design better services for people, making zines about creativity and friendship, or organizing a summer camp! She can't wait to show you how to paint signs and spin brooms.