Meet Our Staff

Ange Atkinson, Director

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"I love guiding girls to learn to fail well, access their internal self-worth, and feel confident and empowered in their bodies."

Ange became director of Summer at Santa Catalina in 2019. She has spent more than a decade empowering girls in a summer camp setting, including as founding director of Camp Lantern Creek, an all-girls sleepaway camp in her home state of Texas. She is a former facilitator and trainer for the Embody Love Movement, which empowered girls and women to celebrate their inner beauty through experiential learning around body image and self-love. Ange loves hiking, exploring national parks, and doing anything beach-related. A member of the resident faculty, she lives on campus with her lab mix, Dottie.


Brooke Niemer, Staff

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"I believe that all-girls spaces are powerful; they give girls an opportunity to use their voice, discover their passions, learn to make mistakes, and develop their leadership skills."

Brooke joined the Auxiliary Programs team in 2024 after two years of working with Summer at Santa Catalina. A passionate believer in summer camps and girls education, she also has worked at Camp OSP and Girls Leadership. Originally from Redding, California, she enjoys spending time outdoors, going for walks, watching documentaries, and reading nonfiction.


Sulema Martinus, Staff

"I love making wonderful experiences and memories for children to treasure."

Sulema came to Santa Catalina in 2023 after previously working at the Salinas Community YMCA. She has over 25 years of experience in education, including schools, after-school programs, and summer camps. The California native enjoys swimming, reading, and spending time with her family, including three sons, her dog Rufus, and her cat Winifred.


Summer Camp Counselors

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We have rockstar young women who mentor and guide our campers throughout their stay at camp. Our day and resident camp counselors are a diverse group of positive role models who facilitate play and inclusive community living. Our summer camp counselors are the special ingredient to making that camp magic happen.

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