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 also a facilitator and trainer for the Embody Love Movement, which empowers girls and women to celebrate their inner beauty through experiential learning around body image and self-love.

Ange is a registered yoga teacher and Reiki practitioner, and she hosts a podcast for educators called “B.R.A.V.E.,” focusing on personal development and self-care. She loves hiking, exploring national parks, and doing anything beach-related. A member of Santa Catalina School's resident faculty, she lives on campus with her lab mix, Dottie.


Abbey Reed, Assistant Director

"There is a true sense of mission here to change the lives
of girls for the better."

Abbey joined Summer at Santa Catalina during the summer of 2018. Before coming to Monterey, she worked at YMCA Camp Classen in Oklahoma and Camp John Marc in her home state of Texas. She enjoys going to concerts, being outside, and planning for the next summer's camp season.

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Summer Camp Counselors

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.


Summer Teachers

We offer a rich variety of classes because of our fantastic summer teachers! They are professional educators and professionals in their field who have a passion for passing on their knowledge. Each camper is sure to create lasting memories with the teachers of her favorite classes!

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