Resources and Topics in ACA, Northern California

Getting to Know You

Welcome to the first installment of ‘Getting to Know You,’ our Nor Cal member shout out feature!  Each edition, we’ll showcase a member or member camp offering unique service and/or programs to our Northern California, ACA area.  Here’s to building community and getting to know each other.

Meet Rose Powell – Student in Action!

Rose is a Senior in Recreational Management at California State University East Bay, gradating in June 2018.  She has attended camps all her life starting at age 6 at YMCA Raintree Ranch where she stayed until she was able to work there her first summer.  One summer on staff was all it took for Rose to know she wanted to work in camp the rest of her life.  She went on to be staff at both YMCA and private camps, and following graduation, will be looking for full-time work in the camping industry to continue her passion.  She currently works for the City of Dublin and outside of school and work, enjoys spending my free time with her horse named Kingston.


Rose believes strongly in the power of camp, and was actively involved with the Northern California Local Council of Leaders as the Student Representative over this past year.  She greatly enjoys this role and is looking for more ways to involve our Emerging Professional in Camping (EPIC) in the camp community.  At the recent ACA National Conference, she met with other professionals from our area on how they can help build a new EPIC group in Northern California.  Way to go Rose! 





Note:  If you have an interesting program or camp feature to share, or would like to offer a member’s name to include in a future edition, please contact Sari Van Otegham.