Payton Schoonmaker Outdoor Education/Outreach Coordinator
Payton grew up in Salem Oregon. After spending his freshman year of college at University of Hawaii he moved back to Oregon and eventually graduated from University of Oregon. Payton spent his summers as a camp counselor first in Oregon then here at Camp Surf. After a two summers Payton wanted more of camp. He’s spent the last two years as a Program Instructor for Outdoor Education, Leadership and Castaways. Payton is excited for his new role at camp as the Outdoor Education/Outreach Coordinator. In his free time Payton enjoys surfing and exploring all Southern California has to offer.
Erik Rodriguez Maintenance Supervisor
Erik is a San Diego native that grew up in Rosarito Beach, B.C., Mexico. He moved back to Imperial Beach where he has spent most of his life. Erik started at YMCA Camp Surf in 2005 as a weekend janitor, moved into a full-time position with our maintenance staff, and is now supervising the grounds and janitorial staff at camp. Erik enjoys coming to work, has developed a new passion for native plants, and looks forward to continuing to grow with camp. Erik also loves writing music, creating art, "sk-8-ting", and riding his bikes!
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