Collectively, our staffs of 2 full and 5 part time has worked with youth for over 60 years, 1/3 of which were spent with youth with some sort of challenge, big and small (e.g. From general shyness and loneliness to depression, anxiety, suicidality mood changes and even addiction. Amy, in particular, has worked with many children with addiction issues.
Some more details of the staff...
Amy- full time, has extensive background with at-risk children, serving as a counselor, teacher, and family law lawyer. She especially enjoys children who are challenged more than others, many of whom are on medication.
Scott- full time, has enjoyed well over 20 years with children, ages 2.5 to 17. Primarily a mentor to these children, Scott has brought much confidence to many children, through nature and sports. His philosophy and program is now directed toward his passion and life (to help children who are challenged). The kids all love Scott.
Founder & Owner. 45 years old. Scott was born and raised in Santa Clara, and took his first job as a CPA in San Francisco 23 years ago. He’s been playing sports his whole life, including soccer, baseball, football, water polo, basketball, golf and track. Scott was a 4-year starter in soccer at St. Mary's College in Moraga, CA. He has three children (Kyle, Nicole, and Molly). They have enjoyed countless hours outdoors in San Francisco, especially participating in sports and recreational activities. Scott has been actively involved in coaching children's sports for the past 18 years. Over the past five years he has read, learned and focused on facilitating a positive environment for children to enjoy recreation and sports. At Kids Outdoor Club, the cornerstone philosophy is unstructured free playtime, which current scientific research embraces. Scott is happy to know that Kids Outdoor Club is at the cutting-edge of what doctors say is pivotal for our young children. Additionally, Scott is real competitive and believes strongly in sports for children. He spends a considerable amount of time learning and applying positive coaching techniques. Scott loves children, the outdoors, and sports. Nothing excites him more than a smile on a child's face when that child has reached his/her goals.
My 3 children, Kyle (Senior St. Ignatius), Nicole (Junior at University HS), Molly (7th grader at Marina Middle), work part-time during the school year and full time each summer, have had a huge impact on this program, and with many other children at camp over the past 10 years. Avid athletes, all 3 kids play multiple sports. They truly love helping children.
Obah- part time, hails from Ghana, Africa, where he and I share a love and school built for only young girls. Obah has worked for Kids Outdoor Club for over 5 years and hands down, the children love to be with Obah.
Rene- part time, has enjoyed a huge counseling career, especially working with children and adolescents and families in her practice for over 15 years. She truly enjoys helping children and their families.