Meet Our Staff
With her MEd in Child Development and over 20 years of experience, Rachel has worked with children of all ages, cultures, and languages. Through organizing service projects within schools and experience traveling within a variety of cultures, Rachel realizes the importance of kindness, community, and teaching children about the rest of the world. With her background in dance, she found a powerful way to bring culture and connection to children through music and dance in the outdoors. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in children.
Director of Operations
Anna Grace earned her BA in Child Development from Mills College. She is a RCYT (Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher), a RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher), is trained in Trauma Informed Yoga and earned a Certificate in Wholebeing Positive Psychology. She has been working with youth with the full range of developmental and physical abilities for over 10 years in schools, homes, and community centers.
Brooke Mitschang is a dedicated educator with a lifelong passion for learning. She has her Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, an MA in Education, as well as a Child Development Site Supervisor Permit and has worked within various schools and camps throughout the Bay Area. Brooke's passion is nurturing children’s curiosity and development through meaningful connections with nature. She fosters a mindful community that is both kind and safe, to nourish the development of lifelong, empathetic learners who have the tools and resources to problem-solve. In 2022, Brooke started the Seeds of Love Collective to create a community centered collaboration among teachers, children, and families working together to nurture our academic and social-emotional development in connection with nature. Brooke teaches her Open Wilderness Literacy and Science (OWLS) program during the Fall, Winter, and Spring to provide a kind and safe community for neurodiverse learners ages 6-11 to enjoy authentic, hands-on learning experiences outdoors.
Pono Peanut Butter
Pono has been with One Generation Camp for the past 2 years. He keeps everyone endlessly entertained and often elicits many "aww"s from campers and parents alike at his cuteness. His favorite hobbies include belly rubs, chasing after his stuffy, and poking his nose in gopher holes.
Mohamed Lamine Bangoura
W. African DrumTeacher
Lamine Bangoura is a master drummer and musician from Guinea, West Africa. He is a djembe fola, an expert in African percussion, and has been lead percussionist and musical director for African ballets across Western Africa and the San Francisco Bay Area. He moved to the United States in April 2011 and has been teaching and directing classes and events since. Lamine carries the true spirit of Africa in his appreciation of the drum as a tool for human connection and language.
West African Dance Teacher
Naby Bangoura learned traditional West African dance during village ceremonies and celebrations in Guinée, West Africa. At the young age of fifteen, Naby started dancing professionally with Les Merveilles de Guinée. In 1998, Les Merveilles brought him to perform in major venues throughout the United States. Known for his energetic and fluid dance style and soaring spirit, master dance teacher Naby Bangoura has been performing and teaching high energy West African dance, Guinée style, in dance studios and dance workshops all over the United States, as well as Japan, Australia, and Guinée.
Mestre Recruta, Chris Montiel, began Capoeira at the age of 19. In 2005, he graduated as a “Formado” by the United Capoeira Association (UCA), an internationally recognized capoeira school. In 2016, in recognition of his work, Recruta earned the title of “Mestre,”. In 2009, he realize his dream of opening his own academy in Hayward. Since 2000, he has had the privilege of being a part of the teaching collective at UCA, where he continues to regularly teach classes. He regularly teaches classes and workshops around the Bay Area, the US and abroad.
Body Percussionist/ Step Teacher
Antwan Davis is a multi-percussionist that co-founded the performance arts company Molodi, performed with the Las Vegas and North American production of Stomp, and toured nationally with Step Afrika. He has been engaging audiences for 14 years with body percussion and stepping. As a teacher, he is enthused by creating community through body music, giving people a different outlet of expression. He actively performs and teaches workshops and residencies in the U.S and internationally.
Denmis Bain Savigne
Cuban Rhythm and Dance Teacher
From Santiago, Cuba, Denmis Bain Savigne is an accomplished dancer, choreographer, singer, and performer with experience in AfroCuban dance, folklore, ballet, jazz, modern, contemporary, tap, and hip hop. Among many other performances, he performed around the world with Havana Nightclub and choreographed such works as the Latin Grammys, Emilio Estefan, Kenny Ortega, Siegfried & Roy, and Cirque du Soleil. Denmis has taught in a variety of venues including festivals, schools, and studios both nationally and internationally. Denmis is currently the owner of Cuban Rhythm and Rumba Dance Studio located in Vallejo, California.
CIT's (Counselors in Training)
We take Junior Counselors in Training (Jr. CIT's) between the ages of 13-14 and Counselors in Training (CIT's) between the ages of 15-18. All CIT's come to the staff training, learn how to be responsible in a work setting, gain training and experience working with children and in groups, help out as needed in a variety of capacities and get to attend all of the classes with the campers. They gain valuable work experience and have fun in the process! Jr. CIT's join the program at the cost of $300 per week (or $600 per 2-week session which is strongly encouraged in order to get the most out of the experience). CIT's, as they are older and are expected to take on more responsibility, are accepted without cost. We request that all CIT's join our training day at the beginning of summer regardless of when they plan to join us. To apply for a position as a Jr. CIT or a CIT, please contact us directly at email@example.com.