Meet the Aloha Beach Camp Staff for Summer 2024
Summer camps are only as good as their staffs. If the counselors don't make the program safe and fun for the kids, what's the point? We're fortunate to have a strong, experienced management team and core group of camp counselors who return to Aloha each summer, and whose top priority is ensuring your camper's safety and fun every day.
Summer Camp Owners ... The Naftulin family
Eric and Teri Naftulin founded Aloha Beach Camp in 1999. The husband-and-wife team has over 60 years of combined experience operating summer camps in Los Angeles. Eric manages the camp's business affairs and is on-site with the kids every day. Teri runs the camp office and is a past American Camp Association (ACA) visitor where where she observed other camps to ensure their suitability for ACA Accreditation and compliance with industry standards.
Aloha Beach Camp is a Family Business
Eric and Teri don't run Aloha Beach Camp alone. They have three children who actively participate in the day-to-day operation of the camp to ensure sure your child has the best summer camp experience EVER!
Twin brothers Josh and Noah, 22, are seniors at UC Santa Barbara. Daughter Sarah, 26, is a San Diego State graduate with a degree in child development. Sarah is one of our Keiki Camp program directors, and Josh and Noah are two of Keiki Camp's high-energy, enthusiastic camp counselors every camper loves! (OK, maybe we're biased...but it's true! :)
Keiki Camp Directors
Matthew Duda, Sarah Naftulin and Ashley Dizon direct Aloha Beach Camp's Keiki Camp program. (Keiki Camp takes place at Paradise Cove and Zuma Beach in Malibu).
Matt is a CSUN graduate and has been with Aloha Beach Camp 15 years. During the school year, Matt teaches math and PE in the Simi Valley Unified School District.
Ashley is a student teacher in the L.A. Unified School District. Sarah is a graduate of San Diego State University with a child development degree and will become an elementary school teacher soon.
Kahuna and Nalu Camp Directors
Kevin and Claire have each been with Aloha for four years each. Kevin and Claire are California Certified Health Supervisors.
As former Aloha Beach Camp campers themselves, they understand what it takes to ensure your child has the most fantastic summer at camp. Like all our staff, they are committed to providing an extraordinary and transformative camp experience for your child.
Camp Counselors Featured in the L.A. Times
The Los Angeles Times said we "set the bar high" when hiring staff...and you will, too! Our counselors are chosen for their ability to work with kids in a leadership capacity plus serve as positive role models. Each camp counselor applicant must pass a rigorous multi-phase interview process including a criminal background check. Our counselors are typically 19 years old (at a minimum), trained lifeguards and CPR and First Aid certified.
Great Summer Jobs...Be a Camp Counselor!
Looking for a great summer job? If you enjoy working outdoors, love the beach, want to work with kids and love making money, being an Aloha Beach Camp counselor could be a great job for you. But we don't hire just anyone -- there's certain qualifications you need to meet. Find out what it takes to work here and apply for a job today!
The Staff Makes the Camp
Remember, no matter which camp you choose this summer, the counselors and staff are the ones who will "make it or break it" for your kids. Aloha Beach Camp's staff is committed to delivering the best possible experience for every camper, and we'll work hard every day to make sure you have the most phenomenal summer your life!
We hope to see you at beach camp this summer! :)