Elena, Sam, Olivia, Leslie 2013

Staff & Bios

Point Reyes Summer Camp is staffed by a remarkable group of people who share a love for the natural world, great enthusiasm for outdoor adventure, and dedication to fostering confidence and creating experiences that evoke awe and connection. Our programs promote inclusion, change lives, and inspire the next generation of environmental stewards.
Lynn
Hinck
Program Director

Lynn grew up just outside of Yellowstone Park where she received her first education in the outdoors from the park rangers and the wild lands around her. She spent many childhood hours in the woods exploring creek beds, tracking moose, reading the sky and playing with the wood elves. The sense of awe and delight in the natural world has never left her, and nothing brings her more joy than sharing her love of nature with children.
Lynn has spent some portion of every summer for the past 30 years as either a camper or a camp staff member. She has done nearly every job there is to do at camp and served on the Board of Trustees for Luccock Park Camp in Montana for many years. Most recently she worked for Trackers Earth managing their year-round Marin programs. She is excited to put her gifts for team-building, biscuit baking and knock-knock jokes to work for Point Reyes Summer Camp.

Chelsie
Taylor
Site Director

Chelsie Taylor is an experienced educator in camps, classrooms, and the great outdoors. She served as Program Director for Farm and Wilderness Summer Camps in Vermont, where she lived for 7 years. A lover of the practical arts, she has created week-long camps for kids of all ages in the Bay Area themed around natural dyeing, fiber-arts, gardening, herbal medicine, animal/bird language, archery, and outdoor cooking. In the school year she is a compassionate, inspiring coach for at-risk youth in Berkeley. Currently, she is designing a nature-based rite-of-passage group for young women in West Marin to begin this Fall. Also a professional musician, Chelsie is recording her first album. In her free time she enjoys meditating, hiking the local seashore, up-cycling old furniture, and making sculptures out of found recycled materials. Chelsie says overnight camp is her "happy place" and is incredibly excited to bring her respect for tradition, exploration, and the natural world to Point Reyes Summer Camp this year!