Rob Harrington ~ Director
As a lad of 11, Rob moved to a warm and sunny place near the sea in Florida. Practicing the exhilarating dance of wave riding and also marine biology became a lifelong pursuit. Much later Rob discovered the lively art of Waldorf Education integrating the arts and academics. He became a teacher, husband, father and camp director and continues to tutor all ages and care for children at Marin Waldorf School.
Orca started our saltwater celebration 30 summers ago with support from the warmth of extended family, learning through play and nature immersion. The practice of "all my relations" is at the heart of our camp and we share gratitude for earth, sea and sky.
Elena Alcerro ~ Counselor Santa Barbara
I'm a former student at Loyola Marymount and I started going to Orca camp when I was 5. I love all things in nature, especially the ocean, and I attribute this passion to all my days at orca school and orca camp. I also love seeing children smile, laugh, learn, and grow. I spend my school year babysitting, volunteering at the library's homework help program, working at a swim school, and being a cabin leader at outdoor schools for local 6th graders. I love that orca camp combines my love of the ocean and my passion for helping children. I love surfing, kayaking, and body surfing in the waves, with the children and the Dolphins.
And I'll never give up the opportunity to make a drip castle, friendship bracelet, play the ukulele, or take a trip to the tide pools.
Taylor Casey ~ Counselor Santa Barbara
Having grown up in Goleta, Taylor has been in and around the water his whole life. An avid surfer, he was a member of the Pepperdine Surf Team in Malibu and taught kayak and paddle board tours as well as surf lessons at the Malibu Surf Shack while attending Pepperdine University. Taylor first started working for Orca Camp 10 years ago and enjoys the thrills of helping others to catch their first waves. Taylor is also a musician and has contributed more than one original tune to Orca. His solo album can be found online under ‘Taylor Casey’. Taylor also teaches guitar and ukulele lessons to campers both at camp and in-home lessons.