Our Camp Staff

Our staff is dedicated to enriching children’s lives through the camp experience.


Counselors are high school graduates. Many are college students. There also is a group of junior counselors who are recent graduates of the Counselor-In-Training program. There are 26-32 campers in each dorm with a minimum of four staff members. Prospective staff members are interviewed in person. Reference and background checks are required. Counselors participate in intensive staff development the week before Camp opens. This training program prepares staff to meet the responsibilities of caring for children.

Camp Director

Executive director of Hermann Sons Life Camp is Ian "Gunner" Brassett. Ian brings extensive experience to the position, having spent more than 30 years working at two of the country’s premier private summer camps. Originally coming to the United States in 1988 as a soccer and tennis counselor from Kings Lynn, England, through the Camp America organization, Ian spent four summers working seasonally. In 1992 he emigrated to the United States and worked at Camp Lohikan in Pennsylvania until 2005. In 2006, Ian moved to California to begin working at Pali Adventures. Ian was director at Pali Adventures through the 2014 summer camp season before returning to Camp Lohikan.

Health Managers

The health management team is comprised of a health management coordinator, health managers and clinic assistants. Health managers are registered nurses or licensed vocational nurses with emergency first aid certification or documentation. They are on Camp all week, 24 hours a day, to care for the campers and staff. They dispense medication, treat minor illnesses and injuries and refer patients to other medical personnel when necessary. Parents are contacted by the Camp staff if ever a camper visits a doctor, spends the night in the clinic, if parental assistance is needed for extreme homesickness or for any other situation which the director's staff deems necessary.