yo! camp

Registration for the 2023 program will open January 2023.

july 3-10, 2022

Malibu Mountains, California

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our staff

Yo! Camp brings together the best of the best in summer camp staff. Our staff have been involved in countless camps throughout the community and are excited to come together for this unique experience.

Alyson Chang

My summer camp mantra is live in the moment & enjoy the present!

Andrew Takahashi

My camp mantra is "kodomo no tame ni".

Ashley Omiya

I am most looking forward to teaching kids more about their community and what it means to be Japanese American.

Brent Yasukochi

My favorite summer camp food is Chili Rice!

Brianna Katsuda

My summer camp mantra is to try and stay in the moment and have fun!

Brianne Yasukochi

My favorite camp mantra is, "Eat all of your vegetables or else.."

Bryan Takeda

I am most looking forward to working with youth to realize their talents and passions.

Caitlyn Sasaki

I am most looking forward to catching up friends and meeting new people!

Casey Murase

I am most looking forward to working with the next generation to provide them with the same unique and memorable experience that I was provided as a camper.

Catherine Lumintang

I am most looking forward to the fresh air and starry skies.

Chris Hirata

I am most looking forward to hearing how much the campers enjoy their food and seeing their smiling faces.

Craig Ishii

Changing the lives of kids in our blood. It's what we do. Can't wait to do it again this summer.

Dina Furumoto

Looking forward to another great year.

Dylan Nishi

What is your summer camp mantra? Live, laugh, love.

Emiko Kranz

I can't wait to spend some time in nature with everyone this summer—fresh air!!

Emily Sarashina

I am most looking forward to creating a fun and educational environment for the campers! I am also looking forward to being surrounded by passionate counselors in the JA community! :)

Eric Komatsu

I am most looking forward to expanding and strengthening our Yo! community.

Erin Hayashida

My summer camp mantra is to make the most of everything!

Gianna Furumoto

My summer camp mantra is “hydrate or die-drate.”

Grant Yasukochi

My summer camp mantra is we are too blessed to be stressed

Hana Goto

My summer camp mantra: Always pack an extra pair of socks!

Jacie Matsuura

I am most looking forward to seeing old friends and using my clinical skills to give back!

Jason Fujii

My summer camp mantra is: "Make a memory that lasts a lifetime."

Jill Katsuda

My summer camp mantra is get out of your comfort zone and make new friends!

Joanne Ishii

I am looking forward to having fun with the kitchen staff in preparing delicious meals for the campers.

Juliana Tom

I am most looking forward to working with a great team of staff members and to see the kids form closer bonds on an overnight camp. I am also excited to see the kids learn and grow over the week.

Kat Hirayanagi

My summer camp mantra is “FOR THE CHILDREN!”

Kayla Katsuda

I am most looking forward to the cultural activities!

Kayleen Hino

My summer camp mantra is not be afraid of growing into the person you desire to be even if everyone or everything tries to bring you down.

Kellie Yada

I am most looking forward to getting to know the staff and participants well, and just enjoying the camp experience!

Kelly Sera

I’m most looking forward to families making memories together and campers getting to connect outdoors!

Kent Marume

My summer camp mantra is "drink water and PICK UP YOUR FEET!"

Kiyo Fukumoto

I am most looking forward to working and helping students and parents.

Lidia Asato

Have fun , make memories

Marisa Katsuda

I am most looking forward to playing games with the campers at Yo! Camp.

Mark Hara

My summer camp mantra is “we just talkin about life”

Megan Nagasaki

I'm most looking forward to getting to spend a week of the summer with community friends, both old and new!

Michelle Yamashiro

I am most looking forward to the laughs and memories we'll be making, together!

Nicole Oshima

My summer camp mantra is "Kodomo no tame ni" (for the sake of the children), or "SPF is your BFF!"

Paul Matsushima

My favorite memory from summer camp has got to be the enthusiasm I witness in both campers and counselors. Everyone has such a blast, there's so many laughter and so much fun. Many people also walk away transformed and ready to face life on better footing, too.

Philip Hirose

I am most looking forward to having fun in the outdoors!

Rodney Nishimura

My summer camp mantra is: "keep it easy!."

Ryan Togashi

My summer camp mantra is: Adventure is out there!!!

Sarah Ando

My favorite camp mantra is “Enjoy the now! Everything goes by so quickly, so appreciate every moment!

Scott Shima

I am most looking forward to seeing old friends.

Sherrie Yasukochi

My summer camp mantra is “FVO. Fun vibes only!”

Stephanie Nitahara

I'm most looking forward to sharing space and community together!

Steve Ishii

I am looking forward to engaging with the campers and having fun

Timothy Chuman

I am most looking forward to being back together with counselors and the youth and being part of a fun, high-energy environment.

The list so far... We're adding new staff every week.