Amanda Jordan


Lead Backpack Guide / Fall Staff

Filling the brand new role of Backpack Apprentice, Amanda brings 4 years of Sonlight experience to the position. Working under Winston Marugg, Founder and Backpack Coordinator, Amanda will focus on learning what it takes to organize and execute the summer backpack program. A University of North Carolina, and NOLS graduate Amanda brings leadership and fresh perspective to the program.

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Claire Madera


Program Director

or The Boss of Fun

Claire believes in the power of community and that play is the catalyst for change. She brings a depth of camp and leadership experience to Sonlight. With a degree in Psychology from Regis University she is quick to connect the healthy space of camp to the needs of Sonlight campers and staff. From her days as a middle school and high school Sonlight camper through her summers as a counselor Claire understands the power of a week at camp and desires to provide the same life changing experience to kids.

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Mary Marugg


Founding Director | Interim Director

Founding Director Mary Marugg has moved into a different role as interim director as Sonlight navigates organizational change. A firm belief that camp can be a transforming experience, Mary is quick to spend her days working to create a place where campers, staff and guests know they are welcome. As an RN she is deeply involved in the Alliance for Camp Health, bringing together the national work of creating healthy camp communities with the Sonlight program.

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Winston Marugg


Property Manager | Backpack Coordinator

Never far from a hammer, box of equipment or cup of coffee, Founding Director Winston is happy to be in his current roles of Property Manager and Backpack Coordinator. After 38 years as Director he’s happy to be wrestling plumbing and electric challenges giving him time for 9-square and hikes with the campers. With his love of the mountains and the adventure they offer he considers it a privilege to provide the opportunity for wilderness adventure to kids.

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