[Saint Sophia Camp]
Staff

[Bullet] It is the philosophy of the Camp Committee to employ a staff whose primary occupation is in education and who support Orthodox principles. Thus the camp is guided by leaders who understand the needs of Orthodox youth.

The camp director for this year is Perry Skaggs. Perry has been a part of our camping ministry for many years. With an excellent staff and enthusiastic volunteer counselors, he runs a well-rounded program for campers to enjoy.

[Staff]

[Bullet] Perry Skaggs - Director

  • home parish: Saint Sophia, Los Angeles, California
  • school: California State University, Dominguez Hills
  • major/degree: Physical Education
  • age: 43
  • occupation/interests: Head Football Coach Flintridge Prep
  • years attending camp: 29 / 17 on Staff
  • positions held at camp: Counselor, Assistant Cook, Assistant to the Director, Arts and Crafts Director, Boys Director, Director



[Bullet] Steve Skrumbis - Assistant Director

  • home parish: St. Katherine - Redondo Beach, CA
  • school: California State Dominguez Hills
  • major/degree: Master, Educational Administration
  • age: 36
  • occupation/interests: Taper Avenue Elementary School
  • years attending camp: Camper for 8 years, Counselor for 2 years, 2 years on Staff (for 2008 and 2009)
  • positions held at camp: Assistant Director
  • Comments:
    I have worked for the Los Angeles Unified School District for 12 years as a 5th grade teacher, 2nd grade teacher, and now currently Director of Magnet school. I was Program Director for the Pilgrim Summer Day Camp for two years.

    Hobbies and interests include sports, traveling, spending time with my kids.



[Bullet] Andrew Horvath - Boy's Director

  • home parish: Kimisis Tis Theotokou, Holmdel, NJ
  • school: Hellenic College / Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Theological School - Boston, MA
  • major/degree: BA Religion 2008
  • age: 23
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  • years attending camp: Seminarian for 3 years (including 2008), Boys Director (for 2009)
  • positions held at camp: Seminarian, Boys Director
  • Comments:
    I enjoy simply being myself with the kids at St. Sophia and many other camps throughout the country. I hope they gain as much from me as I do from them. I'm glad that God is alive and well in California.

    I've also been working retreats and summer camps throughout the seminary for nearly 4 years, 4 at St. Sophia's (including 2009), which has afforded me the opportunity to be honest in dialogues with the kids. I present reality in our Orthodox Life Sessions, scream on the ball field, hang in the mess hall, and evolve with them in humor, prayer, and all other interactions the camp offers.

    Camps:
    2005 - 2007: Camp Good Shepherd (NJ)
    2005 - 2007: St. Nicholas Camp (KY)
    2005 - 2007: Camp Emmanuel (NM)

    Retreats:
    2007: Pittsburgh, PA, _______ CT, Braintree, MA
    2006: Lexington, KY, Mobile, AL
    2005: North District, NJ



[Bullet] Whitney O'Regan - Girl's Director

  • home parish: Saint Sophia, Los Angeles, California
  • school: Sonoma State University Graduate
  • major/degree: History
  • occupation/interests: Currently working as the Business Development Manager for Retail Eyes, Inc. Retail Eyes is a total research, evaluation and development agency with a focus on getting results, providing highly effective programs to clients in many industries. And of course, hanging out with Big Zayne, my pup.
  • age: 23
  • years attending camp: Camper for 10 years, Counselor for 1 year, Staff for 3 years
  • positions held at camp: Camper, Counselor, Girl's Director
  • Comments:
    Hobbies and Interest include playing soccer, working out, working hard, and escaping to Saint Sophia Camp to have the time of my life!



[Bullet] Billy Ballas - Activities Director

  • home parish: Saint Katherine, Redondo Beach, California
  • school: Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo
  • major/degree: BA in Communications Studies
  • age: 24
  • occupation/interests: coaching, representative, and treasurer for the Greek Orthodox Basketball League, Assitant to the priest in the altar, St. Sophia Camp Golf Committee member from 2000 - present, St. Anthony's Festival Committee from 2001 - present, St. Sophia Camp Program Commitee 2004 - present
  • years attending camp: Camper for 8 years, Counselor for 4 years, Staff for 3 years
  • positions held at camp: Camper, Counselor, Boy's Director, Activities Director
  • Comments:
    I am a St. Sophia Camp Olympic Hall of Famer. I enjoy playing baseball, basketball, golf, and many other sports. I help coach basketball at St. Katherine's in Redondo Beach. I love coming to camp every year to see the old friends I have made over the years and to meet new friends. As Boy's Director, I hope I made an impact to keep camp successful with more kids returning every year and having a great time.



[Bullet] Alexandra Georgiou - Pool Program

  • home parish: St. Katherine - Redondo Beach, CA
  • school: Fullerton College
  • major/degree: Pre-med
  • age: 19
  • occupation/interests: During the summer, I work at the Learning Garden Preschool in Lomita and eventually I want to teach kindgergarten. Working with kids is my passion and I can't think of a better job!
  • years attending camp: Camper for 10 years, Counselor for 1 year, Staff for 2 years (including 2009)
  • positions held at camp: Camper, Counselor, Life Guard / Pool Program
  • Comments:
    I've held office positions in clubs throughout high school as well as being a volunteer at a large hospital for 2 years working and running errands under doctors and nurses and catering to patients as well as training new volunteers.

    I love swimming and try to keep active in that area consistantly. Greek dancing is a huge passion of mine that I have been doing for 12 years now. I also love to draw and read in my spare time.



[Bullet] John Rigas - Pool Program

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[Bullet] George Bageris - Night Activities Director

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[Bullet] Evan Papadakis - Night Activities Director

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[Bullet] James Gardikas - First Aid / Nurse

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[Bullet] Perikles Kallis - Orthodox Life

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[Bullet] Danielle Doumak - Arts & Crafts Director

  • home parish: St. Sophia - Los Angeles, CA
  • school: Santa Monica College / Chapman University
  • major/degree: English / Business
  • age: 21
  • occupation/interests: Express Clothing Store
  • years attending camp: Camper for 11 years, Counselor for 2 year, Staff for 2 years (including 2009)
  • positions held at camp: Camper, Counselor, Staff, Arts & Crafts Director
  • Comments:
    In the Girl Scouts, I completed my Gold Award which is equivalent to a Boy Scouts Eagle Scout award. This leadership position gave me the opportunity to plan encampments with my fellow Girl Scouts, which included positions on staff.

    Hobbies and interests: I Greek Dance for Saint Sophia and I also have been involved in many sports. I have participated in G.O.Y.A Basketball with Saint Sophia and participated in the A.Y.S.O soccer league for mulitple years.



[Bullet] Joanna Demos - Arts & Crafts Director

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[Bullet] Christianna Kyriacou - Arts & Crafts Director

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[Bullet] Papou George - Cook

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[Bullet] Theo Giannoulias - Assistant Cook

  • home parish: Saint Anthony, Pasadena, California
  • occupation/interests: DJ
  • past positions held at camp: Cook



[Bullet] James Angelopoulos - Assistant Cook


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