- The Directors

Heather Hibbeler, Director
Heather Hibbeler is celebrating her 23rd summer with Sierra! She is a graduate of UCLA, with a B.A. in Sociology and an emphasis in Social Psychology. She came to Sierra in 1994 with extensive knowledge of outdoor skills and aquatics sports. She is a member of the American Camp Association (ACA) and has served as the Southern California Vice-President of the Western Association of Independent Camps. She and her husband, Adam, also operate Peninsula Bay Cities Day Camp and Swim School located at Marymount California University in Rancho Palos Verdes. They have 3 children, ages 7, 10, and 13, who all attend camp!

Kent D. Newell, Founding Director
The Founder, Kent D. Newell was employed by the UCLA Fernald School for 14 years, where he was Supervisor of Physical Education for 10 years. He is the founder and former Director of Camp Cornell for Boys, the Motor Performance Skills Program, and has been a youth Camp Director since 1962. Kent has been retired since 2005 although he likes to pop in and now and again and visit





Sierra Sleep-Away:

August 15 – August 26

August 15 - August 20