- The Directors

Heather Hibbeler, Director
Heather Hibbeler is celebrating her 22nd 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 6, 9 and 12, who all attend camp!
Amy Lidell, Program Director
Amy Lidell was a psychobiology major at UCLA, where she was a member of the UCLA Rowing Team for three years. She is an avid wakeboarder, backpacker, and outdoors-person, who has worked for Nawa Academy, an adventure-based summer school helping learning-challenged students. She is also a member of her local Search & Rescue Team. Amy has been with Sierra Adventure Camps since 2001 as a group leader and Program Director. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Western Association of Independent Camps.
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 is currently retired although he likes to pop in and give a hand.  





Sierra Sleep-Away:

August 15 – August 26

August 15 - August 20