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Our Staff

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A highly qualified staff dedicated to the youth in camp is truly the heart of our program. Every staff member plays a role in the success of our program, including Program Staff, Health Staff, Support Staff, and Administration.

The most vital member of this team is the Cabin Leader. This position is the key to a camper having a successful experience, and hinges on the camper being welcomed into the program with a sense of belonging, a sense of feeling appreciated, and a sense of being respected. The Cabin Leader's primary duty is to make a child feel safe and at ease, with secondary duties - equally important - of creating a cabin family, positive environment, and encouraging responsibility and independence. All of our Cabin Leader's instruct activity areas of their interest.

We seek staff who are experienced and trained in the field of youth development and education. Many members of our leadership team work in school systems or afterschool programs. Most of our staff is studying to build a career in education or other youth-oriented fields. All staff complete a training prior to the camp season that includes topics such as:

  • Safety and Emergency Procedures
  • Creating a Welcoming Environment
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Lifeguarding
  • Program Development
  • Leadership Development
  • Building Confidence, Healthy Friendships and Positive Environments
Please contact our office at 530-300-8261 if you have any questions about employment at Camp Rockin' U.

Meet our staff

Camp Director

Darby Johnson


Darby Johnson has worked at Camp Rockin' U for 17 seasons: 1 as a Cabin Counselor, 6 as Program Director, and she's been Rockin' U's Camp Director for the past 10 years. Darby gained a love for the great outdoors as a child, where she spent many summers camping, hiking and fishing with her family in Utah's Boulder and Uintah Mountains. She studied in the Parks, Recreation and Tourism Program at the University of Utah, with an emphasis in Adventure and Outdoor Programming. She also gained a love of working with people, especially children, when she spent 18 months volunteering in remote locations throughout the many beautiful islands of the Philippines. Darby is passionate about teaching kids a love for nature, helping them master new skills, encouraging them to gain more confidence in themselves and making sure they have a blast doing it. She's committed to making sure everyone who comes to Camp Rockin' U has an amazing, unforgettable experience.

Assistant Camp Director



Sunnee has been working at Camp Rockin' U since 2013. She started her adventure here as the arts and crafts director and has made her way to Assistant Camp Director. Sunnee has a bachelors degree in Sociology from the University of Utah. She shines in the organization, planning and paperwork side of camp. Sunnee has been working with kids for many years and really enjoys seeing the progress campers make over the week they spend at camp.

Program Director



Scuttle grew up at Camp Rockin U. From the very first day she has been part of camp, first as a camper, then a CIT, followed by a Cabin Leader, and is now sharing all her experience and passion for camp as Program Director. Her passion for working with children extends outside of camp to Chico State where she is currently earning her teaching credential. Scuttle brings enthusiasm, creativity, her love of camp, and a drive to provide campers with the same defining moments she experienced as a camper.