Camp Directors
Crystal "Kitty" Kilkenny
Director, Camp Maripai

Kitty has been working at Camp Maripai since 2003. Starting as a counselor, Kitty worked her way up the ranks as unit leader, program director, and assistant director. This will be her third year as Camp Director. Kitty grew up hiking and camping all over Arizona. She learned about summer camp while attending Glendale Community College for Elementary Education, and has been in love ever since! Kitty loves working with kids (and horses) and loves helping girls grow into strong leaders.
Michelle "Juniper" Balfe Keefer
Director, Willow Springs Program Center

Juniper has been working with youth and families for the past seventeen years. She holds a B.A. in Outdoor Recreation and M.S. in Recreation Administration-Outdoor Pursuits. She has experience coordinating and delivering environmental education, camp, recreation and interpretation programs. Michelle grew up in the desert of Eastern Washington where she discovered her love for the natural world and outdoor play. She is dedicated to providing safe and meaningful programs.


Justina "Ooops!" Burks
Director, Shadow Rim Ranch

Ooops! has worked with youth in a variety of settings over the past 10 years. Although her B.S. is in Communications, her passion is in creating and coordinating engaging camp programs. She grew up in Girl Scout programs in southern California and appreciates all that scouting has to offer its participants. Ooops! is looking forward to bringing the fun, challenge, andexcitement of camp to a location near you this summer!