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Meet Our Staff

Of the City, for the City

If interested in working or volunteering with City Kid Camp, please don't hesitate to reach out!

Evan Rivera-Owings

Founder, Director

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Growing up in the city I was lucky to have several caring adults who took me outdoors on a regular basis. This created a profound appreciation for life beyond my room and led me to explore the avenues beyond doorstep. I took MUNI, rode bicycles and scooters and went wherever I could as long as it was outside.

I understand that today's world is different and that youth don't have the same latchkey freedoms. This is why City Kid Camps is so important to me - to create a space for that foundational sense of freedom and exploration of home for this next generation.


After six years working with SF Rec and Parks I transitioned to a supervisor role with the Stonestown YMCA. There I collaborated with the local community and SFUSD to build year-round programming geared towards teaching active, value-based lifestyles. 

City Kid Camps is my first private venture and is the product of decades of experience as a camper and later a youth program





As a sheltered kid raised in San Francisco, I unfortunately didn’t get to experience adventuring outside with my friends that often, but as I grew up, I learned the value of nature and the outdoors and how important it is in a child’s development. Since I was a teenager, I knew I wanted to work with kids to help build their confidence and understanding of themselves, as well as the world around them. I’ve been working with children since I was 17 years old, and through my experience, i’ve learned how to lead and create structured, yet fun and challenging activities as well as self-reflective discussions to gauge the youths’ minds. I will always try my best to encourage others by leading by example and using positive reinforcements to promote a strong self-esteem.



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For the past 4 years I have been working for a full-day camp during the winter, summer and spring for 5-6 hours a day. I really enjoyed being with these kids and growing a bond with each and every one of them. I have had success working with children with behavioral issues and finding ways to engage them even when they have a harder time listening to directions. I have experience facilitating and making up games for kids to keep them engaged and entertained. Most of all, I'm excited and stoked to meet the awesome campers this summer and get to enjoy my time with them building those bonds and creating those experiences.

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