Sun Camp Staff


Rachel Matta, Founder

I'm a parent and teacher and have four kids, including one with Down syndrome. I founded Sun Camp so kids with DS and their sibs could go to camp together, and make good long-term friends. I love to read and do Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

2019 Staff

Updated 6/5

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Whitney Bulmer, Kids Camp Director

Hi there! I'm Whitney, the director of Sun Camp. When I was a kid, I loved summer because I went to camp. I couldn't wait to play with friends, partake in fun games and activities, and of course, sing and dance my heart out. Now, as an adult, I find myself still here. I'm thrilled to be a part of the Sun Camp family. As director, it's my duty to make sure everyone is safe and is having endless fun. It's going to be a great summer and I'm excited to meet all the campers. See you soon!


Marcos Delgado, Kids Camp Counselor

I enjoy basketball and football and play both at Woodside High School. I’ll be a senior. Photography is a new passion I have. I love music and video games. I’m excited to return to Sun Camp!


Zachary Pugliano, Kids Camp Counselor

Hi, my name is Zach Pugliano and I am a Para Educator at Cipriani Elementary School studying to be a teacher. I am a certified lifeguard/ski instructor and do carpentry during the summer months. In my free time I enjoy riding my bike and doing yoga!


Brigitte Butler, Teens Camp Director

Greetings! My name is Brigitte and I am a graduate student studying occupational therapy. When I’m not busy with school I love to dance, spend time outdoors exploring new places, and listen to live music. I’ve worked with individuals with special needs of all ages and in a variety of settings. I look forward to planning fun activities that will foster new friendships among all of the teen campers!


Naomi Elkins, Teens Camp Counselor

My name is Naomi, and I study at UC Boulder, and am 20 years old. I've been working with children my whole life. I love photography, reading, and art.


Aisha Chabane, Teens Camp Counselor

Hey! My name is Aisha and I am currently a student studying sociology. I love working with kids and have been doing so ever since I can remember. I love exploring new places, getting creative and making new friends. I look forward to a bright, fun and happy summer!


Monica Baxter, Teens Camp Counselor

Cheers!  My name is Monica and I like playing outside and having fun with people.  I study occupational therapy at San Jose State University.  When I'm not studying I like taking day trips around the Bay Area to hike.  I'm currently watching Lost on Hulu.  I look forward to meeting you all this summer and having a blast!


Kelly Bellemore, Teens Camp Counselor

Hello! My name is Kelly Bellemore and I am currently a graduate student in the Occupational Therapy program at San Jose State University. I enjoy going to the movies, hiking, playing games, and creating art. I am looking forward to this year’s summer camp!