Olive Poulsen

Summer Camp Manager



Olive grew up in Reno, Nev. and has always enjoyed being outside in nature. She fell in love with the world of summer camp after attending a Girl Scout camp in Santa Cruz, Calif. After graduating from the University of Utah in 2013 with a degree in Parks, Recreation and Tourism with an emphasis in Adventure and Outdoor Programs, she began teaching outdoor education.

Olive joined the Sierra Nevada Journeys in 2016 as a Residential Outdoor Science Instructor. Since then, she has written lessons, led a backpacking trip, created and implemented the Counselor-in-Training program for summer camp, and coordinated school and community groups as a Program Coordinator. In April 2018, Olive became Summer Camp Manager and is excited to be able to create unforgettable summer camp programming for all Sierra Nevada Journeys’ campers.

When Olive is not at leading programs at camp, you’ll find her backpacking, camping, swimming and petting cats. Olive loves llamas and unicorns too.

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