Meet the Staff

We invite you to get to know us!

The Galilee staff is a dynamic team of people from across the country, striving to do our part to make the world a better place. Guided by Galilee’s mission, we seek to be thoughtful stewards of the camp and to welcome warmly all the people we serve.

The work of Galilee is grounded in Episcopal traditions and honors the diverse spiritual journeys of all. We believe all people are created in God’s image and that inclusive community is essential to our success. People of all races, religions, creeds, national origins, abilities, sexes, gender identities,and sexual orientations are offered equal opportunity for employment and advancement in our organization.

Stuart Campbell

Executive Director

I have lived and breathed Episcopal camping since my first week as a camper at age 7. I graduated from Bowdoin College in Maine, where I studied History and Art History, and bring a decade of experience serving at Camp Stevens, the Episcopal Camp for the Diocese of San Diego and Los Angeles. I joined Galilee as its first Executive Director in 2007. I live at Galilee with my wife Monica (pictured) and our two daughters Ava and Gracie. I spend my free time hiking the Rim Trail and paddleboarding on the lake.

Chelsey Ayers

Associate Director

Hi! I am Chelsey and I have been involved in camp since I was 12 years old and can’t get enough! I have had the opportunity to work for both non-profit and private overnight and day camps, from traditional to animal husbandry to high adventure camps. Coming to Camp Galilee is like coming home for me, with the small community feel, strong relationships with those we serve, and of course being lakeside at Tahoe, where I had the privilege of going every summer and winter as a child. And yes, I believe Tahoe Tessie is real! I am a mother to 3 amazing kids – 2 sons and 1 daughter (plus 2 dogs!), and wife to my wonderful husband of many years that I met through camp (of course!). In my spare time I enjoy hanging with my family, kayaking, hiking, and basking in the sunrises and sunsets at Galilee. I look forward to meeting you!

Chadwick Clark
Chadwick Clark

Food Services Director

I’m Chadwick Clark! I’ve been at Galilee since I was 23 years old. I started here as a maintenance and grounds worker, but have since found my place in the kitchen. My initial curiosity has turned into a true passion for creating delicious meals. I love planning menus, coming up with new dishes, testing recipes, and figuring out what takes a meal from something to eat to something to remember.
I was married in 2017 to a wonderful, beautiful, hilarious, amazing, clever, talented, intelligent woman whom I live with in South Lake Tahoe. We have filled our home with dogs and spend a lot of our time exploring the outdoors with them. We love to go hiking, running, camping, and any activity that allows us to enjoy the mountains. I am very into cycling during the warmer weather. I’ve logged many hours and feet of climbing on the bike around Tahoe and the surrounding areas. My favorite place to ride is the Hope Valley, particularly in the fall when the aspens are at their brightest shades of yellow and orange. During the winter months you can find me back country and cross country skiing with the dogs, or perhaps on the slopes enjoying the downhill ride.
All in all my, heart belongs to my family, the wilderness, to my food and those it nourishes.

Lisa Thompson

Development Coordinator and Registrar

I’m a life-long camper, counselor, and staff person in the Episcopal Diocese’s camps. I was introduced to summer camping at Camp Stevens in Julian, CA, and the effects of that natural environment and loving community have had a ripple effect in my life. I’ve served as the Development Coordinator at Galilee since 2020, and am new to Registrar duties in 2024. You’ll also see me at Galilee in the summer serving as Camp Nurse for a session or two, as I’m trained as a naturopathic physician. Camp is a unique space where I feel connected spiritually to the beautiful outdoors and the tight-knit communities we engender here. My favorite Galilee experiences are being Camp Nurse where I get to know the campers through their tummy aches and mosquito bites, and kayaking on the lake with my scruffy dog, Grommet.

Angelica Banales

Retreat Staff

I started as a camp counselor at the age of 16. Since then I’ve been returning to Camp Galilee to enjoy the summers and continue growing as a leader. I’ve worked two years as a counselor and three years as a staff member. My hope is to work many years more! While not living on site, I call Las Vegas my home, where I spend a lot of time with my friends and family. During my free time, I enjoy playing video games with friends, practicing my bass, and hanging out with my dogs. I hope to have camp be a place where everyone can be themselves while feeling safe and welcomed doing so!


Camp Dog

I came to Galilee in the late spring of 2020 as a puppy. From that first season, I’ve been living my best life at Lake Tahoe. I love the deep fluffy snow, the refreshing lake swims, the dirty dirt, and all the smelly trees and chipmunks that call Galilee home. You can find me tearing along the shore chasing my ball, or racing down my driveway after a kicked soccer ball. I’m absolutely obsessed with my family, but especially my hooman sisters Gracie and Ava. My family takes me for romps at Spooner Lake and the beach, and sometimes I visit my dog friends next door. I’m energetic yet gentle, and enjoy a good cuddle sesh as well as naps on my own chair. I hope we get to meet if you like dogs.

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