|Jeff Portnoy is the Co-owner and the Co-Director
Jeff graduated from U.C. Berkeley (’69) and the
University of Santa Clara Law School (’72). He has been involved
with Skylake since 1984, first as a parent when his daughters
began to attend Skylake as campers, and then as the
owner/director since 1995. Jeff resides in Marin County with his
wife Bonnie during the off season.
Jeff has three primary goals as the director:
- Every child is safe both physically and emotionally in their
- Every child experiences the simple and pure joy of a true
summer camp experience
- Every child returns home happier and more confident
Adrienne Portnoy-Durgin, Co-Director, has lived,
breathed, and dreamed Skylake most of her life. She first
attended Skylake as a 9 year old camper and spent the next 15
summers at Skylake as Camper, CILT, Jr Staff, Counselor, and
CILT Director. After graduating from the University of Arizona,
Adrienne relocated to Lake Tahoe where she currently lives with
her husband Mark and their three sons, Jacob, Miles and Asher.
Jon Moore, Senior Advisor, first came to Skylake in 1971. His intimate
knowledge of all that is Skylake comes from over 25 seasons as a
camper, a counselor and a director. He did his undergraduate
studies at Pomona College and earned a master's degree in
physical education from California State University - Fullerton.
He currently lives in Alameda, California, with his wife, Beth,
and two daughters, Emma and Abby.
Skylake will have 65 counselors this summer. Counselors are
required to have obtained their lifeguarding, first aid, and CPR
certifications. In addition all staff attend 6 days of on-site
staff training immediately preceding the arrival of the campers.
Skylake counselors have both the responsibility of being cabin
counselors for the 32 cabins and for running a specific
activity. All of the Skylake counselors are college student s or
who have already graduated. The hiring process includes
interviews, reference checks, and full criminal background