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Skylake's Leadership

Jeff Portnoy is the Co-owner and the Co-Director of Skylake.
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:
  1. Every child is safe both physically and emotionally in their camp experience
  2. Every child experiences the simple and pure joy of a true summer camp experience
  3. 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 checks.