You guys are seriously amazing! From the smiles, kid-friendly staff, colorful bulletin boards, professionalism, organization, and cool events and flyers. It is with a sincere heart that I thank you and really appreciate your awesomeness! You guys rock!

Sally Ibarra

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(661) 254-2687

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23601 Carrizo Dr.
Santa Clarita, CA 91355

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George Lopez

Regional Director/Hiring Manager

Regional Director/Hiring Manager: George Lopez

George began working with children in 1995. Over the years, he has held multiple positions as a camp counselor, assistant director, director, and preschool director. George joined the Sunshine Day Camp team when Fair Oaks opened in the fall of 2002. His position as a Sunshine Day Camp director started in the fall of 2005.  He has helped open facilities, including our Fair Oaks preschool program in August of 2010.  As the East Regional Director, George oversees our Sunshine Day Camp facilities at Fair Oaks, Mitchell, Pinetree, and Valencia Valley.

George holds a Bachelor’s degree in History and has over 30 units of early childhood education. He resides locally with his wife and two children in Santa Clarita.

Chad Ottaviano

Chief Operating Officer

Chief Operating Officer-Chad Ottaviano

Chad began his career as a counselor at Sunshine Day Camp in November of 1992. While he completed his college work, Chad continued at Sunshine Day Camp, working a variety of different positions within the organization.  He moved into management in 2004 when he became the director at our Valencia Valley location.  Since then, Chad has directed several of our program locations including Pico Canyon and Oak Hills.

In addition to his extensive experience at Sunshine Day Camp, Chad has a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology, with specific education in child development, and a Master’s Degree in Business.  Chad resides locally in Santa Clarita with his two children.

Michael Mehl

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer
Michael ‘Mick’ Mehl

Mick began his career with Sunshine Day Camp in January of 1996. During his tenure, Mick has directed several facilities within the Sunshine Day Camp organization including Stevenson Ranch, Oak Hills, and Valencia Valley, and later was a regional director for several years. He also served as Sunshine Day Camp’s Vice President of operations from 2002 to 2012. In 2013, Mick became the Executive Director/CEO at Sunshine Day Camp. In this capacity, he oversees all business operations.

Mick has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and a minor in Child Development (including over 30 units of child development from UCLA and College of the Canyons). He resides locally in Southern California with his wife and 4 children.

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