Professionally trained in human development and education, camp director Sina Monjazeb established Sandy Days Kids Camp in 2009 as a summertime extension of his vocational passion. Since then, the camp has welcomed hundreds of campers and camp families into its community, on the beach in Pacific Palisades, and beyond.
Here’s Sina in his own words:
“I have always loved being in the outdoors, and playing sports and games. I knew early on that I wanted to become a physical education teacher and work outdoors with children. I attended Cal State Long Beach and earned a B.A. in Kinesiology: Physical Education, and completed the credential program at CSULB as well.
During my time at CSULB I was a camp counselor for their 49ers summer sports camp, and I loved it as the ultimate reflection of my personal training and passion. After completing my credential, I taught for two years in public schools and then became the founding athletic director at New Community Jewish High School in the west San Fernando Valley area. I remained at the school for 19 years as the Athletic Director and PE Department Chair.
Not rushing through life, being a part of nature, enjoying the outdoors, listening to music, spending time with friends and loved ones, connecting with people, that’s the Sandy Days lifestyle.
Creating a summer camp experience that gives children the chance to explore, create, and interact with their peers was a longtime dream of mine. In 2009, I created Sandy Days Kids Camp to provide a safe place for children to grow and develop.
Sandy Days Kids Camp is not just a camp, it’s a lifestyle. Not rushing through life, being a part of nature, enjoying the outdoors, listening to music, spending time with friends and loved ones, connecting with people – all things we have embedded into the Sandy Days camp experience, which campers can take with them throughout the year.”
Sina Monjazeb holds a B.A. in Kinesiology: Physical Education from California State University Long Beach.
Fun facts: Sina’s favorite movies
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
The Karate Kid
Return of The Jedi