Announcing The Next Staff In The Spotlight…

25 06 2012

Charlie Johnson!!!!!

Congratulations to Charlie for being chosen as our next Staff In The Spotlight! Charlie is on fire. For the first time ever, youth are moving from other awesome River House camps to join his sailing camps. Watch out Eugene – a whole new breed of young sailors are on their way to a waterway near you!  We are very lucky to have such a wonderful sailing instructor at the River House!

How did you get involved with the River House Outdoor Program?

I started talking to Roger on a walk in. Just wanted a change and had the skill set, so just stopped by one day. Had to wait until high water at Fern Ridge and then found out that Merry Petticlaire wanted to do youth sailing and I was all in!

What’s your favorite part about the River House Outdoor Program?

The inspiration I get from my fellow instructors. They may not be in my discipline, but they teach me so many things. It is an honor to work with so many such souls.

What’s something people might not know about the Outdoor Program that you’d like to share?

That we can work with businesses and individuals to donate to our scholarship fund.

What are your goals for the Outdoor Program?

The Outdoor Program continues to maintain its high standards and develop new ways to find outside funding.

What’s your favorite outdoor activity?


What’s your favorite color? Book? Movie? Song? Sport?

Purple, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Life of Brian, Soccer

What do you like to do in your free time?

I like going out for a round of disc golf, short hikes in beautiful places, sailing barefoot with warm tropical winds behind me, under a full moon.

What’s your most memorable experience at the River House?

Remembering how proud I was to tell my clients how great a sailor Peter was and that he worked with us. He proceeded to sail his new boat right into the rocks. RIP Peter.

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One response

27 06 2012
Karen Kelsky

As the mom of two kids who begged to be let out of 4R camp to do sailing II, I can attest, Charlie rocks! he has completely lit a fire in my kids to sail, and keep sailing, and buy a boat, and sail more…. thanks, charlie. You’ve made this a summer to remember! Karen (mom of miyako and seiji)

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