John Swanwick

People Operations Director

"Working at Guided Discoveries allows me to be a part of the positive experience that summer camp can have on young people (both our campers and our staff). Seeing campers and staff learn and grow helps drive my passion for the industry."

John Swanwick’s career with Guided Discoveries started as a camper in 2004 at Catalina Sea Camp. He then joined as staff in 2008 as a Cabin Counselor and continued coming back year after year. Taking his experience as Virginia Summer Camp Director, John now is excited to bring his passion for developing staff to the role of Peoples Operation Director for the organization. Though John grew up in landlocked Nottingham, England, he is an avid scuba diver. He has always had an interest in space, getting his first telescope at age 12. John enjoys following current space exploration missions and future colonization projects. In his free time, he enjoys being outdoors, hiking, traveling, and taking part in obstacle course races.


Girls jumping into water.

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