After several years of running the camp together, Ira decide that he was ready to return to graduate school. He went on to get his PhD. from Stanford University in Education. Shortly after he left, I hired a counselor named Mary. After several years as a counselor, I offered Mary a director position. She accepted and this summer will be her 17th year at Jefunira Camp. For many years, Mary worked at camp during the summer and taught elementary school in San Francisco during the off season. After she had her first child, she decided to leave teaching and come to work at Jefunira Camp full time.