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About Pali

Pali History

The “Pali” in Pali Adventures comes from the nickname for the Pacific Palisades, near Los Angeles, California, where the camp was first founded by entrepreneur Andy Wexler. The very first “Pali Camp” was a summer day camp run by Andy and his team in 1990. His goal was to provide a safe environment for kids to try incredible new things. The camp was successful and continued to grow over the next decade, and in 1999, Mr. Wexler purchased a 74-acre site in the mountains that was previously known as Camp O-ongo. The stunning mountain location became known as Pali Mountain, and is the home of many other incredible programs throughout the year.

Pali Institute - Outdoor Education
Kinetic - Corporate Team Building
Pali Retreat - Conference Center and Event Venue

Leadership Team

Caring and hardworking, our leadership team combines many years of camp experience to lay a solid foundation for our program. Our directors are extremely dedicated, spending the whole year planning an awesome summer, then working incredibly long hours during the summer season to take care of all the daily details of camp. They are also very accessible - waiting just on the other end of the phone and happy to talk to you at length regarding your child or any questions you may have about camp.

Daniel Hammond

Program Director

Stephen Smigielski

Director, Senior Camp

Suzanne Hammond

Director, Junior Camp

Amy Davis

Relationship Director


We know there is so much to consider when choosing a camp for your child. Let us answer any questions you have about camp and discuss your child’s unique needs. Parent Liaisons are standing by to assist you, and we love to talk about camp!