Our Staff at Camp Big Sky


Richard Sandza, Camp Big Sky Manager

Richard Sandza grew up in Washington DC where he fostered a life-long love for summer camps. He attended a handful of day-camps growing up until the age of 15 when he and a neighbor decided they wanted to start their own camp in order to make some money during the summer and to provide a service for the neighborhood families. After a few summers in the backyard they were able to branch out to the local elementary school as a home base. With the added indoor space and easy access to fields and basketball courts they were able to increase enrollment and extend to a full day of camp. Richard ran Camp for Boys, LLC for nine years before moving to Montana full time.

Outside of CFB Richard has worked with kids in many different jobs including ski instructing at Big Sky Resort. Coming off his 4th year instructing, Richard has spent the majority of his time working with the local program striving to instill a passion for skiing within the kids of Big Sky and Bozeman. Richard has also spent time as a swim instructor for toddlers and middle-school aged kids. With over 15 years of
experience working with kids, Richard has seen it all.

Outside of work Richard enjoys living in Montana and experiencing everything this beautiful area has to offer. An avid skier, Richard has enjoyed testing and pushing his abilities both at the resort and in the backcountry. When not on snow Richard enjoys rock climbing, hiking, fishing, and camping. Richard looks forward to a great summer with Camp Big Sky and growing with the organization. This is his second summer with Camp Big Sky.