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Meet our Director

Nick Knauer
Director of Auxiliary Programs

A Berkeley native, Nick holds a special place in his heart for Bentley School, as he was a student at the Hiller campus from Kindergarten through eighth grade. Nick went on to graduate from Lick-Wilmerding High School in San Francisco and then got his bachelor’s in English/Creative Writing from Willamette University. After getting recruited and doing a quick stint in the FBI, Nick returned to his love of children and education by working for YMCAs on the East Coast where he ran, improved, and grew programs. Now, Nick is a senior-level director with 15+ years of experience serving several communities with a wide-range of leadership experience. He has organized special events, written grants, engaged in community relations and development, as well as created and oversaw a multi-million dollar, high-profile program operation for multiple departments, and 100+ person teams. Nick loves working with students and when not at work, can be found writing his book, playing sports, working out, or spending time with family and friends.

Contact us

Hours of Operation: 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Extended Day: 7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. & 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Regular Camp Day: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
1000 Upper Happy Valley Road,
Lafayette, CA 94549