Audrey educates audiences on ways to raise a generation of kids who can become responsible, independent, and flourishing adults.

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Audrey is a summer camp director, parent, writer, and speaker who follows the research, trends, and best practices regarding parenting, positive psychology, and social skills. Audrey has researched, written, and spoken extensively on the topics of summer camp, social skills, parenting, and well-being to parent and teacher groups.

Audrey Monke

Audrey distills big topics into manageable, easy-to-understand guidelines and shares her knowledge with others through her writing and speaking. In collaboration with parents, camp counselors, and teachers, Audrey’s mission as a parent and youth development professional is to help raise a generation of kids who become responsible, independent, and flourishing adults.

“I would like to take a quick moment, now, to tell you that this was hands-down our best talk of the year. You were so completely engaging and inspiring and REAL and informative and just plain fun to listen to.

That’s a not very elegant way of saying:

I loved it, A LOT."

–Karla, Parent at Pegasus School

I really enjoyed the workshop. The topic was very appropriate for my needs and the information was fantastic" - Shelby

Great meeting. I love getting ideas on how to teach my daughters to be happy and successful in life." - Shannon

"For me, “finding the right tribe” hit home. I had been trying to get my daughter to become closer to two girls because of my friendship with their moms and it’s been clear for awhile that, that’s just not going to happen. Finding the right tribe was just what I needed to hear. Thank you.–Kris

Thank you, Sunshine. You give the best parenting advice of anyone I know." - Sheri

keynote and workshop topics

for parents

for SCHOOL OR CAMP ADMINISTRATORS AND STAFF

for kids

Both my boys have had a hard time fitting in to our uber competitive elementary school. This workshop gave me some insight into how to improve their social skills within this context, as well as a whole new way to look at who your friends are or should be."
- Wendy

Your realistic perspective and funny comments and stories about your own family were most helpful. Makes us feel like we are all on the same page."
- Jennifer

The content was great! Thanks so much for doing this." - Arifa

Audrey loves developing workshops and keynotes geared specifically toward your group’s needs.

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Happy Campers Book

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audrey has been featured in

media contributions

  • featured articles
  • podcast interviews

TilT Parenting

Episode #162: Summer Camp Success for Differently Wired Kids


Best of Both Worlds

All about camp with author Audrey Monke, Ep. 92


Campfire Conversation

Happy Campers with Audrey Monke


We Turned Out Okay Podcast

Ep. 273: Actual, real happy families with returning champion Audrey Monke


Dr. Sears Family Podcast

Ep. 15: Lessons from Summer Camp with Audrey Monke


Author Accelerator

Mom Writes: Episode 84: Audrey Monke Returns (Like Mary Poppins Returns! Summer Camp Style)


The Pickup Line News

Interview with Audrey Monke, author of "Happy Campers: 9 Summer Camp Secrets for Raising Kids Who Become Thriving Adults," An episode of The Pickup Line News


Author Accelerator

Mom Writes: Episode 44 Audrey Monke On Parenting Writing Part One


Author Accelerator

Mom Writes: Episode 45 Audrey Monke On Parenting Writing Part Two


Authentic Teacher

Focus on Student Strengths | ATP interview 05| Sunshine Parenting blog/podcast | Audrey Monke


We Turned Out Ok: The Modern Parent's Guide to Old-School Parenting

Give Your Child the Magic of Summer: A Conversation with Summer Camp Director/Sunshine Parenting Podcast Host Audrey Monke


The Struggle is Real: Modern Parenting

School's Out feat. Audrey Monke


Kirsten Jones Inc.

Episode #11: Audrey Monke: Why Your Athlete Should Go To A Sleepaway Camp This Summer 

speaking + media bio

Audrey Monke, with her husband, Steve, has owned and directed Gold Arrow Camp (Lakeshore, California) for 34 years. On her website, Sunshine Parenting, Audrey shares resources for parents and youth development professionals about summer camp, parenting, and happiness. Her podcast features interviews with parenting authors and experts, including camp directors. Audrey’s book, Happy Campers: 9 Summer Camp Secrets for Raising Kids Who Become Thriving Adults (Hachette-Center Street, 2019)
shares strategies for bringing the “magic” of camp home.

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