The Pyrene Summer Camp is made possible due to our knowledgeable and dedicated staff. Our team includes professionals in education, sports and outdoor activities. All team members have extensive experience and strive to provide the highest quality of education and enjoyment. The experiences our camps provide are unique and we hope they will have lasting effects on the values, behaviors and lifestyles choices of our campers

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Raül Cavaller

Pyrene Summer Camp Manager

Barcelona '77

Graduate in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences
Masters in Teacher Training
Sports Technician in Rescue and First Aid and Alpine Skiing

I grew up on the outskirts of Barcelona, so going out of the city was a big adventure for me. As a student at the INEFC in Barcelona, I specialized in Physical Activity in the Natural Environment. It was here where I met my wife Meritxell. In 2001 we restored a house in the abandoned village of Nèfol in La Cerdanya as a base camp to guide travellers in the nearby mountains. It was this desire to show others the beauty of the Pyrenees mountains that founded the Pyrene Summer Camps. I am the father of 3 children, Pol, Irene and Abel. For the past three years we have been living in Taos, New Mexico, discovering the wild west and the beautiful Rocky Mountains. With the Pyrene Summer Camps, I’m realizing my dream of appreciating the value of the people and nature around us.

Èlia Sicília

Èlia Sicília

Pyrene Summer Camp Manager

Sabadell '85

Graduate in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences
Masters in Teacher Training
Sports Technician in Alpine Skiing and Futsal

I joined the staff in 2015 as a counselor and since 2016 have been its coordinator. In 2008 I finished my studies at the INEFC in Barcelona and started working as a Physical Education teacher. At the same time I began tutoring for primary and secondary school students in the Barcelona area. Eager to experience other cultures and landscapes, I left my job to travel around the world during 2013 and 14. After this experience, I decided to live in closer contact with nature and moved to La Cerdanya. Now the mountains are my home, and I love to discover them by trail running. During the winter months, I am busy being the Director of the Pyrene Ski Club. You will find me skiing, running, doing “castells”, or quietly playing the piano for my cat Felix. email: elia.sicilia@clubpyrene.com

Toni Masegosa

Toni Masegosa

Trekking 7x7 Instructor

Andorra ‘85

Graduate in Physical Education Teaching
Senior Technician in Animation of Physical and Sports Activities Sports
Technician in Alpine Skiing and Hiking

I was born in Andorra, but when I was young I went to live in Andalusia. It’s where I grew up and studied for my degree, and it’s also where I learned to ski. In the summers I came back to the Pyrenees and enjoy them being a counselor of the summer camps. In 2014 I decided to travel to Canada where I spent 3 years discovering its mountains and working as an alpine ski instructor. I still spend my winters in the Sierra Nevada, and return to La Cerdanya in the summer to work in the Pyrene Summer Camp, where I am in charge of the Team.

Joan Menjíbar

Junior Adventure Instructor

Barcelona 93’

Graduate in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences
Masters in Sports Management
Sports Technician in Alpine Skiing, in Hiking and in Canoeing

In 2014 I finished my higher degree in Sports Animation in Barcelona, and then I moved to La Cerdanya. There I began to work as a ski instructor, a profession that I continue practising. I like to practice adventure sports in my free time, such as climbing or mountain biking on the paths of La Cerdanya. In 2021 I joined the Pyrene team as a Junior Adventure and Bike instructor.

Clàudia Carbonell

Junior Adventure Instructor

Sabadell ‘95

Graduate in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences
Sports Technician in Hiking and Alpine Skiing

My passions are mountains and sports. I play soccer for many years in Sabadell until I finished my degree. Then I trained in alpine skiing and I decided to move closer to the mountains. I live in La Cerdanya since then, combining skiing and mountaineering in winter, and climbing the rest of the year. Since 2021 I have been part of the team of the Pyrene Summer Camp, as a Junior Adventure instructor.

Jordi Gosa

Jordi Gosa

Bike Instructor

Bellver de Cerdanya ‘92

Graduate in Social Education
Senior Technician in Animation of Physical and Sports Activities Sports
Technician in Alpine Skiing, Kayaking and High Mountain

I grew up surrounded by mountains and forests, which stole my heart. When I was 12 I attended my first year at the Pyrene Summer Camps. 6 unforgettable summers later, I was now helping run them. I have been in charge of the camp’s Activities since 2018. I love walking through the woods and mountains of the valley, on foot, by bike, on skis or climbing. In the winter I am the Technical Manager of the Pyrene Ski Club.

Manel Castellví

Manel Castellví

Junior Adventure Instructor

Barcelona ‘99

Graduate in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences
Senior Technician in Animation of Physical and Sports Activities

From a very young age I spent all my summers and winters in La Cerdanya. I am passionate about the mountains and nature. I love alpine skiing, in which I am currently competing in. Continuing my interest in the world of sports and physical activity, I studied to become a higher Higher Technician, and later the CAFE graduate in Vic University. I visit La Cerdanya as much as I can to ski, run or do BBT. Since 2016 I have been part of the Pyrene team, working as an instructor for both the Bike and Junior Adventure camps.

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Albert Gosa

Junior Adventure Instructor

Bellver de Cerdanya ‘96

Senior Technician in Animation of Physical and Sports Activities
Sports Technician in Alpine Skiing

My relationship with Pyrene started as a child, enjoying the camp as a participant for 6 summers. As an adult, I decided to study physical activity in the natural environment, and later train in alpine skiing, a sport I have practiced since I was a child. In 2015 I changed my mind and decided to live in Barcelona, where I still work in childcare. My work focuses on children with special educational needs who are at risk of social exclusion in schools and institutions. During the winter weekends I return to La Cerdanya to work as a ski instructor with the Pyrene Ski Club. I also spend my summers there, touring its mountains with the Pyrene Summer Camps, as a Junior Adventure instructor.

Andrea Yerba

Andrea Yerba

Horse Riding Instructor

Badalona ‘00

Technician in Conducting Physical-Sports Activities in the Natural Environment
Higher Technician in Physical Conditioning

At the age of 16 I moved to Berguedà with my family, and there I began to discover the mountains, and with it the joy of horse riding. I studied to become a sports technician in Bagà, specializing in Fitness, one of my passions. Through these studies I found Pyrene, and since 2018 I have been a part of the team as a Horse Riding instructor. Between summers I travel to England in search of new experiences and to continue learning from horses.

Alba Martínez

Alba Martínez

Minairons Instructor

Elx ‘96

Graduate in Primary Education
Masters in Management in Educational Activities in Nature

I studied teaching in Valencia, and immediately knew that I want to specialize in Nature Education. I moved to Galicia to get my Masters, and lived in Santiago de Compostela for a year. Just after finishing my degree, I had the opportunity to travel to Scandinavia to work as a nature guide in Lapland, and I have been spending my winters there since 2019. The rest of the year I spend it on the peninsula, with one foot in Alicante and the other in La Cerdanya. Since 2020 I have been an instructor for the Minairons camp at the Pyrene Summer Camps. In my free time I try to continue traveling and learning about the different cultures of the world, with the intention of training as an International Nature Guide.

Èlia Bonada

Èlia Bonada

Wild Adventure Instructor

Torelló ‘92

Graduate in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences
Masters in Teacher Training
Sports Technician in Rescue and First Aid, Alpine Skiing and Hiking

I studied at the university in Barcelona, and after exploring different fields related to sports and education, I decided to train to become a Physical Education teacher. After months of traveling through Asia and South America, I wanted to come back to Spain to be close to the mountains. In La Cerdanya I discovered a place where I can do what I love all year round; skiing, climbing mountains, running, climbing and more. In 2017 I met Pyrene and joined the Summer Camp team. I am now in charge of Safety and Hygiene. During winters I am a counselor of the Pyrene Ski Club.

Pau Mazcuñán

Junior Adventure Instructor

Rajadell '99

Graduate in Physics
Leisure time Monitor

Since I was little, my parents have taught me the values of the mountains and have transmitted their passion and respect for nature. Now I like to do it with young people to educate new generations. Whenever I can, I am running or pedalling in the mountains near home or in the Pyrenees. Every now and then I like to test myself in mountain races. When I am not in the mountains I am playing table tennis, a sport in which I compete. Since 2021 I have been part of the Pyrene team as a Junior Adventure and Minairons instructor.

Oriol Marimón

Oriol Marimón

Minairons Instructor

Barcelona ‘95

Senior Technician in Animation of Physical and Sports Activities
Sports Technician in Mid-Mountain and Canyoning

I obtained both of my degrees in Physical-Sports Activities, and have always felt drawn to the outdoors. I specialize in Middle Mountain and Canyoning, as well as having training for caving, sailing and paragliding, one of my passions. I have been an instructor for the Minairons and Junior Adventure camps at the Pyrene Summer Camp for the past few years. During the rest of the year I continue to train in what I like best, enjoy nature in the simplest ways possible: walking, running, climbing or flying over the Pyrenees.

Natalia Oliver

Natalia Oliver

Junior Adventure Instructor

Madrid ‘96

Graduate in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences
Sports Technician in Volleyball

I love physical activity in all its forms. I've been playing volleyball since I was a kid, until I became a Certified Trainer. During my studies in Madrid, I traveled to Canada to discover a new culture and explore the mountains and forests of the country. When I returned to Spain, I studied to become a Leisure Monitor. With a desire for new experiences I came to La Cerdanya to do my internship. I have been part of Pyrene since as a Junior and Wild Adventure instructor. Aside from mountaineering, my other passions include competitive weightlifting, for which I currently compete with at the national level.

Carles Bigas

Carles Bigas

Junior Adventure Instructor

Barcelona ‘93

Technician in Conducting Physical-Sports Activities in the Natural Environment
Sports Technician in Alpine Skiing

I’m originally from Barcelona but I moved to La Cerdanya to be able to be closer to nature. I’m passionate about winter sports, climbing and mountain biking, and have been able to make these passions my job. In the winter I am a ski instructor with the Pyrene Ski Club, and in the summers I have worked in the Pyrene Summer Camps as an Adventure instructor since 2020.

Eloi Salvany

Eloi Salvany

Minairons Instructor

Reus ‘96

Technician in Dubbing
Sports Technician in Hiking

Since 2018, I have spent my summers as an in the Minairons and Travessa camps at Pyrene. In my free time I enjoy doing voice-over work, and am also certified in Leisure Monitoring. In my free time I compete in sports and spend time in the mountains. At Pyrene I help lead the trekking camps during the summer. I am currently working towards combining my passion of sound design and voice work with sports, so that I can continue to pass on the values of Pyrene and the mountains to young people.