Summer At The Ridge is a place your kids will want to be. This is a place where kids between the ages of 5 and 12, rising Kindergartners through rising 5th graders, will make new friends, be curious and creative, learn valuable skills, and experience an unforgettable summer filled with fun and excitement.
Our camp staff is geared up and eager to provide outstanding service and a quality environment for your child's summer adventures. At Summer At The Ridge, we're committed to providing a safe, enjoyable and exciting experience for all campers in our care. We strive to meet each camper's individual needs and provide an atmosphere for social growth and development while maintaining excellence, value, and purpose within our programs and facility.
The overall mission at Summer At The Ridge is to invest in the hearts and minds of young children through fun and rewarding activities to help them grow and mature so they may be better prepared for full and rewarding lives.
The staff at Summer At The Ridge includes professional educators, university graduates and students, high school students, and counselors in training (CIT).
Our staff is well trained in safety practices, and our lead staff is certified and trained with Ministry Safe and safety procedures (CPR, First Aid, Medication Administration, and EpiPen procedures). Summer At The Ridge is licensed and approved by the state of Virginia as a religious exempt organization. All Fire and Health Inspections, student/staff ratios, staff health and background screenings meet and exceed all code requirements.
As a group, our staff is a strong team and they make our summer day camp a special place for kids.
Jeff Geyer, Executive Director
Megan Whitley, Director
Jordan Stovall, Coordinator
Summer At The Ridge firmly believes that a child's camp experience is only as good as the talent and commitment of our staff. We are committed to hiring only the best employees who are uniquely qualified to carry out the mission we have set forth.
We have three levels of staff:
Adults: 18 and older, background checked, paid
High School: going in 9th-12th grade, paid
Middle School: going in 6th-8th grade, volunteer
All of our staff, except our volunteer middle schooler volunteers, are background checked. This background includes: identity verification, sex offender registry check, global watchlist check, national criminal records check, and county criminal records check. This background check is annual and prior to hiring.
All staff, including middle schooler volunteers, requires references, which are checked and verified prior to hiring.
If you are interested in shaping the lives of our campers we encourage you to either phone or
e-mail us to learn more about the exciting opportunities we have available. An application packet is available by clicking here. Please submit the application via email.