Welcome From the Camp Director

Pinecrest Pavilion Named Best Summer Camp each consecutive year

since 2017 in Northern Virginia Magazine

Dear New and Returning Camp Families,
I am Ragan Sawyer, the Engagement and Programming Director at Pinecrest! I’m featured in the grid below, in the yellow shirt with students. This is my third year with Pinecrest, and I am ready to have another amazing summer. Previous to Pinecrest,  I was directing and coordinating camps and programs previously in D.C., Florida, and even internationally.  I am so happy to be part of the wonderful community at Pinecrest and to help facilitate all of the awesome activities Pinecrest Pavilion brings each summer. Our camp community includes rising kindergartners through sixth graders from not only Pinecrest School but also other local schools. We also have a preschool camp program for children who are potty-trained and age 4 by September 30.
Pinecrest Pavilion is a place where students get to experience the joys of learning and summer fun through the lens of being explorers, scientists, artists, and many more.  Pinecrest Pavilion is also a safe place where students can grow and have fun! The opportunity to provide safe, whole-child focused, and memorable experiences is purposeful work for our camp teachers and staff. The guiding light as we plan and execute summer camp is creating an environment where all children can learn, be safe, and have fun together. 
During busy days of experimenting with STEM and STEAM projects, playing games, creating cool art, and spending time with new friends, campers build relationships and lasting memories. For these and countless reasons, we think Pinecrest Pavilion is awesome, and people agree! We are proud that our camp has been honored as a Best Summer Camp by Northern Virginia Magazine annually since 2017 and has been previously recognized as Best Summer Camp in Washington Family Magazine.
We are excited to get to know your students and families while also providing a safe and welcoming community environment where your child(ren) will be valued and have a place to grow. I encourage you to spend time in this summer camp section of our website to learn more about this year’s camp program, and contact us to learn more.
I encourage you to spend time in this summer camp section of our website to learn more about this year’s camp program, check out our Facebook album of photos from last summer and contact us to learn more.
We would love to have your child be a part of our camp community.
In Community,
Ragan Sawyer
Engagement and Programs Director