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Meet Our Staff

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At Pine Ridge Day Camp we have an energetic, passionate staff that understands the importance of helping children make great memories. Our summer camp staff of senior, junior, and specialty counselors and support staff work hard to make sure each camper has a great experience at camp and are kept safe. Our year-round staff works with our equestrian program and the preparations for summer camp each year.

Our counselors are carefully screened before becoming employees at Pine Ridge Day Camp and Equestrian Center.  We conduct multiple interviews, background checks, pre-employment screening, and other necessary screening measures. For more information about our staff and hiring processes, contact us at 256-778-9999.

Year-Round Staff

 

Dylan Jackson - Camp Director

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Dylan Jackson was instrumental in the purchasing of Pine Ridge Day Camp & Equestrian Center in 2007 and has been involved with Pine Ridge since the beginning. Before coming to Pine Ridge, Dylan spent 28 years in the insurance industry. Dylan is married to wife, Patti, who is a Re-Max realtor in the area. They have two daughters--Kara and Heather--both of whom are married and live in the Tennessee Valley area. Kara is a school nurse at Priceville Elementary School, and Heather owns her own photography business. Dylan and Patti also have three grandchildren. Outside of camp, they enjoy spending time together and with their grandchildren.

 

Brad Romine - Camp Director

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Brad Romine was also instrumental in the purchasing of Pine Ridge Day Camp & Equestrian Center in 2007. Not only has Brad served as the Camp Director since the beginning, he is also the Chief Executive Office of Pine Ridge’s parent company: the Centers for the Developmentally Disabled, North Central Alabama, inc. Brad has been married to his wife, Lissa, for 25 years. Together, Brad and Lissa have three children: Cody, Lexie, and Ian. Cody and Lexie both attend Athens State University, and Ian attends the University of North Alabama. 

 

Meagan Faggard - Camp Program Director

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Meagan first fell in love with camp during her first summer as a camper at a summer camp in east Texas, and she has been passionate about camp ever since. Meagan has an extensive background working in the camping industry having been a camp counselor since the age of 17. She joined the Pine Ridge team in September of 2014 as the Camp Program Director. Meagan graduated from the University of Alabama in Huntsville with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Meagan’s favorite things about camp are singing camp songs, helping with Council Circle skits, and making the camp experience memorable for the campers.

 

Lexie Romine - Camp Relations and Marketing Director

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Lexie Romine has been involved in the world of camping since she was nine years old--first as a camper, then as a counselor, and now as the Camp Relations and Marketing Director for Pine Ridge Day Camp & Equestrian Center. Lexie graduated high school from Madison Academy and is currently a student at Athens State University where she is majoring in Elementary/Collaborative Education with a minor in Educational Technology. Lexie enjoys teaching and helping others, whether it be at school or out in the community. She believes the camping experience is one that every child should be given the opportunity to experience.

  

Ian Romine - Specialized Activities Coordinator

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Ian Romine has worked at Pine Ridge Day Camp & Equestrian Center for several years, first as a Junior Counselor, and now as the Specialized Activities Coordinator. Ian is a certified High Ropes Facilitator and is also a certified Lifeguard Instructor through the American Red Cross. Ian graduated from Madison Academy and is currently attending the University of North Alabama where he is majoring in Social Work. 

 

Summer Camp Staff

Before camp starts, our counselors meet for intensive orientation, training, and brainstorming sessions. This allows them to prepare for the summer camp season and share creative ideas to keep making Pine Ridge Day Camp better each year. We maintain a low staff to camper ratio to ensure that every camper is able to maximize their camping experience. Our safety precautions include lifeguards stationed at all water activities and a full-time nurse.

Job Opportunities

We hire seasonally for the following positions, if you are interested in applying please complete our application.

Positions:

  • Specialty Counselors (Horseback Riding, Arts & Crafts, Canoeing, Spelunking)
  • Camp Counselors
  • Jr. Camp Counselors
  • Lifeguards
  • Kitchen Staff

TESTIMONIAL

“Thank you to all Pine Ridge Day camp staff for helping my son S. grow in skills and confidence this summer. He’s a great swimmer now and approaches new experiences with enthusiasm. Many Thanks!”

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