Head of Camp
Adam began at Sierra Canyon Day Camp in 1986 as a CIT. He has previously held camp positions as Counselor and Specialty Camps Director prior to becoming an Executive Director in 1998. Adam also serves on the senior management team of Sierra Canyon School. Adam received his BA from the University of Arizona.
Garrett started at Sierra Canyon in 1993. He spent 10 years as a camper before entering Sierra’s CIT program where he eventually moved into Jr. Counselor, Head Counselor and Director roles. Over the years, he has served as the Themes and Entertainment Director, Programs Director, Staff Director and Director of Operations. He now serves Sierra as the Executive Director in an effort to maintain and provide the very same camp experience that made him fall in love with Sierra Canyon Day Camp over 20 years ago. Garrett also serves in the Deans Department at Sierra Canyon School. Garrett earned his BA from Cal State University Northridge and earned a minor in Child Developmental Psychology.
Director of Admissions
Erin began at Sierra Canyon in 2001. She held positions of Counselor, Directors’ Assistant, and Admission Director. During the school year, Erin works as the Lower School Admission Assistant in addition to her job as Director of Camp Admission. Erin received her BA in Child Development from Cal State University Northridge. She grew up with a love for camp and is proud to have SC campers of her own as well.
Unit 2 Director
Zach began his career at Sierra Canyon Day Camp in 2003 as a Counselor in Training. He was later promoted to Junior Counselor, Head Counselor, and Themes and Entertainment Director. In addition to his many camp
positions, Zach is also a faculty member of Sierra Canyon School and is currently pursuing a degree in History as well as a teaching credential from California State University, Northridge. After creating wonderful memories over the past 13 years, Zach is looking forward to continuing a camp tradition of fostering creativity and building lasting friendships.
Savannah joined the Sierra Canyon family in 2010 as a camp counselor and immediately fell in love with the camp experience. She then served as our Youth Leadership Director, building an outstanding Counselor in Training Program, and fostering excellence amongst our volunteers and staff. Savannah now serves as our Unit 1 Director and is presently a part of our second grade teaching team during the school year. With a background in Child and Family Studies and Applied Developmental Science, Savannah is dedicated to providing an incredible camp experience for our youngest campers and passionate about the ways in which camp contributes to their intellectual, social, emotional, and physical growth. In addition to her work for both Sierra Canyon School and Day Camp, Savannah is currently pursuing her Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential.
Unit 1 Director
Gioachino Ragosta, known as Jack around camp, has been a member of the Sierra Canyon Family since 2007. Jack has been a counselor for our youngest campers, served as a Music Specialist, created our Architecture Program, and helped develop the communication between SCDC and our camp families as the Director of Social Media. Most recently, he heads up the Programs department.
Youth Leadership Director
Kevin has been a member of the Sierra Canyon family since 2011. He started his journey as a Head Counselor where he has worked in both Unit 1 and 2, spending his last two summers in our EK camp. He is currently a part of our second grade team and now joins Sierra’s director team as Youth Leadership Director where he is excited in playing an active role in shaping the future leaders of SCDC. Kevin graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a BA in Communication and holds a minor in Education: Teacher Preparation. He is currently working on his Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential and M.A. in Elementary Education at Loyola Marymount University.
Associate Director of Admissions
Jessica Adams has been apart of the Sierra Canyon family for 12 years. She has been a camp counselor and an assistant teacher in 3rd Grade, 2nd Grade, and now has found her home in 1st Grade for the last six years. Jessica received her B.A. from California State University Northridge. She is currently working on getting her Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential from CSUN as well. She is excited for another fun filled summer with SCDC as the Associate Director of Admission.
Themes & Entertainment Director
Jessie is so excited to be back in action this summer! She is going into her third summer at SCDC, and her second as Director of Themes and Entertainment. She has spent the year at Sierra Canyon School as a fifth grade assistant teacher, and has loved every minute of it. She has just finished her first year of the teaching credential program at Cal State Northridge and has only one year left to go. Camp is her favorite holiday! She can't wait for this magical summer!
Director of Aquatics
Alex joined the Sierra Canyon Family in 2011. He graduated from the University of Nevada in Reno (2008) and he is a coach for both Football and Soccer teams. He has also been working in the Resource Center at the Upper School. Alex enjoys being involved in sports, and education and has worked at numerous camps at the University of Nevada. He spent the past two summers (2011-2012) working at Camp Ramah Darom in Atlanta, Georgia as their Director of Athletics.