Our Caring Team

SummerEdge’s dedicated staff works together to provide a positive, fun, formative experience for all our campers. With a majority of McLean teachers, students, and alumni, our highly trained team is eager to meet and make connections with children and teens in all programs. We’re excited to get to know you, and we invite you to get to know us.

Meet Our Team

JENNY WHICHARD ’92
Director of SummerEdge

Camp Director, Jenny WhichardWhat do you like best about SummerEdge?
The energy and sense of community we have.  I am proud to be part of an impressive team that puts the campers’ needs first and provides a safe, nurturing, and fun environment for them to grow and develop.  I love there’s something here for everyone at SummerEdge. Whether that’s sports, drama, community service, or academic support.

How long have you worked with SummerEdge?
I have been involved with the creation and growth of SummerEdge since its inception in 2002.

What do you do at SummerEdge/ What Programs are you involved with?
As the Director of SummerEdge, I have the pleasure of overseeing all programs, staff, and campers.  I thrive off of getting to know campers and their families and ensuring their summer is a memorable one.  I can hardly believe that our camp has grown from 2 programs with 20 campers to over 300 campers with over 20 individualized programs.

What’s your day job?
I’m the Assistant Head of Middle School and Director of McLean’s After School Program.  I’m also the proud mom of 2 amazing girls who have been a part of SummerEdge since preschool.

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor?
Mint Chocolate Chip

Contact Info
240.395.0676
jwhichard@mcleanschool.org

ADRIEN McDONALD
SummerEdge Camp Mustang Coordinator

Adrien McDonald talking to kids in the gymWhat do you like best about SummerEdge?
I have so much fun with our campers!  I love the enthusiasm that they bring to camp every day.  Our team enjoy finding new ways to engage them and help them find a passion for sports and physical fitness.

How long have you worked with SummerEdge?
I started working with SummerEdge in 2017.

What do you do at SummerEdge/ What Programs are you involved with?
I am responsible for Camp Mustang Sports Camp.  We play sports throughout the day that range from organized team activities to non-traditional games.  We provide opportunities for campers of all skill levels to participate in and enjoy sports.

What’s your day job?
I’m the Athletic Director at McLean, I teach PE, and I’m the Assistant Coach of our Boys Varsity Basketball Team.  I also spend a lot of time running after my little girl who has me wrapped around her finger!

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor?
Cookie Dough

Contact Info
240-395-0668
amcdonald@mcleanschool.org

AUSTIN TUCKER
SummerEdge Guidance Counselor

SummerEdge Guidance Counselor, Austin Tucker

What do you like best about SummerEdge?
My favorite thing about working at SummerEdge is seeing our staff come up with ways to teach campers in a fashion that is fun and feels very different than a typical school setting. It is extremely fulfilling to know that a camper had a great and enjoyable summer while being able to go into the next school year feeling confident about themselves and their academic ability.

How long have you worked with SummerEdge?
I have have been working at SummerEdge since 2012.

What do you do at SummerEdge/ What Programs are you involved with?
I work as the SummerEdge Guidance Counselor. I am here for the emotional support and well being of our campers.

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor?
Dulce de Leche

Contact Info
atucker@mcleanschool.org

EMILY SWINEHART ’94
Assistant to the SummerEdge Director

What do you like best about SummerEdge?
My favorite part about SummerEdge is seeing our happy campers every day and watching them learn and grow. I also love all of the wonderful people who make up our team that I get to work with on a daily basis.

How long have you worked with SummerEdge?
I joined the SummerEdge team in 2008.

What do you do at SummerEdge/ What Programs are you involved with?
I get to be the first person to welcome and introduce parents and campers to our program.  You’ll see me at morning check-in every day, and running around the hallways to make sure everyone is having a wonderful time.  Feel free to call me with any logistical questions.

What’s your day job?
I’m the Assistant to the Director of McLean’s After School Program.  I also provide support to the Business Office.

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor?
Chocolate Fudge Brownie

Contact Info
240.395.0679
eswinehart@mcleanschool.org

ANDREW TRAN
McLean Science Department Chair & SummerEdge STEM Camp Coordinator

What do you like best about SummerEdge?
I love the energy from the campers and staff; it makes my summers all that much more enjoyable. I appreciate the more relaxed atmosphere that the summer provides.

How long have you worked with SummerEdge?
2017 was my first summer working with SummerEdge.

What do you do at SummerEdge/ What Programs are you involved with?
As the STEM Camp Coordinator I am charged with planning and running the STEM Camp for SummerEdge.

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor?
Coffee

Contact Info
atran@mcleanschool.org

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