Mazel Tov Danny Herz

6 Points Spotlights

Dear 6 Points Sports Academy Community,

As you will see by the note below, Danny Herz, Executive Director of 6 Points Sports Academy, 6 Points Creative Arts Academy, and 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy, has shared the bittersweet news of his acceptance of the position as Executive Director of Camp Barney Medintz, which is owned and operated by the Marcus JCC of Atlanta. We are excited about this professional opportunity for Danny, but will miss the collegiality, friendship, and leadership that he has shown over the past 13 years. Danny’s last day as 6 Points’ Executive Director will be December 31, 2022.  

Danny joined the 6 Points Sports Academy staff during the inaugural summer, 13 years ago, when he developed and launched the 6 Points Basketball program. After five summers as the Head Basketball coach for 6 Points Sports Academy, Danny was appointed Director. 

Danny is an inspirational leader who has shaped the lives of thousands of campers, staff, and faculty during his 13 years with URJ camping. We are proud of his many accomplishments and for serving as a menschlichite role model and friend for all URJ camps. Danny will continue to be our colleague, partner, and friend in building Jewish life through the magic of camp. We know he will continue to have professional success and we wish him the best in leading Camp Barney Medintz.  

We are grateful for Danny’s leadership in developing a wonderful professional team, who will lead our incredibly strong community through this time of change. Nina Goodhue, Senior Assistant Director, will continue in her role along with newly hired Assistant Director, Sydney Rosenberg. In addition, Lissie Levitt, Lisa Rodney, and Shaina Sugar will continue in their year-round staff roles of supporting 6 Points Sports Academy, 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy, and 6 Points Creative Arts Academy. We also have a strong team of seasonal staff members who have already committed to the Summer of 2023 and can’t wait to welcome campers back to Asheville, NC. 

We are commencing a national search to identify the next leader of the 6 Points Specialty Camps. We will continue to keep you updated on the progress. For any questions regarding the search, please email

We will also take an opportunity in the coming months to honor and celebrate Danny.

Ruben Arquilevich 
Vice President for URJ Camps, NFTY, and Immersives 

To my 6 Points Sports Academy Family,  

It is with mixed emotions that I share with you that I have accepted the role of Executive Director of Camp Barney Medintz in Georgia. I’m excited to take on a new professional challenge and continue to grow my camping career with a strong Jewish camp, but I am sad to step down from my 6 Points role at the end of the calendar year. 

I still remember our first summer in 2010 when 6 Points welcomed me and a handful of Jewish athletes to the brand-new concept of overnight specialty camping. I knew then that 6 Points would change the lives of so many people, myself included.  

6 Points is, and always will be, my home. Over the past 13 years I have had the privilege to support and watch so many young Jewish athletes hone their skills and thrive in many ways while living in an experiential Jewish community. I hope I can continue to be a supporter and cheerleader of every camper and staff member that calls 6 Points home. 

My gratitude at this moment cannot be expressed adequately for our year-round staff, our summer staff, our coaches, our Rabbis and faculty team, and most importantly, our campers and their families. Thank you for trusting us to care for your children and play a part in their development each summer.  

While I have made the decision to take on a new role, I know that 6 Points will continue to thrive.  The current year-round team is top notch and many of our coaches, unit heads, and other seasonal staff members have already committed to 2023.  

I will always be a “6 Pointer,” and I will always love 6 Points Sports Academy. Thank you for an amazing ride, 6 Points.  

With tremendous love, 

Danny Herz 

Executive Director, URJ 6 Points Specialty Camps