Get to know the Year-Round Team
Whether you are joining our community as a first-time camper or staff member, we are committed to supporting you through your 6 Points journey and are excited to welcome you to camp.
For some of us 6 Points has been in our lives since the inaugural summer in 2010, for others, we’ve found it more recently but either way 6 Points has become a place that allows us to be our best selves. 6 Points has introduced us to people who we now consider family, and it is both an honor and a privilege to ensure 6 Points can be the same for you as you join our community.
Please know we are always available to you should you have any questions or concerns.
Executive Director, 6 Points Specialty Camps
Danny, who has called 6 Points Sports Academy his home since the inception of our camp in 2010, is known as a visionary in the field of Jewish Athletics. Danny’s strong desire is for the magic of 6 Points to impact every camper by having their Jewish identity strengthened while receiving elite coaching at camp.
Danny’s magnetic energy and innovative spirit has led him to become a featured public speaker at many camp conferences around the world! Danny has given the keynote address at the JCAMP 180 conference at the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, MA, The American Camp Association Conference, The Foundation for Jewish Camp Leaders Assembly, The Jewish Agency for Israel Seminar in Israel, and JumpSpark Atlanta events – just to name a few.
A native South African who has lived in the USA since the late 1980’s, Danny has been committed to Jewish sports since 1999 when he started volunteer coaching the JCC Maccabi Games, and has continued to be involved on both a local, national, and international level with the Games – including coaching basketball teams to medals in both Brazil and Israel. Danny’s involvement with Jewish sports then evolved into working with Jewish summer camps in 2002, when he started working at the JCC camp in Boca Raton, Florida.
Danny’s extensive basketball coaching career includes being the first coach in Broward County, Florida to coach a McDonald’s All-American, coaching the first team from the state of Florida to play on ESPN, and over 20 of his former student athletes continued their educational pursuits while playing NCAA basketball.
Danny is a proud teacher / educator and has served on the senior administrative team at Jewish schools in Southern California and in South Florida. His full time duties in education include having worked as a teacher, coach, dean of students and athletic director since 2001.
Danny earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida (home of his beloved Gators) and his masters degree from Ohio University. Danny is a certified camp director by the American Camp Association (ACA), and is a certified athletic administrator (CAA) by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA).
Danny’s goal is to provide a safe and fun environment for campers to continue building their Jewish identity as well as their athletic and personal development.
Reach out to Danny to share feedback about camp or the Earl Ferguson Scholarship Fund.
Senior Assistant Director
Since attending the inaugural summer of URJ 6 Points Sports Academy as a camper, Nina has grown into a counselor-in-training, counselor, a leadership team member, and now is so honored to serve as 6 Points Senior Assistant Director!
During her first summer at camp in 2010, Nina fell in love with what it meant to be a Jewish athlete and brought that identity to her hometown of Brattleboro, Vermont. Nina played basketball, field hockey, and softball in high school.
Nina moved to Chicago to attend DePaul University- Go Blue Demons!- where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and sports management. During her time at DePaul, Nina was a student manager for the men’s basketball team, working with coaches and players daily in an operational role. She still resides in Chicago.
Nina has been active in the URJ community working as a Residential Advisor at two NFTY Conventions and as a weekend counselor at URJ Camp Newman.
Reach out to Nina with general camp questions, questions regarding enrollment, roommates, staffing inquiries, medical and pharmacy questions, and questions regarding food and allergies.
Business Manager, 6 Points Specialty Camps
Lisa is the 6 Points Business Manager for all three 6 Points Specialty camps located on the East Coast: 6 Points Sports Academy, 6 Points Creative Arts Academy, and 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy!
Lisa’s involvement with the 6 Points Camps began as a Camp Parent when her daughter fell in love with 6 Points Sports Academy a few years ago. The moment a position became available which matched her over 30 years of business, accounting, and management experience, Lisa jumped on it. She is excited to bring her love for and connection with Judaism and children together with her work.
Lisa’s professional career in management began with Flight Service at American Airlines, then on to Office Manager of a Pilates studio, Controller of an Architectural firm and most recently she wore a wide variety of hats at a three-person accounting firm. She is actively involved with the local Jewish Community through three congregations as well as the JCC.
Lisa is originally from Rochester, NY, and has lived in Israel, Greece, Chicago, NYC, and Philadelphia. She currently resides outside of Raleigh, NC with her husband, mother, adult stepson, son, 14 and daughter, 12, two cats, and her chocolate Lab, Lucy. Her passions include learning about other cultures, travel, reading, and hiking. She volunteers regularly and currently serves as the Treasurer for her children’s middle school PTA.
Reach out to Lisa with questions about tuition payments, external scholarships, and the One Happy Camper Grant.
Development Director, 6 Points Specialty Camps
Shaina is the 6 Points Development Manager for all three 6 Points Specialty camps located on the East Coast: 6 Points Sports Academy, 6 Points Creative Arts Academy, and 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy!
Shaina is originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin but has lived in the Chicagoland area for much of her life. She spent a year in Israel studying and volunteering and then attended the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor- Go Blue! She currently lives in Evanston, IL with her husband and three boys, two of whom attend 6 Points Specialty Camps in the summer. Shaina brings extensive experience to our team after spending the past ten years working in the camp development field. The focus on a particular specialty within the context of a Jewish summer camp drew Shaina and her family to the 6 Points world. Shaina is overjoyed to bring her knowledge and experience to all three 6 Points Specialty camps.
Reach out to Shaina to learn more about development opportunities at 6 Points.
Staff Engagement Coordinator, 6 Points Specialty Camps
Lissie is incredibly excited to be a part of 6 Points Specialty Camps as the Staff Engagement Coordinator. When she was 8 years old, Lissie spent her first summer at camp and immediately fell in love. She has spent every summer at sleep away camp ever since. Her love for camp evolved simultaneously with her love for Judaism, and she is the alum of several URJ programs such as NFTY-SAR, URJ Kutz Camp, and NFTY Heller High. Lissie attended the George Washington University, where she earned a degree in political science with a minor in Judaic studies. During her time at GWU, she served as a Leadership and Development intern at the Religious Action Center in Washington, D.C. and held leadership positions for various student organizations. Lissie is from Atlanta, GA and currently resides there. In her free time, you can find her cheering on the Atlanta Braves, finding the best gluten-free snacks, or volunteering with the local animal shelter.