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.
Coach Jackie has been a player on the 6 Points team since its first summer in 2010 when she joined the staff as a Head Coach for lacrosse and soccer. Since that summer, Jackie has also coached softball, basketball, and tennis. For the last eight years she served as the Director of Jewish Life at camp developing a ‘cool to be jewish’ culture around our core values.
As a representative of 6 Points Sports, she showcased and fostered relationships with Israeli schlichim and fellow Jewish educators around the world. Jackie coined the phrase “Jewish. Sports. Camp. We are all three, all the time.” Jackie brings an elevated and uniquely blended level of passion and enthusiasm for sports and Judaism to camp every day.
Jackie’s Jewish journey began at Temple Shalom in Chevy Chase, Maryland, where she was a student in their Sunday school program. For the last 25 years she has served the congregation as a Jewish Educator and Retreat Coordinator.
Jackie worked for Baltimore County Public Schools as a Physical Educator, Department Chair, Athletic Advisor, and coach for over twenty years. In her role as Department Chair, she improved, created, and managed teams of people, multiple facilities, and a myriad of curricular programs. She successfully coached the Franklin High School girls’ lacrosse team and created community amongst her players and developed a winning team. Jackie is known as one of the most successful Middle School Athletic Directors in Baltimore. She has experience fundraising for her school, managing coaches and athletes, and operating large athletic events, including the largest archery program in the county. In addition to Jackie’s experience working in a school setting she has also worked with Israel Lacrosse. This past summer she coached the Israel Lacrosse Women’s National team at the World Cup.
Outside of camp you can find Jackie either relaxing at home with her two dogs Castle and Lincoln, hiking, playing softball, or ballroom dancing.
You can reach out to Jackie about any aspect of our program: Jewish, Sports, or Camp.
Sydney is thrilled to have joined the team at 6 Points Sports Academy as an Assistant Director. After 19 summers as a camper or staff member at summer camps, she always knew that camp was where she was meant to be.
She graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She brings her well rounded experiences which includes customer service, operations and logistics, communications, and management.
Sydney was very active within USY as a teenager. Serving not only on her chapter board but assisting with regional conventions and retreats as well.
In her free time, she enjoys doing escape rooms because there is never a puzzle or problem that can’t be solved. She tries to do an escape room in every city, state, or country she visits.
Reach out to Sydney with general camp questions, the Counselor In Training program, staffing inquiries, and medical and pharmacy questions.
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 billing, 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.
Rachel B. Handloff
Executive Director, 6 Points Specialty Camps
Born and raised in Farmington Hills, Michigan, Rachel has been attending summer camp since she was eight years old. She served as a counselor and senior staff member for 15 summers at Camp Tanuga in Northern Michigan. In the summer of 2013, Rachel was the CIT coordinator and Unit Head at 6 Points Sports Academy. Since 2013, she has spent summers at 6 Points Sports as a Camper Care provider and Director of Jewish Life. For the past thirty years, she has been in the Washington, DC area where she has worked with students in Elementary through High School as a Youth Director, Guidance Counselor, and most recently as the Lower School Principal at Berman Hebrew Academy. Rachel has a BS in Sociology and Judaic Studies from The University of Michigan and a M.S. in Counseling from The Johns Hopkins University. She currently lives in Rockville, MD with her husband Rich. She has two adult daughters, Hannah and Sophie.
Rachel joined the 6 Points Team in the role of Executive Director for Specialty Camps in February 2023. Camp is Rachel’s happy place and she is thrilled to be able to spend time over the summer at each specialty camp.