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.
Our 6 Points stories each began when camp opened for its inaugural summer in 2010. That summer, Danny, Nina, and Jeremy each were at camp as we proudly opened the doors of Jewish overnight summer camping to athletes. Every summer since, 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.
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 for development opportunities, share feedback about camp, and the Earl Ferguson Scholarship Fund.
Jeremy Lang has made a career of building youth and sports programs. Jeremy served on the summer staff of 6 Points Sports Academy for 5 of its first 6 seasons (including year 1) as a counselor, assistant coach, CIT Director and Program Director. His time at camp lead him to work aboard Disney Cruise line. When he was done sailing he became the Operations Coordinator and Assistant Camp Director at Vill Di Maria Montessori School, where he focused on rebranding and DEI initiatives. Just prior to his return to 6 Points Sports Academy Jeremy worked for The Larry Hughes Basketball Academy as the Assistant GM/Head of Basketball Ops; his responsibilities included supervising the growth of the club to 30+ teams, managing the top training program in St. Louis, directing all camps and consulting with licensees such as Chris Paul Academy and Bobby Jackson Academy. Jeremy is a well respected Basketball Coach and skills coach; he is currently the Assistant Coach at Francis Howell Central and formerly of Mater Dei (IN), University City and Brad Beal Elite. 6 Points Sports Academy has had an indelible impact on Jeremy’s life and he is proud to get to share this experience with children and staff from all over the world.
Reach out to Jeremy with questions regarding dietary restrictions, allergies, medical issues, and summer staff.
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 excited to serve as an Assistant Director!
During her first summer at camp in 2010, Nina fell in love with being 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 or questions regarding enrollment and roommates.
Lisa is the 6 Points Business Manager for all three 6 Points Specialty camps located on the East Coast: 6 Points Sports, 6 Points Creative Arts, and 6 Points Sci-Tech! During the summer Lisa is housed out of 6 Points Sports Academy, but helps all three camps year-round!
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 One Happy Camper.