Brian Mitchell, Director
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Favorite Sports Team: St. Louis Cardinals
Sports: Currently a Marathon Runner - Played Basketball, Tennis and Cross Country in High School
Attended: Indiana University

Brian's path to 6 Points

Born in St. Louis, MO Brian spent many summers as a youth at JCC Sports Day Camp, before beginning to attend Camp Sabra, the St. Louis JCC’s overnight summer camp. He went on to attend Indiana University, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism. During his time at IU, he was a very active member of Alpha Epsilon Pi, where he participated in many intramurals and served as his chapter’s sports chair and vice-president.

Post college, Brian worked as the full-time Assistant Director for Camp Sabra, before spending one year as a Youth Staff member on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines cruise ships. Ultimately, overnight Jewish summer camping brought Brian back to dry land.  He served as the Senior Assistant Director of URJ Crane Lake Crane Lake camp for 6 years, before becoming the Director of Congregation Beth Israel of Scottsdale’s Camp Daisy and Harry Stein for 5 wonderful years. Ultimately, Brian joined the 6 Points Team in 2017 as the Director.

Brian is a graduate of the Foundation for Jewish Camp’s Yitro Fellowship and Lekhu Lakhem cohort for full-time camp professionals and is an American Camp Association Associate Standards Visitor.

In addition to LOVING camp, sports are Brian's true passion! When he is not watching sports, Brian is an avid runner who has completed more than 10 half marathons and 1 full marathon.  Besides his love of anything related to St. Louis Cardinals baseball, he follows the University of Missouri Tigers and is a proud Hoosier, an alum of Indiana University.  Brian lives in Los Angeles, CA with his wife Courtney.

Rachel Slaton, Associate Director
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Favorite Sports Team: Texas Longhorns
Sports: Volleyball, which she played in college and has coached
Attended: Southwestern University as a Student-Athlete, Masters degrees from HUC’s Zelikow School and the University of Southern California

Rachel's path to 6 Points

Born and raised in Austin, TX, Rachel grew up rushing back and forth between activities at Congregation Beth Israel and practices for gymnastics, volleyball, basketball, and softball. Although she made an exception for NFTY in Israel, her competitive schedule kept her busy during the summers. This gave rise to her current passion for providing serious Jewish athletes the opportunity to train at a high level while also experiencing the magic of Jewish summer camp.

After four years as the starting setter at Dripping Springs High School, Rachel played libero and defensive specialist at Southwestern University where she also served as the Assistant Coach for the 2008-2009 season. Rachel received her Bachelors in International Studies and went on to earn a double-Masters in Jewish Nonprofit Management and Public Administration from HUC’s Zelikow School and the University of Southern California, respectively.

Rachel caught the camp bug in 2003 as a madricha (counselor) at URJ Camp Swig where she experienced her first-ever summer at camp. She spent the following three summers at Camp Newman as a Rosh (Unit Head) and then as the Avodah Director. After college and prior to moving to LA for graduate school, Rachel worked at Camp Young Judaea-TX as the Head of Specialists and Area Supervisor for year-round programming where she helped pilot a specialty soccer camp.

Rachel met her husband, Rich, at Camp Swig and they welcomed their son, Jack, a few weeks after Summer 2018 ended.

Aimee Sesar, Camp Administrator 
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Favorite Sports Team: Los Angeles Lakers &  Cal Berkeley Bears
Sports: Grew up doing dance & gymnastics
Attended: American University (Go Eagles!)

Aimee's path to 6 Points

Aimee was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She spent the majority of her life looking forward to her amazing, transformative summers spent at Camp Hess Kramer where she spent 8 years as a camper and 1 year as staff.  She went on to attend American University (Go Eagles!) where she studied Communications and Jewish Studies and loved living in DC. After graduation, she headed back to Los Angeles to marry Josh Sesar whom she met at Camp! Together they have two daughters, Emma and Chloe, who are thankfully both obsessed with summer camp.

During the last 20 years, Aimee has become very involved in Camp Harmony which is a non-profit that provides an overnight camping experience twice a year for underprivileged children around Los Angeles. She worked in the office for three years and then continued her involvement by working on fundraising events and during camp sessions. She is quite the tie-dye aficionado!

Aimee went back to work full time at AJC (American Jewish Committee) in Development in April 2013. She spent 5 years engaging and interacting with donors and working on many fundraising events. Jewish camping was always in her heart and on her mind, so, she was so excited to revisit her roots and jump right into the job at 6 Points in 2018.

Our Coaching Team

Our professional and passionate coaching team forms the backbone of 6 Points Sports Academy. Each of our Head Coaches brings years of experience coaching at the elite club, high school varsity, or collegiate level. They have a deep understanding of youth sports, motivation, and whole-athlete development. Outside of practices, these inspirational leaders also serve as role models, building relationships with campers off the field too.

 

 

 

Our Assistant Coach/Counselor Team

As college-aged Jewish Athletes from the United States, Israel, United Kingdom, and Canada our counselors bring with them a wide variety of skills, knowledge, and experience. In addition to living with the campers in the dorms and being in charge of an Eidah (age group), all of our counselors bring sports expertise too, gained from playing for an elite club, high school, or college team.