Director of URJ 6 Points Sports Academy
Alan Friedman has been in camping since he was 12 years old. His career began at Camp Mah-Kee-Nac, a private boys’ sports camp in the Berkshire Mountains. After years as a camper and staff member, Alan became assistant director and later director. In 2006, he took his passion for informal Jewish education and camping and became the executive director of Camp Mountain Chai in Southern California. Under Alan's leadership, the camp grew from only 125 campers to 550 campers. Alan is now the director of the URJ 6 Points Sports Academy, part of the first cohort of FJC's Specialty Camps Incubator program. In addition to camping, he has had a prosperous advertising career, having earned a BA in Communications and Business Management at Ithaca College.