Experienced, Professional Leadership

Camp Director: Jonathan Heller – An educator for 29 years, enters his 23rd year as Director. Jonathan is a graduate of Brandeis University and has been involved with camps for over 29 years including 3 years as Director at Children’s Island Day Camp in Marblehead, MA and 3 years as Assistant Director at Camp Simchah in Middleton, MA.

Assistant Director: Jason Stark – Summer camp has been a part of Jason’s life since his early days at Camp Simchah in Middleton, MA in the late 1980’s.  He has previously worked with the YMCA in Marblehead, MA as staff, as well as a specialist and CIT leader at Summer on the Hill in Marblehead MA.  At Camp Hadar, Jason has been the Director of Leadership Development and Training and Judaics leader before taking on the role as Assistant Director in 2021.  During the school year, Jason teaches High School Social Studies and Judaics at Congregation Shirat Hayam in Swampscott.

Camp Staff Includes – A nurse on site, with an on-call physician availabl; certified waterfront staff; specialists and counselors with excellent experience in their field.

The Camp Specialist Staff – Includes the Aquatics Director, Lifeguards, CIT Director, Athletics Staff, Arts and Crafts Staff, Music Staff, Teen Leaders Director, Assistant Director and Camp Director.