Holly and Matt Hecht, Camp Directors
The day-to-day oversight of Camp Onas is in the capable hands of Holly and Matt Hecht, who have directed Camp Onas for nearly ten years.
In addition to directing Camp Onas, Holly is the Executive Director of the Friends Camp Association of PA (FCA), which owns and operates Camp Onas. She works closely with the Board of Directors to ensure the organization is advancing its mission, evaluating its work, and planning for a bright future.
Prior to returning to Onas, Holly led a 10-year career in development, working with large, national nonprofit organizations to enhance donor communications, analyze performance, and improve results.
Holly’s hobbies and interests include practicing Yoga, working with clay, and building things she dreams up. She is a graduate of Earlham College (BA), George School, and Newtown Friends School, and is a member of Wrightstown Friends Meeting.
In addition to directing Camp Onas, Matt is a Registered Nurse and the Operations Director for the Friends Camp Association of PA. Matt’s responsibilities include overseeing Camp’s physical property, its recordkeeping and bookkeeping, and managing vendor relations. Matt supervises the Camp Onas Health Center and is a board member for the Association of Camp Nursing.
When camp is not in session, Matt enjoys playing ping pong, reading books, and making art in a variety of media. Matt is a graduate of Wesleyan University (BS, Economics), and University of Pennsylvania (BSN).
Josh Laker, Assistant Director
Josh returned to Camp Onas as the year-round Assistant Director in 2010 after working as a teacher for several years. Before becoming Assistant Director, Josh held the positions of Head of the B-Side and Senior Counselor at Camp Onas. Outside of Camp, Josh still teaches part-time, bringing education and fun into the classrooms of area schools. Josh is a graduate of Guilford College.
Lisa Daniel, Office Manager
Lisa has managed our Camp Office since 2002. She oversees camper registration and all of our bookkeeping. In addition to her expert office management, Lisa fills another important role at Camp Onas, supervising the care and safety of Camp’s animals. When Lisa is not at Camp, she can usually be found in her own horse barn, or at area equestrian events.
Katie Rodgers, Engagement & Advancement Associate
Katie is glad to be back at Camp. She is well acquainted with Onas, a former camper and counselor. Katie supports Camp’s fundraising, communication, and engagement efforts, and helps our community stay in touch. In her off time, Katie enjoys documentary film and hiking.
Dex Coen Gilbert, Assistant Director
After seven years as a counselor, in roles that included Head of the B-Side and Director of Older Camper Programs, Dex returned to Camp Onas in 2021 as an Assistant Director after his graduation from Haverford College. Dex is looking forward to supporting campers and staff throughout the summer, and is especially excited to direct the Older Camper Session. Outside of camp, Dex enjoys playing board games, ultimate frisbee, and taking pictures.