Jane and Dan Kagan have been the owners and directors of Lake Bryn Mawr Camp for more than two decades. The parents of three grown Bryn Mawr Angels, they have experienced camp from every perspective — as campers, as staff members, as parents, and as directors.
Jane grew up in camping, spending more than 25 years as a camper, counselor and leader at her family business, Jeff Lake Day Camp. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Jane is an avid scholar of all things “girl,” and over the years she has sought out experts in child development to share their expertise with LBMC staff and camp families through training, events and camp publications. She is actively involved with the American camping Association as the Chairwoman of VOCE, Veterans of Camp Experience. She also serves on the Board of the Wayne County Camp Alliance.
Another lifelong camper, Dan was mentored by the late Morry Stein, former director of Camp Echo Lake. A graduate of the University of Arizona with an MBA from Fordham University, Dan sits on the board of the Wayne Memorial Health Foundation, has served as a board member for Project Morry and the American Camp Association – New York Chapter, and is a past co-president of the Wayne County Camp Association.
Jane and Dan have been joined in the family business by their daughter Eliza, a second-generation camp director who has spent nearly every summer of her life at Bryn Mawr. During the summer, Eliza serves as the division head for Bunk One and LITs. In the winter, her job responsibilities include overseeing social media, coordinating alumnae outreach, and visiting new camp families, as well as planning events for the summer to come.