Meet Our Directors
Dana Miller, Camp Director
Dana Miller has been a part of organized camping for as long as she can remember, growing up attending Meadowbrook and Oak Crest Day Camps and later joining the summer staff team as a lifeguard and ropes specialist. During college Dana knew she wanted to make camp her full-time profession and rose through the ranks eventually becoming the outdoor adventure department head at Camp Lindenmere in the Poconos.
Dana is a consummate camp professional and has been the Director of Center Day Camp in Maine, the Associate director of Pine Tree Camp in Maine, the Assistant Director of Camp Summit in Paradise Texas and the Outdoor Director of YMCA Camp Eberhart in Michigan. She has served as an ACA accreditation visitor, and on the EPIC and education committees for ACA New England.
When not at camp Dana can be found spending time with her husband David, daughter Evelyn, and two dogs Story and Forrest.
Victor Heutz, Assistant Director
Victor grew up at camp spending 20 consecutive summers at Oak Crest Day Camp as a camper and a staff member. Victor has spent numerous summers in a variety of roles at camp. Victor earned his degree from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia and quickly moved into Sports Management at Branchburg Sports Complex. During his time at BSC, Victor developed various youth development sports classes, hired and trained staff, oversaw overall facility operations, and ran and organized the summer programs.
Victor has always loved camp and feels right at home, he loves being outdoors and getting to know people. He has amazing experiences as a camper and staff member that keeps him coming back to camp. Victor uses his experiences to help pass on the joys of camp to all campers and staff members he meets!
While outside of camp, Victor enjoys watching and playing various sports. Victor is a huge sports fan and can often be seen rooting for his favorite teams the Yankees, Jets, and Celtics. When not cheering on his sports teams, Victor can be found spending time with his family and friends!
Jonathan M. Gold MBA, PhD
Owner/ Associate Director
Jonathan Gold, a Randolph resident since 1995, received his MBA from Fordham University in 1987 and his Ph.D. from Walden University in 1996 with a dissertation on “Quality Management Systems in Summer Camping.”
He has over 40 years of experience in organized camping, beginning as a camper at Camp Becket in the Berkshires. He rose through the ranks as a camper and counselor there. Jonathan has been the owner/director of Oak Crest since 2002. A nationally recognized speaker and writer, he has become an authority on Quality Management in camping, speaking frequently at both the local and national, and international levels to both for-profit and not-for-profit camps. Most recently he was featured on the Fox Business Network, CNBC, NBC, and NJ New 12 on the Opening of summer camps in Summer 2020. From 2005 to 2007 Jonathan served as the Program Director of the Tri-State Camp Conference, the largest gathering of summer camps in the world. In addition to running Oak Crest, he has worked at or been a director for 5 other summer camps, each one adding a unique dimension to his current leadership and management style. Jonathan also taught graduate and undergraduate courses in management and marketing at Caldwell University. Jonathan is also the President of NJ Camps Association, and founder of the Operation Blue Skies Program which helps the children of Police Officer Families in need.
Email Jonathan directly at Jonathan@tamarackdaycamp.com.