Directors

Dan Grabel and Andy BrownAndy Brown

is a lifelong St. Louisan. He earned his Masters of Social Work (M.S.W.) from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University.  He has worked as assistant director at Camp Sabra, The St. Louis Jewish Community Center’s co-ed residence camp on the Lake of the Ozarks, and director of Camp Sydney R. Baer, the JCC’s largest day camp.  Brown also was the executive director of Camp Livingston for more than 10 years, an independent not-for-profit Jewish summer camp serving youngsters throughout the Midwest.  Under his leadership, Camp Livingston experienced unprecedented growth. Enrollment doubled and he was involved in raising nearly $5 million and spearheading a four-year capital improvement project that resulted in a complete overhaul of the camp’s facility.  Brown is married to Stephanie Zetcher Brown. The couple has four children, ages 11 to 18. Email Andy

Dan Grabel

also is a lifelong St. Louisan. He earned his Masters of Social Work (M.S.W.) from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University.  He also earned a Masters in Education (MEd) from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.  Grabel has more than 20 years of experience working with children and young adults.   For 10 years, Grabel worked with Brown at Camp Livingston as assistant director. Additionally, he was the assistant director at the JCC’s Camp Sabra, as well as a social worker at Camp Interlaken in Wisconsin.  Grabel also served as the administrator at Camp Charles Pearlstein in Prescott, Arizona, and as an adventure trip leader at the YMCA’s Camp Greenville in Greenville, North Carolina.  He also has worked in Illinois and Missouri public schools as a social worker and school counselor. During this time, he has provided individual and group counseling, and served on school-wide and district level leadership teams.  Grabel, who grew up as a camper at Goldman Union Camp Institute in Zionsville, Indiana, and his wife Lisa, have a 5-year-old daughter. Email Dan