Jonathan Gerstl

Camps Airy and Louise
Executive Director
With 30+ years of experience, Jonathan Gerstl has a distinguished career in Jewish communal services including JCC’s, Hillel programs, and resident camping. Jonathan is going into his 10th year serving as the executive director of Camps Airy & Louise.

He started his career as a camp director of the New Haven JCC and then assistant director of the Sarasota Florida JCC. From there he served as the director of Camp Young Judaea Texas. After his time with Camp Young Judaea, Jonathan moved to Israel for five years working as an entrepreneur in global travel network technology. After returning to the United States, he served as the executive director of Jewish life at Duke University. Prior to his current position with Camps Airy & Louise, Jonathan worked as a consultant developing travel immersion programs in Europe. Jonathan is also a founding member of the Association for Independent Jewish Camps (AIJC).

Jonathan graduated from Temple University with a Master of Education in Recreation and Tourism Management.