Rav Nissan Kaplan
is one of the Rashei Yeshiva at the Mir in Jerusalem, teaches English-speaking students in Walmark (וולמארק), which is one of the two batei midrash in the Bet Yeshaya building, established in 2005. Prior to this, I think that he was mashgiach ruchani for the English-speaking avreichim. My information to this effect is coming largely from the brief mention that is made to him on Wikipedia's Hebrew page for the Mir Yeshiva in Jerusalem, and might not be correct.
I am a long-time fan of Rav Kaplan's mussar and halakha schmuessen (which are available online here), and would like to know more about who he is. Specifically, I have the following two questions:
In a number of his schmuessen, Rav Kaplan makes reference to his father, who appears (from what Rav Kaplan says) to have been close to Rav Shach. Does anybody know the identity of Rav Kaplan's father? Is he a Rosh Yeshiva somewhere? Rav Kaplan himself learnt at Ponevezh, if that helps.
In one of his schmuessen (this one, starting just after the 9:10 mark), Rav Kaplan refers to a camp that his father runs, called Mevakshei HaShem. I would very much like to know more information about this camp: where it runs, at what level it runs (it certainly sounds very prestigious) and whether or not there are other camps like it.
I am, as I say, a big fan of Rav Kaplan's classes. It would help me immeasurably to know a little bit more about who he actually is and who his father is. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.