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Hi, Y’all!

Although Opening Day is still months away, there’s lots going on behind the scenes to ensure that 2019 will be The. Best. Summer. Ever.

In the meantime, one of the things I love most about the off-season is seeing our summer staff and what they’re up to during these months when camp isn’t in session. Their smiles and hugs not only make me happy and fill me with wonderful summer memories, but also remind me how critically important our staff members are in helping to make Jacobs Magic for our campers and their families.

To demonstrate our love for Jacobs staff, we’ve launched a new internship program that offers these incredible individuals opportunities to obtain career-oriented work experience, to grow professionally, and to benefit from the support of their community. In return, local businesses and organizations gain skilled, enthusiastic, and hard-working young people. Learn how you can provide an internship as part of this new initiative.

Registration for 2019 is off the charts. While this is great news, we want to do all we can to get campers in to camp. If you’re facing an issue, please consider first session and feel free to reach out to us so we can work together with you and your family to make sure that any child who wants to experience Jacobs Magic this summer is able to do so. Especially with all that’s going on in our world today, I’m constantly reminded of why camp – and our sacred camp community – is more important than ever.

Also more important than ever is your support of the Jacobs Magic Fund. It’s precisely what helps us create Jacobs Magic for our campers and our community every single day throughout the entire summer. Please be as generous as you can. Thank you!

There are fewer than 200 days until Monday, June 10, 2019 – Opening Day at Jacobs – and we can’t wait to see you at the gate! For now, though, Nadav and I wish you a bright and light-filled Hanukkah and a terrific start to 2019.


Anna Herman
Director, Henry S. Jacobs Camp