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Hello Fellow Jacobs Parents!

My name is Hydee Kagan, and I am very excited to be chairing Jacobs Camp’s Parent Advisory Council! For those of you who do not know me, I grew up in Lake Charles, Louisiana and spent my summers at Jacobs camp as a camper off and on from 1989 through 1996. I then spent 6 summers on staff, my last year of which I served as camp’s first Camper Care Director. I now live in Houston, TX with my husband, Ryan, our three children – Shira (11), Eli (8), and Lilah (6) – and our spoiled pup, Penny. My older 2 children will be returning to Jacobs Camp this summer and we are all so excited. Needless to say, I love Jacobs Camp and I have a lot of thoughts about what makes camp so magical and safe for my family.

What is the Parent Advisory Council, you ask?

The Parent Advisory Council (PAC) has been created to serve as a parents-only platform for you to have a more involved role in Jacobs Camp and, more importantly, to serve as a clearinghouse to make sure your thoughts, feelings, and ideas are brought to the attention of Anna and her leadership team and addressed. As parents, we all have unique concerns for our children. We also have concerns and thoughts that are applicable to all campers and could enhance their camp experience. This group is your opportunity to bring to light ideas that will help shape the future of Jacobs Camp for Summer 2021 and beyond.

How can I be a part of the Parent Advisory Council, you ask?

You already are! As a parent of a camper, you are automatically included in the PAC. You may choose your level of participation, whether you attend all our Zoom forums or you simply email me your thoughts/feelings/ideas directly. Jacobs camp wants to hear from you!

When is the first Zoom forum?

The first Parent Advisory Council forum will be held via Zoom on Thursday, February 4th at 7PM CT. If you have not already done so, I encourage you to complete this short survey and upon completion, you will receive the Zoom link for the first PAC forum.

I look forward to seeing you virtually for our first PAC forum! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at

147 days until Opening Day!!

Hydee Kagan