5 Tips For Staying Connected with Jacobs Camp This Summer

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With our campers spending time away from home for the first time in a very long time, we know that staying in touch will be more important this summer than ever.

With that in mind, here are the 5 best ways to keep up with everything happening at HSJ and stay in touch with your camper!

1. Subscribe to the Jacobs Camp Blog

Here on the camp blog, you’ll find our “Jacobs Journal” every day. This is where we post the day’s menu, and fun snippets about daily programs and special events. You’ll also find regular posts written by staff members, visiting faculty, guests, and sometimes even campers! Be sure to subscribe here or bookmark this page so you can check back each day around lunch time for new posts.

2. Follow @urjjacobscamp on Facebook and Instagram

Follow us on your favorite social media platforms! This is a great way to see more of what’s going on every day at camp. Through these accounts, we will share photos, links to new blog posts, and occasional live updates or livestreams of major events.

3. View photos of camp happenings via your CampinTouch Account

Every day, we post camp photos to our CampInTouch photo albums. This is the same CampInTouch website that your family already used to register for camp. After logging in, you will find a secure, easy-to-use platform to view photos of what’s happening here all summer. You can now view also photos via the NEW Campanion App, which you can download from your phone’s app store. This App will not only give you mobile access to our daily photos, but also provides the option to be alerted when a photo of your child appears during the session using facial recognition technology. Once you download the app, you can log in using the same credentials as your CampInTouch account, and follow the instructions to set up facial recognition and push notifications.

We know how popular the CampInTouch photo albums are, and we ask you to please keep the following in mind as you view the photos:

  • First and foremost, if there is any issue that would require contacting a parent, we will always call you right away! If you do not see a photo of your child one day, please don’t be concerned.
  • The CampInTouch service is meant to be a bonus for our families, and a fun window into our day-to-day activities. We love being able to provide photos each day, but this is absolutely secondary to other camp operations, especially this summer with all of the extra precautions we will be taking to keep everyone safe and healthy.
  • We will NOT be taking a photograph of every child every day, and we cannot guarantee how often any camper will appear in photos. The primary purpose of sharing daily photos is for families to see the kinds of activities your child is participating in, not to see a picture of your child every day.
  • There is not a set time every day when we guarantee photos will be uploaded, so please be patient.
  • Photos are only a split-second view of an experience that has millions of moments – so please don’t be concerned if you see your child looking less than happy!

4. Write Letters & Email your camper

We ensure that all campers write home at least 3 times each week, and we know they absolutely love receiving letters from family and friends too!

Since the mail has been especially slow lately, it might be wise to primarily use the CampInTouch email system this year. In addition to emailing your camper on the CampInTouch website, you can also send emails using the the Campanion app to make it easier to send email directly from your mobile device.

For more information, please check your CampInTouch account. Once you send an email to your camper, it will be printed and given to them at rest hour the following day. There is also the option to provide a “return” email sheet, which your camper writes on, and is then scanned and emailed to you via your CampInTouch account. If you plan to use this option, please tell your camper in advance, so they will recognize the blank sheet when they see it.

Here is how to address traditional letters and post cards to your camper. You will receive your camper’s cabin # via email the afternoon of Opening Day.
Camper’s Name – Cabin #
Henry S. Jacobs Camp
3863 Morrison Road
Utica, MS 39175

As a reminder, we have a no-package policy at camp. You can read more about this in your CampInTouch account.

5. Give us a call

As always, if you have questions or concerns specific to your child, please contact camp directly at 601-885-6042. Please don’t hesitate to call or email us here at camp with any questions or concerns throughout the summer.

We can’t wait to connect with you this summer!  You’ll feel like you’re right here at camp — almost!