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Clark Thompson

My name is CJ Thompson, and I am from Birmingham, Alabama. I recently graduated from the University of Alabama with a business administration degree. This is my 6th summer on staff at Jacobs Camp and I’m so excited to be the Garin Unit Head. Camp is my favorite place in the world and I’m so glad we can all be together again this summer!

Garin Girl Counselors

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Roni Adatto

My name is Roni Adato and I’m 22 years old. I’m from Israel and live in a city called Ness Ziona. During the year I mostly worked in several jobs, did exams for the university and spent a lot of time at home. This is my first summer in camp and I will be a counselor. I am very excited finally to meet all the campers and the staff!

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Emma Benjamin

My name is Emma Benjamin and I’m going to be a counselor this year! I’m a rising sophomore at Rhodes College in Memphis, TN with a plan to major in Anthropology/Sociology and History. I’m originally from New Orleans, LA and this will be my ninth summer at camp!

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Molly Froshin

I’m Molly and I use they/them pronouns! I’m from Birmingham, Alabama, but I go to Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania and study Japanese language for my East Asian Studies major. Last summer I was able to work at my local popsicle store, and this year I’ve been helping around the kitchen and serving food at my college’s dining hall! Though I haven’t been able to do many musical activities this year, I sang in my high school’s choir for five years and was even able to work in a separate choir. Some of my favorite things include singing, cooking, art, languages, Japanese culture (including anime!), writing, and travel. This will be my tenth summer at camp, so I can’t wait to be a counselor this year!

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Gili Gonda

I’m from Kfar HaOranim, near Modiin. I finished 2 years of service in the Israeli army 4 months ago, where I served as a soldier Sports guide. This is my first time going to camp and I am so excited to be the gymnastics specialist! I love to travel, so I am so happy to be here!

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Natasha Mellon-Werch

Hi!! I’m Natasha (they/them). I live in Austin, Tx and this is my first year at Jacob’s camp. During the year I do band and work. I’m gonna be a counselor this year and I sadly don’t do much volunteering except for J-serve. I’m super excited for camp 🙂

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Emma Meyer

Hi! My name is Emma Meyer and I am from New Orleans, Louisiana. I am currently finishing up my freshman year at the University of Colorado Boulder and am studying business. This summer, I am so excited to be back as a counselor and spend time with everyone in the HSJ community. I have been going to camp since I was in Olim, so I am so excited to continue my camp experience as a staff member. When I am not at camp, I spend time volunteering for my sororities’ philanthropy at Safehouse in Denver, Colorado and I am finishing up my internship with Startupbootcamp in Melbourne, Australia. I can’t wait to be back this summer!

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Abby Shainberg

My name is Abby Shainberg and I am from Memphis, Tennessee. I am so excited to be an in-cabin counselor at camp this summer! This will be my 9th summer at Jacobs Camp and I am really looking forward to it because it is my favorite summer activity along with traveling! I am an upcoming sophomore at the University of Georgia studying Communication Sciences and Disorders to become a speech pathologist. At UGA, I am involved in an organization that benefits Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Also, this year I helped my sorority raise over $80,000 with our philanthropy event for Prevent Child Abuse America. I am so excited for the camp gates to open and I can’t wait to see what this summer brings!!