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Next Summer Vacation

Dear Mom and Dad, What do you want to do on your next Summer vacation? I would like to go back to Jacobs Camp, my sleepaway camp. I went there last summer and I met a lot of new friends, and I had an amazing time with lots of fun experiences. There where so many fun...

A Day in the Life – My Solelim Journal

One of my favorite things to do is to document my experiences through my journal. I welcome you to experience my summer of a lifetime as a Solelim participant through the lens of my journal entries from the summer. Enjoy! Sunday, June 13th: Driving up Morrison Road, I...

Summer 2022 COVID Update for Jacobs Camp

Dear Jacobs Camp Families, We are hard at work planning for an incredible summer ahead, and as always, the health and safety of our entire community is our main priority. With that in mind, I am writing to share a couple of important policy updates for Summer 2022....

Alumni Relations Vintage T-Shirt Fundraiser is Live!

"J-A-C-O-B-S, Jacobs is our name. Hey!" Show your camp spirit by purchasing a re-booted vintage HSJ t-shirt. Were you at camp when it was the Henry S. Jacobs Camp Institute? Do you know where your 80s-90s Staff t-shirt is? Have you always wanted that HSJ Rainbow...

BAT MITZVAH TZEDEK PROJECT DELIVERS JACOBS MAGIC

BAT MITZVAH TZEDEK PROJECT DELIVERS JACOBS MAGICJacobs Camp has always been such a special place to me for as long as I can remember. I am sure you can imagine my excitement when 6 year old me got to go for my first summer at Jacobs. Even though it was only for one...

EVERY KID GOES TO CAMP

It is always amazing how quickly chants catch on at camp. Whether a unit is chanting “messy night” excited for their messy night evening program or the whole camp on Friday night is chanting “cherry cobbler.” When there is chanting at camp there is excitement...

A PARENT’S SUMMER 2021 JACOBS MAGIC EXPERIENCE

A Parent's Summer 2021 Jacobs Magic ExperienceWe talk a lot about the Jacobs magic, but sometimes it's hard to define. Read on to hear how one parent witnessed the Jacobs magic in action this summer.  "Steven* had the most magical and transformative time at Jacobs...

Summer 2021 Session 2 Slideshow

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To Dream Street with Love

For their Chalutzim project, the campers chose to partner with Dream Street to clean up and enhance the Dream Street garden by adding two new flower beds, weeding the existing beds, and cleaning the dedication signs. Jacobs Camp is grateful to Dream Street to...
Innovation and Fun: Dream Street on Your Street

Innovation and Fun: Dream Street on Your Street

My name is Alana Schipper and I am the current Chair of the Board of Advisors for Camp Dream Street. My first year at Jacobs Camp was the summer before freshman year of high school. From there, I got involved in NFTY Southern, and ultimately became a staff member at...

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Preparing for Virtual Solelim

Preparing for Virtual Solelim

A few weeks ago, I received an email from Anna Herman asking if I would be interested in a “virtual Solelim program” this summer. I, almost without thinking, said I was interested and that I would love that opportunity. This does, however, beg a question: why did I...

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The Choices We Make

The Choices We Make

Hi, my name is Joshua. I have been a camper at Henry S. Jacobs Camp for 8 years, but Jacobs Camp goes way back in my history. My dad grew up in Dothan, Alabama, and attended camp for all of his childhood. He worked at camp for many years as a counselor and a food...

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Rudi Scheidt – A Jewish Legacy

Rudi Scheidt – A Jewish Legacy

On Sunday, April 12th, 2020, Rudi E. Scheidt passed away in his Memphis home surrounded by his family. While it has been two months since Rudi's death, no amount of time passed will allow us to forget Rudi's legacy to Memphis,...

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A Camper’s Perspective – by Ellie and Megan

A Camper’s Perspective – by Ellie and Megan

Knowing that I am not able to go to camp this summer has not been easy. Thinking about what could have been another amazing year of Jacobs Magic still sometimes makes me tear up.  Whenever I remember that I will have to wait another year to go through the HSJ gates...

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One of the Greatest Joys of My Life

One of the Greatest Joys of My Life

I know that we are all heartbroken that we couldn’t be physically together - and at home - in Utica for Gary Lazarus’s installation, but one of the few benefits of the remote format was that it allowed our tent to be even larger. What a blessing for us to have been...

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How Camp has Affected My View on Social Justice

How Camp has Affected My View on Social Justice

Though we are not at Jacobs Camp right now, that doesn’t mean the magic can’t be with us. It’s sad to wake up every day and wonder what we would be doing if we were at camp right now. We will always remember things like minors, chugs, specialties, but there some...

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