• OUR Camp

    This is my family:  6 Jacobs Camp Couples; 11 former Jacobs campers; 17 past or current Jacobs Camp staff members (including 4 assistant directors); 1 Summer 2019 OLIM CAMPER and more FUTURE JACOBS CAMPERS than I can imagine.


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  • We at Jacobs Camp are Richly Blessed…

    Mah tov chelkeinu u’mah na’im goraleinu! From the words of our prayer book: “How good is our portion and how beautiful our fortune!”


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  • Have You Ever Doodled a Circle…?

    Have you ever doodled a circle and had that satisfying feeling of completion when the end reaches the beginning and you lift your pencil to find that the free hand circle you just drew is nearly perfect? That is exactly what Jacobs Camp Shabbat at Temple Sinai the last few years has felt like to me.


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  • L’dor Vador From 1982 to 2018

    For eleven summers, I have always called 3863 Morrison Road my home away from home. I have made countless friendships and memories that are still strong to this day. Like many campers, I am a second generation Jacobs camper, with both of my parents spending time at Jacobs Camp. This ultimately led to their meeting and eventual marriage in 1997.


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  • Countdown to Opening Day and the Best Summer Ever!

    Even though it feels like we’ve barely closed the gates after an incredible summer, I’m writing with exciting news about Summer 2019! Next summer will mark our 50th year, which we plan to commemorate in special ways every day.


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    Session Two 2018 Slideshow!

    This summer flew by too quickly!  Check out this video of highlights from this past session as you look forward to Summer 2019!


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  • Why Jacobs Camp in 2018 is Crucial

    It's hard to find something to say about HSJ that hasn't already been said. For every camper who walks through the gates, Jacobs is a place of comfort: somewhere they can grow, play, learn, and exist without fear or judgement.


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    Letter from Anna (July 27, 2018)

    I can’t believe the best summer ever is winding down, but this week at camp had so many great highlights that we’ll remember for a long time to come! Incredible fun, outstanding adventure, and terrific activities filled the days; talent shows, bonfires for s’mores, and bunk nights fill the evenings – and everyone is having a genuinely good time being together as a community in our special summer home!


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  • Gesher Year: Continuing the HSJ Amusement Park

    The Hebrew word for bridge is “gesher.” Now the word bridge, in my opinion, has two different meanings. A bridge can either connect two different things or aid in moving over something, such as a body of water. The Gesher year of camp, in my opinion, fits both ideas of the word bridge. 


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    Letter from Anna (July 20, 2018)

    Wow…I can hardly believe how fast another super busy week of the best summer ever has flown by! It was a fantastic string of days and everyone had a ton of fun. More than that, we recognized how special our community is and took time to appreciate that after waiting nearly the whole year, we were finally all here together in this sacred place that means so much to all of us.


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