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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...
Time Flies…But Where Does It Go?!

Time Flies…But Where Does It Go?!

It is absolutely true that “time flies when you’re having fun,” and we have evidence of that from our amazing week, but y’all, I cannot believe it’s the end of July. Where does the time go?! WE ARE NOT READY FOR THE SUMMER TO END! This week was Maccabiah, and I’m so...

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I miss you, but I will miss camp more!

I miss you, but I will miss camp more!

The night before the 2nd session of camp started, and we were putting our 8-year-old first-time camper to bed, she looked at my wife Nicole and I and said, “ I’m not ready...I need a few more days at home before I go.”  To be fair, while I went to many camps growing...

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We’re Savoring Every Minute Together!

We’re Savoring Every Minute Together!

We started this week on a high note when we learned that 100% of last week’s COVID-19 tests came back negative! The news, of course, was our signal to celebrate, which is exactly what we did—with a huge party and Israeli dance session on Sunday, followed by cake for...

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More Than Just the Activities

More Than Just the Activities

During the hectic chaos of an Ultimate Frisbee game, I saw three campers chatting away next to the Gaga pit. As I walked over, I overheard them talking about video games, obscure history facts, and their favorite board games. As I joined the conversation, I saw that...

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A Year Later… I’m In Israel!

A Year Later… I’m In Israel!

From a young age, we as Jews are taught that we have a special connection to Israel. My Mom has always told me that every Jew should be given the opportunity to go to Israel at some point in his or her life. Luckily, we are given many chances to go, whether it is...

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Second Session Is Off and Running!

Second Session Is Off and Running!

I have been waiting for two years for second-session campers to have their summer….and now they’re here! We had a wonderful opening day, and throughout this first week, it’s been amazing and so gratifying to see them finally all together, forming a new community and a...

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