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6 Ways to Stay in Touch – Summer 2024

6 WAYS TO STAY IN TOUCH – SUMMER 2024 Whether your camper is joining us for their first summer at camp, or their tenth, we know how important it is to stay in touch. With that in mind, here are the 6 best ways to keep up with everything happening at HSJ and stay in...

Preparing for Summer 2024

Preparing For Summer 2023 Shalom from Jacobs Camp,As Camp Director, I can tell you first hand that when a child goes away to camp, the entire family grows from the experience. But that doesn’t make getting ready for the summer any easier! Today, I am sharing some...

Homesick is a Four-Letter Word

“Homesick” is a Four-Letter Word The idea of missing people, places and routines is actually a lovely sentiment–how lucky we are to have people and things to miss (and people to miss us) while we’re away! Labeling this as a “sickness” is a directly negative label to...

New Athletic Complex Construction Progress and Photos

We are so thrilled to share the progress on our brand new athletic complex! The transformation is nothing short of incredible, and we can’t wait for our campers to enjoy this new space for gymnastics, indoor climbing, basketball, floor hockey, and much more! This...

Dream Street Camper Recruitment

Dear HSJ Family, Hello from Camp Dream Street! We are a speciality camp founded in 1975 with the mission that all children, regardless of their abilities, must be offered the chance to have fun, to make new friends, to achieve, to be accepted for who and what they...

Spring Kallah and My NFTY-So Journey

Back in 2018, as a wide-eyed kid in 6th grade, I dipped my toes into the world of NFTY at a cool event called JYG. But when I hit the right age for NFTY events, something called COVID showed up, turning everything virtual. Finally, in March of 2022, we returned to...

Southern & Jewish, the ISJL’s Regional Conference

Jacobs Camp is truly a home-away-from home for me. I spent sixteen amazing summers in Utica! My first summer there, I was eight years old. I didn’t miss a single summer at camp (until I went on a NFTY-Israel trip) and then returned to serve as counselor, unit head,...

New Athletic Complex Construction Progress and Photos

We are so thrilled to share the progress on our brand new athletic complex! The transformation is nothing short of incredible, and we can’t wait for our campers to enjoy this new space for gymnastics, indoor climbing, basketball, floor hockey, and much more! This...

Culture of Generosity – Thank You!

In Summer 2023, Jacobs Camp awarded $180,000 in financial assistance to our families. We saw record enrollment numbers with over 600 campers and staff, yet we were still able to maintain our commitment that financial need will never prevent any family from sending...
The Making of the Jacobs Jet

The Making of the Jacobs Jet

The Making of the Jacobs Jet It was the year 2023 when the great (and handsome) staff engagement coordinator Noah Saperstein founded the only satire media empire in Utica. Mr. Saperstein, age 20, had long been an up-and-comer in the world of satire newspapers. As a 7...

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Olivia & Piper’s Camp Tradition

Olivia & Piper’s Camp Tradition

Olivia & Piper's Camp Tradition Piper and Olivia continue to rock their matching shirts and hats as they countdown to Summer 2024, which will be the BEST SUMMER EVER! Summer 2022 was a monumental summer for Olim campers, Piper and Olivia, from Memphis, TN and...

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