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Jacobs Camp Magic: On Short Notice!

Jacobs Camp Magic: On Short Notice! Rabbi Barry H. Block     On Friday afternoon, June 24, Jacobs Camp lost its summer song leader. That could happen for any of a number of reasons during any summer. But this summer? Yes, the assistant song leader,...

A Challenging But Joyful Week

A Challenging But Joyful Week Shabbat Shalom from Jacobs Camp! As Shabbat begins this week, I want to acknowledge that this has been a challenging week here at camp. However, there is still a lot of joy and fun and I’d still love to share all of that with you. We are...

Home from Camp: An Unpacking List

Home from Camp: An Unpacking List   The end of the summer can bring many mixed emotions for campers. While they will be so happy to be back with their families, they will also miss their friends, counselors, and life at camp. As for parents— we know you can’t...

Dr. Jake’s First Summer Camp Experience

Dr. Jake's First Summer Camp Experience Having never been to sleepaway camp I really didn’t know what to expect coming to Jacobs Camp. I heard words like magic, incredible, life-changing, memories, but I didn’t really understand what any of that meant. The night...

Meet Our Summer 2022 Team

Meet Our Summer 2022 Team

A Stranger in a Strange Land

A Stranger in a Strange Land On June 5, 2021, I drove through the gates of Henry S. Jacobs Camp for the first time in my life into what was truly the unknown. I only knew one person at camp, and I did not know her very well– I was very much a stranger in a strange...

Preparing Parents 2022

Preparing Parents 2022 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!Like everything else, preparing...

“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...

What Do I Love About Camp?

What Do I Love about Camp? What do I love about camp?… well everything, but here are a few of my favorite things. My name is Rachel, and I have been going to camp for 6 summers, and this will be my 7th and final summer as a camper because I am going to be in...

Being Camp Nurse Brings Family Joy

Being Camp Nurse Brings Family Joy In 2012, I came to Jacobs to be the camp nurse for a week. Being a camp nurse was not new to me. I first went to be a Camp Nurse at a summer camp in Wisconsin in 1995. That was special, as it was the camp I grew up going to and my...
Next Summer Vacation

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...

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EVERY KID GOES TO CAMP

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...

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To Dream Street with Love

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...

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