• An Olimer for Life

    As a third grader, my mom and dad drove me into the gate of Jacobs Camp for the first time, and I was worried about all the things one would expect. Who would be my bunkmate? Who would be my counselors? Would I miss my parents? Would I even like camp?


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  • Jewish Life at Jacobs Camp

    Last week we learned about the Jewish value of Kehilah (community). We started the week with a lesson on one of the foundational Jewish texts on ethics, Pirkei Avot (Ethics of the Fathers).


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    Shabbat Letter From Anna (June 16, 2017)

    It is hard to believe that we’ve already been at camp for almost a full week! After a year of recruitment and planning, it is incredible to me that the BIGGEST SUMMER EVER is already underway!  In just one week, I’ve seen so many friendships, new and old, that remind me of how special these three and a half weeks at camp actually are and how Jacobs is so much more than just camp, it is family and it is home.


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  • Taking Care of the World Around Us

    Imagine a long day of being in nature, maybe taking a swim in the lake or going for a mountain bike ride. A tent is set up near a roaring campfire and s’mores are about to get made. What could be better?


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    Opening Day Video!

    Yesterday was finally Opening Day at HSJ! We've waited so long for this day to arrive and it was even better than we could have imagined. This is our biggest summer ever at Jacobs, and we can already tell that it will be the best as well!


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  • Meet Our Summer 2017 Staff!

    My name is Yuval, and I’m from Tel Aviv. I’m 20 years old, and I finished my army service about a month ago as a search and rescue instructor. It’s my first time at the camp and I’m very excited to join as an Israeli culture counselor!


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  • Jacobs Journal

    Click on each date to view the Jacobs Journal!


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  • COUNTDOWN TO OPENING DAY!

    Can you believe Opening Day is so soon!? We could not be more excited to welcome you and your campers to HSJ on June 11th! We’re looking forward to having an incredible summer, and we’re so thrilled you’ll be here with us!


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  • Calling all Jacobs Camp Families!

    Dear Jacobs Camp Families, My name is Erin Doherty, and I am so excited to return to camp as the Creative Arts Department Head!


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