• I Don’t Want Your Kids to be Ok at Camp

    Dear Jacobs Families, I don’t want your kids to be ok at camp. Yes, you read that correctly. My weekly countdown to Opening Day has made it to single digits, my mental packing list is growing almost daily, and I’m telling you, our incredible families, that this summer I don’t want your kids to be […]


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  • A Word from our new Development Manager – Jacob Fijman

    Everyone who enters the iconic gates on Morrison Road are welcomed home upon arrival. Jacobs Camp has been my home for as long as I can remember. As I am welcomed by the year-round team, the lay-leaders of our communities, the parents, and most importantly, our Jacobs campers, I understand the importance of my mission. It is my goal to continue to build on the immense success that Anna, Joshua, Sarah, Nadav, Greg, Tamisa, and all the incredible staff members create every day.


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  • 5 Steps to Make Career-Building Part of Jacobs Magic

    Enjoying all the fun and magic inherent in the best summer ever at Jacobs Camp is certainly not to be taken lightly – and now, our best and brightest staffers have an opportunity for so much more!


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  • 50th Reunion: November 1 – 3, 2019

    50 years of anything is always cause for a celebration. 50 years of a Jewish summer camp? In Mississippi? Well, let’s just say no one expected us to still be here. A few months ago, we were so thrilled to announce the dates for Jacobs Camp’s 50th reunion in the celebration capital of the world, New Orleans, Louisiana! We tried so hard to plan in advance, to read the tea leaves (and potential football schedules), to ensure our chosen date would not conflict with any major happenings in the Deep South.


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  • What’s Happening in the Off Season?

    Although Opening Day is still months away, there’s lots going on behind the scenes to ensure that 2019 will be The. Best. Summer. Ever.


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  • I Didn’t Want to Come to Camp

    I didn't want to come to camp. From the outside looking in, it seemed like a faraway place endorsed by my rabbi that took my sister away from me. I came to camp kicking and screaming hoping my parents wouldn't make me come. Now here I am, a month after my fifth and final year of camp. Looking back on the amazing memories gone by, I think about how wrong that Maskilimer was.


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  • 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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  • 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 (June 29, 2018)

    I can hardly believe another week has come and gone at camp! The time is flying, but everyone – campers, counselors, and staff – is having the best summer ever! Fun, adventure, and terrific camp activities fill the days; talent shows, bonfires for s’mores, and bunk nights fill the evenings.


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