• 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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    Olim A Slideshow 2018

    We were sad to say goodbye to Olim A today, but we know they will return next summer for even more fun!


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    Session One Opening Day 2018 Video!

    We had an amazing start to the best summer ever! Check out the video from Opening Day of Session One here.


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  • COUNTDOWN TO OPENING DAY 2018!

    Can you believe Opening Day is only 2 weeks away? We could not be more excited to welcome you and your campers to HSJ on June 10th! We’re looking forward to having an incredible summer, and we’re so thrilled you’ll be here with us! Our primary goal for the first day of camp is to welcome you home to Jacobs and to help your children quickly transition into the camp routine.


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