Camp may be the “great unknown” for first-time campers and their parents. But, once they get to camp, and get into the routine, camp quickly turns from the “great unknown” to a great home away from home. Those final weeks before opening day can sometimes be a struggle, fraught with emotion; but, it’s just a little short-term hardship for a long-term gain: A life enriched and transformed by the opportunity to spend the summer in the safe, caring Jewish community that is Jacobs Camp.
on April 26, 2013
In exactly 44 days, we will start our 44th summer at Jacobs Camp. And we couldn’t be happier! To celebrate, here are 44 things that we’re excited about for this summer . . .
on April 5, 2013
The other morning I was getting ready for work and I heard the words, “The Jew in the Box” on the Today Show. My husband, Shawn, and I froze. What could this possibly mean? Matt Lauer came on to explain the art exhibit in Berlin.
Shawn was outraged. I was not sure how I felt. . .
on March 22, 2013
The truth is, Valerie doesn’t wake up every morning asking herself “Who can I inspire today? And how?” Rather, she gets up and does her work – the very challenging, and often rewarding work of being a congregational rabbi. And, for every time someone shares with her how they have been “inspired” by her work, there are SO many other times when she never knows if she’s even had an impact, made an impression, made a difference.
on March 1, 2013
It’s time for March Madness at HSJ! Last year we raised $5,000 and this year. Thank you for participating! It’s time to dribble down the court again. The school with the MOST donations will be MATCHED dollar for dollar- show your spirit! The top-performing school can now help out Jacobs Camp even more! Help us reach and exceed our goal of $10,000. Show your school spirit, the school with the most donations will have their flag proudly flying on the Wet Willie Waterslide during summer 2013. The contest begins today and ends on April 8. Will the Wash U Bears [...]
on January 11, 2013
On a Saturday morning in July, the Henry S. Jacobs Camp (HSJ) community began their usual stroll to the Jacobs Performing Arts Center—not in the usual pajamas (a Shabbat morning tradition), but rather in their “finest” attire for Alanna and Noah Chensasky’s B’nai Mitzvah celebration.
“Having our B’nai Mitzvah here at Jacobs Camp was awesome,” said Noah. “I had all my camp friends watching and supporting me, and it felt amazing. What better place than here!”
on December 3, 2012
You have the opportunity to make a huge impact on the life of a Jewish child. Your name will be listed in Jacobs Camp’s Year End Report for 2012 as a “Friends of Jacobs Camp” and your gift will help us continue to create life-shaping experiences for our campers, while continuing to build the Jewish future in the process.
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- Angels at Jacobs Camp July 6, 2012
- Camp: The Great Unknown May 6, 2013
- 44 Is a Very Happy Number! (How Happy Is It?) April 26, 2013
- Out of the Box April 5, 2013
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