44 Is a Very Happy Number! (How Happy Is It?)

The Number 44 is a “happy” number. It’s true! Do the math:

According to Wikipedia, a happy number is defined by the following process: Starting with any positive integer, 44replace the number by the sum of the squares of its digits, and repeat the process until the number equals 1 (where it will stay), or it loops endlessly in a cycle which does not include 1. Those numbers for which this process ends in 1 are happy numbers, while those that do not end in 1 are unhappy numbers (or sad numbers).

 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:

  1. Having the best cabin ever
  2. Wet Willie Waterslide
  3. So many Chugim to choose from
  4. Dining Hall Skits
  5. New campfire circle on the Peninsula
  6. Rib Night
  7. Alan Goodis in Concert during First Session
  8. Maccabiah
  9. The Talmidim Trip
  10. The Talent Show (although 44 acts is a lot!)
  11. Our inaugural summer of Olim B
  12. Rabbi Rick Jacobs, President of the URJ, coming to visit
  13. Best of the Week
  14. Chofesh
  15. Messy Night
  16. The Blob
  17. Our biggest K’tanim Day Camp yet
  18. Song sessions
  19. Fried Chicken
  20. The Chalutzim Trip to North Carolina
  21. Specialty Camps
  22. Dan Nichols in Concert during Second Session
  23. Campout with the Israeli Scouts
  24. Our second year partnering with the Jewish Teen Funder’s Network
  25. Giving Garin the run of the camp
  26. Cookouts
  27. Evening programs
  28. Americafest during First Session
  29. Two gardens – One in the backyard & one by the pool
  30. The Aquaclimb
  31. Maskilim Night Out
  32. Israel Scout Friendship Caravan
  33. The Utica County Fair during Second Session
  34. Optional breakfast continues to be optional
  35. Learning About Israel (our Summer Theme)
  36. Free swim
  37. Bunk Night
  38. New Disc Golf Course – especially holes 3, 11, 12 & 18 (Hey, that equals 44! Coincidence?)
  39. Shabbat
  40. Having so much fun in the Utica sun
  41. All the great counselors & staff members
  42. Seeing old friends & making new ones
  43. Making a whole lot more than 44 great memories
  44. All the other great things we didn’t have room for on this list!

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