What's New?

Apr 11 2014

Lag B'Omer Planting and Games Day

Bernice Jacobson Day School and Camp


Lag B'Omer


May 18, 2014, 2:00-4:00pm

Bernice Jacobson Day School and Camp

340 Wheatley Road

Old Westbury, NY

archery camp

      garden camp

frisbee camp



Ultimate Frisbee



Arts and Crafts

S’mores and More!



Sirfiyat Pajama


*Please Note:  Bernice Jacobson Day School and Camp is a Kosher, Nut-Free Facility. No Outside Food is Allowed on Campgrounds.

Mar 14 2014

Camp J Fit Club



The first rule of CJ Fit Club is you must talk about CJ Fit Club!

Our focus on a fun, healthy camp experience continues!  Summer 2014 will see the transformation of our air-conditioned gymnastics studio into a state-of-the-art fitness center including multipurpose aerobic flooring, mirrored walls, youth spin bikes, and more!



Under the expert supervision of the fitness team at Sid Jacobson JCC, all CJ campers will have the opportunity to participate in fun-filled, age-appropriate fitness activities including:


Crossfit Kids:

A mix of gymnastics, calisthenics, and flexibility exercises designed to build functional strength and movement. 

Circuit Training:  

A series of aerobic exercises including music-filled bicycle spin classes and total-body workouts to help build strength and endurance. 



A combination of Latin and International music with a fun and effective workout system led by certified instructors.    


*CJ Fit Club is made possible through the generosity and support of The Sheldon A Sinnett Basics Fund, Ron Cohen and The Sid Jacobson JCC Auction for Excellence

Mar 11 2014

Play Day at Camp J

Enjoy the spring with us at Camp Jacobson's next free family event on Sunday, April 6, from 10:00AM-11:30AM.  Cooking lessons, gaga, arts and crafts and lots more as we celebrate the return of Spring!

Take a look at some of the activities you'll be able to do:


Play a few rounds of miniature golf!


Enjoy one of our three playgrounds!  


Go Gaga at our Gaga Pitch!


Take a cooking lesson with “Bakers and Shakers”

Mar 07 2014

Your 2014 Menu

We know that active kids need a well-balanced diet to fuel them throughout the day.  As such, our menu offers kid-friendly fare with an emphasis on healthy ingredients and wholesome nourishment.  Here are some of the ways we adapt your child's favorite options to ensure meals at camp are both delicious and nutritious.

  • Our food is always kosher, ensuring the highest quality control and ethical cooking process
  • Our pasta dishes are prepared with whole wheat pasta
  • Our cookout includes Turkey Dogs and Veggie Burgers alongside traditional favorites
  • Our expanded salad bar is centrally located and features a revolving selection of healthy seasonal choices
  • Fruit is widely available and distributed throughout the day
  • We offer a gluten-free menu with delicious alternatives to meet every allergy need
  • Protein options are plentiful with a wide range of choices including turkey, salami, tuna, yogurt cups, soynut butter and more
  • A Food Allergist and Nutritionist are on staff to supervise food preparation and selections

We are a nut-free facility committed to creating a dining experience that helps shape young minds and bodies for success that extends far beyond the summer months.  


Mar 07 2014

Your 2014 Calendar

Summer 2014 will feature more trips, more overnights, more entertainers, more theme days and more to explore than ever before!  Take a look at our favorite highlights for this upcoming summer:

New Day Trips including:

Bounce!, Fire Island, Stand Up PaddleBoarding, Governors Comedy Club and more!

Returning Trip Favorites including:

Adventureland, Riverhead Aquarium, Country Fair, Splish Splash, Deep Sea Fishing, Ultimate Gaga, Mets Game and more!

Theme Days including:

80's Day, Futuristic Friday, Carnival, Goodwill Games, Luau Day, and more!

Entertainers including:

America's Got Talent Magician Elliot ZImet, Solo Circus, Party Hardy DJ, mainstages, and more!

New Overnights including:

Grades 3-4

  • 2 day, 1-night trip to Surprise Lake Camp (SESSION 4)

Grades 5-6

  • 2 day, 1-night trip to Great Wolf Lodge (SESSION 3)

Grades 7-8

  • 2-day, 1-night trip to Hershey Park (SESSION 3)
  • 3-day, 2-night trip to Boston, MA (SESSION 5)
  • 2-day, 1-night trip to Brownstone Park/Mystic, CT (SESSION 7)

With so much to explore, summer 2014 is sure to be full of adventure! 


* Please note that Camp Jacobson's travel camp will not attend Club Getaway this summer

*Trips Subject To Change

Feb 28 2014

Euro Bungee

Get ready for AWESOME EXHILIRATION at the newest addition to our adventure program! Offering the ability to entertain four people at a time at heights up to 25 feet, the euro bungee will be part of our exciting adventure rotation which already includes a climbing wall, low ropes course, and two zip lines.  Get ready to fly at Camp Jacobson!

Adventure Camp Bungee

How does it work?

  • Riders are safely harnessed and supervised by our expertly trained adventure staff to enjoy the ultimate jumping experience.
  • Bungee cords ensure that no one falls off of the trampoline.  As the rider jumps higher on the trampoline, the bungee cords contract and expand, gaining heights of up to 25 feet!
  • One of the appeals of the Euro Bungee is the secured jumping feature. Once jumpers gain height, many feel empowered to perform jumping tricks that they may not feel comfortable executing on a basic trampoline.


Feb 07 2014

New Go Karts

The 2014 upgrades continue at Camp Jacobson with all new, state-of-the-art Go Karts!

Introducing the Hammerhead MudHead, assembled and packaged right here in our very own United States of America. The MudHead comes equipped with a 208cc LCT electric-start engine as well as an additional backup pull-start. Other standard features include an adjustable driver’s seat with a manual choke underneath for all-weather starting, LED headlights, and smooth handling.

Our new Go-Karts will be a huge thrill this summer!   Our older campers have the opportunity to drive our race track and our younger campers are escorted by counselors, feeling the thrill of the wind through their hair. 

Jan 28 2014

Before & After Care

You spoke and we listened!  For families in need of extended childcare, we are proud to offer Before & After Care from 8AM-9AM and 4PM- 6PM at Camp Jacobson for summer 2014!  Program includes quality supervisors, specialty activities and projects, and additional snack in the afternoon.

Here’s how it works:

  • Parent drop off and pick up is required.
  • AM Care only - $60/week
  • PM Care only - $100/week
  • No additional fee for families that sign up for BOTH before and after care in lieu of bussing.

To sign up for this service or for additional information, login to your campminder account, click 'forms and documents', and select 'Before & After Care'.  Do not delay, this popular new program will fill up quickly!

Click here to login to your campminder account and sign up now!

Jan 13 2014

Super Bowl Sunday Funday

Bernice Jacobson Day School and Camp

Super Bowl Sunday Funday

Get Your Game (Face) On!

Sunday, February 2, 1:00-3:00pm


Open for campers entering grades K-5, this drop-off event will feature:

Football Skills and Drills including Precision Passing, Fast Feet, and Best NFL Touchdown Dance Competition

Sideline Salon including Hair Chalk, Nail décor, and face painting

Game Truck with Madden Football Tournament


Sid Jacobson JCC
300 Forest Drive
East Hills, NY, 11548


*This is a drop-off event.

RSVP with name, age, and parent contact information to campjacobson@sjjcc.org

Dec 20 2013

Saturday Night Ultimate Gaga Party



Saturday Night Ultimate Gaga Party

Sponsored by Camp Jacobson's Travel Program


Gaga Event  



Enjoy private use of the entire facility, a pizza party, and more sports and games than you can imagine! 


Saturday, January 11, 2014

7:00PM- 10:00PM

Ultimate Gaga

575 Underhill Boulevard (at Jericho Turnpike)

Syosset, NY, 11791

$20/FREE for Camp Jacobson families currently enrolled for summer 2014




(This event is open to children who will be incoming 5th-8thgraders in Fall 2014.  Parents are responsible for pick-up and drop-off at Ultimate Gaga) 

Dec 10 2013

Winter Concert

Camp Jacobson


5th Annual Winter Concert



Sunday, January 12

11AM Showtime

The Barn at Camp Jacobson

Rain or Shine

Ideal for Young Audiences

Email Campjacobson@sjjcc.org for your tickets!


The Pop Ups have received a GRAMMY nomination for their second family music CD, Radio Jungle. This self-produced, self-released collection of wildly imaginative and catchy tunes debuted in April, and has since won accolades from Parents’ Choice the Fids and Kamily Awards, as well as heavy rotation on SiriusXM’s “Kids Place Live” radio show, and other national acclaim.

The Pop Ups (Jason Rabinowitz and Jacob Stein) are a Brooklyn-based musical duo who the Wall Street Journal says “reflect the creativity percolating on the independent children's music scene.”  Not your typical band; The Pop Ups perform their music using cardboard props, hand-painted sets, and a colorful cast of original puppets; crafting a world of magic that engages, educates and delights all ages. The Pop Ups perform regularly at NYC venues, tour regionally, and are about to do their second national tour with Yo Gabba Gabba Live.

Click here to listen to THE POP UPS

Oct 22 2013


Bernice Jacobson Day School and Camp







A Family Holiday Celebration


Sunday, November 24, 2013


Fun for all ages

Rain or Shine



Super Mega Fun Challenge: Hanukkah-style

Entertainment company mainstages will be adapting their popular game show format with Hanukkah physical challenges including "Hot" Latke Toss, Giant Dreidel Spin-off, The Gelt Balance, and more!


Free Hanukkah Thanksgiving programs

Menurkey of Gratitude

A giant turkey-shaped menorah!  Write down what you are grateful for and pin it on the flames.


Cookie Decoration & Sufganiyot

Decorate turkey shaped cookies with blue and white frosting and enjoy sufganiyot (jelly donuts) at our donut station.


Hanukkah Cards for Save-A-Child's Heart

Decorate and write cards of well wishes to be sent to Save a Child's Heart, an Israeli-based international humanitarian project, whose mission is to improve the quality of pediatric cardiac care for children from developing countries.

 Free Thanksgiving Hanukkah Activities Long Island

Menorah Making Station

Build and design your own menorah and take home your project for holiday candle lighting.


All Activities Are Free!


*We ask each family to bring 2 non-perishable food items for donation to a local food bank.

Oct 18 2013

6 Ways Camp Makes You A Better School Student

Anyone who has ever been to camp knows that it is so much more than just fun and games!  See 6 ways how camp can help prepare children to be better school students!

1. You become an expert at bus rides!

camp bus

2. You learn independence!

day camp long island zipline

3. You know when to ask for help!

help at camp

4. You become more confident in front of others!

camp play mainstages

5. You engage all of your senses!

camp activities

6. School is more tolerable because you know camp is around the corner!

happy camper

Looking for more ways camp helps your child develop and grow? Check out the Camp Jacobson Difference!

Sep 11 2013

8 Reasons Why Being A Camp Counselor is The Best Job In The World!

As if you didn't already know...being a camp counselor is the BEST job in the world.  Here are 8 Reasons Why!

1. You are a local celebrity!

Summer Camp Jobs

2. You feel like the best athlete in the world!

staff sports camp

3. You get to play outdoors and enjoy the sun!

Lifeguards at camp

4. You don’t have to worry about a daily outfit!

counselor jobs long island

5. You have a reason to use those old costumes in your closet!

camp counselor fun

6. You get really good at giving high fives!

great camp jobs staff

7. Impromptu Dance Parties!

camp dance party

8. Most importantly, you help kids grow confidence and enjoy camp as much as you do!

Happy Staff and Happy Campers

What are you waiting for? 

Click here to apply to work at Camp Jacobson now!


Aug 23 2013

CJ Fall Family Carnival

Bernice Jacobson Day School and Camp Presents

Fall Carnival Camp Jacobson
5th Annual Camp Jacobson Fall Family Carnival

Sunday, September 22
(Raindate September 29)
Fun For All AgesFree Carnival Long Island

  • Rides, Games & Attractions
  • Barbecue & Refreshments
  • Sukkah Decorating
  • Tours 

Loyalty Offer:Free Events Nassau County

Register for summer 2014 at the carnival for the last day to lock in our lowest rates of the year!