Our three heated pools are supervised by certified lifeguards who implement age-appropriate American Red Cross swim curriculum. With daily instruction, campers reach new milestones, demonstrate new skills with swim tests, and graduate to new levels of achievement.
As campers grow, our swim program grows with them. Each of our pools is designed for specific age groups and skill levels.
In addition to a daily instructional swim period, campers enjoy a daily general swim period as well. Water slides and diving boards are especially popular!
Our Creative Arts Program includes arts & crafts, dance, drama, and music. Arts & crafts projects correspond with weekly camp themes and incorporate jewelry, bead making, ceramics, fabrics, sketching, painting, and more.
Our STEM Program encourages children to apply their skills and imagination in fun and creative ways, such as shooting rockets, making slime, working on model volcanoes, and assembling solar powered vehicles.
With curriculum created by professional staff, we offer highly qualified sports instruction. Our camp philosophy emphasizes teamwork over competition, while promoting physicality with a healthy emphasis on game play and skills-building drills. Our sports offerings include: archery, baseball, basketball, football, Gaga, hockey, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, and volleyball.
For our younger campers, we provide an exceptional Junior Sports Program which allows campers to participate on age-appropriate, scaled-down fields, reach realistic goals, and recognize accomplishment.
Through activities that promote “functional fitness,” which focuses on building a body capable of doing real-life actions, children will acquire the ability to successfully and efficiently conquer everyday tasks and promote a healthy lifestyle for years to come. Activities include our Jacobson Ninja Warrior course, obstacle courses, strength building, and fun fitness games. Every session concludes with a game to ensure that the campers leave the activity feeling confident, successful and with the notion that exercise is fun.
Adventure activities are staffed by professionals who are experts in team building and outdoor education, while simultaneously creating a safe space for exploration. The CJ Adventure Program allows our campers to reach new heights and gain confidence through physical and mental challenges. Campers are encouraged to set personal goals and think outside the box in both individual and group challenges.
Adventure activities include an Israeli Adventure Course staffed by Sid Jacobson JCC's Shinshinim, 4-person Euro Bungee, and Go-Kart track.
Cooking at Camp Jacobson encourages campers to ignite their creativity and experiment with age-appropriate recipes and utensils in our state-of-the-art kitchen. In our organic, on-site garden, campers learn to grow and harvest fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers. Campers have the opportunity to prepare meals as part of the camp day, stock the salad bar with camp-grown foods, and make healthy choices that can last a lifetime.