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Camper Incentive Program for Jewish Military Families on Active Duty
Feb. 13, 2014
The Henry S. Jacobs Camp is proud to offer a Camper Incentive Program exclusively for Jewish Military Families on Active Duty.

The URJ Henry S. Jacobs Camp is proud to offer a Camper Incentive Program for Jewish Military Families on Active Duty. Jacobs Camp has worked with private funders to bring this powerful incentive for all Jewish active duty families from across the United States and beyond.


Why Jacobs Camp in Mississippi? We think Jacobs Camp is perfect match for Jewish military families.  A Commander in the U.S. Navy shared, “As a military family that moves every three years, often to locations with small Jewish populations, that has not always been easy . . . We wanted to find a Jewish camp with a small town feel - a place where other campers would understand the perspective of being part of a small Jewish community and where our children could express the challenges they face with understanding friends.  Jacobs Camp stood out . . . the sense of connectedness and family at Jacobs Camp reminded us of the tight bonds we share with other military families, and made us feel at home.”


Children who come to Jacobs Camp, and families who send children here, get that the camp is an oasis of Jewish life that plays a pivotal role in building Jewish identity and Jewish self-confidence.  This concept is one of Jacobs Camp’s greatest strengths.  “Courage is required from a soldier’s family.  My family, especially my children, have to also execute their duties regardless of fear. . . [they] walk into new schools as the only Jewish kids, and open foil wrapped matzo sandwiches in lunch rooms serving pizza.  My children require a large amount of courage and confidence, and Jacobs Camp helps provide both. . . Jacobs Camp is home for my kids. . . Jacob Camp is a place my children focus on attending instead of focusing on the fact that I am in Afghanistan,” stated a Major in the U.S. Army.


Jacobs Camp Director, Jonathan “J.C.” Cohen confirms, “We are so excited to offer this incentive program to Jewish military families. Jacobs Camp offers a unique value proposition to our families – one that we believe will strongly resonate with the families of those in the armed services. More importantly, we are thrilled to be able to give a little back to families that are giving so much for our country.” 

Incentives vary in amount based on military rank and age of children attending camp.  The incentives range from $250.00 up to $3,000 per child.  Jacobs Camp is truly a Jewish Place at a Southern Pace and is excited to open its arms and hearts to active military families.  For more information about Jacobs Camp and this innovative incentive visit: http://jacobs.urjcamps.org/parents/military/ or call 601-885-6042.

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