Henry S. Jacobs Camp

Why Jacobs Camp is so important to us

Henry S. Jacobs Camp, located in Utica, MS, less than 3 hours from Touro Synagogue, has provided wonderful Jewish summers for over 40 years.  When a child attends overnight summer camp at Jacobs for a session of 10 days, or 4 weeks or more, the whole family is enlisted in the “Jacobs Magic.”  As you can see in the above picture, Touro members as  young as second grade, to those traveling to Israel with camp friends following 10th grade, as well as young synagogue leaders and camp board members, come to Jacobs Camp to share their enthusiasm for all they do in life.

When asked why Jacobs Camp is so important to them, many camp families responded that their whole family became more interested in what Reform Judaism has to offer, both at synagogue and in family life, all through attending camp.  Camp helps the whole family enjoy Reform Judaism and leads the whole family to an engaged Jewish life.

Statistics speak:  supplemental Jewish education is just a small part of a complete and whole Jewish educational experience.  Jewish summer camp and Israel trips take this education to  new and elevated levels.

Touro families will tell you about camp at any time and how it has made all the difference in their children’s lives.

What are the Camp’s Goals and Philosophy?

The URJ Henry S. Jacobs Camp is the Reform Jewish Movement’s summer camp serving the Deep South: Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Western Tennessee & the Florida Panhandle. Since 1970, Jacobs Camp has provided a caring Jewish community that builds young people! A summer at Jacobs is an unforgettable religious, cultural, recreational and emotional experience.

The Jacobs Camp is one of thirteen Union for Reform Judaism Camps located throughout North America. It is the Mission of the URJ Camping System to provide high quality and wide ranging Jewish Experiences in a Reform context to North American Jewish youngsters through a network of Camps and Israel Experiences. These experiences take place in a safe and healthy environment in which all qualified children have access to the most outstanding camping facilities and equipment.

To Learn more about Jacobs Camp, see their website at:  Jacobs.urjcamps.org