FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are the dates and rates for this upcoming summer?
When can I expect my child to be picked up and dropped off?
Depending on where you live, you can expect your child to be picked up sometime between 8:15am and 8:45am. Our air-conditioned mini buses arrive at our campgrounds between 9:00am and 9:30am. Mini-day campers depart camp at 2:00pm. Full day campers leave at approximately 4:00pm. For a discounted rate, parentc can choose to drive their children to and from camp.
What geographic areas do our campers come from?
What is your camper-to-staff ratio?
Each age group is split into divisions and then groups. Our Early Childhood Camp (ages 3-4) and Lower Camp (entering grades K-1) groups boast a very high camper-to-staff ratio of 4:1 for Early Childhood groups and 6:1 for Lower Camp groups. Our Upper Camp groups (entering grades 2-4) have a 7:1 ratio and Travel Camp groups (entering grades 5-10) hve an 8:1 ratio with additional staff added for off-site trips.
Are there additional costs I need to consider when sending
my child to camp?
There are no hidden fees at Camp Jacobson, as we are a non-tipping camp. Your rate includes all staff gratuities, trips, meals and snacks, transportation and towel service. Horseback riding lessons, post-camp swim lessons and before and after care are provided for an additional fee. (See Dates & Rates for pricing.)
Do campers go on trips?
Campers entering grades 2-4 will have 3 or 4 days trips during the summer. Campers entering grades 5-6 go on 2-3 day trips per week, plus 1 or 2 overnight trips during the summer. Campers entering grades 7-10 go on extended overnight trips each week. See our 2017 camp calendar for more information.