An Origami Moment

Megan Hicks, a longtime instructor for Jacob’s Ladder, shares a moment from summer camp 2018: The Climbers in...

What Camp is …

Jacob’s Ladder has been growing and changing since it was begun in 1991. Over the years, the accumulated...

Praise from Teachers

After working at the program this past summer, I cannot speak highly enough about Jacob’s Ladder and the...

Our Mission, Our Vision, Our Goal

The mission of Jacob’s Ladder is to aid and encourage at-risk, intellectually gifted middle school children to reach their full potential – to grow in mind, body, and spirit.


The vision of Jacob’s Ladder is to serve intellectually gifted, at risk children currently in the 4th or 5th grade who can benefit from a month-long summer enrichment camp in July and a proactive year-round advocacy program to help them reach their full potential.


Our goal is to foster the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development of these children, to provide support and information to the family unit, and to offer guidance in planning for advanced educational opportunities.

Camp Notes

Reflections on Camp
 
Reflections on Camp
As the 27th Jacob’s Ladder Enrichment Camp ended, I knew one thing for certain…it was worth it! Although this year’s location at Christchurch School near Urbanna, Virginia brought challenges of space and scheduling, it demonstrated to all of us how working together reaps many blessings. At our first Chapel Talk, Mr. Hall reminded all of…
What Camp is …
 
What Camp is …
Jacob’s Ladder has been growing and changing since it was begun in 1991. Over the years, the accumulated knowledge and experience of the RAs (“Responsible Adults”), Teachers and Staff have influenced hundreds of students. So after 27 years of enrichment, 27 years of watching Climbers grow and gain confidence in themselves, 27 years of staff…
Praise from Teachers
 
Praise from Teachers
After working at the program this past summer, I cannot speak highly enough about Jacob’s Ladder and the positive impact the program is making on students. Dayna Walger Gifted Resource Teacher Colonial Heights Public Schools

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How to Refer a Student to Jacob’s Ladder

If you are a Gifted Coordinator, Gifted Cluster or Resource Teacher, or School Counselor with a student you feel may be qualified for Jacob's Ladder, please review this document (PDF) for information and instructions for submitting a student application.


An updated application form is available now (PDF). You can right-click to download the form. Please note: dated signatures are required and the student section should be HANDWRITTEN IN BLACK INK. A checklist of items, including documentation of gifted identification, should accompany the application. There is no cost for application, and no cost for attending the program. The application deadline is December 15, 2018.