2019 Oyster Tasting

Enjoy a Sunday afternoon at Merrior Restaurant eating artisan oysters raised and harvested by the Rappahannock River Oyster...

Reflections on Jacob’s Ladder 2019

Jacob’s Ladder was full of enrichment opportunities or our Climbers this summer.

26th Jacob’s Ladder Golf Classic 2019

Our 26th Jacob’s Ladder Golf Classic was held on May 13th at The Club at Viniterra in New Kent...

Our Mission, Our Vision, Our Goal

Our mission is to aid and encourage intellectually gifted, at-risk middle school through high school students to reach their full potential and become leaders equipped to help others in similar economic and social situations.

Through a proactive summer residential camp and year-around advocacy program, middle school students receive enrichment and support to foster their intellectual, social, emotional and physical development. Through a high school advocacy program, students then receive mentoring to assist with challenges, course selections, scholarship opportunities, and the college application process.

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

Support a Climber

Make a donation today to support a Climber for the Summer Enrichment program.

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, 2019.