7th Annual Oyster Tasting – 24 September, 2017

Seven years and running! Fortunately, oysters do not have legs, so you can easily catch and consume them to your hearts content! We all know that these delectable bivalves can be consumed year-round, but there is just something about a crisp, Fall day that screams, “I’ve gotta have some oysters”.…

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Summer Camp has Begun!

July 4 2017

Camp officially began with the 11 Senior Climbers returning from their week-long leadership experience which included hiking and camping near the Appalachian Trail. The seniors brought back memories they will cherish forever, as well as a new focus to support the character-building direction for returning Climbers and a commitment to…

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23rd Golf Tourney – Thank You and Results

Par 3

Thank you to all the golfers, the sponsors, and the volunteers who made the 23rd Annual Jacob’s Ladder Golf Tournament a success. A glorious Monday dawned at the Golden Eagle Golf Course, in Irvington, VA to meet our dedicated band of thirteen volunteers as they prepared to greet eleven teams…

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Jacob’s Ladder April Board Meeting

Jacob's Ladder Board

While the Climbers gathered for their annual Spring retreat at Camp Piankatank, the Board of Directors met on the other end of camp to discuss the business of Jacob’s Ladder. Each meeting of the board this year is focused toward one goal: To make the transition of executive directors a…

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Palm Sunday Retreat, 2017

The annual Jacob’s Ladder Spring Retreat held over the Palm Sunday weekend was a smashing success. Thirty-nine Climbers made their way to Camp Piankatank in Hartfield, VA on Friday to enjoy each others company for the holiday. The weekend was a mixture of joyous celebrations culminating in the choice of…

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Why Climbers Come Back to JL

Climbers writing

Brightness floods the Jacob’s Ladder office during this wintry time of year with letters from Climbers.  Each Climber is required to write a letter to the Board of Directors explaining the reason why they would like to return and what the program has meant to them. The Climbers are also…

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Jacob’s Ladder welcomes new Executive Director

Aubrey Hall and Susan Lendermon

Susan C. Lendermon has been named the new Executive Director of Jacob’s Ladder, Inc., assuming leadership as of January 1. Susan noted, “I am thrilled to be joining the family of Jacob’s Ladder and look forward to continuing the incredible legacy of Aubrey and Margie Hall.” “I think we have…

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Fall-Winter Newsletter

The Fall-Winter Newsletter is hot off the presses! In this issue: All about the 2016 Summer Enrichment Camp Jacob’s Ladder turns 25 Fundraising events and updates Fast Facts for 2016 and news from the Executive Director  

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Change of Scenery: New Camp Location

For the past several years, the summer camp has been held at St. Margaret’s School in Tappahannock, Virginia. However, this year the St. Margaret’s administration restricted Jacob’s Ladder to use of the athletic and performing arts facilities. Given the camp’s increasing focus on theatre, this was a non-starter. Mr. Hall and the…

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