Our Response to COVID-19

Climbers writing

At Jacob’s Ladder, we are committed to fostering the greatest possible environment for our Climbers and their families, but we believe that public health and safety should be everyone’s top priority. At this time, Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), is a global crisis affecting more than 100 countries. A growing number…

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Climbing Further

Jacob’s Ladder is not just about a Summer Enrichment Program, nor about Climber Retreats and outings during the year – it is also about the whole education and growth of a Jacob’s Ladder climber from 4th grade, to 8th grade, to High School, and beyond.

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26th Jacob’s Ladder Golf Classic 2019

Welcome by Aubrey Hall, Executive Director Emeritus, and Sue Albaugh, Executive Director

Our 26th Jacob’s Ladder Golf Classic was held on May 13th at The Club at Viniterra in New Kent County. Although a rainy start to the day meant golfers had to keep carts on paths, spirits were high and clubs were swinging as the 1 pm shotgun start got underway. Congratulations…

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Jacob’s Ladder Spring Retreat

The Jacob’s Ladder Spring Retreat was an amazing time of reconnecting with fellow Climbers at Camp Piankatank. Events included writing letters to new Climbers, brainstorming our camp theme, an egg hunt, games, a bonfire complete with s’mores and devos, and more! A special lunch provided an opportunity for JL Board…

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An Origami Moment

Megan Hicks teaching origami class

Megan Hicks, a longtime instructor for Jacob’s Ladder, shares a moment from summer camp 2018: The Climbers in my afternoon elective origami class had ideas of their own about what kind of origami they wanted to do today. I’m open for suggestions. A couple of kids wanted to make a…

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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…

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