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Jake has been connected to Camp Henry since he first came to the shores of Old Lake Kimball for summer camp in 1979. After several summers as a camper, 5 summers as a counselor, and 16 summers as Camp Henry's summer camp director, Jake became Camp Henry's Executive Director in the fall of 2012.

Jake earned his B.A. in Sociology, Secondary Teaching Certification, and M.S.W. degrees all from the University of Michigan - and is a big Michigan fan! He earned his Ph.D. in Education from the University of Minnesota and spent ten years as a professor in the Recreation, Parks, & Tourism Administration department at Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo, CA. Jake has over 30 years of experience in camping, drives the camp boat, plays the guitar, leads adventure trips, and is an above average 4-square player.

Jake and his wife J.J. have lived in Oregon, Alaska, Nevada, Utah, Michigan, Minnesota, California and moved back to Michigan at the end of 2012. They met working as Ski Instructors in Bend, Oregon and really enjoy spending time outside and at camp with their 3 boys – Levi, Luke, and Logan. Their Great Dane Moose rounds out the Jacobs family

Contact Jake at 616-717-5565 or [email protected]