Executive Coaching
Leadership Development
Keynote Speaker
Staff Training

  • OctoberWest - Irvine, CA
    OctoberWest - Irvine, CA
  • ICF - Sochi, Russia
    ICF - Sochi, Russia
  • Sizanani - Magaliesburg, South Africa
    Sizanani - Magaliesburg, South Africa
  • ACA National - New Orleans, LA
    ACA National - New Orleans, LA
  • Scout Camp - Oahu, HI
    Scout Camp - Oahu, HI
  • Food & Site Managers Conference - Kattskill Bay, NY
    Food & Site Managers Conference - Kattskill Bay, NY
  • ICF - Sochi, Russia
    ICF - Sochi, Russia
  • Nepris Cyber-Classroom Session - USA
    Nepris Cyber-Classroom Session - USA
  • SLC - Palm Springs, CA
    SLC - Palm Springs, CA
  • Mid-States - St. Charles, IL
    Mid-States - St. Charles, IL
  • ACA / New England - Manchester, NH
    ACA / New England - Manchester, NH
  • TAC Conference - Queretaro, Mexico
    TAC Conference - Queretaro, Mexico
OctoberWest - Irvine, CA
OctoberWest - Irvine, CA

Author, Staff Trainer, Nonprofit Specialist

Word around the Campfire

As someone who has been in camping for more than 30 years, both in the for-profit and not-for-profit realms, Michael is eminently qualified to offer the kind of practical wisdom that camp professionals can truly use.

Bob Ditter


Camp is Michael’s calling. He sees the possibility in every staff member and in every camper, and he brings that spark to aflame. The mission of camp is to change lives, and that mission must be fed each camp day. 

Dr. Deborah Gilboa, MD





3-Day Camp DirectorTraining in Nanjing, China

November 13 - 15

Russia in October 2017

Michael presented Reputation Repair at the 2017 ICF Congress in Sochi, Russia and participated in a discussion panel with Russian Camp Directors on the importance and value of accreditation standards.

The International Camping Fellowship is a worldwide assembly of camp and youth development professionals who gather together to share their enthusiasm, knowledge and commitment to the power of the camp experience.


Prepping sessions for 2018

Camp Director's Survival Guide

Each chapter is one of the educational sessions I've presented at conferences and retreats. From How to Fire A Friend to Volunteer Relations, it's all here.

"This book presents the best practices compiled from years of experience. Useful advice on topics from parental communication to staff management, facility use to how to maintain a nurturing environment conducive to camper development. Jacobus is a pro." 

Dr. Lani Connolly

Insights & Inspirations

A collection of stories and experiences from camp owners, directors and staff

about how CAMP shaped their lives and the lives of their campers.

"Only Michael Jacobus could have brought us these stories

and crafted a larger one from the sum of their parts.

Michael lives camp, in his days and in his heart." 

Dr. Deborah Gilboa 


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