Today we meet the ever fun and rambunctious Jacob.  – Lord Somers Camp and Power House


Today we meet the ever fun and rambunctious Jacob. 

Jacob was a Dark Blue grouper in 2011 and counts himself lucky to have been originally nominated at all for the program – “my Senior School Co-ordinator didn’t know anything about the organisation and could have very easily ignored it as it crossed his desk or picked someone else.” The Big Camp experience must have left a good impression as Jacob has not been able to stay away since. He has attended all the community camps and was even on the committee for both Mirabel and VSK. He has also been a valued member of the MAX team the past few years and is currently filling the role of Executive Officer at the upcoming ATLAS camp this September. 

Though known for his quirky charisma and disposition for clowning around whilst at camp, Jacob is a hard worker when the pressure is on. A little-known titbit about Jacob is he was a ball kid at the Australian Open for a few years in his youth, sharing the court with many of the Tennis world’s greats including Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, Murry, Williams, Sharapova….list goes on!
In the real world, Jacob holds a degree in Aerospace engineering and works at an aviation maintenance company where he works on Air Force fighter jet parts. 

Thanks to Lord Somers Camp and Power House, now I can “be in front of a large group of people. I had such a fear of public speaking, but that’s changed through the opportunities that camp has afforded me like performing in the Panto, making presentations and overseeing departments.”

As a leader, I have learned “to just have fun with it! Sure sometimes it can be a little stressful and lots of work but there’s no point doing it if you’re not enjoying yourself.”