Director of After School Programs / El Tesoro Camp Director
817.831.2111, ext #158
Jacob Summer joined Camp Fire First Texas in 2017 as the Council’s director of after school programs and El Tesoro camp director. In his roles, Jacob is responsible for the hiring, training, supervision and evaluation of staff. Jacob designs and implements fun, memorable and safe camp and after school activities and programs that are developmentally appropriate for youth of all ages and backgrounds.
Jacob first began working with youth at the age of 17 as a day camp counselor in his hometown of Lafayette, Indiana. While attending college, he spent four years working at the Boys & Girls Club of Ellettsville, Indiana, where he held multiple positions, including summer camp counselor, after school program staff member, and camp and administrative director. He also served at the YMCA of Monroe County in Bloomington, Indiana, as the summer camp site supervisor. Jacob also taught math for two years in a middle school and spent nine weeks teaching high school math in Kabula, Kenya.
Jacob holds a Master of Public Affairs with a concentration in nonprofit management from Indiana University, and a B.S. in Secondary Math Education from Indiana University. Jacob has a Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Director Certificate and is a member of the American Camp Association and the National AfterSchool Association.