Jay Jacobs is the CEO of the TLC Kids Group, which owns and operates three sleep-away camps in upstate New York and Pennsylvania, four day camps on Long Island, NY, a day school, a management company and a charitable foundation. During the summer, Jay works as the hands-on director of Timber Lake Camp in New York’s Catskill Mountains.
Jay is the founder of SCOPE (Summer Camp Opportunities Promote Education), a program that sends inner city children to not-for-profit camps as a reward for staying in school. In 2001 he founded and currently chairs Project Heal the Children, an American Camp Association program that provides free summer camp experiences to the children of victims of the 9/11 tragedy.
Since 2001, Jay has served as the Nassau County Democratic Chairman and served from 2009 to 2012 as the New York State Democratic Chairman. He is an At-Large Member of the Democratic National Committee and serves on its Credentials and Finance Committees.
Jay grew up in Forest Hills, Queens, NY, and graduated with a BA degree from SUNY Oneonta and with a JD from Northwestern University Law School. Jay currently resides in Laurel Hollow, NY with his wife Mindy. They have two daughters, Jessica and Jackie.