Campership Incentives for Jewish First-Time Campers
Students who have not previously attended a Jewish summer camp may qualify for an incentive grant from the Foundation for Jewish Camp. This is a non-needs based incentive program, intended to encourage students to participate in a first-time, daily immersive summer Jewish experience. Unfortunately, students who attend a day school are not eligible for this program. To apply for this grant, please visit One Happy Camper and complete the online form.
Please note, some Federations are also offering a second-year One Happy Camper grant.
You may be eligible for need-based program fee subsidies if you are a resident of the Boston area. Please contact us for more information.
Genesis offer scholarships for students from Russian-speaking families living in the United States, Canada, Russian Federation, Ukraine, Israel, Germany, and United Kingdom through the generous support of the Genesis Philanthropy Group. Please contact us for more information.
Funded by the DJE Annual Campaign allocation, this fund is for scholarship of demonstrably financially needy children of all ages to attend a Jewish overnight camp. Families apply directly through the Federation website.
The New York Teen Initiative scholarship fund aims to subsidize NY teen participants with demonstrated financial need and to engage more Jewish teens in Jewish summer programs with an emphasis on attracting teens who are not currently pursuing Jewish summer options.
Nominees must meet the following criteria:
High school student
Permanent resident in UJA-Federation of New York's catchment area, which consists of the five boroughs of New York City, Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester counties.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia awards need-based scholarships to campers between the ages of 5-19. Campers must live in one of five counties: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, or Philadelphia. Campers must identify as Jewish. Families apply directly through the JFGP website.
Each year, the total amount of aid requested by families is greater than the total amount of scholarships Genesis can award. We are committed to making it possible for applicants who we accept to attend our programs. However, we strongly encourage you to also explore scholarship possibilities in your own community such as synagogues, JCCs, and local Jewish Federations, and Hebrew Free Loan Society. We are happy to speak on the phone to make suggestions and will do our best to help you find the aid that you need to attend one of our programs.
Residents of Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee or Texas could be eligible for a camp scholarship through the Jewish Regional Children's Service.