Dear Camp Judaea Families,
We have put together a list of potential grant and financial aid opportunities available to our families for Summer 2017. We hope it will assist you in the process of finding financial aid. We suggest contacting your local Federations, synagogues, and Jewish Children and Family Services organizations to explore their scholarship opportunities. This list will be updated as we learn more about applications opening, deadlines, and contact information. Thank you for your patience.
CAMP JUDAEA CAMPERS: Camp Judaea offers a limited amount of need based scholarship to registered 2017 families on a payment plan. Starting November 1st, 2016, the application can be completed HERE. Deadline: February 3rd, 2017. If you have questions or need assistance with your application, please call FACTS at 1-866-441-4637.
Camp Judaea and Young Judaea continue to have an improved scholarship process this year. This process is intended to make it easier for our families and help the scholarship committee understand a clearer picture of each family’s needs. You will only need to fill out one application per family, and that application will cover all participants in ANY Young Judaea program (Camp Judaea, Israel Programs, Tel Yehudah). FACTS will be administering the application and providing the scholarship committee with an assessment of a family’s financial situation. There is an application fee of $25. This application fee need only be paid once per family and will apply to all Young Judaea programs (if you have a child attending CJ and another at TY/Year Course/Machon, the same fee covers all the applications).
ATLANTA, GA RESIDENTS: Needs-Based Scholarship: The Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta seeks to provide opportunities that enable more children to participate in Jewish overnight summer camp. To help achieve this goal we have set up a Camp Scholarship Program to help families in metro Atlanta with the cost of overnight camp tuition. Camp scholarships are based on financial need and are awarded by the Camp Scholarship Committee as a part of an anonymous review and allocation process. The camp scholarship program is funded through the generosity of individual donors, grants from charitable foundations, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta’s Annual Campaign. Deadline: January 30, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Applicants will be informed no later than April 1, 2017 of the award decision. Apply Now.
Atlanta One Happy Camper grants: One Happy Camper: The Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta and the Foundation for Jewish Camp are happy to sponsor the One Happy Camper grant for Jewish Campers who are attending non-profit Jewish overnight camp for the first time! First-time campers who are attending camp for 11-18 days or 19 days+ can apply to receive up to $1000 off their first summer at camp. Grants are first come, first served and are NOT based on financial need. Jewish day school students are NOW eligible for One Happy Camper. Other summer experiences may apply; click here for a full list of approved programs. Apply for a One Happy Camper grant today.
Second-Year Atlanta One Happy Camper incentive grant: Second-Year One Happy Camper: Atlanta campers who received a One Happy Camper grant during summer 2016 may be eligible to receive a Second-Year One Happy Camper incentive grant up to $500. To apply for the second-year grant, complete the One Happy Camper application which includes questions that will determine your eligibility for the second-year program. Please note that in order to be eligible, families must have received a first year grant for summer 2016 and have a combined household AGI of less than $160,000. The application form for One Happy Camper years one and two is the same. Apply now.
BROWARD COUNTY, FL RESIDENTS: Application available! Orloff CAJE provides need-based financial assistance for Jewish overnight camps to families residing in Broward County, on behalf of The Jewish Federation of Broward County, the Jewish Community Foundation and the Sonenshein Fund for Jewish Sleep Away Camps. Complete the application and return it, together with a complete copy of your most recent income tax return, prior to March 1. Campers who received a One Happy Camper grant (www.onehappycamper.org) may also apply for need based financial assistance. Learn More or Apply! Please contact Rochelle Baltuch – firstname.lastname@example.org or at 954-660-2077.
MIAMI – DADE, FL RESIDENTS: The Greater Miami Jewish Federation has need-based scholarships available. The application can be accessed here. The deadline is January 31, 2017. Please apply early! To be eligible for consideration, applicants must live in Miami-Dade County. Families must demonstrate financial need and submit, in addition to an application, the appropriate paperwork and verification of acceptance of the child in one of the camps eligible for funding. For more information, contact Inbar Cohen at 786.866.8431 or email@example.com. Again… please apply early!
PALM BEACH COUNTY and BOYNTON BEACH NORTH through MARTIN COUNTY, FL RESIDENTS: The Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County provides up to $1,500 in camp scholarship for children who demonstrate financial need (for up to a maximum of 3 summers). Contact Melissa Arden at Melissa.Arden@jewishpalmbeach.org or 561-242-6654.
ALABAMA, ARKANSAS, LOUISIANA, MISSISSIPPI, OKLAHOMA, TEXAS or TENNESSEE RESIDENTS: The Jewish Children’s Regional Services has camp scholarship aid available to many families throughout the South. Deadline: February 15, 2017. Click here for more information or to apply. Please contact Janice Zazulak at Janice@jcrs.org or (504) 828-6334.
LOUISIANA, MISSISSIPPI, ALABAMA and FLORIDA PANHANDLE RESIDENTS: The Goldring Jewish Summer Camp Experience offers one-time grants of $1000 to first-time campers. Deadline: March 31, 2017. Click here for more information or to apply. For more information, please contact Ellen Abrams at 504-524-4559 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PINELLAS AND PASCO COUNTY, FL RESIDENTS: The Jewish Federation of Pinellas & Pasco County and the Covenant Fund are offering need-based camp scholarships for the 2017 camping season. For information or assistance, please call 727-530-3223.
BIRMINGHAM, AL RESIDENTS: The Birmingham Jewish Federation offers limited need-based camp scholarships. To learn more about how to apply, contact Collat Jewish Family Services at 205-879-3438.
GREENSBORO, NC RESIDENTS: Grants and Financial Assistance, including the The Greensboro Jewish Federation Stanley Shavitz Camp Judaea Camper Incentive Grant, are available only for Greensboro residents who are contributing members of the Greensboro Jewish Federation. Contact Hannah Henza, Program Coordinator of Greensboro Jewish Federation, or Betsy Gamburg, Director of Jewish Family Services, about any aspect of this information.
WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA RESIDENTS: The WNC Jewish Federation offers need-based financial aid. For more information or to download the application, click HERE.
JEWISH FEDERATION and FOUNDATION OF NASHVILLE AND MIDDLE TENNESSEE: The Jewish Federation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee realizes the importance of building Jewish life and makes available on a need basis financial assistance for students to attend Jewish summer camps. To request information on summer camp opportunities or for a scholarship application, please contact Becky Gunn at the Jewish Federation office, 615-356-1624, or by email, email@example.com.
JEWISH FEDERATION of SARASOTA-MANATEE: The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee, in partnership with local philanthropists, offers incentive grants for Jewish children planning to attend not-for-profit Jewish overnight camps for the summer. Applications open November 1st. Click here for more information or to apply! Contact Andrea Eiffert at Aeiffert@jfedsrq.org or 941-552-6308.
PJ LIBRARY: PJ Goes to Camp (PJGTC) is a funder of FJC’s One Happy Camper program. PJ Goes to Camp offers incentive grants of up to $1,000 towards first time camp tuition for PJ Library* participants, siblings, and alumni. Learn more about the program and how to apply.
OTHER OPPORTUNITIES: Please check with your local synagogues and Federations for opportunities that may be available to your family. As a reminder, this year One Happy Camper grants are generally offered only through PJ Library and specific local Jewish Federations.
If you know of any opportunities that are available, but not listed here, please email Camp Judaea at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reminder: Most granting agencies that award funds on a needs basis want to know that families have made arrangements with Camp Judaea to cover a portion of the tuition prior to applying for scholarship. If you have not already, please ensure that you have a payment plan with camp that covers a good portion of your balance. When applying for assistance, agencies will want to know that you have approached multiple sources for assistance. Besides the places below, synagogues and Jewish Family Services are also good places to try. We understand this process can be confusing and frustrating at times. We would like this process to be as easy as possible. If you have questions regarding the scholarship process, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 404-634-7883 or email@example.com.
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