Tuition Assistance

We understand that summer camp is a huge financial commitment. Camp Judaea is committed to working with our families to ensure that no child is turned away due to financial difficulties. Camp Judaea partners with Federations, One Happy Camper, and synagogues to provide scholarships for your children. In addition, CJ provides needs-based scholarships through the Camp Judaea Scholarship Fund. If you are in need of tuition assistance, please follow the steps listed below to help make the process easier and as smooth as possible. 

We look forward to being partners with your family throughout this process and as we prepare for the upcoming summer. Please do not hesitate to be in touch with any specific questions or if you’d like us to walk your family through the process. We’re happy to help!

Tuition Assistance Steps

Step 1

Register for camp. We are unable to consider your application for scholarship until we have ensured that there is space for your child in the appropriate eda (age group) and session. A deposit is required for registration, and your family must be on a monthly payment plan.

Step 2

Determine what your family can afford to pay for CJ. Many applications for tuition assistance ask that you indicate a certain dollar amount; therefore, you need to figure out what you can contribute and how much assistance you will need.

Step 3

Apply to CJ’s funding partners: your local Jewish Federation, One Happy Camper, synagogue, Jewish Children and Family Services, and other local organizations. We have done extensive research on local opportunities and have compiled a list that you can find below.

Step 4

Once you have applied for scholarships through CJ’s partners you can apply for funds from Camp Judaea’s Scholarship Fund.  Camp Judaea partners with FACTS to process scholarship applications. They securely handle the collection of your application, supporting documents, and validation of the information provided. FACTS charges a $40 fee per family. To receive a CJ scholarship, your family must be on a monthly payment plan paying for camp. Financial assistance allocations will be emailed out in February.

Click Here to Apply

If you have questions or concerns about your CJ scholarship application, you may contact Gayle Kaplan at 404-634-7883 or gayle@campjudaea.org.

If you have questions or concerns about the application process, you may speak with a FACTS Customer Care Representative at 866-441-4637.

*The submission deadline for Camp Judaea’s Scholarship Fund applications is February 1, 2023.

One Happy Camper Grants

Applications Now Open

Your first-time camper may be eligible for a Foundation for Jewish Camp One Happy Camper grant of up to $1,000! Click here to check eligibility and apply.

PJ Library families are eligible to apply for One Happy Camper Grants through PJ Goes to Camp. Click here to learn more. Contact pjgtc@hgf.org or 413-276-0735 for more information.

Atlanta-area campers may also be eligible for a Second-Year One Happy Camper Grant.

Tuition Assistance Resources by Location

Tuition assistance resources by location has not yet been updated for Summer 2023

Atlanta, GA Residents

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Eligibility: Needs-Based Scholarship for families in metro Atlanta

Contact: Leah Stinson – lstinson@jewishatlanta.org or at 470-289-2211

Deadline: Deadline Not Yet Posted

Broward County, FL Residents

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Eligibility: 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. 

Contact: Rochelle Baltuch – camp@jewishbroward.org or at 954-660-2077

Deadline: Deadline Not Yet Posted

Miami - Dade, FL Residents

Application will open in December

Contact: Inbar Cohen at 786.866.8431 or icohen@gmjf.org

Deadline: January 31 at 4pm

Palm Beach County and Boynton Beach North through Martin County, FL Residents

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Eligibility: 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: Whitney Cherner – Whitney.Cherner@jewishpalmbeach.org or 561.615.4949

Deadline: January 28, 2023

Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and Highland Beach, FL Residents

Application will Open in January

Eligibility: The Ruth and Norman Rales Jewish Family Service Center for Families and Children offers scholarship assistance to camp families who qualify and live in their service area of Delray Beach and Boca Raton

Contact: Shari Cohen at 561-852-3171 or shariw@ralesjfs.org

Deadline: Deadline Not Yet Posted

Charleston, SC Residents

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Eligibility: Please contact Scot for more information and application

Contact: Scot Rittenbaum at scot@charlestonjfs.org or call 843-614-6494

Deadline: Deadline Not Yet Posted

Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas, or Tennessee Residents

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Eligibility: Children must reside in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee or Texas. Campers should be entering third to twelfth grade as of August 31, 2021. 

Contact: Annie Fischman Mizrahi at annie@jcrs.org or 

Deadline: February 15, 2023

Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida Panhandle Residents

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Eligibility: One-time-only incentive grant of up to $1,500* to attend a nonprofit Jewish summer camp. To meet the criteria for JEF funding, children must be:

  • This incentive grant provides up to $1,500 for a Jewish child to attend a Jewish not-for-profit sleepaway summer camp for the very first time.
  • There are no need-based requirements.
  • Every Jewish child in Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, and the Florida Panhandle who has never attended a not-for-profit Jewish sleepaway summer camp is eligible.

Contact: Miriam Teller at (504)-524-4559 or miriam@jefno.org

Deadline: March 1, 2023

Pinellas and Pasco County, FL Residents

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Eligibility: Need-based camp scholarships for the 2021 camping season

Contact: 727-530-3223

Deadline: January 15, 2022

Birmingham, AL Residents

Link Not Yet Available

Eligibility: The Birmingham Jewish Federation offers limited need-based camp scholarships

Contact: contact Lynn Rathmell from Collat Jewish Family Services lynn@cjfsbham.org or 205.278-7105

Deadline: Deadline Not Yet Posted

Greensboro, NC Residents

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Eligibility: 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: Betsy Gamburg at BGamburg@shalomgreensboro.org or (336) 852-4829

Deadline: February 2022

Jewish Federation and Foundation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee

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Eligibility: Needs-based financial aid for Jewish summer camps

Contact: Becky Gunn at becky@jewishnashville.org

Deadline: Deadline Not Yet Posted

Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee:

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Eligibility: Incentive, need-based, and need-blind grants available for Jewish children planning to attend not-for-profit Jewish overnight camps for the summer

Contact: Jessi Sheslow at 941.343.2109 or jsheslow@jfedsrq.org

Deadline: January 31, 2023

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