Scholarships for Jewish Camp & Teen Israel Travel

Incentive Grants for First-Time Campers are now available through One Happy Camper. The Jewish Federation is proud to support and help fund camp incentives as part of the quest in securing a Jewish future for generations to come. 

Jewish overnight camp is often a transformational experience for children and teens, building their strengths, challenging them to examine their values and beliefs, and validating their unique experience and perspective. As one mother reported in a thank you note to the Federation, “I’d expected to get back the same kid I sent off to camp. This kid was different. She was happy to be part of a Jewish community.”

Immersion in joyful Jewish experiences from an early age is shown to strengthen Jewish identity, communal involvement, and leadership later in life. Campers will have opportunities to develop life-long friendships; learn high-level social and life skills; and stretch physically, spiritually and emotionally.

Is Your Child Ready for Camp? Find out with 'Try Camp' options!
Five-day and two-week options available.


It's easy for your child to find an overnight camp that's just right for them. Short stay programs range from a weekend to five days, one week specialty camps to family camp, and so much more! These camp trials are available in partnership with New Jersey Y Camps.

First Step is a five-night introduction to Jewish overnight camp for your child entering first through fifth grades at Camp Nah-Jee-Wah, an all-inclusive program for children almost ready to take the leap from day camp to sleep away. When the week ends, your camper will have developed new skills and friendships, wanting to come back for more! $200 for first-timers! Learn more.

Family Camp is a perfect mix of active recreation and relaxation for families that want to spend time together and enjoy a beautiful camp experience. Children will enjoy fully-supervised morning day camp on land and on lake while adults take part in sports, arts, yoga, and more! The fun-packed day ends around a campfire with s’mores and song. $275 per adult, kids FREE! Learn more

Machane B'Yachad is for families with children who are comfortable in a Hebrew-speaking environment. Friends of Israel Scouts, Tzofim has partnered with the Israeli-American Council and NJY Camps to proudly present 12 days of overnight summer camp, offering campers hours of sports, arts, sciences, and Tzofim-led activities. This is the only overnight summer camp that provides an Israeli experience! Learn more


Joyful Jewish Experiences:
A Smart Investment


Immersion in joyful Jewish experiences from an early age is shown to strengthen Jewish identity, communal involvement, and leadership later in life. That is why the Federation is committed to enabling as many young people as possible to experience Jewish summer camp and teen travel to Israel. Needs-based and incentive scholarships are available from the Federation and partners.

For details contact Laura Safran by phone 732.588.1800 or email.

Jewish summer camp is an awesome experience that extends far beyond the eight weeks of summer. Playing Ga-Ga, color war, celebrating Shabbat with friends, and singing around the campfire are just a handful of experiences your child may have at Jewish summer camp.

But how do you pick the right one? Day camp? Sleepaway? Specialty camp? Co-ed or single gender? To help you start sorting through the options, we’ve put together a list of day and overnight camps that serve families in Middlesex & Monmouth counties.

See list of camps here.

Israel Travel Grants for Teens
Summer Programs


Needs-Based Scholarships

Jewish overnight and day camps