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 JFHNJ, “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.
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.
Applications are now closed.
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.
Special Needs Camp Scholarship
Israel Travel Grants for Teens
Jewish overnight and day camps