Scholarships for Jewish Camp & Teen Israel Travel

Is Your Child Ready for Camp? Find out with 'Try Camp' options
from 2 day to 2 week trials. There is still time to sign up!

 

New Jersey Y Camps' affordable short stay programs range from a weekend to five days, one-week specialty camps to family camp, and so much more! 

First Step is a five-night introduction to overnight camp for your child entering first through fifth grades at Camp Nah-Jee-Wah, a world-class, 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! 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. 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

 

Visit Camps All Year-Round 

If you're considering sleep-away camp for 2019, now's the time to start planning. Tour camps during the summer to see them in action. 
 

NJY Camps – Schedule a camp tour or home Director visit at (973) 575-3333 or campinfo@njycamps.org

Ramah Berkshires – Camper 2019 Day is scheduled for July 8 — info/sign-up here or call (201) 871-RAMAH (7262). 

Camp Ramah in the Poconos – Individual tours by contacting the camp office. Prospective Family Day July 1 or August 5, 10:30am – 3:30pm – info/sign up here.

Camp Harlam – Rookie Day on July 15 or August 12 for campers entering grades 2-4 – details/sign-up here. Check upcoming camp tour dates here or to request alternate date, please email Cori Miller, Camper Care and Enrollment Manager. Taste of Camp Weekend – October 20-21, details here.

Camp Kinder Ring – A full day of camp at Rookie Day on August 4 – NEW! (July 7 sold out), 10:30am – 4:30pm for ages 6-9. KRJR weekend July 27-29 for ages 7-9. RSVP to office@campkr.com.

Eden Village Camp – Check out year-round events here including Family and Friends Camp, June 8-10, and tours by appointment. For new campers – 3-day Taste of Eden and 6-day Exploration program – details here. Contact (877) 397-3336.

Camp Louemma – Open house including tour/BBQ on July 8 and July 29. Try-it-First Weekend for July 6-8 and July 27-29. Contact Colleen@camplouemma.com or (973) 875-4403.

6 Points Sci-Tech Academy – Sign up for an open house at Governor’s Academy in Byfield, MA here or call (857) 246-8677 for more information.

Camp Young Judaea Sprout LakeTaste of Sprout Lake and Nitzanim 1 and 2 week programs for new campers entering grades 2-4. Summer tours Sundays at 10am – sign up here.

Camp Zeke – Tours, home visits and and video calls by appointment. Open House/BBQ at camp on Sunday, June 10, 1-4pm.  1-week Taste of Zeke options this summer – info here. Contact Director Isaac Mamaysky at isaac@campzeke.org.

Camp Havaya (formerly Camp JRF) – Enjoy Rookie Days on July 1 and July 29, 12 noon – 5pm. Camp activities and food for kids while parents enjoy tour/program. Call (833) 226-7428 or e-mail Hello@CampHavaya.org.

Camp Poyntelle Lewis Village – Summer Kick-Off Open House June 3, 10am-2pm at Camp – RSVP to corey@poyntelle.com.

Surprise Lake CampRookie Day on July 8 – prospective camper enjoy a day of camp activities while parents tour and meet the Directors. 

Camp Deeny Riback (day camp) – Open house to meet the directors/staff and tour the grounds: April 29, 1-4pm. 

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.

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
The deadline to apply has passed.

With pivotal Israel experiences, teens are more likely to value their Jewish heritage, support Jewish causes, and take on leadership roles in their communities as adults.
 

The Federation is committed to inspiring the next generation to embrace Jewish life, and these grants make Israel summer experiences affordable! 

Questions? Contact Inbar, 732-588-1800

Needs-Based Scholarships

Jewish overnight and day camps

 

 

 

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 Inbar Singal by phone 732.588.1800 or email.