Need-Based Camp Scholarships

For families struggling to afford childcare when school is out, camp is not a luxury; it’s a lifeline. Jewish summer camp provides a safe and nurturing environment grounded in communal values of justice and caring. For families coping with mental illness or other crises, summer camp provides a much-needed respite for kids to be kids. And camp friends often become year-round confidants supporting each other through thick and thin. 


Applications for 2021 are now closed. Please contact us about summer, 2022. 

Why We Love Jewish Summer Camp


Helping children develop greater self-confidence, indpendence, empathy, and problem-solving skills, Jewish camp is a great investment in their future. Because young people who go to Jewish camp tend to stay involved in Jewish community as adults, it is also a sound investment in a strong future for the Jewish community  and the reason the Jewish Federation is proud to offer need-based scholarships for Jewish summer camp.


More Summer Options

  • Incentive Grants

    Jewish camps offer world-class athletics, arts, and specialties -- all wrapped up in a warm, values-based environment where young people connect with their Jewish identity and community.

  • Special Needs Scholarships

    Scholarships can help children with special needs reap the benefits of Jewish camp, building skills and confidence, making friends, and engaging in Jewish life among a lively and warm community.

  • Teen Travel Grants

    Trips to Israel connect teens to their Jewish identity and community. Grants up to $1000 make it possible for more young people to experience and form their own close relationship with Israel.