JEWISH OVERNIGHT CAMP
GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

 

Camp is a transformative experience in the life of a child. The impact of Jewish camp is immediate—campers return home connected to a community and friends that will last them a lifetime. Children with pivotal Jewish camp experiences are more likely to become adults who value their Jewish heritage, support Jewish causes, and take on leadership roles in their communities. There are a variety of traditional and specialty overnight camps that span different denominations of Judaism, accommodate special needs and interests, and offer unique programming. 

 

Financial Resources are Available to Help Pay for Jewish Overnight Camp

Click here for a funding opportunity guide.

Grants and Financial Assistance are available only for Greensboro residents who are contributing members of the Greensboro Jewish Federation. Contact the Outreach and Engagement Manager at Greensboro Jewish Federation at (336) 852-5433 x243, or Betsy Gamburg, Director of Jewish Family Services, (336) 852-4829 x225, about any aspect of this information.

ONE HAPPY CAMPER FIRST YEAR INCENTIVE GRANT

 

The Greensboro Jewish Federation, Temple Emanuel, Beth David Synagogue and Chabad of Greensboro offer a One Happy Camper First Year Incentive Grant of

 

• $1250 to an approved non-profit Jewish overnight camp greater than 18 days long.
• $875 to an approved non-profit Jewish over night camp 12-18 days in length. 

 

The approved camp list and application is at the One Happy Camper website. Grants are only available for Guilford County residents who are contributing members of the Greensboro Jewish Federation. Camp applications should be submitted prior to applying for financial assistance from the One Happy Camper First Year Incentive Grant. 

 

Contact the Outreach and Engagement Manager at Greensboro Jewish Federation, (336) 852-5433 x243 with any questions.

ADDITIONAL FUNDING  FOR FIRST AND SECOND YEAR CAMPERS:

 

The Stanley Shavitz Camp Judaea Camper Incentive Grant Fund provides an additional first year grant of $1,000 to campers attending Camp Judaea. If you are applying for the One Happy Camper First Year Incentive Grant, you will automatically be considered for the Shavitz Fund if your child is attending Camp Judaea.  

 

The Shavitz Fund is also available to second year campers attending Camp Judaea, in an amount of $500 per camper for camps greater than 18 days. To apply for a Second Year Camper Grant, download application here.

 

Contact the Outreach and Engagement Manager at Greensboro Jewish Federation, (336) 852-5433 x243 with any questions.

The Fischer Send-A-Kid to Overnight Jewish Camp Incentive Grant Fund provides an additional first time campers grant of $1,000 per camper for camps greater than 18 days, or $500 per camper for camps 12-18 days for any qualifying Jewish overnight camp, aside from Camp Judaea. If you are not attending Camp Judaea, and are applying for the One Happy Camper First Year Incentive Grant, you will automatically be considered for the Fischer Fund.  

 

Additional funds are also available for second year campers:


• $500 per camper for camps greater than 18 days
• $250 per camper for camps 12-18 days 

To apply for a Second Year Camper Grant, download application here.

 

Contact the Outreach and Engagement Manager at Greensboro Jewish Federation, (336) 852-5433 x243 with any questions.

OTHER FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES: 

 

Camp Financial Aid

Most camps offer financial aid. Talk with the camp about this and apply online at the camp's website. Most financial aid applications are on the website as well.  Apply as early as you can.


Jewish Family Services

Jewish Family Services offers camp scholarships for middle and lower income families in the Greensboro area for an approved non-profit overnight camp. The application is available on line HERE and is due by the last day of February. For JFS funds, it is also necessary to apply for assistance through the camp. Please contact Betsy Gamburg at bgamburg@shalomgreensboro.org or 336-852-4829, ext. 225 for more information.

 

Assistance From Congregations

If you are a member of a congregation, contact your Rabbi for any possible additional assistance.

 

The Bradley J. Starr Campership Fund

The Bradley J. Starr Campership Fund at Temple Emanuel provides a limited number of scholarships on a first come, first served basis if the child is not​ receiving assistance from the One Happy Camper Fund Incentive Grant. Temple membership is not required. Contact Brenda Henley at the Temple (336) 292-7899.

 

Click here for a funding opportunity guide.

Grants and Financial Assistance are available only for Greensboro residents who are contributing members of the Greensboro Jewish Federation. Contact the Outreach and Engagement Manager at Greensboro Jewish Federation at (336) 852-5433 x243, or Betsy Gamburg, Director of Jewish Family Services, (336) 852-4829 x225, about any aspect of this information.

THE BELTSY PARTNERSHIP 

  • GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP WITH BELTSY, MOLDOVA

    Reconnecting Jews to their heritage has been a cornerstone of the work the Federation does with our sister city partnership in the Former Soviet Union (FSU), Beltsy, Moldova. Begun in the year 2000, the relationship has evolved over the years, but continues to exemplify our community's ongoing commitment to help rebuild Jewish life through moral, material, professional and educational support to this region.

Camp Delet in Beltsy

Greensboro works in partnership with Beltsy, Moldova creating relationship between the communities.

CAMP DELET SUMMER PROGRAM

 

 

Reconnecting Jews to their heritage has been a cornerstone of the work the Federation does with our sister city partnership in the Former Soviet Union (FSU), Beltsy, Moldova. 

 

The partnership with Beltsy, Moldova offers Greensboro community members hands on 21st Century skills in leadership and global citizenship. A highlight of the partnership with is the Annual Jewish Summer Camp Delet which offers exceptional Jewish teens and adults from Greensboro and Guilford County an opportunity to serve overseas as Madrichim (counselors) and act in a leadership capacity. 

 

We seek people who are prepared to deal with cultural differences, language barriers, and challenging living conditions. Teens and young adults choosing to take part in this program must be aware that they are attending as Madrichim and will be expected to act in a leadership capacity giving lectures and leading programs. 

 

Applicants should:

 

  • Take part in 6-8 pre-trip planning sessions

  • Be able to teach a skill or subject area (Judaic related, arts and crafts, sports, dance, etc.)

  • Be able to deal with difficult living conditions and unusual foods

  • Be open to new experiences

  • Be optimistic, positive, and creative

  • Work hard 24/7 for 12 days with fellow Moldovan counselors

  • Be ready for a fun and transformational Jewish experience!

 

The Annual Jewish Summer Camp Delet is run with the coordinating efforts of the American Jewish Joint Distribution committee and the collaborative efforts of the Beltsy and Greensboro Jewish communities. Contact The Greensboro Jewish Federation or Laura Hausman at (336) 852-5433 x230 for information about how you can get involved.