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 Jewish overnight camps that span different denominations of Judaism, accommodate special needs and interests, and offer unique programming. 

Paying For Camp

Financial resources are available to help pay for summer 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 Carly Dunno, Outreach and Engagement Manager, Greensboro Jewish Federation, or Betsy Gamburg, Director of Jewish Family Services, about any aspect of this information.

First Year Campers

The Greensboro Jewish Federation, in partnership with Beth David Synagogue, Temple Emanuel, and the Foundation for Jewish Camp, offers funding to children in grades 3-12, living in the greater Greensboro area, who wish to attend Jewish overnight camp for the first-time.

One Happy Camper First Year Incentive Grants are available for approved nonprofit Jewish overnight camps.

 

  • Camp sessions greater than 18 days - $1,250
  • Camp sessions 12-18 days - $875

 

The approved camp list and application is found on the One Happy Camper website. Additional funding is available. Details below.

Camp applications should be submitted prior to applying for a One Happy Camper Grant. 

Questions? Contact Carly H. Dunno, Outreach and Engagement Manager, (336) 852-5433 x243.

The Stanley Shavitz Camp Judaea Camper Incentive Grant

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/camper for camps greater than 18 days. 

 

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

 

The Fischer Send-A-Kid to Overnight Jewish Camp Incentive Grant Fund

The Fischer Send-A-Kid to Overnight Jewish Camp Incentive Grant Fund provides an additional first time campers grant of $1,000/camper for camps greater than 18 days, or $500/camper for camps 12-18 days for any qualifying Jewish overnight camp, aside from Camp Judaea. 

 

Additional funds are available for second year campers: $500/camper for camps greater than 18 days, or $250/camper for camps 12-18 days. 

 

Contact Carly H. Dunno at the Greensboro Jewish Federation for information about these programs at (336) 852-5433 x243.

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

Jewish Family Services Scholarships and Other Funding

Jewish Family Services

JFS provides assistance to middle income families to help with the cost of sending a child to camp. For more information and to apply click here.

 

The JFS Scholarship Application is always due by the last day of February. For JFS funds, you must have applied to the camp for financial aid. For any questions, contact Betsy Gamburg or call (336) 852-4829 x225.

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.

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 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.