JFSA Empowering Youth: Jewish Summer Camp Financial Support

Jewish summer camp for kids and teens helps families connect their children to their Jewish heritage. With this campership program, children and teenagers can attend a Jewish summer camp at no cost!

Full camp scholarships, camping supplies and transportation are available for youth ages 9 to 17, to approved Jewish overnight camps and Jewish high school summer programs – including Israel. This program’s goal is to provide the opportunity for youth to develop an enduring sense of being part of the larger Jewish community and for families to connect with their Jewish heritage.

Scholarships are available for youth who attend public, charter, or secular private schools and face significant financial or other barriers to participating in Jewish programs. Students currently enrolled in a Jewish Day School or active in a synagogue are not eligible.

Camp Outreach Coordinator, Lorna Chernomorets

There are household eligibility requirements. Additional eligibility requirements include:
• Student is not currently enrolled in a Jewish day school
• Student is not currently a member of a synagogue
• Student must be willing to attend overnight camp for 19 consecutive days.