Community Partners Eligibility Criteria - One Happy Camper
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Community Partners Eligibility Criteria

Your first-time camper may be eligible for a One Happy Camper grant of up to $1000!

To see if your community offers a One Happy Camper program, see our list of partners below and contact your local program provider.

Eligibility criteria varies from community to community. Typically, campers must reside within the local program provider area, already be enrolled in their first overnight nonprofit Jewish summer camp (a 12-18 or 19+ consecutive day session), and identify as Jewish. One Happy Camper was envisioned as an outreach initiative for children who are not currently receiving an immersive, daily Jewish experience. As such, children who attend Jewish day school or Yeshiva are not typically eligible these programs (however, some exceptions apply).

Please note that although located in North America, children residing in Mexico are not currently eligible to receive One Happy Camper grants at this time.

Important additional information:

  • One Happy Camper is not a scholarship program. Grants are not based on financial need.
  • A child can only receive one grant that is affiliated with the Foundation for Jewish Camp’s One Happy Camper program. This includes, but is not limited to, the PJ (Library) Goes to Camp – One Happy Camper program, the Harold Grinspoon Western Massachusetts camp incentive program, and/or the various community-based and camp-sponsored One Happy Camper programs.
  • If you do not live in a One Happy Camper community and are not eligible for the PJ Library One Happy Camper grant, your camper may be eligible for a One Happy Camper incentive grant through your camp. Visit the ‘Contact us‘ page to see if your camp offers One Happy Camper grants.

CALIFORNIA
Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles

Eligibility criteria for first-time* campers

  • $1,000 grant for campers enrolled for 19+ consecutive days
  • $700 grant for campers enrolled for 12-18 consecutive days
  • Must be entering grades 2-12 (after camp)
  • Do not attend Jewish day school or yeshiva (Why is that?)
  • Attending a nonprofit, Jewish, overnight camp in California
  • Campers with Special Needs enrolled in Jewish Day School are eligible to for grants.

*Campers who previously attended camp for 11 days or less are still eligible for first-time camper grants.

Eligibility criteria for campers with special needs*

  • $1,800 grants for campers who qualify for the special needs grant enrolled for 19+ consecutive days
  • $1,250 grants for campers who qualify for the special needs grant enrolled for 12-18 consecutive days
  • Campers who qualify for the special needs grant must be entering 6th grade (after camp)
  • Campers who qualify for the special needs grant are eligible if they are attending any non-profit Jewish overnight camp
  • Campers who qualify for the special needs grant and are enrolled in Jewish Day School are eligible

*Campers who qualify for the special needs grant with previous camp experience are eligible for first-time camper grants.

What is your definition of special needs?

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles is offering incentives to Los Angeles  Jewish teens and young adults with specials needs for summer 2019. The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles defines special needs as intellectual or developmental disabilities and physical impairments, such as autism spectrum disorder/Asperger’s, blindness, Down syndrome, hearing impairments, and seizures. This definition includes ADHD campers only if the camper requires extra staff support or accommodations to be successful at camp. This does not include campers with ADHD if the camper requires little or no accommodation and/or solely because the camper receives medications.

 Jewish Federation of San Diego County

Eligibility criteria for first-time* campers

  • $1000 grant if they are the first in the family to attend camp and enrolled for 19+ consecutive days
  • $700 grant for campers who are the first in their family to attend camp and are enrolled for 11-18 consecutive days
  • Must be entering grades 1-12 (after camp)
  • Do not attend Jewish day school or yeshiva (Why is that?)
  • Siblings of campers who previously received a grant or are receiving the grant this year are eligible to receive $500 when they attend camp for the first time for at least 19 consecutive days
  • Attending a nonprofit, Jewish, overnight camp listed on Find A Camp

*Campers who previously attended camp for 11 days or less are still eligible for first-time camper grants.

Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties

Eligibility criteria for first-time* campers

  • $1000 grant if enrolled for 19+ consecutive days
  • $700 grant if enrolled for 12-18 consecutive days
  • Must be entering grades 1-12 (after camp)
  • Attending a nonprofit, Jewish, overnight camp listed on Find A Camp

*Campers who previously attended camp for 11 days or less are still eligible for first-time camper grants.

Jewish Federation of the Desert

Eligibility criteria for first-time* campers

  • $1000 grant if enrolled for 19+ consecutive days
  • $700 grant if enrolled for 12-18 consecutive days
  • Must be entering grades 1-12 (after camp)
  • Do not attend Jewish day school or yeshiva (Why is that?)
  • Attending a nonprofit, Jewish, overnight camp in the US

*Campers who previously attended camp for 11 days or less are still eligible for first-time camper grants.

Canada
Calgary Jewish Federation

Eligibility criteria for first-time* campers

  • $1000 grant if enrolled for 19+ consecutive days
  • $700 grant if enrolled for 12-18 consecutive days
  • Must be entering grades 2-12 (after camp)
  • Do not attend Jewish day school or yeshiva (Why is that?)
  • Attending a nonprofit, Jewish, overnight camp in Canada

*Campers who previously attended camp for 11 days or less are still eligible

Federation CJA’s Generations Fund (Montreal)

Eligibility criteria for first-time* campers

  • $1000 grant if enrolled for 19+ consecutive days
  • $700 grant if enrolled for 12-18 consecutive days
  • Must be entering grades 1-11 (after camp)
  • Attending a nonprofit, Jewish, overnight camp in Canada

*Campers who previously attended camp for 11 days or less are still eligible

UJA Federation of Greater Toronto

Eligibility criteria for first-time* campers

  • $1000 grants for campers who are the first in their family to attend camp and are enrolled for 19+ consecutive days.
  • $700 grants for campers who are the first in their family to attend camp and are enrolled for 12-18 consecutive days.
  • $500 grants for campers  who have siblings that attended camp and are enrolled for 12+ consecutive days.
  • Campers must be entering grades 2-12 (after camp)
  • Currently residing in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)
  • Camper attending Jewish Day School are eligible
  • Campers are only eligible if s/he is attending Agudah, B’nai Brith Manitoba, B’nai Brith Ottawa, Gan Israel Toronto, Camp Kadimah, Camp Kinneret Biluim, Camp Massad (Montreal), Camp Moshava Enismore, Camp Northland B’nai Brith, Camp Ramah Canada, Camp Shalom, Camp Shomria Canada, Camp Soleilim, Habonim Dror Camp Gesher, or URJ Camp George.

For Summer 2019 ONLY:

If your child has previously attended Jewish overnight camp for a 12-18 day session and has not received the OHC grant, he/she is eligible for the grant this year.  The amount of the grant will depend on the length of the session he/she is enrolled in for Summer 2019.

Campers who previously attended camp for 1-11 days or less are still eligible for first-time camper grants.

COLORADO
JEWISHColorado

Eligibility criteria for first-time* campers

  • $1000 grant if enrolled for 19+ consecutive days
  • $700 grant if enrolled for 12-18 consecutive days
  • Must be entering grades 1-12 (after camp)
  • Do not attend Jewish day school or yeshiva (Why is that?)
  • Attending a nonprofit, Jewish, overnight camp listed on Find A Camp

*Campers who previously attended camp for 11 days or less are still eligible for first-time camper grants.

CONNECTICUT
Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven

Eligibility criteria for first-time* campers

  • $1000 grant if enrolled for 19+ consecutive days
  • $700 grant if enrolled for 12-18 consecutive days
  • Must be entering grades 1-12 (after camp)
  • Attending a nonprofit, Jewish, overnight camp listed on Find A Camp

*Campers who previously attended camp for 11 days or less are still eligible for first-time camper grants.

Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford

Eligibility criteria for first-time* campers

  • $1000 grant if enrolled for 19+ consecutive days
  • $700 grant if enrolled for 12-18 consecutive days
  • Must be entering grades 1-12 (after camp)
  • Do not attend Jewish day school or yeshiva (Why is that?)
  • Attending a nonprofit, Jewish, overnight camp listed on Find A Camp

*Campers who previously attended camp for 11 days or less are still eligible for first-time camper grants.

DELAWARE
Jewish Federation of Delaware

Eligibility criteria for first-time* campers

  • $1000 grant if enrolled for 19+ consecutive days
  • $700 grant if enrolled for 12-18 consecutive days
  • Must be entering grades 1-12 (after camp)
  • Do not attend Jewish day school or yeshiva (Why is that?)
  • Attending a nonprofit, Jewish, overnight camp listed on Find A Camp

*Campers who previously attended camp for 11 days or less are still eligible for first-time camper grants.

FLORIDA
Jewish Federation of Broward County

Eligibility criteria for first-time* campers

  • $1000 grant if enrolled for 19+ consecutive days
  • $700 grant if enrolled for 12-18 consecutive days
  • Must be entering grades 1-12 (after camp)
  • Do not attend Jewish day school or yeshiva (Why is that?)
  • Attending a nonprofit, Jewish, overnight camp listed on Find A Camp

*Campers who previously attended camp for 11 days or less are still eligible for first-time camper grants.

Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County

Eligibility criteria for first-time* campers

  • $1000 grant if enrolled for 19+ consecutive days
  • $700 grant if enrolled for 12-18 consecutive days
  • Must be entering grades 1-12 (after camp)
  • Do not attend Jewish day school or yeshiva (Why is that?)
  • Attending a nonprofit, Jewish, overnight camp listed on Find A Camp

*Campers who previously attended camp for 11 days or less are still eligible for first-time camper grants.

GEORGIA
Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta

Eligibility Criteria for first-time* campers

  • $1000 grant if enrolled for 19+ consecutive days
  • $700 grant if enrolled for 11-18 consecutive days
  • Must be entering grades 1-12 (after camp)
  • Attending a nonprofit, Jewish, overnight camp listed on Find A Camp

Eligibility Criteria for second-time* campers:

  • Family has an adjusted gross income below $160,000 a year
  • $500 grant if enrolled for 19+ consecutive days
  • $350 grant if enrolled for  11-18 consecutive days
  • Must be entering grades 1-12 (after camp)
  • Attending a nonprofit, Jewish, overnight camp listed on Find A Camp
  • Received an OHC first-time camper grant from the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta the previous summer

*Campers who previously attended camp for 10 days or less are still eligible for first-time camper grants.

ILLINOIS
Jewish Federation/Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago

Eligibility criteria for first-time* campers

  • $1000 grant if they are the first in the family to attend camp and enrolled for 19+ consecutive days
  • Must be entering grades 3-9 (after camp)
  • Jewish Day School students must attend one of the following schools: Anshe Emet, Akiba Schechter, Chicago Jewish Day School, Chicagoland Jewish High School, Solomon Schechter
  • Eligible for JUF’s Camp Coupons of up to $360 if they attend one of the following Jewish Day Schools: Arie Crown Academy, Bais Yaakov, Cheder Lubovich, Hillel Torah
  • Siblings of campers who previously received a grant or are receiving the grant this year are eligible to receive $500 when they attend camp for the first time for at least 19 consecutive day
  • Attending a nonprofit, Jewish, overnight camp listed on Find A Camp

*Campers who previously attended camp for 18 days or less are still eligible for first-time camper grants.

INDIANA
Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis

Eligibility criteria for first-time* campers

  • $1000 grant if enrolled for 19+ consecutive days
  • $700 grant if enrolled for 12-18 consecutive days
  • Must be entering grades 3-11 (after camp)
  • Do not attend Jewish day school or yeshiva (Why is that?)
  • Attending a nonprofit, Jewish, overnight camp listed on Find A Camp

*Campers who previously attended camp for 11 days or less are still eligible for first-time camper grants.

KANSAS
Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City

Eligibility criteria for first-time* campers

  • $1000 grant if enrolled for 19+ consecutive days
  • $700 grant if enrolled for 12-18 consecutive days
  • Must be entering grades 2-12 (after camp)
  • Attending a nonprofit, Jewish, overnight camp listed on Find A Camp

*Campers who previously attended camp for 11 days or less are still eligible for first-time camper grants.

KENTUCKY
Jewish Community of Louisville

Eligibility criteria for first-time* campers

  • $1000 grant if enrolled for 19+ consecutive days
  • $700 grant if enrolled for 12-18 consecutive days
  • Must be entering grades 1-12 (after camp)
  • Do not attend Jewish day school or yeshiva (Why is that?)
  • Attending a nonprofit, Jewish, overnight camp listed on Find A Camp

*Campers who previously attended camp for 11 days or less are still eligible for first-time camper grants.

MASSACHUSETTS
Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston

Eligibility criteria for first-time* campers:

  • $1000 grant if they are the first in the family to attend camp and enrolled for 19+ consecutive days
  • $700 grant if they are the first in the family to attend camp and enrolled for 12-18 consecutive days
  • Must be entering grades 2-11 (after camp)
  • Do not attend Jewish Day School or yeshiva (Why is that?)
  • Siblings of campers who previously received a grant or are receiving the grant this year are eligible to receive $500 when they attend camp for the first time for at least 19 consecutive days
  • Attending a nonprofit, Jewish, overnight camp listed on Find A Camp

*Campers who previously attended camp for 11 days or less are still eligible for first-time camper grants.

MISSOURI
Jewish Federation of St. Louis

Eligibility criteria for first-time* campers

  • $1000 grant if enrolled for 19+ consecutive days
  • $700 grant if enrolled for 12-18 consecutive days
  • Must be entering grades 1-12 (after camp)
  • Attending a nonprofit, Jewish, overnight camp listed on Find A Camp

*Campers who previously attended camp for 11 days or less are still eligible for first-time camper grants.

NEBRASKA
Jewish Federation of Omaha

Eligibility criteria for first-time* campers

  • $1000 grant if enrolled for 19+ consecutive days
  • Must be entering grades 3-11 (after camp)
  • Attending a nonprofit, Jewish, overnight camp listed on Find A Camp

*Only campers who have never attended camp for any period of time are eligible for first-time camper grants.

NEVADA
JewishNevada

Eligibility criteria for first-time* campers

  • $1000 grant if enrolled for 19+ consecutive days
  • $700 grant if enrolled for 12-18 consecutive days
  • Must be entering grades 1-12 (after camp)
  • Do not attend Jewish day school or yeshiva (Why is that?)
  • Attending a nonprofit, Jewish, overnight camp listed on Find A Camp

Eligibility Criteria for second-time* campers:

  • Family has an adjusted gross income below $150,000 a year
  • $500 grant if enrolled for 19+ consecutive days
  • $350 grant if enrolled for  11-18 consecutive days
  • Must be entering grades 1-12 (after camp)
  • Attending a nonprofit, Jewish, overnight camp listed on Find A Camp
  • Received an OHC first-time camper grant from Jewish Nevada the previous summer

*Campers who previously attended camp for 11 days or less are still eligible for first-time camper grants.

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Jewish Federation of New Hampshire

Eligibility criteria for first-time* campers

  • $1000 grant if enrolled for 19+ consecutive days
  • $700 grant if enrolled for 12-18 consecutive days
  • Must be entering grades 1-12 (after camp)
  • Reside in New Hampshire or family must belongs to a New Hampshire Jewish congregation
  • Do not attend Jewish day school or yeshiva (Why is that?)
  • Attending a nonprofit, Jewish, overnight camp listed on Find A Camp

*Campers who previously attended camp for 11 days or less are still eligible for first-time camper grants.

NEW JERSEY
Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ

Eligibility Criteria for First-Time* Campers:

  • $1000 grant if they are the first in the family to attend camp and enrolled for 19+ consecutive days
  • $700 grant if they are the first in the family to attend camp and enrolled for 12-18 consecutive days
  • Must be entering grades 1-12 (after camp)
  • Do not attend Jewish Day School or yeshiva (Why is that?)
  • Siblings of campers who previously received a grant or are receiving the grant this year are eligible to receive $500 when they attend camp for the first time for at least 12 consecutive days
  • Attending a nonprofit, Jewish, overnight camp listed on Find A Camp

*Campers who previously attended camp for 11 days or less are still eligible

Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey

Eligibility criteria for first-time* campers

  • $1000 grant if enrolled for 19+ consecutive days
  • $700 grant if enrolled for 12-18 consecutive days
  • Must be entering grades 3-9 (after camp)
  • Do not attend Jewish day school or yeshiva (Why is that?)
  • Do not attend an International or faith-based charter school
  • Siblings of campers who previously received a grant or are receiving the grant this year are eligible to receive $500 when they attend camp for the first time for at least 12 consecutive days
  • Attending a nonprofit, Jewish, overnight camp listed on Find A Camp

*Campers who previously attended camp for 11 days or less are still eligible

Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey

Eligibility criteria for first-time* campers

  • $1000 grant if enrolled for 19+ consecutive days
  • $700 grant if enrolled for 12-18 consecutive days
  • Must be entering grades 3-9 (after camp)
  • Do not attend Jewish day school or yeshiva (Why is that?)
  • Siblings of campers who previously received a grant or are receiving the grant this year are eligible to receive $500 when they attend camp for the first time for at least 12 consecutive days
  • Attending a nonprofit, Jewish, overnight camp listed on Find A Camp

*Campers who previously attended camp for 11 days or less are still eligible

NEW YORK
Max & Marian Farash Charitable Foundation

Provides grants to families residing in the greater Rochester, NY area.

Eligibility criteria for first-time* campers

  • Provides grants to families residing in the greater Rochester, NY area
  • $1800 grant if enrolled for 19+ consecutive days
  • $1000 grant if enrolled for 12-18 consecutive days
  • Must be entering grades 2-12 (after camp)
  • Attending a nonprofit, Jewish, overnight camp listed on Find A Camp

Eligibility criteria for second-time* campers

  • Provides grants to families residing in the greater Rochester, NY area
  • $1000 grant if enrolled for 19+ consecutive days
  • $500 grant if enrolled for 12-18 consecutive days
  • Household gross income under $100,000 a year
  • Must be entering grades 2-12 (after camp)
  • Attending a nonprofit, Jewish, overnight camp listed on Find A Camp

*Campers who previously attended camp for 11 days or less are still eligible

Jewish Federation of Central New York

Eligibility criteria for first-time* campers

  • $1000 grant if enrolled for 19+ consecutive days
  • $700 grant if enrolled for 12-18 consecutive days
  • Must be entering grades 1-12 (after camp)
  • Attending a nonprofit, Jewish, overnight camp listed on Find A Camp

*Campers who previously attended camp for 11 days or less are still eligible

NORTH CAROLINA
Greensboro Jewish Federation

Eligibility criteria for first-time* campers

  • $1,250 grant for campers enrolled for 19+ consecutive days
  • $875 grant for campers enrolled for 12-18 consecutive days
  • Must be entering grades 3-12 (after camp)
  • Attending a nonprofit, Jewish, overnight camp listed on Find A Camp

*Campers who previously attended camp for 11 days or less are still eligible

 
OHIO
Jewish Education Center & Jewish Federation of Cleveland

Eligibility criteria for first-time campers:

  • $1000 grants for campers enrolled for 19+ consecutive days
  • $700 grants for campers enrolled for 12-18 consecutive days
  • Campers must be entering grades 2-12 (after camp).
  • If camper previously attended camp for less than 12 days, s/he is still eligible.
  • For summer of 2019 only: if the camper attended camp for 12-18 days in previous summers and are attending for 12 or more days in 2019 then they are eligible to receive a grant.
  • Campers enrolled in Jewish Day School are eligible, but must apply on the JECC website: JECC Jewish Day School OHC App
JewishColumbus

Eligibility criteria for first-time* campers

  • $1000 grant if enrolled for 19+ consecutive days
  • $700 grant if enrolled for 12-18 consecutive days
  • Must be entering grades 3-12 (after camp)
  • Attending a nonprofit, Jewish, overnight camp listed on Find A Camp

*Campers who previously attended camp for 11 days or less are still eligible

OREGON
Jewish Federation of Greater Portland

Eligibility criteria for first-time* campers

  • $1000 grant if enrolled for 19+ consecutive days
  • $700 grant if enrolled for 12-18 consecutive days
  • Must be entering grades 1-12 (after camp)
  • Attending a nonprofit, Jewish, overnight camp listed on Find A Camp

*Campers who previously attended camp for 11 days or less are still eligible

PENNSYLVANIA
Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia

Eligibility criteria for first-time* campers

  • $1000 grant if enrolled for 19+ consecutive days
  • $700 grant if enrolled for 12-18 consecutive days
  • Must be entering grades 1-11 (after camp)
  • Do not attend Jewish day school or yeshiva (Why is that?)
  • Attending a nonprofit, Jewish, overnight camp listed on Find A Camp

*Campers who previously attended camp for 11 days or less are still eligible

Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

Eligibility criteria for first-time* campers

  • $1000 grant if enrolled for 19+ consecutive days
  • $700 grant if enrolled for 12-18 consecutive days
  • Must be entering grades 2-12 (after camp)
  • Attending a nonprofit, Jewish, overnight camp listed on Find A Camp

*Campers who previously attended camp for 18 days or less are still eligible

RHODE ISLAND
Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island

Eligibility criteria for first-time* campers

  • $1000 grant if enrolled for 19+ consecutive days
  • $700 grant if enrolled for 12-18 consecutive day
  • Must be entering grades 1-12 (after camp)
  • Do not attend Jewish day school or yeshiva (Why is that?)
  • Attending a nonprofit, Jewish, overnight camp listed on Find A Camp

*Campers who previously attended camp for 11 days or less are still eligible

SOUTH CAROLINA
Charleston Jewish Federation    SOLD OUT

Eligibility criteria for first-time* campers

  • $1000 grant if enrolled for 19+ consecutive days
  • $700 grant if enrolled for 12-18 consecutive days
  • Must be entering grades 1-12 (after camp)
  • Do not attend Jewish day school or yeshiva (Why is that?)
  • Attending a nonprofit, Jewish, overnight camp listed on Find A Camp

*Campers who previously attended camp for 11 days or less are still eligible

TENNESSEE
Jewish Federation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee

Eligibility criteria for first-time* campers

  • $1000 grant if enrolled for 19+ consecutive days
  • $700 grant if enrolled for 12-18 consecutive days
  • Must be entering grades 1-12 (after camp)
  • Do not attend Jewish day school or yeshiva (Why is that?)
  • Attending a nonprofit, Jewish, overnight camp listed on Find A Camp

*Campers who previously attended camp for 11 days or less are still eligible

TEXAS
Jewish Federation of Greater El Paso    SOLD OUT

Eligibility criteria for first-time* campers

  • $1000 grant if enrolled for 19+ consecutive days
  • $700 grant if enrolled for 12-18 consecutive days
  • Must be entering grades 3-12 (after camp)
  • Attending a nonprofit, Jewish, overnight camp listed on Find A Camp

*Campers who previously attended camp for 11 days or less are still eligible

Jewish Federation of Greater Houston

Eligibility criteria for first-time* campers

  • $1000 grant if enrolled for 19+ consecutive days
  • $700 grant if enrolled for 12-18 consecutive days
  • Must be entering grades 1-12 (after camp)
  • Do not attend Jewish day school or yeshiva (Why is that?)
  • Attending a nonprofit, Jewish, overnight camp listed on Find A Camp

*Campers who previously attended camp for 11 days or less are still eligible

Jewish Federation of San Antonio

Eligibility criteria for first-time* campers

  • $1000 grant if they are the first in the family to attend camp and enrolled for 19+ consecutive days
  • $700 grant if they are the first in the family to attend camp and enrolled for 12-18 consecutive days
  • Must be entering grades 1-12 (after camp)
  • Siblings of campers who previously received a grant or are receiving the grant this year are eligible to receive $500 when they attend camp for the first time for at least 19 consecutive days
  •  Attending a nonprofit, Jewish, overnight camp listed on Find A Camp

*Campers who previously attended camp for 11 days or less are still eligible

Virginia
Tidewater Jewish Foundation

Eligibility criteria for first-time* campers

  • $1000 grant if enrolled for 19+ consecutive days
  • $700 grant if enrolled for 12-18 consecutive days
  • Must be entering grades 1-12 (after camp)
  • Attending a nonprofit, Jewish, overnight camp listed on Find A Camp

*Campers who previously attended camp for 11 days or less are still eligible for first-time camper grants.

UJC of the Virginia Peninsula

Eligibility criteria for first-time* campers

  • $1000 grant if enrolled for 19+ consecutive days
  • $700 grant if enrolled for 12-18 consecutive days
  • Must be entering grades 1-12 (after camp)
  • Do not attend Jewish day school or yeshiva (Why is that?)
  • Attending a nonprofit, Jewish, overnight camp listed on Find A Camp

*Campers who previously attended camp for 11 days or less are still eligible for first-time camper grants.

Jewish Federation of Greater Washington  DC WAIT LIST 

Eligibility criteria for first-time* campers

  • $1000 grant if enrolled for 19+ consecutive days
  • $700 grant if enrolled for 12-18 consecutive days
  • Must be entering grades 1-12 (after camp)
  • Do not attend Jewish day school or yeshiva (Why is that?)

The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington has a limited list of camps to whom they give grants. Please contact the Federation directly to learn if your camp is eligible.

*Campers who previously attended camp for 11 days or less are still eligible for first-time camper grants.

WASHINGTON
Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle

Eligibility criteria for first-time* campers

  • $1000 grant if they are the first in the family to attend camp and enrolled for 19+ consecutive days
  • $700 grant if they are the first in the family to attend camp and enrolled for 12-18 consecutive days
  • Must be entering grades 2-10 (after camp)
  • Do not attend Jewish Day School or yeshiva (Why is that?)
  • Siblings of campers who previously received a grant or are receiving the grant this year are eligible to receive $500 when they attend camp for the first time for at least 19 consecutive days
  • Attending a nonprofit, Jewish, overnight camp listed on Find A Camp

*Campers who previously attended camp for 11 days or less are still eligible

WASHINGTON D.C.
Jewish Federation of Greater Washington

Eligibility criteria for first-time* campers

  • $1000 grant if enrolled for 19+ consecutive days
  • $700 grant if enrolled for 12-18 consecutive days
  • Must be entering grades 1-12 (after camp)
  • Do not attend Jewish day school or yeshiva (Why is that?)

The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington has a limited list of camps to whom they give grants. Please contact the Federation directly to learn if your camp is eligible.

*Campers who previously attended camp for 11 days or less are still eligible

WISCONSIN
Milwaukee Jewish Federation

Eligibility criteria for first-time* campers

  • $1000 grant if enrolled for 19+ consecutive days
  • $700 grant if enrolled for 12-18 consecutive days
  • Must be entering grades 1-12 (after camp)
  • Do not attend Jewish day school or yeshiva (Why is that?)
  • Attending a nonprofit, Jewish, overnight camp listed on Find A Camp

*Campers who previously attended camp for 18 days or less are still eligible

PJ LIBRARY
PJ Goes to Camp

Eligibility criteria for first-time* campers

  • Campers are eligible if they are current PJ Library members, PJ Library alumni, or siblings of PJ Library members or alumni.
  • $1000 grant if enrolled for 19+ consecutive days
  • $700 grant if enrolled for 12-18 consecutive days
  • Must be entering grades 1-12 (after camp)
  • Attending a nonprofit, Jewish, overnight camp listed on Find A Camp

*Campers who previously attended camp for 11 days or less are still eligible

 

Why don’t federations give grants to campers who attend Jewish Day School or Yeshiva?

The One Happy Camper Program was envisioned as an outreach initiative for children who are not currently receiving an immersive, daily Jewish experience. As such, children who attend Jewish day school or Yeshiva are not eligible for these programs.