There are three unique opportunities that may allow you to save money when you send your child to Jewish overnight camp. Please contact us to discuss your unique situation as you may be eligible for multiple opportunities.
NOTE: Campers may apply for a needs-based scholarship AND ONE of the following programs as applicable: One Happy Camper or PJ Goes to Camp. Also, campers must register for camp before applying for any form of financial assistance.
Needs-Based Financial Assistance
Needs-Based Scholarship: The Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta’s Camp Scholarship Program helps families in metro Atlanta with the cost of overnight camp tuition. Camp scholarships are based on financial need and are awarded by the Camp Scholarship Committee as a part of an anonymous review and allocation process. All applications and inquiries are confidential. The camp scholarship program is funded through the generosity of individual donors, grants from charitable foundations, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta’s Annual Campaign.
The deadline for needs-based scholarships has been extended. If additional funds are available, all applications submitted after January 30, 2016 will be considered. The extension deadline is March 1, 2016, and applicants will be informed no later than April 1, 2016 of the award decision.
Scholarship Application Instructions:
- Click here to apply.
- Carefully read the Camp-Scholarship-Eligibility PDF
- Deadline to apply: March 1, 2016.
- There is no limit to number of children in a family who can apply for a scholarship.
- Once you start your online application, you will have the capacity to save and come back to the application for 30 days and then submit the form.
- Applicants will be notified by April 1 of scholarship awards.
First-Time and Second-Time Camper Grants
One Happy Camper grants: First-time overnight campers can apply to receive up to $1000 off their first summer at camp. Grants are first come, first served and are NOT based on financial need. Jewish day school students are not eligible for One Happy Camper. Other summer experiences may apply; click here for a full list of approved programs.
Second-Year One Happy Camper incentive grant: Atlanta campers who received a One Happy Camper grant during summer 2015 may be eligible to receive a Second-Year One Happy Camper incentive grant up to $500. To apply for the second-year grant, complete the One Happy Camper application which includes questions that will determine your eligibility for the second-year program. Please note that in order to be eligible, families must have a combined household AGI of less than $160,000. Apply now.
PJ Goes to Camp: PJ Library offers incentive grants of up to $1000 towards first-time camp tuition for PJ Library participants, siblings, and alumni. Jewish day school students may apply for this grant. Deadline to apply: November 8, 2015. Apply now.
If you have questions about any of the financial assistance programs outlined here, please contact us.