The Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta believes that Jewish overnight summer camp and other immersive summer experiences deliver superior results toward the goal of encouraging our children to a life of Jewish Identity, engagement and leadership. There are two 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.
Here’s How It Works:
- Check out the easy options below to apply for grants and scholarships.
- Campers must be registered for camp before applying for a grant or financial assistance.
- Campers may apply for a needs-based scholarship AND One Happy Camper
Incentive Grants for First Time Campers
One Happy Camper: The Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta and the Foundation for Jewish Camp are happy to sponsor the One Happy Camper grant for Jewish Campers who are attending non-profit Jewish overnight camp for the first time! First-time campers who are attending camp for 11-18 days can receive $700 and campers attending camp for 19 days+ can apply to receive $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 NOW eligible for One Happy Camper. Other summer experiences may apply; click here for a full list of approved programs.
Second-Year One Happy Camper: Atlanta campers who received a One Happy Camper grant during summer 2016 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 received a first year grant for summer 2016 and have a combined household AGI of less than $160,000. The application form for One Happy Camper years one and two is the same. Apply now.
Needs-Based Financial Assistance
Needs-Based Scholarship: The Jewish Federation of greater Atlanta seeks to provide opportunities that enable more children to participate in Jewish overnight summer camp. To help achieve this goal we have set up a Camp Scholarship Program to help 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. 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 is January 30, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Applicants will be informed no later than April 1, 2017 of the award decision.
Scholarship Application Instructions:
- Fill out your Needs-Based Scholarship application
- Carefully read the Camp Scholarship Eligibility PDF
- Deadline to apply: January 30, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.
- There is no limit to number of children in a family who can apply for a scholarship.
- Please submit your scholarship application with your most current tax return form. If you are unable to attach your tax return form, please contact Sami Tanenbaum.
- 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.
- All applications and inquiries are confidential.
If you have questions about any of the financial assistance programs outlined here, please contact us.