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.

Here’s How It Works:

  1. Check out the easy options below to apply for grants and scholarships.
  2. Campers must be registered for camp before applying for a grant or financial assistance.
  3. Campers may apply for a needs-based scholarship AND One Happy Camper.
  4. Contact us with any questions.

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 in Atlanta. Other summer experiences may apply; click here for a full list of approved programs.

Apply for a One Happy Camper grant today.

Second-Year One Happy Camper: Atlanta campers who received a One Happy Camper grant during summer 2018 may be eligible to receive a Second-Year One Happy Camper incentive grant up to $500.  Please note that if your child attended camp in summer 2018 for 11-18 days and is planning to return to camp in summer 2019 for 19 days+  for the first time, they are still considered a second year camper.

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. In order to be eligible, families must have received a first year grant for summer 2018 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’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 scholarship process for summer 2019 has changed. Scholarships will be accepted and considered on a rolling basis, only when complete. A complete application includes scholarship attained from other sources (camp, synagogue, friends and family, etc). On a rolling basis, families will apply and receive notification of their award within one to two months of their submission date.

Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta recognizes the additional constraints of sending a child with special needs to camp, and as such has a designated Special Needs Scholarship fund. If you have questions about whether or not your child might be eligible, please contact us.

Fill out your Needs-Based Scholarship application as soon as possible.


  • Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis once complete.
  • Receipt of awards previously is not a guarantee for future scholarships.
  • There is no limit to number of children in a family who can apply for a scholarship.If you are applying for more than four children you will have to submit an additional form.
  • Once you start your online application, you will have the capacity to save and come back to the application to continue adding information, including scholarship awards from other sources.
  • All applications and inquiries are confidential.
  • If you have any questions, please contact us!