Why a Jewish camp? Summers at Jewish camps are packed with a wide range of fun activities—aquatics, arts and crafts, basketball and soccer, dance, music, cooking, archery, drama, outdoor adventure and hiking, and much more. Like non-Jewish camps, campers are encouraged to discover new skills and interests they never knew they had.
SO, WHY SEND YOUR CHILD TO A JEWISH CAMP?
According to studies conducted by the Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC), Jewish camps weave Jewish values, culture, and traditions into the fabric of the camp community, helping campers to connect to their own identity and the larger Jewish community. At Jewish camps, spirited staff members use experiential learning to reveal to campers what makes Jewish reli - gion and culture so unique in today’s world. Jewish and Israeli culture is celebrated through song, food, art, and dance.
Of course, each camp designs its own program, but whether they’re telling stories in their bunks, learning about the environment, or playing tennis, campers at jewish camps explore what Judaism means to them in a safe, nurturing, and fun environment.
AND IT DOESN’T STOP THERE
The impact of Jewish camp is immediate—campers return home connected to a community and friends that will last them a lifetime. In short, children with pivotal Jewish camp experiences are more likely to become adults who value their Jewish heritage, support Jewish causes, and take on leadership roles in their communities.
There are a variety of traditional and specialty overnight camps that span different denomina - tions of Judaism, accommodate special needs and interests, and offer unique programming, catering to each family’s needs. Use the Find a Camp tool (jewishcamp.org/one-happy-camp - er/find-a-camp) to begin your search for the perfect summer experience for your child.
If your child has never been to Jewish camp, the Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven offers One Happy Camper need-blind grants of up to $1,000, as well as need-based scholarships. See more info on the right. To learn more about the Foundation for Jewish Camps, visit jewishcamp.org.
Camp Scholarships One Happy Camper New Haven The Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven and One Happy Camper offer needs-blind incentive grants for first time campers as well as needs-based scholarships for campers. Campers must reside in the Greater New Haven catchment area and must be attending a Jewish overnight camp in North America.
UP TO $1000 NEEDS-BLIND INCENTIVE GRANT FOR OVERNIGHT JEWISH CAMP
The Jewish Foundation, in partnership with the One Happy Camper program of the Foundation for Jewish Camp, as well as an anonymous donor, is thrilled to offer needs blind grants of $375-$1,000 for first time campers from Greater New Haven to attend any one of over 155 traditional and specialty Jewish overnight camps nationwide. To apply for a needs-blind incentive grant, visit jewishcamp.org.
NEED-BASED AID FOR OVERNIGHT JEWISH CAMP
The Jewish Foundation, in partnership with an anonymous donor, is thrilled to begin offering needs-based financial assistance for campers from Greater New Haven to attend Jewish overnight camps nationwide.