The Foundation for Jewish Camp
The Foundation for Jewish Camp unifies and galvanizes the field of Jewish overnight camp and significantly increases the number of children participating in transformative summers at Jewish camp, assuring a vibrant North American Jewish community. We believe that every child deserves an opportunity to go to camp but recognize that some families might require a little help. To find out more click here
Campership Program of Chicago
Eligibility: Jewish youth in Illinois attending a session of at least 19 days who have not previously attended camp for this long or who have done so only once before. Scholarships are NOT need-based and are independent of any other grants received. All ages are eligible.
Champaign-Urbana Jewish Federation
Eligibility: All Jewish children in the greater CU area attending an accredited resident Jewish summer camp or a local Jewish day camp.
CU Jewish Endowment Foundation
Eligibility: CU-area children attending Olin Sang Ruby Union Institute.
Eligibility: Children of Sinai Temple members.
Camp Scholarship Application Forms
To apply for CU Jewish Federation, CU Jewish Endowment Foundation, and Sinai Temple camp scholarships you need only fill out one consolidated application (download here), or contact the CU Jewish Federation office (firstname.lastname@example.org, 367-9872).
Campership Program of Chicago guidelines and application forms for the Campership Incentive Program and the Midwest Interfaith Incentive Program may be downloaded at www.onehappycamper.org.
Individual Camp Scholarships
Scholarships are often available from individual camps. Camps want to help ensure all Jewish youth seeking a Jewish camp experience are able to attend. Be sure to talk to your camp about scholarships.
Click on the links below for more scholarship information