Think camp is out of reach? Think again! There are numerous grants and scholarships available to help make camp more accessible.

One Happy Camper®

You may be eligible for up to $1,000 off your first summer! One Happy Camper® grants provide up to $1,000 for first-time campers attending Jewish overnight camps across the nation. This incentive grant enables thousands of families to try summer camp each year regardless of financial need.


Our camps and local Federations offer camp scholarships to families with a wide range of financial needs. Even middle-income families can feel the pinch of the Bay Area’s high cost of living and are often eligible for financial assistance. You can learn more by inquiring directly with your camp and your Federation:

Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
Jewish Federation of the East Bay
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley

Single-Parent Grants

Special grants make it easy to say “yes!” to camp for single-parent families in the San Francisco-based Federation service area (SF, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties). With so much to juggle raising kids in the Bay Area, these grants provide an extra boost for single parents looking to give their kids a meaningful Jewish camp experience.

Sending my child to camp was the best investment I could have made.
"Sending my child to camp was the best investment I could have made."

More Resources

Some synagogues and religious community leaders offer camp grants or scholarships.

Check with your camp about what they may offer.

Some camps offer a subsidy for families with a parent who works in the Jewish community.

Camp scholarships are also available from Jewish Family and Children’s Services (JFCS).

Hebrew Free Loan offers interest-free loans that may be applied to camp fees.

Family Camp

Did you know your whole family can go to Jewish overnight camp? Experience the magic for yourself at a local family camp weekend. Build lasting friendships with other families and introduce your kids to the joy of Jewish camp. Both need-based scholarships and incentive grants may be available to attend family camp. The SF-based Federation offers grants for single-parent families from Sonoma, Marin, SF and the Peninsula to attend family camp. Contact Federation or your family camp provider.
Camp Tawonga Family Camps
Be’chol Lashon Family Camp Shabbaton Weekend
Grief and Growing Bay Area Jewish Healing Center