Dec 1, 2022
Jewish Overnight Camp Grants and Scholarships
The Greater Miami Jewish Federation recognizes the immensely positive impact of Jewish overnight camp on our community’s youth. To this end, Federation offers two financial assistance programs to make this unforgettable experience more affordable for families: One Happy Camper Incentive Grants and Jewish Overnight Summer Camp Scholarships.
One Happy Camper Incentive Grants
One Happy Camper is a program of the Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC). In partnership with the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and Jewish overnight camps across North America, One Happy Camper provides need-blind grants of UP TO $1,000 to families with children attending non-profit, mission-driven Jewish overnight camp for the first time.
One Happy Camper grant recipients — just like all Jewish campers — will experience a memorable summer infused with Jewish education, awareness and identity.
- Miami-Dade County resident
- Entering grades 1-12 in the 2022-2023 school year
- Attending public school or non-Jewish private school
- Attending a non-profit, Jewish, overnight camp listed on Find A Camp
- Enrolled in camp for a minimum of 12 consecutive days
- Has not previously attended Jewish camp (Campers who previously attended camp for 11 days or less are still eligible for first-time camper grants.)
- Jewish day school or yeshiva students are not eligible, but may be eligible for a need-based scholarship (see below)
$1,000 grant if enrolled for 19+ consecutive days
$700 grant if enrolled for 12-18 consecutive days
Jewish Overnight Summer Camp Scholarships
The Greater Miami Jewish Federation continues to make the Jewish overnight camp experience more affordable through our 2023 Overnight Camp Scholarships.
- Camper must demonstrate financial need
- 2021 income tax return (Form 1040) is required
- Public school, private school, Jewish day school or yeshiva students are invited to apply
- First-time campers attending public school or non-Jewish private school should first apply to the One Happy Camper program (see above).