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Jewish Overnight Camp Financial Assistance

The Jewish Federation and The Jewish Community Foundation of the East Bay provide needs-based financial assistance for Jewish children from the East Bay (Alameda, Contra Costa, Solano and Napa Counties) to attend any Jewish overnight summer camp in the United States or Canada. All overnight camp financial awards are intended to provide “last resort” community resources above and beyond what is contributed by families and individual camps.

Campership Deadline
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Financial Award Eligibility

For a detailed explanation of eligibility and instructions for the form, click here. (PDF)

How to apply

For families whose children are attending any other Jewish overnight camp in the United States or Canada,
click here for an online application.

For families whose children are attending URJ Camp Newman or Camp Tawonga, please contact the camps directly to apply:
URJ Camp Newman
Camp Tawonga

For families whose children are attending East Bay Jewish day camps, please contact the camp directly for financial assistance.

Deadline to apply for other overnight camp scholarships is Tuesday, January 17, 2017.

Eligible camps

In addition to the two Jewish residential camps that serve the Bay Area, any accredited Jewish overnight camp in the U.S. or Canada is eligible for financial assistance. For a list of Jewish overnight camps in the U.S. and Canada, visit jewishcamp.org.

Financial Award Process

Camps Newman and Tawonga receive block grants, or large dollar amounts, from which to award scholarships based on financial need. Applications are reviewed confidentially and awards determined by each camp’s financial aid committee. Applicants will be notified about award decisions directly by the camp.

For other overnight camps, applications are reviewed without any identifying information (anonymously) by a committee, which will determine awards based on financial need. Applicants will be notified by mid-April. Award checks will be sent directly to the camp.

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