Israeli American Camper Grants

FJC is piloting a new incentive program for families in California, Oregon, Arizona, Colorado, and Washington state with at least one Israeli-born parent!

First-time overnight campers may receive an incentive grant of $1,500 for attending a 19+ consecutive day session, or $1,000 for attending 12–18 consecutive days. Second time campers may receive $1,000 for 19+ days and $700 for 12–18 days. This incentive is in lieu of traditional One Happy Camper® grants, and families may still be eligible for additional financial assistance from their camps.


  • Family must live in California, Oregon, Arizona, Colorado, or Washington state and choose an FJC network overnight camp in these states 
  • At least one parent of the camper is Israeli and spent significant time living in Israel (or the camper themselves is Israeli) 
  • First time campers must not have attended any Jewish overnight camp for more than 10 days before summer 2024 
  • Second year campers are eligible if they have attended Jewish overnight camp for one previous consecutive summer (longer than 10 days) 
  • First year camper must not have previously received and used a One Happy Camper grant 
  • Multiple children per family may be eligible; we ask for a complete application per child 
  • Families will be asked to complete the pre-summer survey (as part of this form) and a post summer survey 

Grants are limited and a portion of grants are available to Jewish day school students.

Apply For an Israeli American Camper Grant

Please reach out to Margalit Rosenthal at margalit@jewishcamp.org with any questions.