The Yashar Initiative

Accessibility Capital Grants

The $12 million accessibility grant initiative generously funded by The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation aims to increase accessibility for campers and staff with disabilities at Jewish summer day and overnight camps.

This initiative provides day and overnight camps with funding for capital improvements, while also providing funding for professional development, staff training, research, and evaluation with a goal to significantly increase the number of campers and staff with disabilities who can participate in Jewish camp.

Note: The application period for round four is now closed.

Questions? Please email yashar@jewishcamp.org.

Participating Camps

92Y (HKC Pearl River)

Albert & Ann Deshur JCC Rainbow Day Camp

Apachi Rogers Park (JCC in Chicago)

Beber Camp

B’nai B’rith Camp

Camp Barney Medintz

Camp Chi

Camp Deeny Ribak

Camp J Maitland (JCC Orlando)

Camp Jaycee

Camp JCC Bender JCC

Camp Keff (Peninsula JCC in CA)

Camp Kehilla

Camp Ramah Darom

Camp Ramah in California

Camp Ramah in New England

Camp Ramah in Nyack

Camp Ramah in the Poconos

Camp Settoga (JCC Manhattan)

Camp Simcha

Camp Solomon Schechter

Camp Tawonga


Camp Twelve Trails (part of UJA/HKC project)

Camp Yavneh

Capital Camps and Retreat Center

Eden Village Camp

Mid-Island Day Camp

Island Quest Day Camp

J Camps (JCC of Greater Baltimore)

JCA Shalom

JCC Camp Ruach

JCC Camp Yachad (Central NJ)

JCC Chicago Z Frank Apachi

Neil Klatskin JCC

NJY Round Lake Camp

Camp Ramah in the Berkshires

Ramah Day Camp in Chicago