Camperships

We strive to provide every child with the opportunity to experience Camp Be’chol Lashon. Below you will find information about several camp scholarship opportunities.

National Camperships

The goal of One Happy Camper” is to incentivize participation in Jewish camps. Eligibility criteria varies from community to community.

Click here to see if your community offers a One Happy Camper program.

PJ Library offers camperships to offset camp tuition for PJ Library participants, siblings, and alumni.

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The Great Outdoors Wilderness Education Scholarship is for students who have incorporated the outdoors into their education, worldviews, and career goals in some meaningful way. Students who have worked as wilderness trip leaders, organized or participated in outdoor education sessions, spend significant time in nature on their own, have career aspirations in environmentalism and conservation, and more are all welcome to apply!

Deadline: March 25, 2020

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Regional/Local Camperships

The Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, The Peninsula, Marin & Sonoma Counties provides need-based and need-blind camperships  in the Federation’s service area* to attend any Jewish overnight summer camp.

Deadline: March 2, 2020

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Jewish Family and Children’s Services supports youth as well as families, who want their children to benefit from Jewish experiences. To learn more about funds available for summer experiences for Jewish youth, click here or contact Michelle Lamphere, Financial Aid Center Director for JFCS, at 415-449-1226.

Jewish Free Loan Association provides interest-free, fee-free loans for Jewish summer camp. Families must live in LA or Ventura Counties.

Click here for more info.

Your local Jewish organizations, such as synagogues and Federations, may provide needs-based camperships for Jewish children to attend any Jewish overnight summer camp. Please reach out to them directly to inquire about opportunities.

Two anonymous donors are partnering with the Federation to offer generous first-time incentive grants to enroll up to 50 new campers from Bay Area Israeli families in any of our six local camps. As we all know, Israelis are under-represented at American Jewish overnight camps. Funding of course is only part of the reason, but we wonder if reducing that barrier to try one summer at camp will “hook” Israeli kids just like it does others!

This fund will award grants up to 2/3 of the camp fee (maximum of $2,000 per child) for up to 3 weeks (including short “Taste of Camp” sessions) for first-time campers from Israeli families with at least one Israeli-born parent. Recipients may still be eligible for need-based scholarships but NOT One Happy Camper grants.

Deadline: June 2020

Apply by emailing us at camp@bechollashon.org.

Dates

Session 1: July 19 – July 26, 2020
Session 2: July 26 – August 2, 2020

Rates

Single session: $1,500
Both sessions: $3,000