One Happy Camper
JFD has become a One Happy Camper Partner:
Delaware children are now eligible for first time camper grants for Jewish overnight camps
The Jewish Federation of Delaware is very excited and pleased to announce that the Foundation for Jewish Camp, in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Delaware, will now offer funding to children in our community who wish to attend a Jewish overnight camp for the first-time. The Delaware One Happy Camper Program provides grants to encourage children to attend overnight Jewish camp for the first-time. It is not a scholarship fund and is not needs-based. Our goal is to engage families who are considering sending their children to camp and, in effect, to give them $1,000 off their camp fee to try a Jewish one.
The incentive grant funds are made possible through a matching grant program of the Foundation for Jewish Camp and donors here in Delaware who believe that Jewish overnight camping is an important part of a child’s Jewish education.
The Jewish Federation of Delaware One Happy Camper grants are awarded to first-time campers who attend a nonprofit Jewish overnight summer camp for at least 19 consecutive days. Eligible campers must be entering grades 1-12 (after camp) and be attending one of the 150+ non-profit, Jewish, overnight summer camp listed on the Foundation for Jewish Camp’s website. Children are eligible just one time for this grant.
Note: This program is an outreach initiative for children who are not currently receiving an immersive, daily Jewish experience. Children who attend Jewish day school are not eligible for program. If your child is not eligible and/or are interested in learning about financial-needs based grants or other camper funding opportunities please visit www.jewishcamp.org/scholarships, or contact your camp or rabbi.
For questions about the program or to apply for a grant, visit www.onehappycamper.org or contact us at 302-427-2100.