Jewish Summer Camp Scholarships
We offer partial scholarships for Jewish summer camps, available for Jewish children residing in Orange County. The Scholarship fund is comprised of monies contributed by the Jewish Federation of Greater Orange County and some very generous private donors in our community. It is our goal to make scholarships available to all eligible applicants.
We consider applications for admission to Jewish not for profit camps. The application deadline is March 31st. You are required to apply to the camp for a scholarship as well. All incomplete or applications received after this date will not be considered.
We must know up front the maximum amount that you are able to contribute. This amount should be based on the child, parents and other relatives who are willing to contribute. The committee feels it is important that each child contribute. This amount can be based on money the child has already saved, or what they anticipate earning between now and camp, the amount they will be able to earn doing chores, baby-sitting, etc.
In return for the scholarship money, each recipient will be asked to write a one-page essay about their camp experience to be published either in the Federation newspaper or online. Each recipient will also be asked to give back three hours of Jewish Community Service for summer camp as a volunteer at their respective congregation, Jewish Family Service, the Newburgh JCC or within an approved organization or with the Federation. This project must include some sort of mitzvah (good deed) component that would not otherwise happen unless the applicant made it happen.
If you have questions please call the Federation at 562-7860. Applications must provide complete information for scholarship consideration. Application deadline is March 31st. You may download the application here.