Jewish Camp Programs

Fabulous new friends. Endless fun. Memories to last a lifetime. Jewish overnight camp is more than just an exciting summer escape—it’s a place where adventures abound, and Jewish values are learned and lived.



Camp is so much more than just an incredible summer. Studies show that children who attend Jewish overnight camp have higher rates of synagogue affiliation, and a stronger connection to Jewish life and Israel. Plus, kids discover all the magic of sleepaway camp—from building friendships, to learning new skills, to going on new adventures—and make memories that will last a lifetime.

One Happy Camper


Start a tradition of summer fun! Discover all that Jewish camp has to offer—from sports and arts, to music and science—and how to afford summers your kids will never forget. With the One Happy Camper grant, you could qualify for $500, $700 or $1,000 off!


To qualify for the One Happy Camper grant, your child must:

Attend Jewish overnight camp as a
first-time camper next summer

Sign up for a minimum
session of 12 days

Identify as Jewish and live
in San Diego County

If your child is a first-time camper attending camp for 19 days or more, and meets the requirements above, you may qualify for a $1,000 grant for the first camper in your family. Siblings are eligible to receive $500 towards their first summer.

Affordabilty Scholarships


Federation's Jewish Overnight Camp Scholarship Fund exists so that every Jewish child has the opportunity to experience camp. Scholarships are up to $250 per camper. 


There are two application windows for scholarship applications. You will be notified of your scholarship status after the review date. All scholarships will be sent directly to camps.  



  • The camper must reside in San Diego County and attend an approved Jewish overnight camp

  • Each family must apply for financial aid through the camp and have an accepted application before applying for Federation funding

  • First-time campers are also eligible for a One Happy Camper grant of up to $1000


The scholarship application for summer 2021 has closed. To be placed on the waitlist, please click the button below or email:

California Camps 

  • Why Go To Jewish Camp?

    The magic of Jewish camp is rooted in its 24/7 atmosphere. Jewish values, connection to Israel, and the culture of Judaism are entwined with basketball, arts and crafts and swimming — creating a community of campers that are proud to be Jewish.

  • Find Specialty Camps

    Summers at overnight camps are packed with a wide range of fun activities—aquatics, arts and crafts, basketball and soccer, dance, music, cooking, archery, drama, outdoor adventure and hiking, and much more! Campers are encouraged to discover new skills and interests they never knew they had.