One Happy Camper Grant Program Returns


Start your child’s “summer of a lifetime” at Jewish overnight camp. From ziplines to waterskiing to singing under the stars, at camp your child can discover who they are while having a total blast. Campers are bunkmates and team players, artists and athletes, creative problem-solvers and blossoming leaders, developing independence and communication skills they can use their entire lives.

Jewish camp weaves Jewish values, culture, and traditions into the fabric of camp, helping campers to connect to their own identity and the larger Jewish community. Spirited and dynamic staff members use experiential learning to reveal what makes Jewish religion and culture so unique in today’s world. At camp, Jewish and Israeli culture is celebrated through song, food, art, and dance.

There are a variety of traditional and specialty overnight camps that span different denominations of Judaism, accommodate special needs and interests, and offer unique programming, catering to each family’s needs. Use our Find a Camp tool to begin your search for the perfect summer experience and then visit each camp’s website for more detailed information. Plus, be sure to explore our newest California camps, Camp Ramah and URJ 6 Point Academy.

This year Jewish Federation of San Diego County will help send 85 kids to camp through One Happy Camper and award $35,000 in scholarships to our partner camps.Together, we are creating Jewish experiences and memories that last a lifetime one campfire at a time! 

If you are considering Jewish camp for the first time your child may be eligible for a need-blind grant of up to $1000. Camp registration opens October 22nd, to learn more and apply CLICK HERE


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