The unforgettable experience of Jewish overnight camp is more widely accessible than ever before!
CAMPS Access Grants provide up to $1,000 off summer camp based on household income and number of children attending. This grant is applicable for a period of up to three years for income eligible families.
This program is open to all children registered in qualifying camps who meet the eligibility criteria.
First-time campers are NOT eligible as they can receive the One Happy Camper Grant, but may apply for a CAMPS Access Grant the following two years.
How do I apply for a CAMPS Access Grant?
STEP 1: Consult our anonymous calculator to find out if you qualify.
If you have applied to the CAPS Tuition CAP / Freeze program, you may use the same account to apply for a CAMPS Access Grant.
STEP 3: Log-in to your account and complete a brief and discreet application form for the CAMPS Access Grant (one form per family, even if you have multiple campers).
STEP 4: Receive a final decision. Please note you may only submit one application per program per account.
STEP 5: Your grant will be confirmed by email after you have submitted verifying income statements and once your child’s registration as a camper has been confirmed with the participating Jewish summer camp of your choice.
CAMPS Access Grants - Application Criteria
If your family meets the income criteria, then you may be eligible to benefit from a CAMPS Access Grant for up to three summers (per child).
- Returning campers who will be attending a Jewish overnight camp for 12-18 consecutive days could be eligible for a grant up to $750.
- Returning campers who will be attending a Jewish overnight camp for 19 or more consecutive days could be eligible for a grant up to $1,000.
- If a child enrolls for 12-18 days with a $750 grant and extends their stay to 19+ days, they will be able to upgrade to $1,000 (if funding remains available for that summer).
This grant will be applicable for a maximum of three years for returning campers or a maximum of two years if they received a One Happy Camper Grant, as long as the gross household income and number of children attending a qualifying Jewish overnight camp remain the same each year. Fill out the anonymous calculator to find out if you are eligible .
Please refer to the individual camp websites to see their sessions and registration deadlines.
Applications will be accepted through the summer, on a first-come, first-served basis, but please note that there are limited spaces available.
You will receive your answer by email pending confirmation of your child’s enrollment as a camper at your participating Jewish summer camp.
For any inquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 514-345-2645.