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Jewish Summer Camp - Scholarships Available for 2021

There is great hope that the Summer of 2021 will see Jewish summer camps once again be filled with fellowship, fun and great learning experiences. Most Jewish camps cancelled their 2020 sessions due to COVID-19 but are gearing up to welcome campers back in 2021. Collat Jewish Family Services, with support from the Birmingham Jewish Foundation, is ready to help families apply for both local and regional scholarships.  

Although many Jewish camp scholarships are awarded based on financial need, campers currently in grades 1 through 9 who will be experiencing their FIRST Jewish sleepaway camp experience are also eligible for a one-time $1,500 grant with no financial need requirement. This special funding is offered through the Goldring Jewish Summer Camp Experience Incentive Grant Program.

In addition, need-based scholarships are available for campers of all ages, regardless of camp experience, through the Birmingham Jewish Foundation, Jewish Children’s Regional Services, many synagogues and many of the camps themselves. Application deadlines are SOON so begin your application process today.

In past years, scholarship funds have been used to help Birmingham families send their children to an array of Jewish camps, including:

Camp Barney Medintz : https://www.campbarney.org/

Camp Coleman: https://campcoleman.org/

Camp Henry S Jacobs: https://jacobscamp.org/

Camp Judaea: https://www.campjudaea.org/

Camp Ramah Darom: https://www.ramahdarom.org/ramah-darom-jewish-summer-camp/

To learn more about Jewish camp scholarships and how to apply, contact Lynn Rathmell, lynn@cjfsbham.org or 205.278-7105.