Make life-long friendships and explore your interests

The Jewish Federation supports children’s formative Jewish experiences through camp scholarships and incentives as part of our mission to make investments in Jewish life.

Jewish summer camp gives your child the opportunity to grow and gain independence, make life-long friendships, and explore their interests. Whether they’re singing songs around the campfire, learning about Jewish values, or hiking in the mountains, campers explore what Judaism means to them. At camp, children will not only develop confidence and social skills, they will discover a profound sense of what it means to be Jewish.

Campers grow up to become active leaders in the Jewish community. Children who attend Jewish summer camp are more likely to engage in Jewish life in many ways, including joining a synagogue, supporting Jewish causes, and becoming rabbis, Jewish educators, and community lay leaders.

Is your child a first-time camper? You might be eligible for a One Happy Camper First-Time Camper Incentive Grant for the 2017 camping season. There is still time to apply. Find out more.

Scholarship applications for the 2017 camping season are now closed. Scholarship recipients will be notified by e-mail. Applications for the 2018 camping season will be available in the fall.

To learn more, contact:

Taryn Goodman-Omran
Phone: 206.774.2217

Our Impact


In Special Initiatives Grants awarded in 2017, as Ignition, Small Agency Sustainability, and Women’s Endowment Fund grants.