Jewish Overnight Summer Camp - Jewish Federation

Make lifelong friendships and explore your interests

Applications for 2019 need-based camp scholarships are now live! Click here to apply!

Round 1 Deadline: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Round 2 Deadline/Appeals: Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The Importance of Jewish Overnight Summer Camp
The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle 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 lifelong friendships, and explore 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.

Find out more about need-based camp scholarships available from the Federation. For the 2018 season, Federation awarded scholarships totaling $209,000 to 263 children.

Is your child a first-time camper? You might be eligible for a One Happy Camper First-Time Camper Incentive Grant. For 2018, the Federation awarded $31,700 in One Happy Camper grants to 43 first-time campers. Find out more about the One Happy Camper incentive grants program.

Federation Scholarships Make for Happy Campers
An article about the Federation’s camp scholarships program in Jewish In Seattle magazine, February/March 2018 issue.

To learn more, contact:

Claire Baskett
Phone: 206.774.2259

Our Impact


Local children received need-based scholarships enabling them to experience Jewish overnight summer camp in 2018.