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Did you know? Research shows that children who attend Jewish summer camp are more likely to identify as Jewish adults and actively participate in their Jewish community. We love the power of Jewish overnight camp! Continue reading for “s’more” information.

Jewish Federation & One Happy Camper

Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey invests in Jewish camps by participating in the One Happy Camper (OHC) program in partnership with Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC). Federation and One Happy Camper connect Jewish families to grants of up to $1000 to children attending Jewish overnight camp for the first time, knowing it will encourage more families to send their children to Jewish overnight camps. As a result, these experiences will positively impact our Jewish communities in the long term. If you have children entering their 2nd year of camp, you may be eligible to receive a new grant of $500!


Eligibility criteria for first-time campers:

  • Campers enrolled for 19+ days will receive $1000
  • Campers enrolled for 12-18 days will receive $700
  • Must be entering grades 2-11 (after camp)
  • Does not attend a Jewish day school or yeshiva
  • Will attend a nonprofit, Jewish, overnight camp listed on Find a Camp

Eligibility criteria for second-time campers:

  • Family has an adjusted gross income below $175,000 a year
  • Campers enrolled for any length of time will receive $500
  • Must be entering grades 2-11 (after camp)
  • Received an OHC first-time camper grant from the Jewish Community of Northern New Jersey in the summer of 2021 or 2022
  • Does not attend a Jewish day school or yeshiva
Helping More Kids Go To Camp!

So how can you apply? Visit to get started. We also have camp experts available to provide free, personalized guidance to families in northern New Jersey to find the right camp or summer program for your child. Our regular hours are 9am-5pm Monday-Thursday and 9am-4pm Fridays. Please let us know how we can be of service to you! Families residing in northern New Jersey are invited to complete the form below and we will respond within 3 business days. We are looking forward to helping plan a great summer for your child.

Fun Facts about attending Jewish Overnight CAmp

At camp, kids get the chance to explore who they are and connect to Judaism in a meaningful way while having a summer jam-packed with marshmallows (kosher, of course).  

 I’m happy to answer any questions

Rachel E. Delancey
Planning & Allocation Associate and Community Outreach