NEW Summer Camp Scholarship Program

NEW FOR SUMMER 2022

Starting for summer 2022, JCRS is offering a new scholarship option for our families. Families now have a choice between two options: a short form with a pre-determined award amount ($250) or a longer application with a need-based award to be determined on a case-by-case basis by our award committee.

As with previous years, the application will open November 1 for Summer 2022 applicants. Our priority deadline remains February 15th, 2022.

If you have any questions regarding the new scholarship options, please email our Camp Coordinator at amelia@jcrs.org.

At JCRS, we recognize the value of Jewish sleep-away camp as a unique opportunity for fun, personal growth, and Jewish identity-building. Jewish sleep-away camp allows children to enjoy new social activities and learning in a special environment that nurtures Jewish identity.  JCRS would like all interested children to have this opportunity, but we recognize that for many families the high cost of overnight camp is prohibitive. In 2021, the JCRS provided partial scholarship funding for over 300 children to attend Jewish camp. The amount of these scholarships varies in accordance with the circumstances of the child and family.

Information

Please read all information and application requirements carefully. If you application is completed before the February 15th priority deadline, you will receive a confirmation email from our Camp Coordinator within 2 weeks. Applications received after the priority deadline can take additional time to process.

How to Apply

Required  Documents

  • Most Current Federal Tax Return.
  • All 2021 W2s and/or 1099s.  (If you are applying before you receive your 2021 W2s, please submit a copy of your final pay stub).
  • If these documents are not already computer files, you must scan them.

The priority deadline is February 15, 2022.

If you have any questions, email Amelia Halstead at Amelia@jcrs.org.

Things to Remember:

  • You will still need to upload the required documents. Therefore, have them handy before starting the application.
  • Camps or travel programs located in Israel or other countries are not within the scope of this program budget.
  • You must apply to camp before you apply for scholarship funds.

Applications

The Short Form is for any family who wishes to be considered for a $250 award (per camper). The Long Form is for families experiencing stronger financial hardship that are interested in being considered for larger awards to assist sending their children to camp. If you have any questions regarding which form you should fill out, please email our Camp Coordinator at amelia@jcrs.org.

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Short Camp Application
Long Camp Application