Jewish Summer Camp Grant Opportunities

 

 

The Annebelle and Arnold Cohen Camperships

For many years the Cohen family has been an integral part of Jewish life in New Hampshire and the Jewish Federation of New Hampshire is delighted that they have chosen to help honor this legacy of community commitment by helping more children attend Jewish summer camp. The Annebelle and Arnold Cohen Camperships is a needs-based program which will allow a limited number of Jewish children in New Hampshire to attend one of the three wonderful Jewish overnight camps run by the non-profit Eli and Bessie Cohen Camps organization: Camp Pembroke, Camp Tel Noar and Camp Tevya.

If you are interested in finding out more please contact the JFNH office at office@jewishnh.org. The Arnold and Annebelle Cohen Camperships provide a 1/3 discount for the cost of attending one of their three camps, for one child. Applicants should be prepared to provide financial information, as requested, as this is a need-based program.

The Cohen Camps include Camp Tevya, a large co-ed overnight camp located in Brookline, New Hampshire as well as the slightly smaller co-ed overnight Camp Tel Noar in Hampstead, New Hampshire and Camp Pembroke, an overnight camp for girls in Pembroke, Massachusetts (near Cape Cod). For more information about each of the Cohen Camps and the unique experiences they have to offer, please go to: http://www.cohencamps.org/camps/let-us-help-you-choose/

Incentive Grants for Jewish Summer Camp

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The Jewish Federation of New Hampshire in partnership with The Foundation for Jewish Camp (www.OneHappyCamper.org) is delighted to announce our 2016 Camp Incentive Program. Through this initiative, JFNH will offer a limited number of grants for first time campers attending a Jewish summer camp.

We know that no experience is more powerful, thrilling, or transformative than Jewish overnight camp. Specific memories may vary— camp-wide Maccabiah games, self-made pottery coming out of the kiln, a hike ending around a campfire, challenge of the ropes course, the lakeside Shabbat—but all Jewish camps create life-long friendships and unbreakable bonds to Judaism and the Jewish Community.

Children with pivotal Jewish experiences become adults who value their Jewish heritage, support Jewish causes, and take on leadership roles in their communities. For these reasons, the JFNH has committed to this exciting initiative.

What You Need to Know:

  • The grant is not based on financial need
  • Multiple campers from a family are eligible
  • Camper must attend an approved overnight camp for the first time for 12 days or more - See the Foundation for Jewish Camp Website for a list of eligible camps
  • Camper must meet at least ONE of the following requirements:
    • live in one of these NH counties: Belknap, Carroll, Cheshire, Coos, Grafton, Hillsborough, Merrimack, or Sullivan*
    • live in one of these NH cities/towns: Atkinson, Danville, East Hampstead, Newton, Newton Junction, Nottingham, Plaistow, Raymond, Salem, Sandown, West Nottingham, or Windham*
    • be a member of one of these NH Jewish congregations: Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation, Chabad/Lubavitch of NH, Congregation Ahavas Achim, Congregation Betenu, Etz Hayim Synagogue, Temple Adath Yeshurun, Temple Beth Abraham, Temple B'nai Israel, Temple Israel in Manchester, Temple Meyer David, or Upper Valley Jewish Community
  • Camper must write a short letter or article for publication in the NH Jewish Reporter
  • Families must participate in the current JFNH Annual Campaign with a minimum paid pledge of $100.00
  • Families' accounts with JFNH must be in good standing.
  • A copy of the tuition statement must be submitted to the JFNH. Check will be made out to both the parent and the camp.
  • The application deadline is February 15, 2016
    Late applications will be considered if funding is available.

Apply online here!

*People who do not live in these areas of New Hampshire may be served by the Seacoast UJA Campaign. For more information, please contact Temple Israel in Portsmouth at 603-436-5301.

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Nearby Camps included in the list are:

If you have questions, please contact:

Nancy Frankel: 472-3983, corkyatcf@aol.com


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