What is the One Happy Camper Program?
One Happy Camper seeks to increase the number of Jewish children enjoying transformative experiences at Jewish overnight summer camp. This is done by providing financial incentives to first-time campers who are not currently participating in an immersive daily Jewish experience.
The Foundation for Jewish Camp, in partnership with UJA-Federation of New York and other sponsors across North America provides incentive grants of $1,000 to first-time campers at Surprise Lake Camp.
Eligibility varies based on where you live, but in general, here are the requirements:
- Campers must have never previously attended a nonprofit Jewish overnight camp that lasted 19 days or more (Note some local programs may require zero past camp experience)
- Campers must be attending camp for 19 consecutive days or longer.
- Campers must not be currently enrolled in a day school or yeshiva.