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Federation Makes Happy Campers

By June 23, 2023June 27th, 2023Jewish Camp Initiative

Elyse’s son Jonah is currently experiencing his first summer at Jewish sleepaway camp, thanks in part to a One Happy Camper grant from Federation’s Jewish Camp initiative.

“I heard about Federation’s One Happy Camper grant through Rabbi Hirshy Minkowicz at the Chabad of North Fulton. My hopes for Jonah this summer are that he has an incredible time, makes lots of friends, and feels the warmth and joy of Judaism. I’m so excited that Jonah will experience Jewish overnight camp for the first time. I can’t wait for him to feel the camaraderie and Yiddishkeit that will surround him throughout this summer along with all the fun new adventures!”


Camp scholarships and grants from the Jewish Camp Initiative make it easier for kids across Atlanta to experience the life-changing magic of an immersive Jewish summer. This year, the Jewish Camp initiative awarded over $1.3 million in scholarships and grants to Atlanta campers. We are also proud to be the first community to increase our One Happy Camper incentive grant values in response to the rising costs of overnight camp, with support and encouragement from our partners at the Foundation for Jewish Camp. If you want to help the Jewish kids of Atlanta have a summer they’ll never forget, click here.