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Jewish Camp Initiative


Jewish summer camps fuse activities, experiences, and friendships with Jewish values, traditions, and culture. At camp, young people make connections that last a lifetime and develop skills that shape their Jewish identities. This uniquely immersive experience provides a confidence-building opportunity that deeply and profoundly impacts them, making them more likely to practice Jewish behaviors as adults. When you help young people go to camp, you make it possible for them to be connected to Judaism for a lifetime.

Helping Families Find the Right Overnight Camp

We know that choosing a camp is a personal and important decision, which is why Federation’s Camp Concierge provides free, personalized guidance to help Atlanta families find the right Jewish overnight camp, including campers with special needs.

Need help finding the right camp for your family? Email Us

Helping More Kids Go to Camp!

The Jewish Camp Initiative inspires families to choose Jewish overnight camp for their children, increasing the likelihood that they will continue to live active Jewish lives. We believe that Jewish overnight camp is an experience every kid should have! We want to send as many kids from Jewish Atlanta to Jewish overnight camp every summer as possible! Here are some of the ways we help make overnight Jewish camp more affordable:

One Happy Camper Grants

First-time campers who are attending camp for 11-18 days may be eligible to receive $1,000, and campers attending camp for 19 days+ may be eligible to receive $1,500 off their first summer at camp. Jewish day school students are eligible in Atlanta! Grants are on a waitlist. To apply for the waitlist grant, click on Apply Now below.

Apply Now


Federation’s Scholarship Program helps families with the cost of overnight camp tuition. Camp scholarships are available to all families. Applications are reviewed by a Scholarship Committee as part of an anonymous review and allocations process. All applications and inquiries are confidential.

This application is currently closed for new applications. We will open applications for Summer 2025 in early November 2024, so please check back then.

Scholarships That Make a Difference


of One Happy Camper Incentive grant recipients return to camp for a second summer


campers attended camp this year thanks to support from Federation

Camp Stories

Thank you so much for giving me the chance to go to camp year and year again. While this may have been the last year for me as a camper, I feel the need to go back again and give the same/better experience to another kid. This is all because of you and the work you put into letting me come to camp. Because of you I have had experiences I will remember forever, and friends that will last me a lifetime. Thank you so much!

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