Masah Incentive Grant

We have long wished to help make a Ramah journey more accessible and affordable. Now, in partnership with the Winkler Lowy Foundation, we are excited to announce the Masah Incentive. This initiative will provide a subsidy to Tzophim, Kochavim, and Machon (rising 9th-11th grade) campers, as well as 14-16-year-old Amitzim campers. This incentive is separate from our financial aid process; thus, it can provide support to a much broader range of our community.

From generations of firsthand experience and through research, we know that campers who complete a Camp Ramah experience are more likely to have strong Jewish friendships, continue to engage in Jewish rituals, and call Judaism and Israel central to their identity for years to come. The Masah Incentive will make the final years of camp more accessible to families and allow Jewish learning and friendships to solidify throughout the teen years.

Campers who apply will receive the following amounts towards tuition:
$360 – Tzophim campers & 14-year-old Amitzim campers
$500 – Kochavim campers & 15-year-old Amitzim campers
$720 – Machon campers & 16-year-old Amitzim campers

While this incentive is not part of the Camp Ramah financial aid application process or award, there are qualifications and income\asset limits.*

In order to apply, you will need to:

  • Affirm your intent to complete the camper journey through Machon or Amitzim age 16.
  • Complete a short application (Parents).
  • Answer two short questions (Campers). Should your camper need accommodations, contact Elana Naftalin Kelman, our Tikvah Director.

The application and short-answer questions are located in the Forms and Documents section of your Ramah Account.

We care dearly about our campers returning for these special camp years and we believe strongly in their lifelong impact. Please join us in expressing gratitude to the Winkler Lowy family for this investment in our campers and our future.

Shalom,
Rabbi Joe Menashe, Executive Director
Ariella Moss Peterseil, Camp Director

*This incentive is open to families who meet the qualifications below:

  • Family affirms that being a recipient is important in allowing their child to finish their Ramah journey
  • Family’s Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) is under $350,000/yr
  • The family possesses liquid assets, not including retirement or college savings, of under $500k
  • The camper has been previously enrolled for at least one summer at Camp Ramah in California (Campers enrolled for the first time in 2020 are eligible)

Masah Incentive FAQs

This incentive is meant to be applied for after the camp application is complete. If you have paid your tuition in full, we will process a refund when we apply the incentive award to your account. If you have a payment plan, your monthly payments will be adjusted going forward.
This incentive will be considered part of your family contribution toward tuition and will not reduce your financial aid award. It will not be considered to be a scholarship or financial aid by the financial aid committee. Applying for this incentive does not affect your eligibility for any other financial aid or scholarship programs.
No. All we ask is that you affirm you meet the requirements when you complete the application.

If you have more questions, please contact Benjamin Strom.

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