CAMP RAMAH IN CALIFORNIA SCHOLARSHIP FUND / FINANCIAL AID –
Camp Ramah Families in need of financial assistance for 2019 Summer Camp may apply for a Camp Ramah Scholarship. Scholarship/Financial Aid applications are now available online. Families are encouraged to apply for assistance and must be able to demonstrate their financial need by submitting the full application and required documents. Awards will be announced in March 2019, provided applications and paperwork is submitted by 12/31/2018. After 12/31/2018, decisions may be delayed.
In order to better serve the growing number of families seeking financial support, we have partnered with FACTS, a third party organization who provides such services to over 12,700 families, students and institutions, to collect the applications and required documentation.
FACTS will handle the collection of your financial aid application, supporting documentation and validation of the information provided. Our Financial Aid Committee, comprised of dedicated lay leaders, will personally review each application and make all final award decisions.
Please be sure to review and print the instructions page after clicking on the link provided below. There is important information to use as a reference as you continue through the application. FACTS has a team of support to help you if you have questions along the way. Please note that no incomplete applications will be forwarded to us. Be sure to complete all required information and provide all required documentations.
The fee for this service is $30 and is charged by FACTS. You will be required to pay this amount upon completion of your application. This fee is charged by FACTS and NOT Camp Ramah in California. If this fee causes your family a hardship at this time, please contact Randy Michaels at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss options.
If you need any assistance or clarification, please contact our Angela Zapata in the Finance Department at email@example.com or 310-476-8571 x233.
Please note that each of the Incentives and Scholarships listed below are subject to change without notice. Please contact the sponsoring agency for updated information and to verify eligibility and availability.
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE RESOURCES
Los Angeles Campership Incentive Program: Designed for children who are first time campers to attend a Jewish residential camp for any length of time and who are enrolled in a public or non-Jewish private school. Visit www.onehappycamper.org for more information and/or to register. Applications for 2019 will be open soon!
2019 Rishon Program: Rishon is a Camp Ramah in California incentive program for first time campers who would not otherwise qualify for One Happy Camper incentives.
San Diego Federation Incentive: Designed for children who are first time at a Jewish overnight camp for 12 days or longer, reside in San Diego County, and attends a public or non-Jewish private school. Visit onehappycamper.org to apply for up to a $1,000 camp incentive. For questions about the San Diego Federation incentive, please contact Brenda Silvers firstname.lastname@example.org or 858.737.7146 www.jewishinsandiego.org.
Jewish Federation & Family Services, Orange County: Orange County offers the Passport to Jewish Life® educational grant for a range of programs including summer camp. Rising 4th graders through age 22 are eligible. The maximum grant is $1,000 and grants are both merit-and need-based. All guidelines, deadlines and application forms are online at http://jewishorangecounty.org/about/what-we-do/grants/passport
Greater Seattle Area Incentive: Visit http://www.jewishinseattle.org/programs-initiatives/jewish-education/scholarships or contact email@example.com (206-774-2243).
San Francisco Incentive: Please contact Lisa Pavlovsky, Program Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org), visit www.JewishFed.org or contact Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund, 121 Steuart Street, San Francisco, CA 94105.
Portland: Jewish Free Loan of Greater Portland (a program of the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland) is available to community members living in the greater Portland geographic area for things like CAMP TUITION! Learn more at www.jewishportland.org/freeloan
PJ Library Goes to Camp Fund Incentive: Available to PJ-associated applicants on a first-come, first-served basis. To apply click here. Enter your PJ Goes to Camp referral code on the first page of your online application (if you do not know your code, e-mail email@example.com).
Other Organizations Incentives/Scholarships:
Each of the following incentive/scholarships must be contacted using the information below. They are not affiliated with Camp Ramah:
- Local Jewish Federation/Bureau of Jewish Education: Funding may be available through your local Jewish Federation or agency of Jewish education. Please contact them for details.
- Jewish Free Loan: Some cities have agencies offering interest-free loans towards Jewish summer camps. Please contact your local Jewish Federation to inquire about this service. Example: Jewish Free Loan Los Angeles – http://www.jfla.org
- Southern California Jewish Free Loan Association (serving Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura counties) www.jfla.org
- Northern California Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco
- Phoenix, Arizona Jewish Free Loan of Greater Phoenix
- Tucson, Arizona Hebrew Free Loan Association of Tucson
- International Association of Jewish Free Loans www.iajfl.org
- Rabbi’s Discretionary Funds: Request funds through your Rabbi’s office
- Synagogue Funds: Request funds through your synagogue (main office, Sisterhood, Men’s Club)
- USY: Contact your local USY director or go to http://www.usy.org
If you have questions or concerns about any of the incentive programs, please contact Gaby Natelson (firstname.lastname@example.org or 888-226-7726 ext. 224).