Ensuring that our camp is open and welcoming to everyone is a core value for Camp Ramah. We are proud that more than one third of Ramah campers receive support through our financial aid process each year, while nearly half take advantage of Ramah and/or external funding resources. Please see a list of Ramah and non-Ramah resources that make camp more affordable and accessible below.
To learn more about these resources, please reach out to Ben Strom.
We consider it a profound privilege to be your partners in facilitating your children’s Journeys for a Lifetime. We can’t wait to have them back again for kayitz 2024!
Please click here to start your FACTS application. You must have a camp application submitted as well.Please be sure to review and print the instructions page after clicking on the link provided above. 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 documentation. The fee for this service is $40 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 hardship at this time, please contact Randy Michaels to discuss options. If you need any assistance or clarification, please contact Ben Strom.
- $360 – Tzophim campers & 14-year-old Amitzim campers
- $500 – Kochavim campers & 15-year-old Amitzim campers
- $720 – Machon campers & 16-year-old Amitzim campers
As the following resources are not managed by Camp Ramah in California, please note that this information is provided as a courtesy. Please contact the sponsoring agency for updated information and to verify eligibility and availability.
- Synagogue Funds: Inquire directly through your synagogue’s main office, Sisterhood, or Men’s Club. Please click here to see contact information for some synagogues.
- Rabbi’s Discretionary Funds: Inquire directly through your Rabbi’s office.
- Greater Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Federation offers One Happy Camper. Additionally, the Los Angeles Federation offers an additional grant for campers with special needs. You can see more information and contact information for both programs on their website.
- Greater San Diego: The San Diego Federation offers One Happy Camper as well as a need-based scholarship. For questions please visit their website or contact Julie Gordon.
- Greater Seattle: The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle offers a need-based scholarship and is part of the One Happy Camper program. You can contact the federation via email for more information.
- Greater San Francisco: You can visit the website of JCF San Francisco, The Peninsula, Marin, and Sonoma Counties for information on the One Happy Camper requirements.
- Greater Phoenix: The Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix offers One Happy Camper as well as a need-based scholarship. For questions please visit their website or contact Andrea Cohen.
- Nevada: Please visit the Jewish Nevada website for information on both One Happy Camper requirements and a separate need-based scholarship for Nevada Families. Please note that Jewish Nevada funds a second year of the One Happy Camper grant for middle-income families.
- Greater Portland: Please visit One Happy Camper for more information and/or to register. There is also a scholarship available through the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation. More details here.
- New Mexico: Please visit One Happy Camper for more information and/or to register. There is also a scholarship available through the Jewish Community Foundation of New Mexico. More information is available here. If you have questions, please contact Erika Rimson.
- Your local Jewish Federation/Foundation/Bureau of Jewish Education: Please inquire directly as they may offer financial resources to help pay for camp.
- Jewish/Hebrew Free Loan Societies: Some cities have agencies offering interest-free loans for Jewish summer camps. Please contact your local Jewish Federation to inquire about this service. Some are listed below.
- Southern California Jewish Free Loan Association (serving Los Angeles, Orange, and Ventura counties).
- Northern California Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco.
- San Diego Hebrew Freee Loan of San Diego.
- Phoenix, Arizona Jewish Free Loan of Greater Phoenix.
- Tucson, Arizona Hebrew Free Loan Association of Tucson.
- Portland, Oregon Jewish Free Loan of Greater Portland.
- International Association of Jewish Free Loans.
- USY: Contact your local USY director or go to http://www.usy.org.