First Time Campers

First-time campers are eligible to receive $1,500 from the Goldring Family Foundation of New Orleans.

Eligibility Requirements: (a) First-time attending a session of 10 days in duration or longer. (b) Currently in grade 1 through 9. (c) Resident of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas or Florida Panhandle. Grants are not based on financial need. Both parents need not be Jewish. Temple or synagogue affiliation is not required.

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Jewish Children's Regional Service

The Jewish Children’s Regional Service, based in New Orleans, provides partial need-based scholarships to qualifying families.

Eligibility Requirements: (a) Children must reside in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee or Texas. (b) They should be within the ages of 9 and 16, as of the end of the summer.

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To receive priority consideration, completed applications must be received no later than February 15, 2023. A completed application will not be entered until all requested information is received.

Information by CITY


Congregation Etz Chaim has a Fund available to help families who wish to send their children to Jewish camp. Contact the Congregational President for more information.


Temple Shalom member-families should contact the Temple office for more information.

Hot Springs

Congregation House of Israel offers need-based scholarships to its member-families. For more information contact Rabbi Richard Chapin: 501-623-5821,

Little Rock

Congregation B’nai Israel and the Jewish Federation of Arkansas reimburse JCRS for a portion of its awards, which are doubled for all Arkansas applicants. For additional information, Congregation B’nai Israel members should contact Rabbi Block at the Temple.