Jacobs Camp’s leadership is dedicated to helping families afford our extraordinary summer experience in any way possible. In addition to partnerships listed below, Jacobs Camp provides very generous scholarship that are made confidentially through an anonymous/needs-based process facilitated by the camp’s Financial Assistance Committee.
2024 Scholarship Application
Fill out your 2024 scholarship application here
First Time @ First Session
$1500 off tuition for any camper in third grader or above who is attending first session for the first time
information by state
Check out the resources available to you in your state and community.
WRJ Southwest: Soozi Waxman Camp Scholarship
$1000 available to children who have parent that is a member of Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ)
Camp Scholarship Planner
STEP ONE: REGISTER YOUR CHILD FOR JACOBS CAMP
If your intention is to send your child to Jacobs, register them NOW. Don’t wait until you hear about scholarships – there may not be any space left by then! A deposit is required for registration.
STEP TWO: TAKE ADVANTAGE OF A FIRST-TIME CAMPER INCENTIVE PROGRAM
If your child will be attending Jacobs for the first time, you may be eligible to receive an incentive grant to help make your first summer more affordable. If you live in Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and the Florida Panhandle, download the application. If you live outside of this region click here for other options from One Happy Camper at the Foundation for Jewish Camp.
STEP THREE: DETERMINE WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD TO CONTRIBUTE, AND START PAYING IT
We expect families to help pay for camp. A payment from you says a great deal about your commitment to the camp experience, and weighs heavily in your favor. Make plans to pay something and begin making regular payments immediately.
STEP FOUR: APPLY TO THE JEWISH CHILDREN’S REGIONAL SERVICE – EARLY DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15th
Most of our catchment area is served by the Jewish Children’s Regional Service, one of the largest camp scholarship funders in the South, which means we expect you to apply to JCRS. Details and to apply!
To receive priority consideration, completed applications must be received no later than February 15, 2024. A completed application will not be entered until all requested information is received.
STEP FIVE: APPLY TO ALL LOCAL COMMUNITY SOURCES AVAILABLE
Most congregations have scholarship & discretionary funds available to help send children to Jacobs. Contact your Rabbi, Cantor, Educator, and/or Congregational President. They will inform you of the congregation’s application requirements.
Many community-based Jewish organizations have camp scholarship programs. Contact your local organizations to find out about availability.
STEP SIX: SUBMIT A SCHOLARSHIP ALLOCATION SUMMARY TO JACOBS CAMP
After you have exhausted all available financial resources, families who still need additional funding should complete the Jacobs Camp Scholarship Application.