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 or Florida Panhandle. Grants are not based on financial need. Both parents need not be Jewish. Temple or synagogue affiliation is not required.

Apply online

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.

Learn more here; or contact Camp Scholarship Coordinator Janice Zazulak at 1-800-729-5277 or Janice@jcrs.org.

Alexandria

Congregation Gemiluth Chassodim member-families should contact Jonathan Cohen: 318-445-3655, rabbi@jewishtemple.org.

 

Baton Rouge - Beth Shalom

Beth Shalom Synagogue member-families should contact Rabbi Thomas Gardner: 225-924-6773, bethshalom-admin@earthlink.net

 

Baton Rouge - B'nai Israel

Congregation B'nai Israel member-families should contact Jessica Yellen: 225-343-0111, relschool@bnaibr.org

 

Lafayette

Temple Shalom member-families should contact the Temple office: 337-234-3760, templeshalom@lusfiber.net

 

Lake Charles

Temple Sinai member-families should contact the Temple office: 337-439-2866

Mandeville/Northshore

Northshore Jewish Congregation member-families should contact Rabbi John Nimon: 985-951-7976, rabbi@northshorejewish.org

Metairie - Gates of Prayer

Gates of Prayer member-families should contact Rabbi Bob Loewy: 504-885-2600, rabbi@gatesofprayer.org
The Gates of Prayer Brotherhood and Sisterhood also sponsor an annual campership essay contest. Details are available each fall.

Monroe

Temple B'nai Israel member-families should contact the Temple office: 318-387-0730, templebnai@bellsouth.net

New Orleans - Temple Sinai

Temple Sinai member-families should contact Cantor Joel Colman: 504-861-3694, sinai@usa.net

 

 

New Orleans - Touro Synagogue

Touro Synagogue member-families should contact Rabbi Todd Silverman.

 

Shreveport

B'nai Zion Congregation member-families should contact Rabbi Jana DeBenedetti: 318-861-2122, bnaizion@bellsouth.net.
Funds are made available in partnership with the North Louisiana Jewish Federation.