The Jacobs Camp Scholarship Fund is now accepting applications.
All information entered is confidential. Award notifications will begin on April 1. After April 1, scholarships will be awarded if funds are still available.
At Henry S. Jacobs Camp, we recognize the lifelong benefits of Jewish camp for children and their families. We also know that quality camping experiences can seem expensive for some, which is why financial aid is available to ease the expense. Jacobs Camp and our many scholarship partners region-wide are committed to making camp a reality for as many children as possible.
IF YOU FEEL YOU NEED SCHOLARSHIP ASSISTANCE...
We expect families to approach any and all funding sources available before applying to the Camp for aid. We have many wonderful funding partners who are committed to helping families get their children to camp. And we want to stretch our camp funds as far as possible, giving special consideration to families who do not have local sources to tap.
One Happy Camper Grants
Your first-time camper may be eligible for a One Happy Camper grant of up to $1000!
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. Incentives are available nationwide, with various conditions & amounts. Details here!
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 1ST
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!
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.