First Time Campers

One Happy Camper First Time Incentive

Your first-time camper may be eligible for a One Happy Camper grant of up to $1000! The Incentive may be applied toward any of Jacobs Camp's sessions.

Eligibility Requirements: (a) Applicants must reside in the sponsoring community's metropolitan area. (b) Grants are not based on financial need. (c) Jewish day school students are not eligible. (d) Both parents need not be Jewish.

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Jacobs Camp Small Community First Time Incentive

Jacobs Camp (through a grant from the Legacy Heritage Fund) has established an incentive program offering $1,500 for new campers in 3rd - 9th grade from small (less than 10,000 Jews) Jewish communities to attend first session. And the best part – this incentive can be combined with the One Happy Camper Grant!

How does it work? Talk to the staff at Jacobs Camp! Anna Herman, the director, and her colleagues are eager to talk to you about the Jacobs Camp experience and if it is a fit for your child. They can be reached at or 601-885-6042.

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.

Find the application and more information here

To receive priority consideration, completed applications must be received no later than February 15, 2021. A completed application will not be entered until all requested information is received.

If you applied and were granted a camp scholarship for the 2020 summer, you do not need to reapply.   You must complete the Form For Families Who Applied in 2020.


Congregation B’nai Israel member-families should contact the Temple office: 731-427-6141,



Applications for need-based scholarships from the Memphis Jewish Federation are available in the Rabbis' office at Temple Israel. Please stop by or call Carol Geller at (901) 761-3130 as soon as possible. Completed applications are due in Late February.


In celebration of our recruiting in Nashville, we will be offering each first-time Jacobs camper from the Nashville Jewish community a grant of $1,000 for any of our multi-night sessions. For first-time Jewish camp campers, this could mean $1,000 off of Olim; or, when combined with a OneHappyCamper grant, $2,000 off of Garin, Maskilim, Talmidim or Chalutzim.

To request information on additional Nashville scholarship opportunities, please contact Becky Gunn at the Jewish Federation office, 615-356-1624, or by email,  All inquiries are confidential. Click below to apply for additional scholarship.