One Happy Camper is an incentive program that provides grants of up to $1,000 to families with children attending nonprofit, Jewish overnight camp for the first time. One Happy Camper is a program through the Foundation for Jewish Camp in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston.
There are more than 150 camps for Jewish kids of all ages, from a traditional overnight camp to a specialty camps such as sports and the arts. In order to be eligible for this grant, a child must be registered at one of the approved Jewish overnight camps, must be attending the camp for a minimum of 12 days and may not be currently enrolled in a daily immersive Jewish experience, such as a Jewish Day School.
Why Jewish overnight camp?
At overnight camp, kids get the chance to explore who they are—and who they want to become – in an active, inspiring, fun-filled environment. (Marshmallows included). Jewish camp is more than just camp with Jewish kids. At Jewish camp, ruach (spirit) is part of every activity, from dancing to hitting a home run, so campers can explore their connection to Judaism in a meaningful way while having the summer of their lives. Jewish camp is more than just overnight camp, it is camp with a soul.
* The Jewish Federation of Greater Houston funds programs and organizations that benefit individuals and families regardless of their religion. However, when financial aid is provided from the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston on behalf of a specific individual, the individual must be Jewish. This financial aid requirement is to honor the intent and expectation of the Federation’s donors with regard to these particular financial aid programs.