One Happy Camper Applications Now Open for Summer 2024

(DENVER) — The “One Happy Camper” summer camp grant program at JEWISHcolorado is now accepting applications for the 2024 summer camp session. The One Happy Camper Program is a partnership between JEWISHcolorado and The Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC). Summer Camp grants of either $700 or $1000 are available to eligible families sending their children to Jewish overnight camps for the first time.

Eligible applicants must be applying for the summer prior to entering grades 1-12, attend an approved camp for at least 12 consecutive days, and be first-time campers. One Happy Camper grants can be used at any of the three Jewish overnight camps in Colorado or at any of the more than 160 eligible Jewish overnight camps across the country. Campers attending for 12-19 days may receive $700 and those attending more than 19 days may receive $1,000.

In 2023, JEWISHcolorado awarded more than $90,000 to 122 first-time campers who attended 22 camps across the country.

“Jewish summer camp helps campers further develop their own Jewish identity, feel connected to a greater community through shared Jewish values, experience the joy and beauty of Judaism in an immersive setting, and creates and cultivates lifelong friendships and unforgettable memories that help shape campers love of Judaism and pride in being Jewish.” 

— Cindy Coons, JEWISHcolorado’s Director of Jewish Explorers & Family Engagement

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