FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Camp Ramah is committed to ensuring that every family has the opportunity to give their child the enriching benefits of a Jewish summer camp experience.
As a non-profit, Ramah’s scholarship funds are limited. That’s why we request that families exhaust all other sources before turning to Camp Ramah for financial assistance. In many communities, new campers automatically qualify for a One Happy Camper or PJ Goes to Camp first year incentive.
One Happy Camper
Your first-time camper may be eligible for a One Happy Camper grant of $700 towards a two-week camp tuition or $1,000 towards a four- or six-week camp tuition!
After registering for Camp Ramah in Northern California, review the information here and feel free to reach out to Branden Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
Israeli-American Family Grant
This is a first-year camper incentive grant for Israeli-Americans in California, Washington, and Oregon, who are attending camps in those areas. This is a higher amount than the traditional One Happy Camper grants, and it cannot be combined with OHC. All other OHC eligibility applies. Please view eligibility as well as grant amounts at www.jewishcamp.org/israeli
Synagogue Based Scholarships
Contact your local synagogue for information regarding camp scholarships and deadlines. Be sure to also speak with your rabbi, local Sister/Brotherhoods and Jewish Family Services.
In appreciation of their service to the United States, families with at least one parent in active American military service are eligible for a tuition discount at all Ramah overnight camps. Contact Branden Johnson (email@example.com) or National Ramah: (212.678.8881 / firstname.lastname@example.org).
CAMP RAMAH IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA’S NEED-BASED FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Applications for first-time camper incentive grants or need-based assistance, both require that you FIRST register your child for the upcoming summer at Camp Ramah in Northern California and pay the deposit. Families applying for need-based financial aid may pay a reduced deposit if needed. If the application fee causes your family hardship, please contact Branden Johnson (email@example.com) to discuss options.
To apply for need-based financial assistance (after you have contacted local sources), please:
All requests for need-based assistance are reviewed confidentially by the Scholarship Committee of Ramah NorCal’s Board of Directors. Funds are limited and awards are made on a first-come, first-served basis with a final application deadline of May 1. The initial reviews will take place in December. We recommend completing the scholarship application immediately after submitting your camper’s registration for the highest likelihood of receiving the award amount requested.