PJ Goes to Camp
INCREASING YOUTH ATTENDANCE AT JEWISH CAMPS is a goal of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF). That is why, in partnership with the Foundation for Jewish Camps (FJC), HGF has designed a program to encourage families to send their children to Jewish overnight camp for the first time.
PJ Goes to Camp is a funder of the FJC's One Happy Camper program. PJ Goes to Camp offers incentive grants of up to $1,000 to offset camp tuition for PJ Library participants, siblings, and alumni.
Apply via One Happy Camper
PJ Goes to Camp funds eligible PJ-associated applicants on a first-come, first-served basis.
To apply, use the link below. Enter your PJ Goes to Camp referral code on the first page of your online application (if you do not know your code, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org).
PLEASE NOTE: Your local Jewish Federation may be sponsoring One Happy Camper incentive awards. If so, your incentive will be awarded from this community sponsor rather than PJ Goes to Camp.
Learn More about the Program
Find answers to your questions using the links below. For additional information about PJ Goes to Camp and/or One Happy Camper, please contact PJ Goes to Camp by sending e-mail to pjgtc@HGF.org or by calling 413-439-1935.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
PJ Library® subscribers*, alumni*, or siblings of PJ Library subscribers or alumni who will be attending an approved non-profit Jewish overnight camp in the summer of 2013 for the first time for a 19 day or longer session.
TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR A PJ GOES TO CAMP INCENTIVE YOU MUST MEET ALL OF THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:
- Be a PJ Library subscriber*, alumni* or sibling of PJ Library subscriber or alumni.
- Camper must be attending camp in the summer of 2013 for the first time for a 19 day or longer session.
- Camper must be registered for camp prior to submitting their application for a PJ Goes To Camp Incentive Grant.
- Campers who have not received another incentive from One Happy Camper.
*A PJ Library subscriber is defined as a child who was enrolled on or before September 1, 2012.
*A PJ Library alumni is defined as a child who was enrolled in PJ Library on or before
September 1, 2012 and has aged out of the program
FOR WHAT TIME PERIOD?
These opportunities apply only to Summer 2013 experiences.
FOR WHAT AMOUNTS?
The PJ Goes to Camp grants will be awarded as follows:
- $1,000 for a session of at least 19 consecutive days (for all included camps).
- $700 for a session of at least 12 consecutive days (this applies ONLY to camps in Western States, which include AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, and WY).
WHICH CAMPS ARE INCLUDED?
All 155+ nonprofit overnight Jewish camps in North America approved by the Foundation for Jewish Camp are included.
If you have already received (or plan to receive) a grant through another One Happy Camper program (such as your community's own camp incentive) or any other incentive program via this website, you cannot combine that grant with PJ Goes to Camp funds.
Families living in Western Massachusetts (Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, and Hampshire Counties) or Southern Vermont are not eligible for PJ Goes to Camp. Instead, these families are eligible for grant opportunities through the Harold Grinspoon Foundation's Campership Initiative (www.HGF.org).
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