JCC of Greater Rochester Scholarship

Need-based scholarship aid for up to one session of camp is available through the Louis S. Wolk Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester. We are able to provide aid to members of the Rochester JCC, Buffalo JCC, and to children of CSL alumni. In some cases the cost to join the Rochester JCC (around $1200 for the required Family Membership) is much less than the amount of scholarship aid you might qualify for. For application materials and/or information to help you determine if you might qualify, please contact Lori Field at: Lfield@jccrochester.org or call (585) 613 - 6714.

CSL in Israel Financial Assistance

The Jewish Federation of Rochester has a variety of Israel Scholarship funds and grants, including Gift of Israel and the Freddy Fund 360, established by our generous donors to enable teens and college students to travel to Israel.  For additional information, visit www.jewishrochester.org/israelscholarships or contact Elana Pogal at epogal@jewishrochester.org

Mike Nozik Scholarship Fund

The Mike Nozik Scholarship Fund, administered by the Jewish Federation of Rochester, awards a small number of partial scholarships annually for Camp Seneca Lake. Any family may apply for this need-based scholarship - selection criteria is outlined on the application. For additional information, contact Elana Pogal at 461-0490, ext. 8642 or  epogal@jewishrochester.org.  The application is available by following this link: The Mike Nozik Memorial Camp Seneca Lake Scholarship Fund Application.   The Deadline for applying for this fund is January 31st.

Buffalo Area Tuition Assistance

Campers residing in the greater Buffalo area are eligible to receive tuition assistance from our Buffalo area scholarship fund.  Those families interested in applying for the assistance should contact Lori Field at: Lfield@jccrochester.org or call 585-613-6714.

PJ Library Grants

PJ Library offers PJ Goes to Camp incentive grants of up to $1000 to campers attending a Jewish Camp for the first time.  Eligibility requirements and contact information are available on their website.  Campers or their siblings must have been recipients of PJ Library and be attending camp for the first time.  Campers attending for 12 to 18 days may be eligible to receive a $700 incentive and campers attending camp for 19 days or longer may be eligible to receive a $1000 subsidy.  These incentives are NOT need-based.  One caveat is that your family must be a PJ Library family registered by the September 1st preceding the camp summer.  Other restrictions may apply. 

One Happy Camper Grants

The Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester (includes Monroe, Livingston, Yates, Seneca, Wyoming, Ontario, Orleans, Genesee, and Wayne Counties) in partnership with the Foundation for Jewish Camp is offering One Happy Camper incentive grants for Rochester area first time campers attending Jewish overnight camp.  First time campers attending Jewish overnight camp for over 19 days can receive $1,800 off camp tuition.  First time campers attending Jewish overnight camp for 12 - 18 days can receive $1,000 off camp tuition.

Second-Year Campers: Craving More after Year One? Come Back for Year Two! The Rochester community is unique in that it offers needs-based grants of $1,000 to second-year campers attending an approved Jewish overnight camp for 19 or more consecutive days. A $500 needs- based grant is available for second time campers enrolled in camp for 12-18 consecutive days. 

For more information visit https://www.jewishrochester.org/one-happy-camper or contact Elana Pogal at epogal@jewishrochester.org or 585-461-0490 ext. 8642.  

For One Happy Camper Grants outside of the Greater Rochester area, please contact the One Happy Camper website at: onehappycamper.org

Other sources of funding for Camp may be found by contacting your synagogue or local Jewish Federation.