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 Staci Hiller, shiller@jccrochester.org or call 461-2000, ext. 464.

Farash Institute for Jewish Education

The Farash Institute for Jewish Education 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. To apply for One Happy Camper grants, go to www.farashinstitute.org or email sgray@farashinstitute.org for more information.

The Farash Institue for Jewish Education will also provide needs based financial assistance  through it's Freddy Fund to Rochester area teens who enroll in an organized teen travel program to Israel lasting a minimum of three weeks up to one year. A formal application for these funds is required. A Freddy Fund gift of $360 is also available to all Rochester area teens who make a commitment to travel to Israel and invest their time to learn about Jewish culture and history.  The Farash Institute for Jewish Education congratulates all teens who choose to make Israel a priority in their lives.  Applications for needs based financial assistance and Freddy Fund gifts can be found at www.farashinstitute.org.  For more information email sgray@farashinstitute.org or call Sharon Gray at (585)434-2700 x203.

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 page three of the application. For additional information, contact Amy Libenson at 461-0490, ext. 8635 or  alibenson@jewishrochester.org.  The application is available on our docs and forms page, or by following this link: Mike Nozik Application

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 Staci Hiller, at shiller@jccrochester.org or call 461-2000, ext. 464.

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

One Happy Camper is a program of many Jewish organizations around the country which provide financial grants to any first-time camper attending a Jewish overnight camp.  This support is NOT need-based. Anyone who lives in an area covered by one of these organizations may receive this benefit. 

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