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Camp Scholarship Application Info


Deadline to apply for Summer 2023 is Friday, March 3rd, 2023.

In addition to funding that may be available from your local congregation, Camp Kalsman has limited funds available to families in need of financial aid for Summer Camp sessions.

  • For Washington State residents, please apply directly to the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle. The Federation acts as a financial aid clearinghouse for local camps, shuls, and other organizations. Please also contact your synagogue directly to ask about applying to their scholarship program as well.
  • For non-Washington State residents, please complete our online scholarship application for NON-Washington State residents. Please also contact your synagogue directly to ask about applying to their scholarship program as well.
  • First-time campers may also be eligible for a One Happy Camper incentive grant for Summer Camp sessions only. Please visit One Happy Camper to see if you qualify.

One Happy Camper Grants

Your first-time camper may be eligible for a One Happy Camper grant of up to $1000! (For sessions at camp only – mitzvah Corps sessions not eligible).


FJC is piloting a new incentive program for families in California, Oregon, and Washington state with at least one Israeli-born parent!

First-time overnight campers may receive an incentive grant of up to $1,500 for up to 19+ days of camp and up to $1,000 for 12-18 nights of camp. This incentive is in lieu of traditional One Happy Camper® grants, and families may still be eligible for additional financial assistance from their camps.

  • Family must live in California, Oregon or Washington state and choose an overnight camp in these states
  • At least one parent is Israeli-born
  • Camper must be a new and first-time camper
  • Camper must not attend a Jewish Day School
  • Families will be asked to complete pre and post summer surveys 

A limited number of grants are available for Summer 2023; please talk to your camp of choice about this opportunity.

FJC webpage about this grant:

Please be aware that scholarships rarely cover 100% of camp tuition, so be prepared to pay some portion. Scholarships are typically awarded in late spring. In the meantime, we ask that you try to make small payments toward your tuition in January, March, and April. We normally require 25% of camp tuition in January, another 50% in March, and the final balance in April. However, for scholarship applicants who are still waiting for their scholarship awards, we ask that you just pay what you can on those dates and then pay your final balance after your scholarships have been awarded. While we can arrange a payment plan for your remaining balance in the spring after your scholarships awards have been posted, we are not able to carry balances beyond August 31st.