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Overnight Camp, Israel Experience Grants and Financial Assistance

Making Jewish Camp and Israel Experiences a Reality for Louisville Area Youth

We believe overnight Jewish camp and Israel experiences are life-changing opportunities for kids and teens.

Through camp, not only do kids have the freedom to explore their Jewish identity and friendships in a fun and supportive setting, but campers also acquire a sense of independence, resiliency and leadership skills that alternative summer options can’t match. It’s no wonder that university admissions counselors view former campers as more likely to succeed in college.

Spending time in Israel during the formative teen and young adult years presents Jewish youth with a unique perspective on their connection to Judaism and the larger Jewish world around them. This type of experience can only be found in Israel. When these identity-building connections are made during the teenage years, the meaning is especially lasting.

While undoubtedly impactful, these experiences can be costly, and pose a financial burden or may feel like an impossibility for families. The Jewish Federation of Louisville and the Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence recognize this and want overnight Jewish camp and Israel experiences to be a reality for all Louisville-area Jewish youth by making these opportunities more affordable and accessible.

Read on to learn about available financial incentives and other support!

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