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2020 Virtual Camp Grant

Local youth in Greater MetroWest NJ can receive up to $180 incentive grant to cover half of the cost of a virtual Jewish summer program during summer 2020.

Criteria – The 2020 Virtual Camp Grant is a non-need based gift available to children who:

  • reside in Greater MetroWest, NJ (Essex, Morris, Sussex, Union and parts of Somerset counties)
  • are entering 1st-12th grade in September 2020 or are recent high school graduates
  • include Judaism as part of their identity
  • are enrolled during summer 2020 in a virtual Jewish summer program listed here , connected with a camp in the Foundation for Jewish Camp network, or connected with a partner agency of Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ; programs of other Jewish non-profit organizations will be considered upon request including those listed at and

Participants will receive 50% of the cost of tuition, up to a maximum of $180 per child. 

Please note that the program list is provided for informational purposes only, and does not constitute endorsement by Federation of any of these programs. In addition, Federation assumes no liability for these programs.

This grant is supported by the Cooperman Family Charitable Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest NJ. Grant availability is limited, apply today! Priority will be given to children previously approved for a 2020 Greater MetroWest One Happy Camper grant or scholarship. Thereafter, applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact Gerri Russo for program guidance or questions. See FAQs for more details. 



My child received a Greater MetroWest One Happy Camper grant or scholarship in the past. Are they eligible?

Yes! In fact, priority will be given to children previously approved for a 2020 Greater MetroWest One Happy Camper grant or need-based scholarship. This special grant is available to children who have attended Jewish camp in the past, were planning to attend for the first time this summer, or have not previously attended a Jewish camp.

Will this affect my child's ability to receive a One Happy Camper grant or need-based scholarship for Jewish overnight camp in the future?

No! This is a special summer 2020 grant opportunity and does not affect eligibility for other camp grants or scholarships in the future.

How do I get the grant money?

Once your application is approved and registration is confirmed by your summer program, the grant payment will be forwarded directly to the camp/organization during the summer. The camp may deduct the grant amount from your balance; or, if you are already paid in full or your balance is less than grant amount, you will receive a refund or credit from the camp/organization. We will advise the camp/organization to do so, and we recommend that you confirm specifics with the camp/organization directly.

Is there a deadline to apply for the 2020 Virtual Camp Grant?

While there is not a specific deadline, grants are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, and grant availability is limited. Thus, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible once your child has been registered for camp.