Making Camp Affordable
Eden Village Camp is committed to making camp affordable for as many young people as possible. Our goal is to make camp work for your family. Camperships (as we call financial aid) provide some assistance to families for whom payment of full tuition is not possible. The amount awarded is decided on the basis of need (as documented on the Campership Application and tax returns for all parent/guardians) as well as the availability of funds. Our Campership Committee has tried to make the process as easy, confidential, and fair as possible.
Campership applications will not be considered without the $500 deposit, which is fully refundable if we are not able to provide enough aid. If this deposit amount poses an obstacle, call us at 877-397-3336.
To apply, first register for camp online, pay the $500 deposit via credit card online or by mailing a check (preferred). Then, fill out the Campership Application that is available in your online account, and mail or fax us your 2015 or 2016 tax return.
Things to know about financial aid:
- The deadline for the application is March 22. All applications received after March 21 will be reviewed on a rolling basis as long as funds remain available.
- If you apply for camp AND apply for financial aid by November 13, you’ll hear back about your Financial Aid award by January 5th.
- The Campership application is not an application to Eden Village Camp. You must fill out the Eden Village Camp application online here, in addition to the online Campership Application.
- Your application is not complete and will not be considered until we also have your $500 deposit and a tax return for all parent/guardians.
- Our goal is to notify applicants if they have been awarded a campership, and the amount of the campership, by April 15th. We will review applications and notify applicants on a rolling basis.
- If you do not receive enough financial assistance, you can cancel from camp within 10 days of being notified and receive a 100% refund of all fees paid, including your deposit.
- Any campership applications submitted after March 22, will be considered once grants have been made to all applications received prior to the deadline.
- **For Journey Sessions: Please note financial aid is restricted to a maximum of 25% of tuition less discounts for all Journey sessions. There is no cap on financial aid for 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Sessions.**
- **Financial aid is not available for Exploration sessions or Family Camp.**
Additional Affordability Options
Interest-free Payment Plans
Eden Village Camp offers an interest-free payment plan payable by Visa or MasterCard. Check the “payment plan” box when you register and we’ll call you to set up your plan. Most plans begin the month following your registration and end before the start of your camp program.
Early Registration and Other Discounts
We offer Early Enrollment credits in the Fall and Winter, and numerous other discounts, including those for siblings and referrals. To see if you are available for one of our various discounts, click here
Need-Blind Incentive Grants
Eden Village Camp is excited to participate in the One Happy Camper program, which offers $1000 or $700 to each camper who:
- Is enrolled at Eden Village for a 19-day session or longer ($1000) or the First Session ($700)
- Has not yet attended a Jewish overnight camp for 19 or more days, and
- Does not attend a Jewish day school.
After you register for Eden Village, sign on to onehappycamper.org and fill out the 15-minute application to receive this grant! Funds are limited.
The PJ Library
If you join PJ Library before September 2015, which sends you Jewish children’s books for free or very subsidized cost, you may be eligible to receive financial support from them for Eden Village Camp in Summer 2016. It is a wonderful program. For more info, visit: http://www.pjlibrary.org.
Financial aid from External Organizations
Check with your local synagogues, Jewish Family and Children Services, Jewish Federation or other local agencies with which you are affiliated, all of which might provide assistance to your family in affording camp. Most of the financial aid awards require you to first register for a session at Eden Village.
Members of the PJ Library and those in Massachusetts, DC, and Philadelphia may be eligible for further incentive grants; call 877-397-3336 for more info.
Other Resources in Your Area
We did some research and found the following geographically-based assistance:
Contact: Lynn Greenberg; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Federation of Danbury, Connecticut
Contact: Cathy Goldenberg; email@example.com; 203-267-3177; www.jfed.net
Goldring Jewish Summer Camp Experience
Scholarship is available to campers from Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Northwest Florida residents who will be attending a Jewish not-for-profit sleepaway camp for the first time.
Contact: Ellen Abrams; firstname.lastname@example.org; 504-524-4559; www.jefno.org
Jewish Federation of Central Alabama Scholarship
Contact: Susan McGuire; email@example.com; 334-277-582
Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
Contact: Drew Martin; firstname.lastname@example.org; 215-832-0530
Jewish Federation of Reading, PA Scholarships
Contact: Sari Engledon; email@example.com; 610-921-2766
Jewish Federation of the Berkshires Scholarship Fund
Contact: Arlene Schiff; firstname.lastname@example.org;
413-442-4360 ext. 12; www.jewishberkshires.org
Florida: Jewish Sleep Away Summer Camp Scholarship Program
For Boward County FLA residents only
Contact: Rochelle Baltuch; email@example.com; 954-660-2077
Arizona: Jewish Summer Camp Scholarship
Applicants must be members of a synagogue. This scholarship is open to all students currently attending religious school programs in Tucson or the Tucson Hebrew Academy. Other financial source (i.e. synagogue, camp, school) must be sought as well.
Contact: Sharon Glassberg; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Lousiana: Jonas Ebstein Scholarship Fund
Applicants must be members of B’nai Zion Congregation located in Shreveport.
Contact: Rabbi Robinson; email@example.com
Mid-Kansas Federation Scholarship
Contact: Sandy Diel; firstname.lastname@example.org; 316-686-4741; www.mkjf.org
United Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York
Summer/Israel Scholarship Committee
Scholarships are available to residents of the area served by the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York which includes Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Saratoga and Glens Falls.
Contact: Deborah Goldstein; email@example.com;
Bureau of Jewish Education of the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston
This scholarship is need-based for Houstonians ages 8-16. The camp must be at least 3 weeks in length.
Contact: Elaine Kellerman; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Maine: Lewiston Auburn Jewish Federation
Applicants must be members of Lewiston Auburn Maine federation.
Contact: Julie Waite; email@example.com; 207-786-4201
Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta
Contact: Van Lane; firstname.lastname@example.org; 404-873-1661; www.shalomatlanta.org
Jewish Summer Experience Subsidies for Michigan Youth
This scholarship is available to Jewish residents of Michigan not living in Oakland, Wayne or Macomb County or the parts of Washtenaw county served by the Jewish Federation of Washtenaw County.
Contact: Susan Herman; email@example.com;
We’re glad to talk with you further if you have questions!