Overnight Camp Affordability & Scholarship Assistance
We never want finances to prevent a camper from experiencing the magic of Camp Alonim. The list of Frequently Asked Questions below is a good starting place to learn about how to apply for scholarships, but it is certainly not an exhaustive list of answers to the questions you may have. We know each family is unique and we invite you to contact Jenn Simpson, Enrollment and Communications Manager, directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 877-225-6646 with any questions about camp scholarships.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I apply for a scholarship from Camp Alonim?
What will I need to submit as part of my application?
- A completed scholarship application form for each camper for whom you are requesting aid.
- A short statement detailing your financial need and reasons for your scholarship request.
- Copies of your completed and signed 2018 or 2019 Federal tax return (Form 1040). We strongly prefer to receive 2019 tax returns if available.
In keeping with the highest levels of tzedakah, we honor your confidentiality and recognize your place as a valued member of the Alonim community. Although we must require certain documentation and information to process your request for aid, it is not the committee’s intention to embarrass families in any way. Camp Alonim is dedicated to helping as many families who are in need as possible.
What if I do not have tax returns from 2018 or 2019?
How much aid should I apply for?
How much aid can I expect to receive?
What if I cannot afford the required deposit for camp?
What if the assistance I receive is not enough for me to afford camp?
Additionally, we do offer payment plans so that you can pay for camp over several months leading up to your child’s session start date. The Jewish Free Loan Association offers interest-free loans for Jewish summer camp. Some synagogues also offer camp scholarships.
If, after we have explored all available options, the remaining camp tuition will not be manageable for your family, you can receive a full refund of any fees paid to date provided you cancel camp by emailing email@example.com within the window of time stated in your scholarship notification letter.
Is there a deadline to apply for scholarship?
I think I might earn too much money to qualify for a camp scholarship. Should I still apply?
Are there other forms of aid or camp discounts available to me?
One Happy Camper
If your child has never been to Jewish overnight summer camp, you are eligible for a “One Happy Camper” first-time grant this summer! Only a limited number of first-time grants are available. As soon as possible after you enroll, please visit onehappycamper.org and apply for the grant. (Mini Session campers are unfortunately not eligible for this grant.)
Jewish Professional Discount
Year-round Jewish communal professionals receive 10% off the summer camp regular tuition rate for their children. If you qualify, please submit proof of current employment (e.g., business card or pay stub) to firstname.lastname@example.org after submitting enrollment application. It will be applied to your account after your enrollment is processed. If you are not sure if your job qualifies, please email or call Jenn Simpson, Enrollment and Communications Manager: email@example.com or 877-225-6646.
Many synagogues offer scholarships (“camperships”) for members of the congregation. Call your synagogue to find out if there are any funds available.
Jewish Free Loan
The Jewish Free Loan Association (www.jfla.org) provides interest-free loans.
Who can I contact if I have additional questions about applying for scholarship?