Overnight Camp and Israel Experience Grants & Scholarships

Jewish overnight camp is an amazing experience where new adventures, new skills, leadership development, and learned Jewish values create a forever connection to Jewish life. Federation helps young people have the summer of a lifetime with One Happy Camper grants and summer camp scholarships. We have opportunities for Israel experience scholarships and a special scholarship for children on the autism spectrum, too!

One Happy Camper

We are excited to launch One Happy Camper in St. Paul! You could qualify for up to $1,000 off your camper’s first summer.

The St. Paul Jewish Federation is partnering with The Foundation for Jewish Camp’s One Happy Camper to provide grants for first-year Jewish overnight campers. Grants are first come, first served, NOT based on financial need.

To qualify for the One Happy Camper grant, your child must:

  • Attend Jewish overnight camp as a first-time camper next summer

  • Sign up for a minimum session of 12 days*

  • Identify as Jewish and live in greater St. Paul


*If your child meets the requirements above, they may qualify for a $1,000 grant if attending camp for at least 19 consecutive days or a $700 grant if attending for 12-18 days. 

Please note that campers who attend Jewish day school or yeshiva are ineligible. But you can apply for Federation summer camp scholarships.

How it works

1. Register with one of the approved overnight camps.

2. Fill out an application on the One Happy Camper website. One Happy Camper will forward your application to your local Federation.

3. Federation will then process your application and inform you of your grant status.


St. Paul Jewish Overnight Camp and Israel Experience Scholarships


Federation offers scholarships for Jewish overnight camps and approved Israel experience programs for Jewish children and young adults living in St. Paul. Israel experience scholarships are available to those ages 13-22. Funding is limited, and scholarship amounts are subject to change.


The scholarship deadline is March 31, 2023


Download the Jewish Overnight Camp Scholarship Application here.


Download the Israel Experience Scholarship Application here.


E-mail completed applications to sdockman@stpaulfed.org or mail to:




St. Paul Jewish Federation

Jewish Camp & Israel Experience Scholarships

790 S. Cleveland Ave., Suite 227

St. Paul, MN 55116


If you want more information, please contact Stacy Dockman at 651-695-3182 or sdockman@stpaulfed.org.


Goldberger Family Scholarship for Children with Special Needs


The Goldberger Fund provides funds for Jewish families in St. Paul whose children (ages 12 months-18 years) have school district or medically diagnosed with developmental disabilities or special healthcare needs.


Distributions are based on family needs and income. Families may apply for financial assistance for the following types of programs and services (for example):


  •     Jewish educational support at St. Paul beneficiary agencies and synagogues
  •     Recreational programs
  •     Equipment
  •     Respite care
  •     Specialty camps


The application deadline for summer camp and school-year funding is March 31, 2023


Download the application for the Goldberger Family Endowment Fund for Children with Special Needs.


For more information, contact Stacy Dockman at 651-695-3182 or sdockman@stpaulfed.org.