Overnight Camp Scholarships & Grants

Campers discover their connection to Judaism within a secure, caring, and fun setting. The impact of attending a Jewish camp is profound, with campers returning home with lasting connections to a vibrant community and lifelong friendships. Kids who have had transformative Jewish camp experiences as children are more likely to grow into adults who cherish their Jewish heritage, actively support Jewish causes and take on leadership roles within their communities.
The St. Paul Jewish Federation financially supports overnight camp experiences with sholarships and grants.

St. Paul Jewish Overnight Camp

The St. Paul Jewish Federation offers scholarships for Jewish overnight camps for Jewish children in St. Paul. Funding is limited, and scholarship amounts are subject to change. The scholarship deadline is March 31, 2024.


Click here to download the Jewish Overnight Camp Scholarship Application.


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

St. Paul Jewish Federation Jewish Camp Scholarships
790 S. Cleveland Ave.,
Suite 227
St. Paul, MN 55116

For more information, please get in touch with Ellen Konstan at 651-695-3195 or ekonstan@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 to 18 years) have school districts or are 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

For more information, please contact Ellen Konstan at 651-695-3195 or ekonstan@stpaulfed.org.

One Happy Camper


We are excited to team up with One Happy Camper in St. Paul! One Happy Camper is a partnership between the Foundation for Jewish Camp and Jewish communities across North America.

Your child 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 participate in 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 us.
  3. St. Paul Jewish Federation will then process your application and inform you of your grant status.