We know that the decision to attend Camp Ramah in Wisconsin is an investment for our families. We are committed to making sure that each family that wants to have a Ramah experience is able to do so, Camp Ramah in Wisconsin is fully cognizant of the pressures felt by camp families during the current economic climate. We direct families in need of scholarship support to the following sources:
- Your local synagogue. Most United Synagogue congregations provide assistance on behalf of their member families for camp.
- Your local community. In many communities, the Jewish Federation, Jewish Family and Children Services, Jewish Vocational Services, Talmud Torah/Religious Schools offer camp scholarships.
- New Camper Incentive Programs as described above.
If after checking into the above resources you are still having difficulty putting together a financial package for your child’s participation at Camp Ramah in Wisconsin this summer, please contact Benji Bearman, Chief Operating Officer at BBearman@ramahwisconsin.com or at 312.606.9316 ext. 226 to further discuss your needs.
*The Foundation for Jewish Camp (www.jewishcamp.org), a public foundation, is the only national organization dedicated to nonprofit Jewish resident camps, advancing program and leadership excellence in camps and access to vibrant Jewish experiences for campers. The Foundation helps raise awareness and support for Jewish summer camps, highlighting their successful track record for building powerful Jewish commitment in young Jews, ensuring future Jewish continuity. FJC works with more than 150 camps, 70,000 campers, and 12,000 counselors across North America to further its mission.
In many communities, children attending a Jewish camp for the first time ever can receive $1,000. To be eligible, this must be the child’s first Jewish overnight camping experience (greater than three weeks) and the child must come from a community served by Ramah Wisconsin that does not offer first-year incentive grants in collaboration with Foundation for Jewish Camps.
For more information go to www.onehappycamper.org.