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One Happy Camper

First-time overnight campers can save big with the One Happy Camper program.


One Happy Camper (OHC) provides grants of up to $1000 to families with children attending nonprofit Jewish overnight camp for the first time. OHC is a program of the Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC), and funded locally by Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and the Neubauer Family Foundation.

New for 2017:

Campers can receive either a $700 incentive grant for a first-time camp experience lasting 12-18 consecutive days OR a $1000 incentive grant for a first-time camp experience lasting 19+ consecutive days.

How do I apply for a One Happy Camper grant?

  1. Find an approved camp from the Find-A-Camp directory and register directly with the camp.
  2. Apply online for a One Happy Camper grant at onehappycamper.org  Once your application has been approved, funds will be paid directly to the camp in the spring and will be credited towards your balance.

To be eligible for a One Happy Camper grant, typically your child must be:

  • Registered for an approved overnight camp from the FJC website for the first time for either 12-18 days or 19 consecutive days.
  • Can be in any grade up to entering grade 12
  • Live in one of Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s five counties: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery or Philadelphia
  • Not currently participating in a daily immersive Jewish experience, such as a Jewish day school or immersion program (however, a select number of OHC grants for day school students who want to attend Ramah Poconos for the first time are available through the OHC system).
  • Campers cannot receive a One Happy Camper grant and need-based scholarship support in the same season. If a camper is eligible for a One Happy Camper grant, they must apply for that option in their first year.
  • If your child attended camp for less than 19 days as a first-time camp for summer 2016, they will only be eligible for the $1,000 grant in summer 2017 if they attend camp for 19+ consecutive days.
  • Campers can only receive the grant once for their first time attending Jewish overnight night camp for 12+ consecutive days. Grants are valued at $700 for session lengths of 12-18 days OR $1000 for session lengths of 19+ days.   If they receive a $700 grant in 2017, they cannot receive a $1,000 grant in 2018.
  • If a first-time camper elects to enroll for 12-18 consecutive day session this season, but does NOT apply for the One Happy Camper grant this season, they will NOT be eligible for a $1000 grant the following year because they will no longer be a first-time camper.

Visit www.onehappycamper.org for more information and to register.