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Our goal is to make camp affordable for everyone

We believe so much in the transformative power or camp that we are committed to ensuring that no child is denied a summer experience at Camp Newman because of financial need. We’re here to help! We will work with you to find every discount, scholarship and grant you qualify for to make camp a possibility for your family. 

Our registrar, Kim Press, is standing by to answer all of your questions and to make the application process easy and confidential: or call 415-991-0259.


Step 1: Register for Camp!

If you plan to send your child to Camp Newman, register them as soon as possible when the season’s registration is open! In order to access the Camp Newman Campership Application, you must register and pay a deposit. 

Step 2: Apply for a 1st Time Camper Incentive

First-time camper families may qualify for up to $1,000 off! If your child will be attending Jewish overnight camp for the first time, you may be eligible to receive a first-time incentive grant from the Foundation for Jewish Camp and/or Camp Newman! Incentives are available nationwide, with various conditions and amounts.

Please contact our Registrar, Kim Press ( or 415-991-0259) to see if you are eligible. If so, she will provide you with details on how to apply. Or you can apply directly by visiting this page.

Step 3: Determine What you Can afford & Begin payments

We expect families to help contribute for camp as a demonstration of your commitment to the camp experience. Make plans to pay what you can afford, and begin making regular payments as soon as you can.

Step 4: Apply to All Available local community sources

Did you know that most congregations have scholarship and discretionary funds available to help send children to Camp Newman? Contact your Rabbi, Cantor, Educator, and/or Congregational President. They will inform you of the congregation’s application requirements.

Many community-based Jewish organizations also have camp scholarship programs. Contact your local or regional Jewish Federation, or other Jewish family-servicing organization to find out about availability.

If you do not belong to a synagogue or live in a Jewish community that does not provide scholarships for summer camp, please contact Kim Press at 415-991-0259 or

Step 5: Reach out to family and friends

Be willing to ask! Every member of a child’s support network – grandparents, aunts & uncles, close family friends – stands to benefit when a child has a transformative experience at camp. That is why they are often so willing to support a child in their family attending camp.

Step 6: Submit Camp Newman Scholarship Application

After you have exhausted all available financial resources above, families who still need additional funding can complete a Camp Newman Scholarship Application – which asks for contact and financial information, and a report on how you did in acquiring scholarship dollars from others. Applications are now available are due no later than Friday, March 1. Families will be notified of scholarships by the first week of April.

Please don’t hesitate to contact our Registrar, Kim Press – 415-991-0259 or – who can answer questions and walk you through the application process!


FJC is again offering an incentive program for families with at least one Israeli-born parent! New this year, families in Colorado and Arizona, as well as in California, Oregon, and Washington state are eligible!

  • First and Second year returning camper grants are available!
    • $1,500 for first year 19+ day sessions
    • $1,000 for first year 12-18 day sessions
    • $1,000 for second year 19+ day sessions
    • $700 for second year 12-18 day sessions
  • Second year grants must be for a consecutive second summer (child attended camp and received this grant in 2023)
  • Family must live in Colorado, Arizona, California, Oregon or Washington state and choose an overnight camp in these states
  • At least one parent is Israeli-born
  • NEW: First AND Second year returning campers are eligible (see above!)
  • Camper must not attend a Jewish Day School
  • Families will be asked to complete pre and post summer surveys 

A limited number of grants are available for Summer 2024! Apply now!

FJC webpage about this grant:

Thank you to our incredible donors!

JCF Overnight Camp Scholarship Fund • Stuart Brotman Memorial Campership Fund for Children with Special Needs •
Bernard Hurwitz and Ethel Adler Hurwitz Summer Camperships Fund of The Jewish Community Foundation •
Rabbi Joseph Gitin Memorial Scholarship Fund for Interfaith Families