'One Happy Camper' Grants Help Parents Choose

July 28, 2013 at 8:31 PM

FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS – Thirty-eight campers from Scotch Plains and Fanwood have received One Happy Camper grants.

The grants are provided through One Happy Camper NJ, a program of The Partnership for Jewish Learning and Life that also offers free, personalized assistance to local families in selecting the right camp for their child.

These grants have been awarded since 2007 to new campers across the Greater MetroWest NJ Federation area (Essex, Morris, Sussex, Union and parts of Somerset counties) for more than 50 different Jewish overnight camps across North America.  

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The $1,000 grants, gifts from the Foundation for Jewish Camp and local donors through the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ, are awarded to children ages 7-17 regardless of income, and can be used toward any of more than 150 Jewish camps of their choosing, ranging from sports specialty camps, outdoor adventure, teen programs, camps for children with special needs, as well as traditional sleepaway camps

Jake Karp of Livingston became the 1,000th local recipient of a $1,000 One Happy Camper grant toward his first summer at Jewish overnight camp.  Jake spent the past month at Camp Nah-Jee-Wah, part of NJY Camps in Milford, Pa., after his memorable experiences the previous summer at family camp and a short-stay session.

Jake's mom, Suki Karp, said, "Until you are in an environment where you are living, laughing, and growing with Jewish peers, you don't realize how special that shared background is. We are so thrilled that our son loved his short stay last summer and headed back to camp this summer."  

Former grant recipients and their families consistently rave about their camp experiences, through which campers cultivate their self-confidence, independence, and knowledge of their Jewish heritage while participating in fun activities with lifelong friends.  For details about the $1,000 grant and free camp guidance, families may visit www.OneHappyCamperNJ.org or contact Tracy Levine at tracy@OneHappyCamperNJ.org or (973) 929-2970.

 

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