We recognize the financial burden associated with sending your son to overnight camp and are glad to work with each family to help offset this cost. Bauercrest, with both our internal Scholarship Program and working in conjunction with a number of outside funding sources, continues to provide avenues for families to give their son the gift of Jewish overnight camp.
THE BAUERCREST SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Camp Bauercrest strives each year to work with families to the best of its ability, to ensure that no one is turned away from the Bauercrest family for financial reasons. We do our best to raise funds annually from our generous network specifically to provide support to our families so that everyone can experience our great program.
Our scholarships are provided on a needs-based evaluation by our Scholarship Committee, who will review each application very carefully. Its purpose is to ensure that the Camp’s resources are distributed as equitably as possible to those families who truly need financial assistance.
Because our resources are limited, and to ensure that financial assistance is fairly distributed to those truly in need, we require families to complete the Bauercrest Scholarship Application and provide the necessary support documentation.
Enrolled families may access our Financial Assistance Application through their CampInTouch Forms Dashboard.
The deadline for Bauercrest Scholarship Application is April 15th.
FIRST-YEAR CAMPER OPTIONS
There are a number of resources for first-year families attending Bauercrest to find additional funding. Here is a list of resources that may help.
Here is a list of some available resources:
- www.onehappycamper.org (through our website or CJP)
- www.hgf.org (Harold Grinspoon Foundation)
- www.pjlibrary.org (PJ Library)
- www.onehappycamperNJ.org (New Jersey)
- www.jewishallianceri.org (Rhode Island)
- www.jewishHartford.org (some areas of Connecticut)
- www.jewishbroward.org/federation (Broward County, Florida)
- www.jewishnh.org (New Hampshire)
- www.jewishphilly.org (Philadelphia and other counties)
Many of you are aware of – and have benefitted from – the greater attention and funding channeled toward Jewish camping. Below is a listing with brief descriptions and links to some wonderful programs now in place to provide incentive and need-based funding for Jewish camping.
OTHER JEWISH CAMP FUNDING AND INCENTIVE PROGRAMS
THE FOUNDATION FOR JEWISH CAMP
The Camper Grants & Scholarships Program provides a comprehensive listing of programs across the country.
Perhaps the most well-known program managed by the Foundation for Jewish Camp is the One Happy Camper incentive program.
THE HAROLD GRINSPOON FOUNDATION
Residents of Western Massachusetts can click this link to the HGF Campership Incentive Program.
COMBINED JEWISH PHILANTHROPIES
CJP offers need-based and incentive funding programs for qualifying families within their geographical area.
Click here to visit CJP to explore your options.
If you have any further questions regarding financial aid and scholarship opportunities, please feel free to contact Ken Cotton ([email protected] or (508) 251-9811) to explore additional options to make Bauercrest a reality for your child.