Scholarships and One Happy Camper


URJ Greene Family Camp is pleased to offer partial, need-based financial support or “camperships” to help families send their children to summer camp.

A significant portion of the assistance we provide is made possible through the generosity of former campers, parents and friends of GFC. We are extremely grateful for their support and commitment to making camp accessible for families throughout Texas and Oklahoma.


Before Applying


Request financial assistance from your synagogue.

URJ congregations throughout Texas and Oklahoma are deeply committed to helping families send their children to GFC. That’s why we ask that you apply for support from your synagogue before applying for financial assistance from GFC (required). If you do not belong to a synagogue, please contact Rabbi Andrew Terkel at


See if You Are Eligible to Receive a First-Time Camper Grant from Foundation for Jewish Camp’s One-Happy Camper program.

If your child will be a first-time, 24 day/full session camper this summer, you may be eligible to receive a non-need based grant of up to $1,000 from Foundation for Jewish Camp.

Availability for One Happy Camper grants is limited to 100: 50 for Session 1 and 50 for Session 2. Grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. Additional grants may be available for Houston area campers through the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston, and to San Antonio area campers by contacting Lauren Abraham at the Jewish Federation of San Antonio.


Apply for assistance from GFC’s funding partners.

GFC’s funding partners are strong proponents of Jewish summer camping with a long history of support for Greene. Thus, you must apply to at least two funding partners (synagogue may be included) before applying for support from GFC. If you do not belong to a synagogue or live in a Jewish community that does not provide scholarships for summer camp, please contact Rabbi Andrew Terkel at


How Do I Apply?

Register for Camp.

Please register for camp before applying for a GFC scholarship.

Register for camp!


Complete a GFC campership application.

If you need additional assistance after receiving support from your congregation, One Happy Camper (if applicable), or any of GFC’s funding partners, we encourage you to apply for a GFC campership.

Apply For A Campership!


Campership applications for Summer 2020 will be accepted from January 3-February 28, 2020. We will continue to accept applications as long as funds are available. Your application will be reviewed at the beginning of the month after it was received and you will be notified of any financial assistance shortly thereafter.


Funding Partners

The Vishnevetsky Family Scholarship Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation


URJ Greene Family Camp is particularly thankful to the Vishnevetsky Family Scholarship Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation for its ongoing generosity.

Established in 2016, the fund was created by former camper and staff member, Edward Vishnevetsky, z”l, whose love of GFC inspired him to help defray the cost of camp for children with financial need throughout our region. In doing so, Ed’s hope was that they would have a life-long connection to Judaism and experience the magic of camp, just as he did.

The Franne and Rabbi Mathew Michaels Fund

GFC is also very grateful for the support it receives from the Franne and Rabbi Mathew Michaels Fund.

Created by camp and NFTY alumni Marty and Jennifer Michaels, this new fund was established in honor of Marty’s parents, Franne, z”l, and Mathew, who were devoted members of our faulty to generations of campers, including Marty’s siblings, Mara, Mindy and Benjamin. It’s in their spirit that he and Jennifer have committed to helping send children to Greene that cannot afford tuition and would otherwise not be able to attend.

Regional Assistance

Jewish Children’s Regional Service (JCRS)


Hebrew Free Loan Association of Austin

Essie and Reuben Rosenbloom Jewish Overnight Camping Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation
Dallas Hebrew Free Loan Association

Jewish Federation of Greater Houston

San Antonio
Jewish Federation of San Antonio
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Antonio


Jewish Federation of Tulsa – For assistance, please contact Drew Diamond, Executive Director, at (918) 495-1100.