Scholarships and One Happy Camper

Camperships

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.

 

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.

 


 

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 Larry Nathan at lnathan@urj.org.

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 campers through 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 Larry Nathan at lnathan@urj.org.


 

How Do I Apply?

 

Register for Camp.

We cannot consider your request for financial support until your child/children are registered to attend Greene Family Camp this summer.

Register for camp.

 

Complete a GFC 2017 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 2017 campership.

Apply for Campership

 

Deadline

This year, you may apply for a campership between December 6, 2016 through February 28, 2017.  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.

We encourage you to apply before February 28th as we cannot guarantee that financial assistance will be available afterwards.


Funding Partners

 

Regional Assistance

Jewish Children’s Regional Service (JCRS)

Texas

Austin
Hebrew Free Loan Association of Austin

Dallas
Essie and Reuben Rosenbloom Jewish Overnight Camping Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation (Due March 22, 2017)
Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas
Dallas Hebrew Loan Association

Houston
Jewish Federation of Greater Houston

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

Oklahoma

Oklahoma City
Jewish Federation of Greater Oklahoma City – For assistance, please contact Jennifer Arlan at jennifer@jfedokc.org.

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