Financial Aid Applications for Summer 2021

Updated: Mar 29

Camp Gilboa is committed to providing an enriching and financially accessible summer camp experience for all families! We are here and ready to assist with the financial aid process. Please remember that it is your responsibility to apply to all possible sources in your area, according to their criteria and deadlines. Once you've reviewed the general list of sources, scroll down for additional financial aid opportunities in your region. You must be registered for camp to apply for financial aid - register HERE!

General Financial Aid Sources: One Happy Camper This is a first-come, first-served grant for first time campers and can be a substantial reduction in tuition. There are a few eligibility criteria - reach out to Kit ASAP to find out how to apply! Local Jewish Federations Please scroll down in this post for area-specific instructions and deadlines. Your synagogue or congregation Rabbis' discretionary funds or other synagogue sources may have funds available for your child's camp experience. These funds often run out very quickly, so please apply now! Gilboa Scholarship Fund In addition to external financial aid sources, the Gilboa 2021 scholarship application is now available through your online camp portal (log in here.) We are here to support you in this process! The Gilboa Scholarship Application is due Sunday, February 21, 2021! For the Camp Gilboa Scholarship application, please review the following directions:

  • To find the application, please log in to your camp account here.

  • Click on “Forms & Documents

  • There you can complete the “Scholarship Application” form.

  • If parents are filing taxes separately, or are separated or divorced, and would like to submit separate applications, we will accept and review both. Please contact Kit if your family will submit a second application. Otherwise, please submit one per family.

  • Have tax returns and financial information ready before starting the application form. There is no way to save progress and leave the application. If you leave the page without submitting you will have to start over. Once you click submit though, you will be able to access the form later to make any edits.

  • Finally, upload the required IRS forms (can be from 2019 or 2020) through the “Scholarship IRS document upload” form.

  • In the scholarship application you will be able to share any Covid-related financial hardship or other information about your financial situation that would not be reflected in your tax documents.

If you have questions, please contact our registrar, Kit, at registrar@campgilboa.org before submitting your application.


Local Financial Aid Sources: If you are from San Diego: San Diego Federation:

  • Click here to apply for the SD Federation Scholarship, then apply for Gilboa’s financial aid through your camp account here! Eligibility requires that you have applied for a Gilboa scholarship as well

  • There are two application windows for scholarship applications. Please note that Round 1 applications will receive priority over Round 2.

  • Round 1 Due Date: Monday, March 1, 2021

  • Round 2 Due Date: Monday, April 12, 2021

  • If you have questions or need assistance, contact Carly - carlye@jewishinsandiego.org

Jewish Family Services in San Diego: Jewish Family Service of San Diego provides limited, needs-based financialassistance to help Jewish single parents in San Diego sending their child(ren) to Jewish summer camp. Contact sjsp@jfssd.org or call 858-637-3210 to learn more. If you are from Los Angeles or Orange County: Good news! Your Gilboa application will serve as your application for both of these Federations’ scholarship programs. Camp Gilboa will apply on your behalf. Please submit your Camp Gilboa Scholarship Application through your family’s camp account (log in here) as soon as possible. If you are from the Bay Area This year the Bay Federation will unfortunately not be supporting families attending camp outside of NorCal. Please make sure to apply to your Rabbis' discretionary funds ASAP (funds run out quickly!) and to the Gilboa Scholarship Fund (log in here); we will work with your family to ensure camp is financially accessible! If you are from Silicon Valley: Silicon Valley Jewish Federation has limited funds, so please apply ASAP!

  • Click here to apply

  • Due Date: March 2, 2021

  • Families must live in Santa Clara County, from Sunnyvale and south, in order to be eligible.

  • Contact Lael Gray at with questions - lael@jvalley.org

If you are from the Inland Empire: There are limited funds available that will run out soon. We are in touch with IE Jewish community leaders and donors, so please be sure to apply to the Gilboa Scholarship ASAP to express your family's needs! Apply through your camp account - log in here. If you are from Las Vegas: The Las Vegas Federation offers scholarships this year. Their deadline is April 15, 2021, but applying early is advisable. Additional information and the application can be found on their website here. If you don't fall under any of these areas, or for any questions, please contact us and we'll figure it out together!

We are here to help - please do not hesitate to reach out. We are so excited for summer 2021! Kit & The Gilboa Team registrar@campgilboa.org

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