We are committed to making camp affordable for every family - no one is turned away for lack of funds. 


Generous grants for NEW campers are being offered by the Foundation for Jewish Camp and partnering Jewish organizations, such as PJ Library and various Jewish Federations. Visit to determine eligibility and apply - enter "Habonim Dror Camp Gilboa" for the camp you want to attend. These grants are NOT need-based. However, they are first-come-first-served, so apply now! One Happy Camper grants are sponsored by partnering Jewish Federations in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, and Palm Desert and PJ Library. If you live in a city that is not covered by one of these Jewish Federations and you are not part of PJ Lilbrary, Gilboa offers its own "Gilboa Happy Camper" grant. If you've applied via the One Happy Camper website and were told you are not eligible, contact us about the Gilboa Happy Camper grant eligibility. Call us at 323-653-6772 if you need help with the application.


Camp Gilboa offers generous needs-based scholarships. Once enrolled, you will find the application on your CampInTouch account. Please submit your application by February 12, 2022. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis after this date. Please review the following directions:

  • To find the application, please log back in to CampInTouch here.
  • Click on “Forms & Documents”
  • There you can complete the “Scholarship Application” form as well as attach the required IRS forms through the “IRS Form for Scholarship Application” form.
  • Please note: To upload documents through the “IRS Form for Scholarship Application” you will need to click on the “Upload” button to the right of the form.
  • You can see a summary of the required forms by clicking on “more info” next to the application button.
  • If you have questions, please contact our office at before submitting your application.
**Reminder: there is no way to save progress and leave the application. If you leave the page without submitting you will have to start over. We are always available to assist with completing the application and finding the best financial solution for your family – please do not hesitate to call or email us to discuss options.


Many Jewish Federations offer needs-based scholarships for camp. Each Federation has a different application deadline and process, so please call or email us for specific information about how to receive scholarships from your Federation. Additionally, there may be other Jewish Community funds or organizations in your area that offer scholarships - we recommend looking into your local Jewish Family Services (JFS.) These organizations are often looking to support single parents or families experiencing circumstances leading to financial hardship. Contact us for assistance in finding organizations in your area.


Families who love Camp Gilboa and talk about it with others are the best asset we have in recruiting new campers. Because you’ve entrusted the care of your children to Gilboa, you’re making a statement to others who are considering doing the same.

When you bring friends to camp, you contribute to something you already believe in: getting kids to partake in a meaningful experience that strengthens their Jewish identity, sense of community, and desire to change the world. As an added benefit, any new camper you bring to camp means big discounts, making camp more affordable for your family.

Bring a Friend Discounts:

  • $150 off for each new camper family you bring!

  • Bring 5 new camper families and receive $1500 off your family's tuition!

We are here to help you – we can run an online info session for your friends and family, and include activities for the kids with our counselors.

Contact Elana if you’re interested in hosting a Gilboa info session!


Southern California Residents: The Jewish Free Loan Association offers a loan specifically dedicated to helping Jewish families send their child/children away to summer camp. Loans on average are about $2000 per child. Learn more at Northern California residents: Hebrew Free Loan provides zero-cost and zero-interest loans for summer camp. Learn more at GILBOA'S INTEREST FREE PAYMENT PLAN (Opt-In): We offer interest-free payment plans to make the cost of camp more manageable. Select your payment plan when you register.


Some synagogues and temples offer scholarships for members attending Jewish overnight summer camp. Ask your own synagogue leadership if they are able to provide assistance for your family.

SIBLING DISCOUNT (Automatically Applied)

If you register two or more children, you will receive a $100 discount on the 2nd and 3rd (or more) campers. We will automatically apply this discount to your account.

Camp Gilboa is grateful to all our donors who give so that every child may have the opportunity to attend summer camp. Contact us about making a donation.