ONE HAPPY CAMPER GRANT
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.
www.OneHappyCamper.org 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.
GILBOA SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Camp Gilboa offers generous needs-based scholarships. Please download the
here, fill it out, and
email or send to the office by
February 15, 2020. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis after this date.
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.
JEWISH FEDERATION AND COMMUNITY FUNDS SCHOLARSHIPS
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.
BRING A FRIEND DISCOUNT
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:
1 new camper = $100
2 new campers = $300
3 new campers = $450
4 new campers = $600
5 new campers = $1000
6 new campers = $2000
We are here to help you – we can run an 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.
ZERO INTEREST PAYMENT PLANS & LOANS
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.
SYNAGOGUE OR TEMPLE GRANT
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.