Jewish Overnight Summer Camping


You can afford Jewish Summer Camp!

The Jewish Federation of the Berkshires believes that the Jewish overnight camp experience is an integral component of building a child's Jewish identity. This is why we are dedicated to making a Jewish summer camp experience affordable and accessible for every child. Tuition assistance is available to children who are full-time residents of the Berkshires. Funding is made possible through 

  • Jewish Federation of the Berkshires Camp Scholarship Fund
  • Jewish Women’s Foundation of Berkshire County
  • Dr. Arthur and Helen Maislen Camp Scholarship Fund


Additional assistance is available: 

  • The Harold Grinspoon Foundation:  First time campers can apply for 50% of the cost of camp up to $1,500. Returning campers can apply for 50% of the cost of camp up to $1,000.
  • Most area congregations provide tuition assistance. 
  • All camps provide need based financial assistance.


If a family still needs help after applying for all sources of funding please call the Federation.

Why Choose Jewish Overnight Summer Camp?

Foster Self Discovery and Independence

Summers at overnight camps are packed with a wide range of fun activities. Campers are encouraged to discover new skills and interests they never knew they had helping them build confidence and discover who they are. Along the way they make Jewish friends for a lifetime.

Strengthen Jewish Connection

Jewish camp weaves Jewish values, culture, and traditions into the fabric of daily life, helping campers to connect to their own identity and the larger Jewish community. At camp, Jewish and Israeli culture is celebrated through song, food, art, and dance

Nurture a Jewish Future

The impact of camp lasts long after the last sunset, Research shows that children with pivotal Jewish camp experiences are more likely to become adults who value their Jewish heritage, support Jewish causes, and take on leadership roles in their communities.

A Parent's Perspective

"Going away to a Jewish camp has given our son the opportunity to make Judaism his own—a key and critical part of himself, who he is and who he will become. At camp, he could grow, physically and emotionally, and as a Jewish individual—the person he will be and develop for the rest of his life.'