Jewish Summer Camp Grant Opportunities


Incentive Grants for Jewish Summer Camp

The Jewish Federation of New Hampshire partners with The Foundation for Jewish Camp ( to offer a limited number of grants for first-time campers attending a Jewish summer camp.

We know that no experience is more powerful, thrilling, or transformative than Jewish overnight camp. Specific memories may vary— camp-wide Maccabiah games, self-made pottery coming out of the kiln, a hike ending around a campfire, challenge of the ropes course, the lakeside Shabbat—but all Jewish camps create life-long friendships and unbreakable bonds to Judaism and the Jewish Community.

Children with pivotal Jewish experiences become adults who value their Jewish heritage, support Jewish causes, and take on leadership roles in their communities. For these reasons, the JFNH has committed to this exciting initiative.

If you have questions, please contact: Nancy Frankel by clicking HERE or calling (603) 472-3983

What You Need to Know:

  • The grant is not based on financial need
  • Multiple campers from a family are eligible
  • Camper must attend an approved overnight camp for the first time for 12 days or more - See the Foundation for Jewish Camp Website for a list of eligible camps
  • Camper must live in NH and/or belong to a NH Jewish congregation
  • Camper must write a short letter or article for publication in the NH Jewish Reporter
  • Families must participate in the current JFNH Annual Campaign with a minimum paid pledge of $100.00
  • Camper families' account with JFNH must be in good standing.
  • A copy of the tuition statement must be submitted to the JFNH. Check will be sent to the camp.
  • Applications will be considered on a rolling basis as long as money is available. Please apply early!


Nearby Camps included in the list are:
Camp Bauercrest , Amesbury, MA
Camp Kingswood , Bridgton, ME
Camp Yavneh , Nottingham, NH
Camp Young Judaea , Amherst, NH
Cohen Camps
Avoda, Middleboro MA
Camp Jori, Wakefield RI
Camp Hadar Day Camp, Salem NH

The Annebelle and Arnold Cohen Camperships

For many years the Cohen family has been an integral part of Jewish life in New Hampshire and the Jewish Federation of New Hampshire is delighted that they have chosen to help honor this legacy of community commitment by helping more children attend Jewish summer camp. The Annebelle and Arnold Cohen Camperships is a needs-based program which will allow a limited number of Jewish children in New Hampshire to attend one of the three wonderful Jewish overnight camps run by the non-profit Eli and Bessie Cohen Camps organization: Camp Pembroke, Camp Tel Noar and Camp Tevya.


If you are interested in finding out more please contact Nancy Frankel, Camp Grant Chair ( or (603) 472-3983). The Arnold and Annebelle Cohen Camperships provide a 1/3 discount for the cost of attending one of their three camps, for one child. Applicants should be prepared to provide financial information, as requested, as this is a need-based program.


The Cohen Camps include Camp Tevya, a large co-ed overnight camp located in Brookline, NH, the slightly smaller co-ed overnight Camp Tel Noar in Hampstead, NH and Camp Pembroke, an overnight camp for girls in Pembroke, MA. For more information about each of the Cohen Camps:

If you have questions, please contact: Nancy Frankel:(603) 472-3983,