Financial Aid Opportunities
At Tavor, we strive to create an affordable and accessible enriching summer camp experience, but we know that scholarships, financial aid, and grants are critical to maintaining that accessibility. We’ve compiled a variety of resources, national, regional, and local, that we hope will help you plan for your child's summer at camp.
Payment plans are available by request and can be coordinated with the Camp Tavor executive director. We are happy to work with you to create a comfortable tuition plan. Payment plans can begin as early as fall registration in early September and tuition must be paid in full before the first day of the camper’s session. For more information or to set up a payment plan please call our office.
One Happy Camper
First-time campers may be eligible for up to $1000 off camp tuition! Local program providers define eligibility requirements in coordination with the Foundation for Jewish Camp. To be eligible for this grant, first-time campers must be registered for a camp session of 19 consecutive days or longer. Some exceptions may apply. To learn more about this excellent funding opportunity and to apply, visit http://www.jewishcamp.org/one-happy-camper. Please apply for the One Happy Camper grant as soon as possible as many federations have limited funds to grant.
In the summer of 2022, we were happy to announce that the Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor is now a community partner for the One Happy Grants. They also offer a need-based camp scholarship program for campers attending a Jewish overnight summer camp. Learn more at jewishannarbor.org/engagement/jewish-camp-scholarships/
PJ Library is also a provider of One Happy Camper Grants through PJ Goes to Camp. Head over to their website to learn more!
**Please Note: When using the One Happy Camper camp directory, you will find Camp Tavor listed alphabetically as Habonim Dror Camp Tavor.
Camp Tavor Financial Aid
Camp Tavor offers need-based scholarships. Please contact Kit Colorado to inquire about the application process. The scholarship application deadline is February 14, 2023, for returning campers. The deadline for new Tavor campers is March 15, 2022. The Tavor scholarship application is located in CampInTouch in your “Forms & Documents”. You must be registered for a session to access the application.
Hebrew Free Loan
Michigan families may be eligible for no-interest loans to support summer camp tuition through Hebrew Free Loan. Call Cheryl Berlin, Hebrew Free Loan Program Manager, at 248-723-8184 or visit the Michigan Hebrew Free Loan website to learn about the eligibility requirements.
Through spreading the love and sharing the word about Camp Tavor and successfully recruiting new campers, you can receive tuition discounts! If you successfully recruit one new camper, you receive a $180 credit towards tuition and so will they. If you refer six new campers, your family will earn credit for a free session of camp! You can click here to refer a friend online or email email@example.com for more information.
Local Congregations & Jewish Federations
Every year, Camp Tavor campers receive financial support from local institutions, congregations, Jewish Federations, and others. In addition to the financial support opportunities listed on this page, please reach out to your local institutions to inquire about camp tuition support.
JUF Camp Scholarship
Chicago Families can also apply for The Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago's summer camp scholarship by clicking this link: https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/4KW6H APPLICATIONS ARE DUE FEBRUARY 15TH
Some quick facts:
• Current 3rd-11th graders (3rd graders must turn 9 by the end of the school year; campers attending special-needs camp programs can be older)
• Session must be 19 days or longer
• Family must live in the 6-county Federation service area: Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, and Will counties
• Must demonstrate financial need: families making in excess of $150,000 should contact us BEFORE applying
FAMILIES CAN APPLY FOR...
• More than one child, as long as all children meet eligibility guidelines for age, camp, and session length/type
Click HERE to read more about program eligibility