First Time Camp Families 

Welcome prospective camp families! You’ve come to the right place – we are here to help you find the right camp for your child and make that camp a reality. First-time campers at 150+ overnight camps and teen programs may be eligible for a gift of up to $1,000 from a One Happy Camper grant.

“The one happy camper grant truly changed our ability to send our children to camp. We so strongly want them to have the opportunity to have a summer experience immersed in Jewish life and this made it possible!”

One Happy Camper Parent

Questions? Contact rebeccal@jewishcharleston.org 

Why Camp? And Why Jewish Camp?

See what our partner, the Foundation for Jewish Camp, has to say.

FIND YOUR PERFECT CAMP!

Search Foundation for Jewish Camp’s directory with detailed information about overnight camps across North America.

Jewish Camp Financial Resources

Learn more about One Happy Camper and other financial resources.

MOST JEWISH CAMPERS FROM THE CHARLESTON AREA ATTEND THE FOLLOWING CAMPS:







Here are our top 5 tips for finding the right camp:

 

  1. Take time to do research – ideally start more than a year in advance (though we can help you find a camp on short notice as well!)

  2. Involve your child, so that they have a vested interest

  3. Talk with the camp director, staff, and other families

  4. Ideally visit camps during the summer while in session; alternatively, consider off-season visits, home visits by camp director, or camp events

  5. Evolve as you proceed through the process – and trust your gut feeling!

 

It is never too early or too late to begin camp – including many program options for teens of all ages!