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The Unforgettable Experience of Jewish Overnight Summer Camp Is More Widely Available Than Ever Before!

The Greater Miami Jewish Federation is now accepting applications for 2015 need-based Jewish overnight summer camp scholarships for children between the ages of 8 and 17. This is the 13th year Federation is offering need-based scholarships to Miami-Dade County families to help make Jewish overnight summer camps more affordable.

Camper Eligibility Criteria:
• Miami-Dade County resident
• Ages 8 - 17
• Completed online application
• 2013 income tax return (Form 1040)
• Camp acceptance letter or invoice

Camp Eligibility:
• Funding assistance is available for Jewish overnight camps listed on the Foundation for Jewish Camp website AND located in the United States. FIND AN ELIGIBLE CAMP
• Financial assistance is limited to one session only

Applications are due to Federation no later than Friday, January 30, 2015 at 4 p.m.
Applications submitted by this date will be given initial consideration. Applications received after this date will be considered on an availability of funds basis.

Recognizing that Jewish overnight camp is a significant vehicle for Jewish engagement, the Annual Federation /UJA Campaign has allocated $100,000 each year since 2002 for funding assistance. This limited funding enables children to attend a variety of overnight camps from all religious streams.

Explore Additional Opportunities for First-Time Campers:

Your child deserves the adventure of Jewish camp. This summer you can afford it. Paying for camp can be difficult. Through BunkConnect™, first-time campers of all Jewish backgrounds (including Jewish day school students) can choose from high quality summer experiences nationwide at special rates of 40-60% off. Don’t miss this chance to give your kids the summer of a lifetime. Visit BunkConnect.org today to find the perfect camp for your child at the perfect price for your family.

ADDITIONAL FUNDING RESOURCES:
BunkConnect™
Foundation for Jewish Camp Scholarship Directory
• Contact the camp administrator to inquire about financial assistance
• Contact your rabbi or synagogue
• Interest free loans are available through the Hebrew Free Loan Association - call 305.933.1187 or visit hebrewloan.org to learn more.

For more information, contact Flora Akselrad at fakselrad@gmjf.org.

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