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Financial Aid

A principal foundation of Ramah Darom’s mission is a commitment to ensure that any parent has the opportunity to give his or her child the enriching benefits of Ramah Darom. While the majority of financial assistance comes from local sources, Ramah Darom does provide limited scholarships. For those needing additional assistance, we encourage you to speak to your rabbi, contact your local federation and ask community leaders about funding opportunities in your area. We also offer payment plans. Please see our Financial Aid 1, 2, 3 below for more information and for links to applications.

Financial Aid 1 2 3

1. Keep It Local
Contact your local federations and synagogues for information regarding camp scholarships and deadlines. Be sure to also speak with your Rabbi, local Sister/Brotherhoods and Jewish Family Services.

Local Jewish Federation: jewishfederations.org/federation-finder

The link above will take you to a map.  Simply click on your state, and see a list of all Jewish Federation contacts in your area!

Alabama, Louisiana, Tennessee, Texas, Mississippi, Arkansas, or Oklahoma

Jewish Children’s Regional Service: jcrs.org

Requirements: Must be a resident of Alabama, Louisiana, Tennessee, Texas, Mississippi, Arkansas, or Oklahoma. Camper should be entering third to twelfth grade as of August 31, 2018.

Contact: 504-828-6334

Atlanta, Georgia

ATTENTION ATLANTA FAMILIES: We are working together with the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta (JFGA) so that only a single application, submitted to JFGA, will be required. JFGA will share the application with us, and Atlanta-area families will no longer need to complete Ramah Darom’s FACTs application. Moreover, financial aid awards for those completing the JFGA application will be made on a rolling basis according to a series of scheduled notification intervals.

Boca Raton and Delray Beach, Florida

Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services: ralesjfs.org

Requirements: Residents of Boca Raton and Delray Beach, FL

Contact: Shari Waknin at 561-852-3171 or shariw@ralesjfs.org

Broward County, Florida

Orloff Central Agency for Jewish Education: orloffcaje.org

Requirements: Must reside in Broward County, FL.

Contact: Rochelle Baltuch at camp@orloffcaje.org or at 954-660-2077

Charleston, South Carolina

Jewish Charleston: jewishcharleston.org/camp/financial-resources

Requirements: Must reside in Charleston, SC

Contact: Sara Chesley at saras@jewishcharleston.org or call 843-614-6491 for free and confidential assistance.

Dallas, Texas

Dallas Jewish Community Foundation: djcf.org 

Requirements: Scholarships are based solely on financial need and all applicant information will remain strictly confidential. Repeat applicants will be considered, with priority given to first-time campers. The due date for the application is March 5, 2019, with notification by April 9, 2019.

Deadline: March 5, 2019

Contact: rosenbloomscholarship@djcf.org

Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, or the Florida Panhandle

Goldring Jewish Summer Camp Experience: jefno.org

The Goldring Family Foundation wants to make this lifetime experience available to every Jewish child. Each of your children is eligible for a one-time-only incentive grant of up to $1,500* to attend a nonprofit Jewish summer camp.

Requirements:

  • First-time campers at a nonprofit Jewish sleep-away camp
  • Currently in grades 1 through 9
  • Residents of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, or the Florida Panhandle

Grants are not based on financial need. Both parents need not be Jewish. Temple or synagogue affiliation is not required.

Deadline: March 31, 2019

Apply: JSCEapplication2019

Contact: Ellen Abrams at 504-524-4559 or ellen@jefno.org

Memphis Area

Memphis Jewish Federation: 

Requirements: Must be affiliated with a Jewish organization and live in the Memphis area-Memphis, Germantown, Arlington, Collierville or Tennessee.

Contact: Carolyn Pruitt at cpruitt@jcpmemphis.org or 901-767-8517

2. Check Out These Resources

One Happy Camper: jewishcamp.org/one-happy-camper

PJ Goes to Camp: pjlibrary.org/beyond-books/pj-goes-to-camp

Local Jewish Federation: jewishfederations.org/federation-finder

The link above will take you to a map.  Simply click on your state, and see a list of all Jewish Federation contacts in your area!

Military Families

Ramah is the camping arm of Conservative Judaism, with a network of 10 overnight camps and 4-day camps in North America. In appreciation of their service to the United States, Jewish families with at least one parent in active American military service are eligible for a 40% tuition discount at Ramah overnight camps.

Requirements: At least one parent in active American service

Contact: The National Ramah office at (212) 678-8881 or email info@campramah.org.

ATTENTION ATLANTA FAMILIES: We are working together with the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta (JFGA) so that only a single application, submitted to JFGA, will be required. JFGA will share the application with us, and Atlanta-area families will no longer need to complete Ramah Darom’s FACTs application. Moreover, financial aid awards for those completing the JFGA application will be made on a rolling basis according to a series of scheduled notification intervals.

Goldring Jewish Summer Camp Experience: jefno.org

Requirements: Must be residents of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, or the Florida panhandle. Currently in grades 1-9.

Contact: Ellen Abrams at 504-524-4559 or ellen@jefno.org

Deadline: March 31, 2019

Jewish Children’s Regional Service: jcrs.org

Requirements: Must be a resident of Alabama, Louisiana, Tennessee, Texas, Mississippi, Arkansas, or Oklahoma. Camper should be entering third to twelfth grade as of August 31, 2018.

Contact: 504-828-6334

Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services: ralesjfs.org

Requirements: Residents of Boca Raton and Delray Beach, FL

Contact: Shari Waknin at 561-852-3171 or shariw@ralesjfs.org

Orloff Central Agency for Jewish Education: orloffcaje.org

Requirements: Must reside in Broward County, FL.

Contact: Rochelle Baltuch at camp@orloffcaje.org or at 954-660-2077

Jewish Charleston: jewishcharleston.org/camp/financial-resources

Requirements: Must reside in Charleston, SC

Contact: Sara Chesley at saras@jewishcharleston.org or call 843-614-6491 for free and confidential assistance.

Memphis Jewish Federation: 

Requirements: Must be affiliated with a Jewish organization and live in the Memphis area-Memphis, Germantown, Arlington, Collierville or Tennessee.

Contact: Carolyn Pruitt at cpruitt@jcpmemphis.org or 901-767-8517

3. Apply for Weinberg Scholarship (Only after completing step 1 and 2)

Families in need of financial assistance for 2019 Summer Camp may apply for Camp Ramah Darom’s Weinberg Scholarship after they have exhausted all other resources. The application will be available mid-October 2018

Please contact Holly Barlow at 404-503-2133 or hbarlow@ramahdarom.org with any questions.

You may also reach our FACTS representative directly by contacting Ellen Nesit at enesit@factsmgt.com or 866-412-4637 Ext. 51019.

Families must be able to demonstrate their financial need by submitting the full application and required documents by the deadline – February 7, 2019. Priority will be given to applications received by the February 7, 2019 deadline. Limited funds will be available for financial aid applications received after this time. Awards will be announced by April 2019.

Camp Ramah Darom partners with FACTS to process financial aid applications. Families may access the FACTS online application at https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/4KRRH.

(ATTENTION ATLANTA FAMILIES: Starting this year, we are working together with JFGA so that only a single application, submitted to JFGA, will be required. JFGA will share the application with us, and Atlanta-area families will no longer need to complete Ramah Darom’s FACTs application. Moreover, financial aid awards for those completing the JFGA application will be made on a rolling basis according to a series of scheduled notification intervals.)

FACTS will handle the collection of your financial aid application, supporting documentation and validating the information provided. Our Financial Aid Committee will be reviewing each application and making all final award decisions.

Please be assured that the information you submit to FACTS will be held in the utmost confidence and will be stored securely. You will be required to submit your 2017 Tax Returns with supporting documentation as well as your 2018 W-2 or 1099. You will also be required to submit documentation for any nontaxable income for 2018. You may submit the application before receiving your 2017 W-2 or 1099. The application will be marked incomplete until your 2018 tax information is submitted online to FACTS.

DO NOT SEND FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION TO OUR ATLANTA OR CAMP OFFICES. All FACTS applications must be submitted online. There will be a small fee of $23.00 to submit your aid application that is paid directly to FACTS.  If you apply for FACTS financial aid for a private school you may add Camp Ramah Darom to your current 2019 application.

Request More Info!

If you have any questions regarding financial aid resources or need to work out a payment plan I am happy to assist you.  Please call me directly at 404-503-2133 or email hbarlow@ramahdarom.org.

Holly Barlow
Finance Manager