Financial Aid

Ramah Darom is committed to ensuring that every parent has the opportunity to give their child the enriching benefits of a Jewish summer camp experience.

Your first step is to complete your Camp application. Once completed, there are several sources that offer scholarships and financial assistance to families.

The majority of financial aid comes from local sources. Please see our Financial Aid 1, 2, 3 below for more information and for links to applications. We encourage you to speak to your Rabbi, contact your local federation and ask community leaders about funding opportunities in your area.

If the Ramah Darom application fee causes your family hardship, please contact Deanne Brown (dbrown@ramahdarom.org) to discuss options.

First Time Camper Incentives

One Happy Camper This Way to an Unforgettable Summer. Onehappycamper.org. Get up to $1000 Off Camp.

One Happy Camper

Your first-time camper may be eligible for a One Happy Camper grant of up to $1,000!

After reviewing the information here, feel free to reach out to Deanne Brown (dbrown@ramahdarom.org) with questions.

Financial Aid 1, 2, 3

For those needing additional assistance beyond your local sources, Ramah Darom does provide scholarships – see #3 below. We also offer payment plans.

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. We have provided some links below. In most cases, application forms for Summer 2023 will open later this fall. 



Priority Deadline: The application form typically opens in November

Contact: Janice Zazulak at Janice@jcrs.org or (504) 828-6334


Goldring Family Foundation – First-year camper up to $1500


Deadline: Application for Summer 2023 will be available October 1, 2022. The deadline is typically March 31.

Contact: Miriam Teller at (504) 524-4559 or miriam@jefno.org


Atlanta Jewish Federation

Jewish Camp Initiative

Contact: Rabba Melissa Scholten-Gutierrez at jewishcamp@jewishatlanta.org


Boca, Delray and Highland Beach


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


Broward County

Jewish Summer Camps

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


Gainesville, Ocala, and surrounding areas

Jewish Council of North Central Florida: Webpage, Form

Contact: Virginia Brissette Hirshik, office@jcncf.org   352- 371-3846


Miami DADE Federation


Deadline: typically end of January

Contact: Inbar Cohen at 786.866.8431 or icohen@gmjf.org


Palm Beach (Boynton Beach north through Vero Beach)


Deadline: typically end of February

Contact: Abigail Zohn at Abigail.zohn@jewishpalmbeach.org


Palm Beach County

National Council for Jewish Women – Valencia Shores Section

Requirements: Palm Beach County Resident, Camper must be 13 years of age or younger. This is a needs-based scholarship or for families with extenuating circumstances.

Contact: Sandy Platzman at 561-968-4415 or sandymae@gmail.com or download an application.


Pinellas and Pasco County 


Contact: Diana Morin at dmorin@jewishpinellas.org or 727-530-3223




Deadline: Typically end of January

Contact: Jessi Sheslow at (​941) 343-2109 or jsheslow@jfedsrq.org




Deadline: Typically mid-November

Contact: Alissa Fischel at alissa.fischel@jewishtampa.com or (813) 769-4726



Greensboro NC


Contact: Betsy Gamburg at  (336) 852-4829 x225





Contact: Sara Chesley at saras@jewishcharleston.org or call 843-614-6491



Nashville and Middle Tennessee


Deadline: End of February 2023

Contact: Becky Gunn at the Jewish Federation office, 615-356-1624, or by email, becky@jewishnashville.org




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





Deadline: January 25, 2023

Contact: rosenbloomscholarship@djcf.org



Camp & Israel Scholarships

Contact: Liz Garza at egarza@houstonjewish.org

2. Check Out These Additional Resources

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!

First Time Campers

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

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

Military Families

In appreciation of their service to the United States, families with at least one parent in active American military service are eligible for tuition discount at all Ramah overnight camps.

Contact: Deanne Brown (dbrown@ramahdarom.org) or the National Ramah office at (212) 678-8881 or email info@campramah.org

3. Apply for a Ramah Darom scholarship (Only after completing steps 1 and 2 above)

After applying to all available local sources for financial aid, families in need of additional assistance for Camp may apply for a Ramah Darom scholarship. Families must be able to demonstrate financial need by submitting a full application including all required documents. Available funds are limited.

Ramah Darom partners with FACTS to process Camp scholarship applications. FACTS is a highly secure system used by more than three million students and families at over 11,500 schools and camps. They handle the collection of your application, supporting documents and validation of the information provided. FACTS charges a $40 fee per family.

Ramah Darom’s FACTS application is open. Click here to begin the process or email Deanne Brown with questions. 

The deadline to submit a completed Ramah Darom scholarship application for Summer 2023 is February 3, 2023.* Every scholarship application is reviewed in detail by the Scholarship Committee of Ramah Darom’s Board of Directors. All information is kept strictly confidential. We endeavor to notify families of the Committee’s decisions as early as possible, but we greatly appreciate your patience and understanding as this is a very time-consuming process and our Committee consists of volunteers. All families will be notified by early May at the very latest.

*What if I missed the deadline?

After the Committee has completed reviewing all applications received by the deadline, limited funds may still be available for families whose applications were received after the deadline. If you are applying after the deadline, we encourage you to complete the FACTS application and contact Deanne in our finance department to better understand what resources might still be available.

Ramah Darom scholarships are made possible in part by generous support from the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Endowment.

If you have any questions regarding financial aid resources or need to work out a payment plan, we are happy to assist you. Please email Deanne Brown (dbrown@ramahdarom.org) or call 404.531.0801.