Jewish Summer Camp is one of the most powerful experiences in a young person’s development.
May 1, 2006
Jill Abbey-Clark or Shelby Apple, Directors
CBI Summer Camp Story
Jewish summer camp is one of the most powerful experiences in a young person’s development. It is an opportunity to surround a youngster with Jewish rhythms, Jewish learning, fun experiences and Jewish friends. Studies have shown that children who attend Jewish camps tend to seek out Jewish experiences as they grow and maintain a strong tie to the Jewish community throughout their lives.
UJFC funds scholarships for children who need assistance to attend Camp CBI, the Noar Teen Traveling Camp (for rising 7th-9th graders) or Jewish overnight summer camp.
Support from the UJFC ranges from one week for a camper to underwriting the full cost of a child’s attendance at day camp. Requests for Camp CBI or the Noar Teen Traveling Camp should be directed to CBI.
Overnight camp can provide a meaningful experience for older children. UJFC offers scholarships up to $750/camper/summer. Previous recipients have attended Camp Judea and Camp Tel Yehudah. Please contact UJFC before February 28 for consideration.
These camping experiences have lasting benefits. Many campers return to CBI as counselors, others have gone on to start Jewish oriented groups at college, and overall it solidifies connections to the Jewish community.
Typically UJFC is able to support 15 campers at CBI with a range of scholarship support and 1 – 4 overnight campers.