One Happy Camper

We know that for children, Jewish camp is just plain fun. But it’s so much more than that – it’s camp with a soul. At camp, kids get the chance to explore who they are, and who they want to become, in an inspiring, fun-filled environment. Whether they’re playing basketball, ziplining, or dancing with their friends, Jewish camp creates a community of campers and young leaders who feel sure of themselves and proud of their heritage.


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One Happy Camper grants of up to $1,000 are available to 1st through 12th graders. To be eligible, the camper must not have previous camp experience of more than 11 consecutive days. The program is a partnership between the Jewish Federation of St. Louis and the Foundation for Jewish Camp. The grant can be applied toward a minimum 12-day session at one of 150+ nonprofit Jewish summer camps. Limited grants available. Your child can share in the summer of a lifetime while strengthening Jewish identity, making lasting connections and learning Jewish values.

Visit to fill out the One Happy Camper grant application and find out more info. You can also check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.

*Restrictions apply. 


Ben Panet

Ben Panet works in the Israel Center and is also the St. Louis coordinator of One Happy Camper and the Teen Tzedek Youth Philanthropy Program. Contact Ben at 314-442-3881 or

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