JFS Desert provides scholarships for local boys and girls to attend Jewish summer camps. Scholarships subsidize the cost of attending a Jewish camp and are awarded based on financial need. Priority is given to children who have never had the chance to experience a Jewish summer camp. JFS Desert also provides scholarships for boys and girls to attend Pathfinder Ranch Camp through the Boys & Girls Club in Cathedral City.
If would like to contribute to the JFS Desert Campership Fund and help send a child to camp, please contact Kraig Johnson, JFS Desert Community Outreach Coordinator at (760) 325-4088 ext. 101
JFS Desert is now accepting applications for scholarships for local Jewish youth to attend overnight summer camp. Please see attached campership application for further details.
2018 Application Campership
JFS Desert would like to extend our deepest thanks to our Board Members and donors who contributed to the JFS Desert Camp Scholarship Program! Due to your generosity, JFS Desert will assist in sending 16 Jewish children to summer camp as well as 10 children to camp from the Boys & Girls Club of Cathedral City.
Without exception, campers cherish the opportunity to participate in the camp experience. As a past camper stated, “While I’m at camp, I definitely gain a huge amount of appreciation for my family. I learn to be on my own and have responsibilities. It encourages me to try new things and meet new people. Camp is where I found myself and the person I want to be.”
Those attending Jewish camp attest to the opportunity to learn about and celebrate their Jewish culture and heritage. “I am extremely grateful for the JFS Camp Scholarship Program. I am thankful to have been given the opportunity to better myself and gain more knowledge to enrich my Jewish identity. Along the way, I made lifelong friends and wonderful memories I will never forget. This was the best summer of my life so far.” The Camp Scholarship Program assists in the continued development of our local youth, helping to develop leadership, confidence and comradery.