GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS INFORMATION

GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS information:

One Happy Camper Grant! CGI Poconos is proud to be a participant in the One Happy Camper grant program. That means qualifying campers will be eligible for a grant of $700 towards a 2 week session and $1,000 towards a 3 week or longer session. One happy camper grant eligibility:

Applicants for a One Happy Camper grant who live non-participating geographic areas and are PJ Library participants may be eligible for a grant of $1,000. After you register for CGI in the Poconos, sign on to OneHappyCamper.org and apply for this grant! (Note: Please call 845.425.0903 if you have any questions.)

CGI Scholarships & Other Financial Aid:

At CGI in the Poconos, our goal is to offer your child a unique camping experience. We strive to make our program affordable and available for every child who wishes to participate. Our Financial Aid program provides assistance to families that are unable to pay the full tuition. The amount awarded is determined on the basis of need and the availability of funds.

Please note that CGI in the Poconos’ Financial Aid Applications will not be considered without the deposit ($150 per camper week), which is fully refundable if CGI in the Poconos is unable to provide sufficient aid to facilitate attendance. If the deposit itself creates an obstacle, please call us at 845.425.0903 to discuss. To apply for aid, please follow these easy steps:

Once CGI in the Poconos receives your Enrollment Application, the Financial Aid Application will be sent to you.

Things to know about financial aid:

Additional Affordability Options:

Interest-Free Payment Plans

CGI in the Poconos offers an interest-free payment plan payable by credit card. Simply check the “Payment Plan” box on the Enrollment Application, and we’ll contact you to arrange your payment plan.

Scholarships from Other Organizations

We encourage you to check with your synagogue, Jewish Family and Children’s Services, Jewish Federation, or other local agencies that might provide assistance to help make camp more affordable. Most scholarships and grants require you to first register for a session at CGI in the Poconos. Your deposit is refundable until March 31, 2021, for any reason, and is refundable after that date if camp is not possible for financial reasons.
Members of the PJ Library and residents of Washington, DC, Philadelphia, PA, and the state of Massachusetts, may be eligible for further incentive grants; please see the section above describing the One Happy Camper grants, and call us at 845.425.0903 for more information. Jewish Federations – Many local Jewish federations offer scholarship programs for Jewish camps. To find a Jewish Federation near you, click here.

Regional Resources

Browse the Foundation for Jewish Camp’s online directory of needs-based scholarship at https://jewishcamp.org/scholarships/.

Donate To Our Scholarship Fund

To support our vision of making CGI in the Poconos accessible to all, please donate now to our scholarship fund. Each gift provides meaningful support for our goal of providing every Jewish tween with a Jewish camping experience.