ONE HAPPY CAMPER Grants
Your first-time camper may be eligible for a One Happy Camper grant of up to $1000!
One Happy Camper: Campers who have never attended a Jewish summer camp before may be eligible to receive up to $1000 off the cost of tuition from the Foundation for Jewish Camp’s One Happy Camper program. To be eligible, campers must:
- Be registered for our camp and attend at least one full session;
- Have never attended a non-profit Jewish overnight camp for 12 or more consecutive nights.
- Not currently attend a Jewish day school.
Campers attending for 2 weeks may be eligible for the $700 grant while campers attending for more than 2 weeks may be eligible for the $1000 grant. For more information, please visit the One Happy Camper website and apply for the program to determine eligibility.
First Time Family (FTF) Voucher: Due to the generosity of our donors, families who will be attending 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy in-person for the first time in 2022 will receive an additional $350 voucher to put towards their total tuition. After such a hard year, our camp supporters want to make it easier for new families to discover the magic of camp connections and summer friendships. The voucher would be given once per family, not per camper. This voucher is for new families, so campers with siblings who have attended Sci-Tech previously are not eligible. There are a limited number of vouchers available, so register soon! Vouchers will be given out on a first-come-first-served basis as families register for camp.
Sibling Discount: Each additional child from your family who registers for camp gets $100 off the cost of tuition.
Multi-Session Discount: Campers will receive a $100 discount for attending two sessions and a $400 discount for attending three sessions.
Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ) – First-time Scholarship for Girls: 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy received a generous grant from the Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ) to provide scholarships for girls. Girls who attend in-person camp for the first time in Summer 2022 can receive a $200 scholarship off the total tuition for the summer. Applicants must first be registered for camp to be considered for the scholarship and must then fill out a short application to receive the scholarship. It is the goal of Women of Reform Judaism to engage more girls in Jewish life and WRJ believes that by supporting girls’ attendance at Sci-Tech, girls will be empowered not only to love Judaism but to also pursue their interests in science and technology. For more information about how Sci-Tech supports women in STEM, check out our previous #SupportGirlsInSTEM campaign, in partnership with Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ).
At 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy East, we recognize the lifelong benefits of Jewish camp for children and their families. We also know that quality camping experiences can seem expensive for some, and try to the best of our abilities to help ease the expense. Please note the following about our financial aid:
- The Need-Based Scholarship application form is available and accessible for families already registered via their CampInTouch account after enrolling. Supplementary financial documents (i.e. Tax Returns, W2s, etc.) will be required and will be available for upload starting in December 2021.
- In order to be considered for a need-based scholarship, families must be registered for camp.
- The completed application deadline will be February 16th, 2022, including supplementary financial documents. However, we encourage you to fill out our need-based scholarship application form as soon as you apply for camp!
- We expect families to approach any and all funding sources available before applying to the camp. Many synagogues and local Jewish Federations have programs specifically to assist families sending children to camp. This helps us reserve our limited funds for families that do not have these options at their disposal and for families that are most in need.
- The sooner you begin looking for financial assistance, the better your chances of finding it. By the spring, most financial aid funds have been used up for the year. If you are looking for financial aid after the due date, we will still accept need-based scholarship applications after this date and our allocation committee will consider applications monthly through the start of camp. However, after the initial financial aid due date and allocations, most funds have already been awarded and funds will be allocated based on funds available.
- Funds are limited, and we, unfortunately, cannot guarantee that all applicants will receive aid.
To apply for a need-based scholarship, please follow these steps:
- Determine what you are able to pay. All families are expected to contribute to the cost of camp.
- Apply for the One Happy Camper incentive grant if your child is a first-time camper.
- Apply to local sources for funding, such as synagogues, federations, and Jewish family services.
- Ask family and friends. Grandparents are an especially great resource, and understand the importance of Jewish camp!
- Complete our need-based scholarship application and upload all supporting documents by mid-February 2022.
- Camp Scholarship funds are distributed before the March payment is due.
The first part of the 2022 Needs-Based Scholarship application is available immediately upon applying for camp and is available through your CampInTouch account. All applications must be submitted via CampInTouch.
If you have questions about financial aid, please contact the main office at 857.246.8677.