Making connections that last a lifetime.

Camper Incentive Grants

Summers at both Jewish day and overnight camps are packed with a wide range of fun activities—aquatics, arts and crafts, basketball and soccer, dance, music, cooking, archery, drama, outdoor adventure and hiking, and much more! Campers are encouraged to discover new skills and interests they never knew they had. Jewish summer camp weaves Jewish values, culture, and traditions into the fabric of camp, helping campers to connect to their own identity as well as the larger Jewish community. Experiential learning is used to reveal what makes Jewish religion and culture so unique in today’s world as campers explore what Judaism means to them in a safe, nurturing, and fun environment. The impact of Jewish camp is immediate—campers return home connected to a community and friends that will last them a lifetime.

The One Happy Camper Program was envisioned as an outreach initiative for children who are not currently receiving an immersive, daily Jewish experience. As such, children who attend Jewish day school or Yeshiva are not eligible for these programs.

Questions about our camper incentive grants?

Contact Mandy Weiss

Contact Mandy Weiss

Assistant Director of Operations

Mandy and her family landed in Buffalo in 2015 from Chicago. She is committed to working with her colleagues throughout Jewish Buffalo to seek and develop new ways to strengthen our partnerships. Mandy attributes her personal and professional passions in the Jewish community to her time spent at Jewish day and overnight camp. Her own kids now also love their time at both Jewish day and overnight camp each summer and look forward to it all year long! When not in the office, you can find Mandy at the gym, with her kids, exploring new Buffalo restaurants or embracing winter on the ski slopes and enjoying her backyard ice skating rink with her family.