March 13, 2020
Summer camp is around the corner and the Buffalo Jewish Federation is thrilled to offer first-time camper incentive grants for both day and overnight camp!
To get in the spirit, we’ll be featuring some campers and staff members from Jewish camps.
First up… Lyssa Wexler from Camp Seneca Lake!
Q: What are you most looking forward to at camp this summer?
A: I am very excited about this summer at camp because I will be the in the oldest camper group at CSL.  I’m so excited to go on our bike trip and mystery trip!
Q: What was your favorite memory from last summer at camp?
A: My favorite memory from last summer was one of our evening programs with the boys.  We had a huge paint fight!  We were all covered in paint and it was so much fun because we all really bonded.


The One Happy Camper Program was conceived with the singular mission of increasing the number of children benefiting from the transformative experience of Jewish overnight camp. Aimed at attracting new campers who do not have daily, immersive exposure to Judaism, the program provides financial incentives to families of first-time campers to encourage and motivate parents to choose Jewish overnight camp over other summer options. One Happy Camper grant recipients – just like all Jewish campers – will experience a memorable summer infused with Jewish education, awareness, and identity.

The Buffalo One Happy Camper Program provides the following incentive grants, regardless of need, for first-time campers:

  • $1,000 if the camper is enrolled for 19+ consecutive days
  • $700 if the camper is enrolled for 12-18 consecutive days

For more information on the Buffalo One Happy Camper Program and Day Camp grants, click HERE.