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At Temple Israel, we love summer camp! We believe that camp is a keystone in building lasting Jewish identities and support any family who sends their child to Jewish summer camp. Check out this webpage for information about some Jewish camps and funding opportunities for Temple Israel families. Questions about camping? Contact Director of Youth Engagement Jay Ascher

Our camp partners


Check out some of the camps Temple Israel kids have gone to in the past or are going to this summer!:

Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute
Located in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, this is our URJ regional camp. Each summer, OSRUI is visited by members of the Temple Israel clergy! Opportunities for grades 3-12!

URJ 6 Points Specialty Camps
6 Points Sports Academy, 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy, and 6 Points Creative Arts Academy are three camps that offer amazing experiences for people interested in sports, science, and the arts! 

J Camp
A great day camp opportunity located right here in Omaha for grades K-7!

Camp Sabra
Located on beautiful Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri, several Temple Israel kids have made Sabra their summer home.

Shwayder Camp
On the base of Mt. Evans in Colorado sits Shwayder Camp, owned by Temple Emanuel, a Reform synagogue in Denver.

Herzl Camp
Herzl is located in Wisconsin and affiliated with Minneapolis JCC.

Financial resources

We know that camp can be pricey, and at Temple Israel we want to make sure that camp is accessible for all families in our community so kids can have the best summer ever! Fortunately, we are blessed with generous scholarship funds and want to connect our congregants with opportunities internally at Temple Israel, in our Omaha community and across the country. Check out some of these opportunities below:

Temple Israel Scholarships

Toby Fellman Scholarship Fund

Deadline: March 1, 2023

A generous fund that guarantees every first time Temple Israel camper a $750 to a Jewish Summer Camp of their choice regardless of need! Couple this with the Jewish Experience Grant from Federation for an additional $1,000 off the first summer of camp. Please note this fund is available only to campers who have not yet attended any Jewish summer experience. Fill out the form here.

Temple Israel Camp Scholarships 

Deadline: March 1, 2023

Temple Israel is blessed by many donors who support Jewish Summer Camp. These funds are open to the broader Temple Israel community and are for both new and returning campers. For financial assistance for camp from Temple Israel, fill out this form here.

Omaha Scholarships

Jewish Experience Grant

The Jewish Experience Grant is a gift from the Jewish Federation of Omaha for children in grades 3-11 to encourage attendance at Jewish summer residential camp. The total grant amount is $2,000 with a maximum of $1,000 per summer. 

 Scholarships from Federation

In-Camp Scholarships

Most summer camps have internal scholarships available. Be sure to ask their staff about specific resources that you can apply for.

Fri, March 31 2023 9 Nisan 5783