Camperships provided by the Jewish Federation of Peoria (JFP) are provided through monies raised through the Federation annual campaign. This money is generously donated by members of our Peoria community.
We offer partial camperships for overnight Jewish summer camps, available for Jewish children whose parents are members of the Peoria Jewish community. For the purposes of this application, membership is automatic to families making a donation to the Jewish Federation of Peoria annual campaign.
Camperships will be distributed in the following fashion:
- First time Campership: If your child is attending camp for the first time, and is going for two weeks you may receive up to 50% of your cost of the camp, up to a maximum of $1,000.
- If your child is attending camp for three or more weeks you may receive up to 25% of your camp fees, with a maximum of $1,000 per camper per year.
We recommend that prior to applying for a campership from the federation, you check with your congregation and the camp for funding opportunities, and check the following Web site, www.onehappycamper.org. They offer a variety of scholarships for first- and second-year campers, as well as a link to the Midwest Interfaith Incentive Program and other scholarship funds.
In return for a campership, each recipient will be asked to write a one-page essay about their camp experience to be published in ChaiLights – the federation newsletter. Each recipient and their families will be asked to give back to the community as a volunteer at their respective congregation or with the Federation.
Click here for the application form.
Click here for campership guidelines.
Deadline for applications is Feb. 1 . No late applications will be accepted.
If you have questions please call the Federation at (309) 689-0063 or Lynn Seitzman at (309) 691-1624.