Approximately 50 attendees, representing thirty federations and foundations from across North America participated in the Foundation for Jewish Camp’s continental One Happy Camper Conference in New York City on Thursday.
The One Happy Camper program (OHC) is a need-blind cash grant that has, to date, allowed over 20,000 children in the U.S. and Canada to attend nonprofit Jewish overnight camp. OHC typically awards families $1000 if their child attends one of 150 camps for the first time. Occasionally there are grants available for families who continue to send their children to camp for a second and third time as well.
Since 2006 when OHC began (fka Campership Incentive Program), FJC has been collaborating with organizations in order to match funds which are subsequently provided to families and applied to their camp enrollment fees. Across North America, FJC has joined forces with over 65 partners and have disbursed over $34.5 million in grants to date.