URJ Camp Harlam Receives Million Dollar Gift

Camp Harlam, the Union for Reform Judaism’s regional overnight camp based in Pennsylvania, has received the largest gift in its history from the Weidhorn Family Foundation of Manalapan, New Jersey. The Foundation has gifted $1,000,000 to fund an endowment supporting needs-based scholarships for families with multiple children attending the camp.

The Weidhorn Scholarship Program will directly address affordability, specifically for families with more than one child at camp. Under the program, families with two or more children attending camp will receive scholarship money for the duration of their years as campers. This ongoing needs-based scholarship program will complement two other existing funds – the Mitch Perlmeter Scholarship Fund and the James & Linda Wimmer Scholarship Fund – that currently allow Camp Harlam to assist some families.

A meaningful percentage of campers attending Camp Harlam receive scholarship assistance. This aid comes from Camp Harlam itself, individual congregations, congregational sisterhood groups, and local Jewish Federations.