Every child deserves the opportunity to go to camp. Scholarships make this possible.
Tamarack Camps Scholarship Information
Our mission at Tamarack Camps, as established by the Fresh Air Society, is to build a vibrant community by providing enriching Jewish camping experiences for children and families, respectful of financial ability. We have upheld this mission for over 100 years.
Tamarack Camps offers scholarships to qualifying Jewish families who live in Michigan based on need. 100% of families in Michigan who qualify receive scholarships.
Above and beyond scholarships, Tamarack Camps underwrites every camper’s fees by $80 per day to help keep camp affordable for everyone.
How to Apply for Scholarships
Register for Tamarack Camps summer programs and indicate your interest in applying for a scholarship. When you request a scholarship, a $100 deposit per camper is required with each application.
Once your camper’s application is approved, you will receive a confirmation including the link to “FAST” – the scholarship application. You will need to complete the FAST application and upload financial information, including your most recent tax return and current pay stubs.
Scholarships Awards and Payment Schedule: Notification of financial scholarship awards will be provided via email. Families will also need to designate whether they will pay their balance in full by April 1, 2019, or set up a monthly payment plan.
For families on the monthly payment plan, the final balance is due one week prior to the start of the session of camp your child(ren) is/are attending. All accounts must be in balance for campers to be eligible to attend camp.
Additional Financial Opportunities
PJ Goes to Camp offers money for first-time, full-session, overnight Jewish campers
Hebrew Free Loan offers interest-free loans for overnight camp. We recognize that a camp experience is a major expenditure for every family. For over 100 years, Hebrew Free Loan has been helping Detroit Jewish families meet their financing obligations. Please consider contacting Hebrew Free Loan for additional support.
Temple Israel offers need-based scholarships through the Harold Gottlieb Tamarack Camps Scholarship Fund for Temple Israel children attending camp. Contact Temple Israel for more information.
For families who need a scholarship, we recommend you contact PJ Goes to Camp for information.
Families residing in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, or Texas may contact Jewish Children’s Regional Service.
We also suggest families contact their local synagogue and/or Jewish Federation to inquire about scholarship opportunities for Jewish summer camp.
Should you have any technical questions about your application or scholarship forms, please contact our Jeannette Levene at 248-952-9109.