April 15th, 2013
An anonymous private foundation has offered to match gifts from new and lapsed donors to the Jewish Children’s Regional Service (JCRS) to support Jewish summer camp scholarships for youth from across the mid-south. The matching funds will be offered to campers from outside of major metropolitan areas.
Jewish sleep-away camp allows children to enjoy new social and learning experiences in a special environment that nurtures Jewish identity. JCRS provides needs-based partial scholarships for children between ages 9 and 16 to attend Jewish non-profit sleep away camps in the U.S. and Canada. In 2012, JCRS provided financial aid to more than 300 youth from across its seven-state region to attend Jewish summer camps and the demand for additional funding is increasing each year.