Small Communities Incentive

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The Small Communities Incentive Program is allowing us to bring not one, but two years of funding to our new campers from eligible communities throughout the country.

When you register your new camper for Session 1 or 2, you will receive $1500 for tuition this summer and a guaranteed $1500 for tuition for summer 2022. See below for specific eligibility criteria. 

New campers for summer 2021 in a program over 19-days could also be eligible for the $1,000 One Happy Camper grant.  That means a savings of $2,500 for this summer.

Statement from Foundation for Jewish Camp:

“We are delighted to announce Legacy Heritage Fund has established an incentive program at Camp Young Judaea Midwest for new campers for two summers, starting in summers 2021 and 2022.

The program’s goal is to enrich children’s Jewish learning and identity by giving them the opportunity to attend camps with strong Jewish content and programming. Please note that these incentives are for campers from small Jewish communities only (population of 10,000 Jews or less).”

Click here to request more information about CYJ Midwest and
the Small Communities Incentive.

Funds are limited and will be awarded on a first-come first-serve basis.

Who is Eligible for the SCI Program?

Eligible campers must be spending their first summer at CYJ, entering 4th- 8th grades in the 2021/2022 school year, and register for one of our 27 day session options.

You can click here to see our Dates & Rates for summer 2021 Sessions.

What if I was a new camper registered in 2020?

If your camper was registered in 2020 but was unable to attend in person camp they are considered a new camper and are eligible for the SCI program for summer 2021 and 2022.

If a family already has one camper in camp, can they access this for a sibling who is a first-time camper?


If a new family has multiple children, can each camper receive the funding?


Can I still apply for the One Happy Camper grant?

New campers in program sessions of 19-days or longer could be eligible for up to $1,000.

Does this work with the Refer-A-Friend program?

YES! If you refer a new camper to CYJ, you are still eligible for $100 off tuition. Please click here to see eligibility for the Refer a Friend program.