The impact of a summer spent at Kutz is an experience unmatched by any other. Kutz is dedicated to working with you and your family to do our best in ensuring every teen who wants to attend Kutz is able to do so. It is our hope that between your family, help from your congregation, other supportive organizations, and camp, we will be able to reach the goal of you joining us for a summer in Warwick.

You’ll never know if you are eligible for scholarships unless you ask! Below are some suggested steps for your search for scholarships to camp.

STEP 1: Register for camp!
Many organizations will not consider scholarship applications until you are registered for camp.

STEP 2: Foundation for Jewish Camp’s First Year Initiative Grant.
If this is your first year at an overnight Jewish summer camp, you may be eligible for a $1000 incentive grant! Visit www.onehappycamper.org to see if you are eligible!

STEP 3: Local Community Sources.
Most congregations have scholarships and discretionary funds available to support their congregants. Contact your rabbi, cantor, and educator to start your inquiries for financial support for camp. Reach out to your congregational Sisterhood, Brotherhood, Temple Youth Group, and any other groups within your congregation. When talking about the value of camp, don’t forget to highlight that Kutz is a leadership program and you will bring back lots of knowledge from camp to your congregation!

Look throughout your community for other Jewish organizations, such as the Jewish Federation (local or regional). Find out if there are any funds available, and make sure to ask early!

Check with your NFTY Region for any regional scholarships available for Kutz. NFTY may have scholarships available.  For more information, e-mail your regional staff member directly.

STEP 4: Family Contribution.
Figure out how much your family can afford to contribute and start now. Your contributions help to show your commitment to the Kutz experience. Reach out to your family members (and family friends). Families provide much support for all events throughout life, let’s add camp to that! Giving money for camp is a great gift for birthdays, Chanukah, or other occasions. Do any of your family members or family friends travel often and have extra frequent flier miles? See about getting frequent flier miles donated to you for your travel to camp!

STEP 5: Kutz Based Opportunities.
Kutz Work Study Application
The Work Study program at Kutz is a financial-need based scholarship done on a matching basis with one’s home synagogue, matching the congregation's contribution dollar-for-dollar up to $1000. Participants agree to do light chores in the dining room and other areas of camp for about three hours per week and participate in a Jewish learning program about the value of giving back to those who invest in their future. This application is online and includes household income information, and should be completed by the parent or guardian.

*In order to apply for any Kutz scholarships, you must first register for the camp program.

STEP 6: Thank You!
Make sure to thank the people who helped you get to where you are! Hand written thank you notes, follow-ups after the summer, sharing your experiences, are all extremely important to show your appreciation for other’s support. 

If you’ve never attended an overnight Jewish summer camp before, you may be eligible for a $1000 incentive grant from the Foundation for Jewish Camp.

For more information please go to www.onehappycamper.org.

Kutz Work Study Application
The Work Study program at Kutz is a financial-need based scholarship done on a matching basis with one’s home synagogue, matching the congregation's contribution dollar-for-dollar up to $1000. Participants agree to do light chores in the dining room and other areas of camp for about three hours per week and participate in a Jewish learning program about the value of giving back to those who invest in their future. This application is online and includes household income information, and should be completed by the parent or guardian.

*In order to apply for any Kutz scholarships, you must first register for the camp program.

NFTY may have scholarships available.  For more information, e-mail your regional staff member directly.

*Each city is different. Your city's Board of Jewish Education, Jewish Family Service or other community resources might also have funds available. Don't be afraid to ask.