Financial Aid & Grant Opportunities

“[Tavor] is an incredibly warm, welcoming and open community. … It offers a vision of Judaism that is more vibrant and connected to the day-to-day issues children will face as they mature than those offered by other Jewish institutions.”

 

At Tavor, we strive to create an affordable and accessible enriching summer camp experience, but we know that scholarships, financial aid and grants are critical to maintaining that accessibility. We’ve compiled a variety of resources – national, regional, and local – that we hope will helpful to you as you plan for your summer at camp.

 

Payment Plans
Payment plans are available by request and can be coordinated with the Camp Tavor executive director. We are happy to take post-dated checks or credit card numbers and work with you to create a comfortable tuition payment plan. Payment plans can begin as early as fall registration and tuition must be paid in full before the first day of the camper’s session. For more information or to set up a payment plan please call our main number (269-215-1399) and speak with Amit Weitzer.

 

One Happy Camper
First-time campers may be eligible for up to $1000 off of camp tuition! Local program providers define eligibility requirements in coordination with the Foundation for Jewish Camp. To be eligible for this grant, campers must be registered for camp for the first time for 19 consecutive days or longer. Some exceptions may apply. To learn more about this excellent funding opportunity and to apply, visit http://www.jewishcamp.org/one-happy-camper.

Please Note: When using the One Happy Camper camp directory, you will find Camp Tavor listed alphabetically as Habonim Dror Camp Tavor.

 

Camp Tavor Financial Aid
Camp Tavor offers need-based scholarships. Please contact Amit Weitzer to inquire about the application process. The scholarship application deadline is February 15, 2017 for returning campers. The deadline for new Tavor campers is March 15, 2017. Electronic copies of our scholarship application form are available here:

Application for Chicago-Area Families

Application for All Other Tavor Families

 

Hebrew Free Loan
Michigan families may be eligible for no-interest loans to support summer camp tuition through Hebrew Free Loan. Call Cheryl Berlin, Hebrew Free Loan Program Manager, at 248-723-8184 or visit the Michigan Hebrew Free Loan website to learn about the eligibility requirements.

 

Sibling Discount
If you register two or more children from your family,  you are eligible for a sibling discount. Please remember the discount only applies to each additional child beyond the first. If you have two children coming to camp you will receive one sibling discount for your family.

 

Referral Discount
Through spreading the love and sharing the word about Camp Tavor and successfully recruiting new campers, you can receive tuition discounts! If you successfully recruit one new camper, you receive a $150 credit towards tuition. If you refer six new campers, your family will earn a credit for a free session of camp! Visit Spread the Word about Camp Tavor to learn more about referral discounts and becoming a Tavor Ambassador Family!

 

Local Congregations & Jewish Federations
Every year, Camp Tavor campers receive financial support from local institutions – congregations, Jewish Federations, and others. In addition to the financial support opportunities listed on this page, please reach out to your local institutions to inquire about camp tuition support.