One of the single best experiences for fostering positive Jewish identity is an immersive summer Jewish experience. Last summer we had a record number of students at OSRUI, our partner Reform Jewish camp in Wisconsin where Rabbi Spilker serves on faculty. There are other specialty Reform Movement camps and other Jewish camps that may meet your needs better. For teens, there are also Mitzvah Corps programs, study programs in Boston, and Israel trips. If you have any questions about Jewish camping, please contact Abby, Alisha or Rabbi Spilker.
We are happy to say that we have need-based scholarships including several endowments including Harris Summer Camp Fund, Irene Finberg Camp Scholarship Fund, Joseph & Daisy Sinaiko Scholarship Fund. Our goal is to make camp a possibility for everyone regardless of need.
Harris Campership Awards for OSRUI
Campers attending a 2+ week session at OSRUI for the first time are eligible for a $750 New Camper Award. The deadline is February 28, 2024. OSRUI campers who received the New Camper Award in 2023 are eligible for a $100 award and will receive information about submission via email.
Click here for the Summer 2024 MZ Scholarship Application. The deadline is February 28, 2024. Please be in touch with Rabbi Spilker with any questions. The scholarship committee meets to make final decisions for funding. (No names are given to the committee; all information is confidential.)
The Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul
The Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul also gives generously for camps.(Please continue to check for updated information). The deadline is March 31, 2024.
OSRUI, Scholarship Applications
Campership is available from OSRUI. The deadline is two weeks after your registration date. If you will need to apply to OSRUI for a scholarship based on financial need, carefully read the guidelines on the Tuition Assistance and Savings page of our website.
PJ Library First-Timer Award
$1000 Camperships are available for anyone attending summer camp for more than 12 days for the first time. This is through PJ Library for alumni of the program or siblings of the program. Click here for more information.