Youth: Summer Camps and Israel


One of the single best experiences for fostering positive Jewish identity is summer camp. If you have any questions about Jewish camping, contact Liza Henry.

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Harris Campership Awards for OSRUI

Each year returning students to OSRUI are eligible for a $250 award based on a creative application. If you (your child) has never attended OSRUI, you are eligible for a $500 new student award.  Deadline is February 28, 2017. Click here for more details.


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.

Click here for the Summer 2017 MZ Scholarship ApplicationThe deadline is February 28, 2017. Please be in touch with Liza Henry 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 also gives generously for camps:  Click here. (Please continue to check for updated information). The deadline is March 31, 2017.

You should also apply for aid directly from the camp.

For OSRUI, Scholarship Applications – Campership is available from OSRUI. The deadline is February 1, 2017. 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.

ADDITIONAL 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.

Other Jewish Camps

Other Jewish camps and teen experiences include:


All Ages:

Israel Experience


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