Scholarships, Incentives, Discounts & Grants

The Camp Sabra experience is life-changing for our campers, and we want to help every camper who wants to attend, attend! Camp Sabra and the St. Louis Jewish Community Center offer a variety of ways to save money on Camp in order to make sure that this opportunity is available to as many campers as possible.

Operation Summer Camp: Supporting Military Families

Overnight Jewish summer camp is the highlight of the year for countless children and young people across North America. The JCC Association of North America and JWB Jewish Chaplains Council®, with generous support from the Marcus Foundation, are proud to bring the joys and values of Jewish summer camp to Jewish children in military families!

Operation Summer Camp: Supporting Military Families will ensure that Jewish children in military families stationed around the world can enjoy the many pleasures and benefits of Camp Sabra:

  • A “home base” to which to return annually
  • Year-round engagement opportunities and points of connection
  • Friendships that transcend time and geography
  • The opportunity to build a strong Jewish identity and a lifelong commitment to Jewish life

Rising fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth graders who have at least one parent currently on active duty or discharged from the U.S. armed services within the last three years are eligible to apply for a scholarship. Funds will cover the cost of up to four weeks at Camp Sabra for up to three consecutive summers.

If you are interested in applying for this scholarship, please send an email inquiry to Camp Director, Kim Holtzman Sloan at

Host a House Party!

What do you get for hosting a House Party?

  • $100 off your camper’s tuition for EACH new camper who registers for and attends Camp Sabra 2017 because of your House Party

What do you have to do?

  • Arrange a date that works for your family (and your prospective families) for a Camp Sabra representative to come to your home (or an alternative venue) to talk about Camp
  • Contact prospective families (friends, family members, co-workers, etc.) and invite them to the event
  • Be willing to accommodate other families recruited by Camp Sabra staff (space permitting)
  • If interested in hosting a house party, please contact Lisa Deutsch, 314-442-3125.

Need-Based Scholarships

The St. Louis J has need-based scholarships available. Click here for the scholarship application.

For more information about need-based scholarships, please contact

You can also reach out to your local JCC, synagogue and Jewish Federation about funds available for camp experiences.

One Happy Camper

One Happy Camper is an incentive grant for first-time campers given from local partners in conjunction with the Foundation for Jewish Camp. Eligibility requirements differ from city to city. For questions, to find out about your eligibility or to apply, please visit One Happy Camper.

Refer a New Camper

When you refer a new camper who signs up for Camp Sabra, you receive $100 off your camper’s tuition.

Our Staff is here to help! To learn more about our scholarships, incentives, discounts and grants, please contact Camp Director Kim Holtzman Sloan, 314-442-3151.