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For Children & Young Adults: Great Grants for Camps & Israel Travel
Cincy Journeys offers overnight Jewish camping and Israel travel grants to children and young adults in the Greater Cincinnati area.

It may not seem like it now, but summer is just around the corner, and that means summer camp season, and new opportunities to visit Israel.


As you may know, every Jewish Cincinnati child is eligible for up to $2,800 in grants for overnight Jewish camp. Also, every Jewish Cincinnati young adult is eligible for a grant for an approved trip to Israel — up to $6,500 for high schoolers, and up to $5,000 for young adults ages 18-26. 


No matter your child’s interest, there is a camp for them. For children ages 8 to 16, there are opportunities for art, sports, leadership, and social action, just to name a few. At camp, kids get to spend weeks learning about their Jewish heritage, exploring nature, and making friends. 


Did you know many camps also offer trips to Israel for teens ages 16 to 18? These programs combine the experience of summer camp with the discovery of Israel. From Shabbat at camp to fishing and swimming, to exploring Israel, campers will make lifelong friendships and memories, and come back with a stronger Jewish identity. If you’re looking for something else, there are more than 45 approved camps for kids, and nearly 20 approved high school Israel travel programs for teens on our website, cincyjourneys.org.


Young adults, ages 18 to 26, will also find an incredible range of Cincy Journeys approved trips. Those opportunities include internships, Jewish studies, immersion, leadership, study abroad, teaching, and more. Among the list of approved trips is Onward Israel. Through that, young adults can work in their field, enhance their resumes, and have the weekends to make friends and explore. We have a list of even more approved opportunities online. To see the full list, visit cincyjourneys.org.


There are so many great overnight Jewish camps and Israel travel options, it’s okay if you feel overwhelmed. If you need help sorting through it all, call or send me an email, and together, we’ll find the perfect match. And great news! All of our grant applications are online at cincyjourneys.org, making it easier than ever to apply.