Tuition Assistance

Laurelwood Tuition Assistance

Laurelwood is able to offer financial assistance for most programs, including the non-travel costs of the Bonim 1 2024 program, through the generosity of our donors. The financial assistance considers all applications and provides financial assistance to those who qualify. To apply, please click on the link below to download our Financial Assistance Application. Please note that the maximum assistance available from Camp Laurelwood is 50% of the tuition fee, with no exceptions.

Financial Assistance Application

Please download the financial assistance application and email, fax or mail it to the office with the requested documentation. Your completed application will be reviewed by the Financial Assistance Committee. All information is kept strictly confidential. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns. Thank you!

Financial Assistance Application

6 more ways to save on tuition!

1. Refer a Friend

The only thing better than experiencing Camp Laurelwood for yourself is sharing it with your friends. And, for each friend you refer, you'll receive a Credit for up to an entire session! The credit varies between overnight and day camp weeks. Talk about a win-win! (To refer a friend, click here!)

2. Host a Parlor Meeting

Do you have friends or family who are potential Laurelwood campers? Host a parlor meeting in your home! One of our Senior Staff will come to you, provide great information about the camp and answer any questions your guests may have. PLUS - if you host a meeting with at least 2 prospective families, you will earn an automatic $100 Discount on your tuition, in addition to the referral credit you'll receive if your guests register for camp! (For more information or to schedule a Parlor Meeting, email us.)

3. Discounts

Returning Campers - The early bird gets the worm, or in this case a tuition discount for each camper you register by:

  • November 1st for our Early Bird Discount

New Campers - 10% discount for overnight campers on full tuition

Sibling Discount - applies to overnight campers (excluding Rookie Camp) and full session day campers

4. One Happy Camper and PJ Library Goes to Camp

The Foundation for Jewish Camps sponsors these programs which provide up to a $1000 incentive for first time overnight campers. If your area does not support One Happy Camper, you may be eligible for this incentive through PJ Library.

One Happy Camper details and eligibility information - click here or follow the specific link below if you reside in that geographic area.

OHC New Haven County, CT families, please click here.

OHC West Hartford, CT area families, please click here.

OHC Metrowest NJ area families, please click here.

PJ LIbrary details and eligibility information, please click here.

5. Rabbi & Cantor Discretionary Funds

Each year, many Rabbis and Cantors allocate their discretionary funds to help their community members with tuition to Jewish Camp. Make sure to check with your Synagogue for information.

6. Scholarships Based on Geography

Greater New Haven: The Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven along with an anonymous donor awards need-based assistance to supplement other scholarships. For more information and to apply, click here.

Western MA and Southern VT: Under The Jewish Overnight Summer Camping Grant, first-time overnight campers (who have not previously attended an overnight camp) can apply for up to $1,500. Returning campers can apply for up to $1,000.

Stamford, Westport, Bridgeport, and Upper FairfieldJoan And Ben Zinbarg Camp Scholarship Program.

7. Small Communities Grants

Through a generous grant, new families from small Jewish Communities (10,000 or fewer) may be eligible for up to $1,500 off of tuition for two summers. Please call the office for more information.

8. Camp Shalom Partnership

If you are a Summer 2023 Camp Shalom Camper entering 4th-7th grade (registered for at least 2 weeks) AND new to Camp Laurelwood, you will receive an additional discount when you register for Rookie Camp 2 or Session 2! Please call the office for more information.