Camp Financial Assistance for members of Congregation Beth Torah

Financial assistance is available to the children of members in good standing of Congregation Beth Torah.  We offer two different types of assistance.  We offer a First Time Campers Grant and scholarships for our members who lack the financial resources needed to participate in an accredited Jewish overnight camping program.

To receive a First Time Camper Grant from Beth Torah:

All applications must be received by the Beth Torah office by Feb. 4, 2018. To receive this grant:

  • the student must be a child of a member in good standing
  • must be attending an approved (see list below) Jewish camp sleep away program of at least three weeks
  • must not have attended any Jewish sleep away camp of any length in the past
  • must apply for the Community Federation First Time Camper Grant also
  • Be enrolled in 4th or 5th grade at the Weiner Religious School or HBHA and have an attendance rate of over 70%.

To receive this grant each family must:

  • Apply to the chosen camp, letting the camp know they will be receiving this grant from us
  • Send (by email or regular mail) a copy of the application plus a copy of the application for the Federation grant to Laura Intfen at the addresses given below.

The amount of this grant for the camps of 2018 is $1500.00 or 50% of the total tuition, whichever is less, per camper.

To receive a scholarship for camp:

A scholarship committee will consider each request individually. The committee is made up of volunteers.  The committee will not know the names or identities of the families or children who have requested assistance.  All requests must be submitted to Laura Intfen, the Director of Operations of the synagogue no later than Feb. 4, 2018.

In order to be eligible for a scholarship, families must submit the following information:

  • A completed Scholarship Application form.
  • Supporting materials as detailed in the Scholarship Application form.  This may include financial records, recent tax returns, a letter from the prospective camper, etc.
  • Scholarships cover camp fees only. Transportation, canteen, clothing, etc. are not included.

Materials for both scholarships and First Time Camper grants can be downloaded and printer here: 

CBT First Time Camper Grant
CBT Scholarship Application

All applications should be mailed or returned in person to:

Congregation Beth Torah
Laura Intfen - Private: Camp Materials
6100 W. 127th Street
Overland Park, KS 66209

Applications may also be scanned and emailed to

Programs supported by Congregation Beth Torah include:
Camp Ramah
Camp Sabra
Any URJ overnight camp
Herzl Camp
Ranch Camp from JCC Denver
Young Judea Camp
And other camps & Israel experiences that include significant Jewish programming.