Going to Camp

You're never too old or too young to make incredible memories. Texas is home to several unique seasonal camping opportunties that incorporate Jewish life into everything from rope courses to Havdalah s'mores. With programs catering to every part of our community, there's a camp for every family. If you're looking for a day of play or a full sleep-away experience, we've got the information to take you from research to reunion.


Finding the Right Fit

We know that choosing a camp is a personal and important decision, which is why the Federation is here to provide guidance to help Dallas families find the right Jewish overnight camp for their campers, including campers with special needs. Need a guide through the camp wilderness? We're happy to help!

Send us an email or use the Find a Camp Tool from the Foundation for Jewish Camp.

Local Day Camps

Dallas is home to numerous high-quality day camp programs. No matter your religious affiliation, summer schedule, or your child’s needs, there is a camp for every camper. This guide can help locate the right program for you and your child.

Overnight Camps

The impact of Jewish overnight camp is immediate—campers return home connected to a community and friends that will last them a lifetime. And it doesn’t stop there. Children with pivotal Jewish camp experiences are more likely to become adults who value their Jewish heritage, support Jewish causes, and take on leadership roles in their communities.

We believe in the magic of Jewish overnight camp. All kids deserve the adventure that comes with independance, spiritual growth, and life-long friendships.


One Happy Camper

Receive up to $1000 off Jewish Overnight Camps

Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas is thrilled to be partnering with the Foundation for Jewish Camp to provide over $100,000 in One Happy Camper incentive grants for first-time campers.

Families with children attending any of over 160 nonprofit Jewish overnight camps, including URJ Greene Family Camp, Camp Young Judea Texas, Camp Sabra, and Camp Ramah Darom, for their first summer, may be eligible for a grant regardless of need. Families can find camps and apply for grants by visiting jewishdallas.org/ohc.

Financial Resources

We want to inspire families to choose Jewish overnight camp for their children, increasing the likelihood that they will continue to live active Jewish lives. We believe that Jewish overnight camp is an experience every child should have and want to send as many campers from Dallas to Jewish overnight camp every summer as possible! Here are some resources to help make overnight Jewish camp more affordable:

One Happy Camper Grant Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be a first-time overnight camper*
  • $1000 grant if enrolled for 19+ consecutive days
  • $700 grant if enrolled for 12-18 consecutive days
  • Must be entering grades 1-12 (after camp)
  • Do not attend Jewish day school or yeshiva
  • Attending a nonprofit, Jewish, overnight camp
  • One Happy Camper grants are incentive grants, not need-based or merit- based

*Campers who previously attended camp for 11 days or less are still eligible