Summer CampScroll

Herzl camp endowment funds

Thank you for making a donation to Herzl Camp! You can direct your donation to support a specific purpose like scholarship or Jewish education by donating to one of the following funds.

Many alumni have created a named endowment to support camp. It’s a simple process to set up a fund. Meet with Holly Guncheon, our Development Director, and set up your fund today! An endowment fund means that you make an initial gift or pledge to camp and a percentage of that gift is given to camp annually.

To start an endowment at Herzl Camp, you make an initial donation or a pledge to give over the course of a few years. Each year, a percentage of the value of the fund is given out for the purpose you determine – typically 4-5%, depending on recent investment returns. You can set a specific purpose or area of camp for your fund to support like inclusion services, Kadimah scholarships or waterfront equipment or your fund can provide a general donation. This gift will continue in perpetuity – forever.

Herzl Camp General Fund
A high quality camp experience is expensive - weekly tuition is over $850.  Your donation to our General Fund improves camp for today’s campers, adds special programming and activities and helps keep camp tuition in reach of the average family. Your support for Jewish camping addresses many of the concerns that face our community.  As adults, Jewish campers are significantly more likely to join a synagogue, donate to a Federation, care about Israel, and marry and raise children as Jews.

Scholarship Fund
Your donation provides camp scholarships for kids in financial need. A $117 donation provides one day of camp for one camper in need.  Each summer, Herzl gives $150,000 in tuition assistance to families in need - over 28% of our campers receive a scholarship from Herzl Camp.

Israel Education Fund
Campers are 55% more likely to feel a strong connection to Israel than non-campers.  At Herzl Camp, we have a vibrant Israel Education program funded through contributions from friends who care about Israel's future.  Each year, we bring teens from the Sderot region of Israel to participate side-by-side with their American counterparts. We also bring several Israeli bunk counselors for the summer in addition to special learning opportunities with Israeli Scouts, dancers, musicians and scholars.  Not every family can afford a trip to Israel, so we bring Israel to Camp!

Building Fund
You've invested over $8 million in Herzl Camp's facilities. Our camp is beautiful, functional, accessible and safe - Your gift to the Building Fund is used to keep it that way! Whether it's a new roof, a new water heater, or replacing screens in cabins, we are committed to keeping camp in great shape for future generations and your donation makes that possible.

1960-64 Staff Scholarship Fund
Donations to this fund provide scholarships to campers facing financial hardship

1968-73 Staff Scholarship Fund
Donations to this fund provide scholarships to campers facing financial hardship

72 Ozo Camper Scholarship Fund
Donations to this fund provide scholarships to campers facing financial hardship

Adam Tarshish Accessibility Fund
Donations to this fund help campers with physical challenges share in the Herzl Camp experience.

Bat Sheva Fund for Challenged Children
Donations to this fund help campers with physical challenges share in the Herzl Camp experience.

Stephen and Joel Bard Family Scholarship Fund
Donations to this fund provide scholarships to campers facing financial hardship

Barbara and Lee Bearmon Scholarship Fund
Donations to this fund provide scholarships to campers facing financial hardship

Becker Scholarship Fund
Donations to this fund provide scholarships to campers facing financial hardship

Charlotte and Richard Berman Family Endowment Fund
Donations to this fund are directed to the camp's most pressing needs each year

Todd and Amy Cytron Family Endowment Fund
Donations to this fund provide Chanut money and camp supplies for children receiving scholarship

hanc and Harriet Davis Family Scholarship Fund
Donations to this fund provide scholarships to campers facing financial hardship

Cy and Sally Ettinger Scholarship Fund
Donations to this fund provide scholarships to campers facing financial hardship

Ezrilov Family Endowment
Donations to this fund are directed to the camp's most pressing needs each year

Fiterman Family Scholarship Fund
Donations to this fund provide scholarships to campers facing financial hardship

Garon Ansel Family Fund
Donations to this fund provide general support to improve camp programming and keep camp affordable for the average family

Philip and Sheril Gilberstadt Scholarship Fund
Donations to this fund provide scholarships to campers facing financial hardship

Harold Goldfine Family Kitchen Fund
Donations to this fund support the heart of camp - our Kosher kitchen!

Steve, Jill and Sydney Gottlieb Endowment
Donations to this fund support services for campers with special needs

Grais Family Endowment
Donations to this fund are directed to the camp's most pressing needs each year

Kermit and Elinore Greene Inclusivity Fund
Donations to this fund help campers with physical challenges share in the Herzl Camp experience.

Horovitz-Hirschthal Scholarship Fund
Donations to this fund provide scholarships to campers facing financial hardship

Bonnie and Steve Heller Scholarship Fund
Donations to this fund provide scholarships to campers facing financial hardship

George Kaplan Ulam Upkeep Fund
Donations to this fund provide for the upkeep of the Ulam – our beautiful theater built in 1951 by George Kaplan, 2nd president of Herzl Camp.

Lauren and Danny Kaplan Family Fund
Donations to this fund provide new equipment for camp programs. In the past, this fund has given camp our banana boat and peddleboats.

Tom & Joanne Kieffer / Dan & Stacy Mosow / Marty & Wendy Shragg Family Scholarship Fund
Donations to this fund provide scholarships to campers facing financial hardship

Steven & Carole Lang Scholarship Fund
Donations to this fund provide scholarships to campers facing financial hardship

Mindy and Brook Leventhal Family Scholarship Fund
Donations to this fund provide scholarships to campers facing financial hardship

Rodich Family Scholarship Fund
Donations to this fund provide scholarships to campers facing financial hardship

Rosenthal Scholarship Fund
Donations to this fund provide scholarships to campers facing financial hardship

Heidi Schechter Moldo Ozo Leadership Fund
Donations to this fund support our counselor-in-training program.

Schmitzer-Shapiro Ozo Programming Fund
Donations to this fund support our counselor-in-training program.

Shields Gelperin Family Fund
Donations to this fund provide scholarships to campers facing financial hardship

Sylvan Sieger Scholarship Fund
Donations to this fund provide scholarships to campers facing financial hardship

Harold and Mickey Smith Scholarship Fund
Donations to this fund provide scholarships to campers facing financial hardship

Michelle Solle Kadimah Scholarship Fund
This fund provides scholarships to Kadimah campers in need.

Sylvia and William Schachtman Scholarship Fund
Donations to this fund provide scholarships to campers facing financial hardship

Lawrence Spiegel Scholarship Fund
Donations to this fund provide scholarships to campers facing financial hardship

Tankenoff Families Scholarship Endowment
Donations to this fund provide scholarships to campers facing financial hardship

Stacie and Jeff Usem Family Fund
Donations to this fund provide general support to improve camp programming and keep camp affordable for the average family.

Waldman Belzer and Roether Family Fund
Donations to this fund provide general support to improve camp programming and keep camp affordable for the average family.

Michael Winston Scholarship Fund
Donations to this fund provide scholarships to campers facing financial hardship

Herb and Joyce Wolk Memorial Camp Scholarship Fund
Donations to this fund provide scholarships to campers facing financial hardship

Max and Rose Zamansky New Cabin Fund
Donations to this fund go directly to funding construction of new cabins at camp.

Dawn and Danny Zouber Family Fund
Donations to this fund provide scholarships to campers facing financial hardship