Your Gift

Every donation to Camp Wise supports camp operation, program, scholarships and capital improvement. Our donors make it possible for us to provide every child with a camp experience no matter their financial ability. Donors provide us with the resources to grow Jewish life and culture, create innovative programming, enrich our staff training, and maintain our camp facility. This is an essential part of how we create that Camp Wise magic.

When you choose to give a gift to Camp Wise, you are investing in the future of our Jewish Community and building the next generation of Jewish leaders. YOUR GIFT WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Your Impact

We invite you to direct your gift to one or more of the following areas of philanthropic impact:

Annual Fund

Camper Scholarships
Each year the request for financial assistance grows as does the cost of operating a residential camp. We firmly believe that every camper should have the opportunity to enjoy a summer at the “Home of Happiness.” Without your support this wouldn’t be possible.

Program and Operations Camper tuition covers approximately 85% of the Camp Wise operating budget. The remainder is funded by grants from local and national organizations and from generous individual donors. Join us in supporting outstanding programs, activities, off-camp trips, camper care, and more!

Staff Programs and Honors
We’re grateful to alumni, parents, and others who support special treats, surprises, and learning opportunities for our dedicated and talented seasonal staff.  Help honor our staff and show your support for their creativity and care through an annual contribution.

Endowment Funds
A gift to an endowment is a gift that will give back to Camp Wise for generations to come.  Consider designating your support to one of several scholarship or programmatic endowments that support ongoing projects and initiaitives such as scholarships, arts and crafts, nature education, and more.  Contact our office for more information.

The Lenny Rubin Israel Center
Lenny Rubin was the beloved director from 1972-1975. He is fondly remembered by his campers and staff members. After losing his courageous battle to brain cancer in the spring of 2007, the Lenny Rubin Israel Center was built to honor his commitment to Camp.

Donations designated to this fund support programs including bringing Israeli Staff and campers to camp, implementing Israel education programs, and sending a group of campers to Israel.
  • $6,800 sends a camper to Israel
  • $3,500 provides camp with one Israeli staff member
  • $500 provides special training for our Israeli staff
  • $180 places a mezuzah on a camp building

Capital Gifts

Camp Wise has grown significantly in the last decade. We are constantly in need of improvements to our facility and program spaces. Giving a gift to our Capital Fund can help create the next new exciting activity at camp or enhance the living space for our campers and staff. To learn more about our next capital project contact the camp director at