Month: April 2021

Making Camp Totally Affordable

Making Camp Affordable for Every Family

At Camp Zeke, we are committed to making sure the camp experience is totally affordable for every family. We want to make it a quick, easy, and confidential process to apply for financial aid. Please see below for details about how the process works. 
First, you register for camp at We take a deposit of $50 for scholarship applicants, and that deposit is totally refundable if our scholarship offer doesn’t work for you.
Second, we will ask you to apply for One Happy Camper, which is a Foundation for Jewish Camp program that takes $1,000 off the price of camp. That funding will be in addition to your scholarship. 
Third, we will send you our digital scholarship application, which takes about 10 minutes to complete. Once you send us back the scholarship application, we work on putting a fee reduction in place to ensure camp is totally affordable. 
If we cannot come back with a reduced price that works for you, then you can withdraw the camp application with no questions asked (and a full refund of the deposit). However, we almost always meet our families’ financial needs and will ensure that the scholarship offer works for your family. 
To ask a confidential question about our scholarship process, please contact our registrar, Barbara, at 212-913-9783 or

Letter for Florida Families

April 2021
Dear Florida Families:
I hope you are all doing well! As you prepare for camp and start to look into flight options, we wanted to offer a new service: Camp Zeke has established a relationship with a travel agency that will help put all of our Florida families on the same flight. That way, your camper can fly to and from camp with the other campers from Florida who are traveling on the same day.
If you are interested in details, please contact Nadia at The name of the travel agency is Family Travel Concierge. Please note that this service is completely optional. 
You are also welcome to book your own flight if you prefer. If you choose to book on your own, please book a flight that arrives at Newark International Airport around 12:00 pm on opening day. Our staff will be waiting to welcome your camper inside the airport. Please plan to fly out on the last day of the session around 3:00 pm from Newark International Airport.
Whichever option you choose, please send me your flight details so I can coordinate the airport pickup on opening day. If you have any questions, please be in touch!

Rachel Pineles
Director of New Families &
Director of Operations, Camp Zeke
Summer: Lakewood, PA
Winter: New York, NY