• Full Scholarship
  • New York

Camp Rising Sun is a full-scholarship program in upstate New York where young people practice leadership skills, learn from each other, and build community. You’ll return home with a better understanding of yourself, the world, and how you can change your community.

CRS is four weeks long and there are sessions in July and August.

Be part of a small, international cohort of students exploring leadership, identity, justice, and action issues. The Ethical Leadership Experience (TELE) is a highly interactive virtual program where you can: Work on collaborative projects with teens from around the world, share your passions learn about others’ interests, and make lasting friendships.



United States


  • Camp Rising Sun is a full scholarship program.
  • Admitted campers pay no tuition to attend their program.
  • When families or local alumni associations cannot afford travel costs to and from camp, LAJF has some funds to provide need-based financial assistance to cover travel costs. These funds are limited.


You can apply from anywhere in the world.

  • You should be at least 15 years old when your camp session starts and you cannot have turned 17 by the end of your camp session.
  • You must be available for the whole four-week in-person session.
  • You must be able to speak English. English is essential for understanding safety instructions and for maximizing the benefits of the CRS experience.
  • Children or grandchildren of any previous Camp Rising Sun alumni interested in participating in CRS must apply as legacy campers.
  • Accepted applicants must complete a full medical (physical and mental health) evaluation before arrival and provide proof of vaccination, including being fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Exemptions will be granted.
Eligible Regions: Open for All

Application Process

You will have to submit the following materials by the application deadline for your region.

1) Application forms:

1.1) A completed 2024 CRS and TELE Application Part 1.

1.2) A completed Camp Rising Sun Camper Application 2024: Part 2, which includes short answer questions and a mini-project. To fill out Part 2, you have to fill out Part 1. You will need your LAJF Applicant ID, which you will be assigned when you fill out Part 1. *If you cannot access the application form, you can access the PDF copy.

2) One (1) reference. This reference should be an adult who knows you well (teacher, guidance counselor, principal, coach, club leader, religious adviser, or scoutmaster, etc.) References must be adults who are not members of your family. Once you have filled out Part 1, share this link with your reference so that they can submit it: https://www.lajf.org/crs-camper-reference

The references are due by the application deadline for your region.

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For Further Queries

Please follow the instructions you received from the Camp Rising Sun representative in your area or contact the Foundation staff at [email protected] for deadline information if you are in doubt.
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