About The Louis August Jonas Foundation
The Louis August Jonas Foundation, Inc. (LAJF) is a publicly supported non-profit foundation, established in 1930 by George Edward "Freddie" Jonas.
Camp Rising Sun
For over 80 years, LAJF has been committed to helping young people grow intellectually, ethically, and globally. We do this by operating Camp Rising Sun, our full-scholarship, summer leadership program for teenagers from more than 25 different countries and 10 U.S. states. Each summer, 60 young men and 60 young women practice leadership skills in a supportive community of peers and counselors.
Listen to a TEDx talk by one of our alumnae!
LAJF continues to support our “Campers for Life” well after the summer has ended! Through affiliated programs, we offer scholarships for post-secondary education and grants for those pursuing humanitarian-oriented projects.
Camp Rising Sun alumni gain admission to some of the finest colleges around the world. An alumni college network provides advice on the college admissions process and connects alumni with colleagues from many different institutions. The Foundation also maintains a searchable database to facilitate alumni networking.
The Louis August Jonas Foundation (LAJF) and Camp Rising Sun (CRS) have a long-held commitment to the principles of diversity, stemming from our mission. In that spirit, LAJF and CRS do not discriminate in violation of the law on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, sexual orientation, nation of origin, or gender.