Selection Resources

This page contains necessary information to help you successfully recruit, select, and support campers for Camp Rising Sun 2018. If there is something you cannot find or would like to add, please simply contact Mads Nissen at or +45 2276 3092

Program dates

Dates of the girls' session are: June 23rd - July 20th. Approved travel and hosting dates are June 21 -22 and July 20-22

Dates of the boys' session are: July 28th - August 24th. Approved travel and hosting dates are July 26-27 and August 24 -26

Selection deadlines - vary by region - please read carefully

Selection region Applications due to selectors Nominations of candidates and alternates due to LAJF LAJF notifies scholarship winners Candidates accept the scholarship
NYC/NJ Area January 1, 2018 February 16, 2018 February 23, 2018 March 2, 2018
At-Large and Areas that require visas, including: Argentina, Barbados, Bulgaria, China, Ecuador, Egypt, Ghana, Iran, Israel, Palestine, Peru, Poland, South Africa, Turkey, Zambia January 15, 2018 February 16, 2018 February 23, 2018 March 2, 2018
All other regions January 29, 2018 March 1, 2018 March 9, 2018 March 16, 2018

Updated selection manual

The 2018 Selection Manual  includes the following highlights & changes from last year:

  • CULTURAL REPRESENTATION: Candidates should represent one's local / regional culture, and have an awareness of the diversity within one's region. It is suggested that candidates should have lived 3 years in the region or country from which they are chosen. If there is an exceptional candidate in your region who does not fulfill the residency requirement, he or she may be nominated.

  • AGE REQUIREMENT : Nominees should be 15 years - 16 years old at the start of Camp (with a birth date between August 24, 2001 and June 20, 2003). Exceptions for highly mature 14-year-olds will be considered based on written recommendations to LAJF from the regional selection committee. If a 14-year-old camper is accepted, arrangements must be made to have a family member or other responsible adult accompany this camper throughout travel to New York.

  • Full Medical Examination: We want to reiterate, that nominees are required to complete a full medical (physcial and mental health) evaluation prior to arrival. Please note, that candidates whose physical or mental health history would preclude full participation in our program (or otherwise might put the candidate or others in harm's way) may be asked to withdraw their application, even after being nominated by a selector.

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