Selection Resources

This page contains necessary information to help you successfully recruit, select, and support campers for Camp Rising Sun 2017. If there is something you cannot find or would like to add, please simply contact Janessa Schilmoeller at or +1 212-686-1930.  

Program dates

Dates of the boys' session are: June 24-July 21. Approved travel and hosting dates are June 22-24 and July 21-23.

Dates of the girls' session are: July 29-August 25. Approved travel and hosting dates are July 27-29 and August 25-27.

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, 2017 February 10, 2017 February 24, 2017 March 10, 2017
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 13, 2017 February 10, 2017 February 17, 2017 March 3, 2017
All other regions January 27, 2017 February 24, 2017 March 3, 2017 March 17, 2017

Updated selection manual

The 2017 Selection Manual includes the following highlights & changes:

  • 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 (SAME AS 2016): Nominees should be 15 years - 16 years old at the start of Camp (with a birth date between August 25, 2000 and June 20, 2002). 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.

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