Selection Resources

This page contains necessary information to help you successfully recruit, select, and support campers for Camp Rising Sun 2019. If there is something you cannot find or would like to add, please simply contact Mads Nissen ( or Janessa Schilmoeller (

Program dates

Dates of the 2019 girls’ session are: June 22 – July 19. Approved travel and hosting dates are June 20 – 21 and July 20 – 21.

Dates of the 2019 boys’ session are: July 27 – August 23. Approved travel and hosting dates are July 25 – 26 and August 24 – 25

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 7th, 2019 February 16th, 2019 February 22nd, 2019 March 1st, 2019
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 14th, 2019 February 15th, 2019 February 22nd, 2019 March 1st, 2019
All other regions February 1st, 2019 March 1st, 2019 March 8th, 2019 March 15th, 2019

Updated selection manual

The 2019 Selection Manual  includes the following highlights & changes from recent years:

  • 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, 2002 and June 20, 2004). 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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