Camp Nefesh

Reviewed by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation

$3,011 raised by 44 donors

20% complete

$15,000 Goal

Inspired by the International Rescue Committee's program in Seattle, Washington, Camp Nefesh was founded by a teenager in 2018 to give the Summer Camp experience to Refugee kids. Camp Nefesh is a teen run and led 501(c)(3) that works to provide a safe, fun space for refugee children to learn, play, grow, and meet new friends. 

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Camp Nefesh provides a fun, free summer day camp experience for refugee children and helps them and their families transition to life in the Sacramento region. Planned and led by youth, Camp Nefesh gives campers, counselors, and community members opportunities to learn and grow.


Camp Nefesh is a fully teen run and led nonprofit, reliant on community partners and donations to keep us running. We accept monetary and in-kind donations as well as volunteers each summer.

$5 feeds one camper for one day

$50 feeds one camper for the entirety of camp

$75 provides school and art supplies for a camper to bring home and use for the school year

$100 ensures safe transportation for one camper to and from the campsite and their homes each day

$250 provides outdoor sports equipment like soccer balls, chalk, and water balloons.

$350 sends one child to Camp Nefesh

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Organization Data


Organization name

Camp Nefesh

Tax id (EIN)


Mission Category

Youth Development

Operating Budget


Organization Need

Funding: Unrestricted, Volunteers, In-Kind Donations, Board Members, Funding: Other, Funding: Program, Space: Office or Other, Other

Demographics Served

Immigrants & refugees, Youth & Children

Counties Served




Service areas

Sacramento, CA, US

Elk Grove, CA, US

Carmichael, CA, US

Arden-Arcade, CA, US

Sacramento County, CA, US



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