Session and Tuition Information

Session

Grades

Dates

Tuition

Aleph Rishon

2 - 4

7/2 - 7/16

$2045

Stayover Day

Aleph Rishon/Sheni

7/16 - 7/17

$100

Aleph Sheni

2 - 4

7/17 - 7/23

$960

Bet

5 - 7

7/2 - 7/23

$3105

Gimmel

8 - 10

7/26 - 8/15

$3105

Oded

11

6/29 - 7/30

$3610

Oded Class of '16 Reunion

12

7/28 - 7/30

$115

Transportation fee information can be found below.

One Happy Camper - Washington and Portland:  

Washington:  First-time campers attending Aleph Rishon, Bet, Gimmel, or Oded sessions who are from Washington State and do not attend Jewish Day School are eligible for a tuition incentive up to $1,000. The Washington One Happy Camper program is a partnership between the Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC) and the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle. To find out more, or apply now, go to www.onehappycamper.org or contact our Registrar.  

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Greater Portland Area:  First-time campers attending Aleph Rishon, Bet, Gimmel, or Oded sessions who are from the Greater Portland Area are eligible for a tuition incentive up to $1,000. There are a limited number of camperships available for Jewish Day School students. The Portland One Happy Camper program is a partnership between the Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC) and the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland. To find out more, or apply now, go to www.onehappycamper.org or contact our Registrar.  

First Time Campers from Affiliated Synagogues/Regions:

For any of the following options, please contact our Registrar for more information.

  • First time campers from Oregon and the Vancouver (WA) metro area may be eligible for $180 off their first summer's tuition from the Judith & Garry Kahn campership fund.
  • First time campers from the Greater Tacoma Area may be eligible for 50% off their first summer's tuition from the Bobby Rosenthal Memorial Scholarship Fund.
  • Campers from Beth Tikvah in Richmond, B.C. may be eligible for a discount through the Boris Cohen Memorial Scholarship.

Early Bird Discount:  

We offer an early bird discount to those parents who choose to register their campers early and either pay the full amount or sign up for our three month payment plan.  If you register your camper(s) by September 30th, you are eligible for last year's rates.

Other Discounts:  

  • We offer a multiple child discount of 10% for each child after the first registration; discount is applied to youngest camper(s).
  • Campers coming from Canada are eligible for a 20% discount
  • Campers who come from Israel are eligible for a 20% discount
  • For financial aid information, click here.

Transportation Fees - 2017:  

We offer bus transportation from our major cities, for an addtitional cost.

Airport $95
Bellevue $95
Bellingham $135
Ellensburg $135
Portland $125
Seattle $95
Spokane $155
Vancouver $155

Wait List Policies:

  1. In order to be on the wait list, one must put down a fully refundable $250 deposit and complete the camper application via our website.
  2. Campers will be accepted off of the wait list in the order applied.
  3. Should you wish to take your child off of the wait list (i.e. you sign them up for another camp during the same time period), we would be happy to refund your deposit at any time.
  4. If a spot opens up, we will contact you via the primary email address listed in the camper application.  You will have 48 hours to respond before the space will be offered to another camper.  Within 7 days of the session, we will contact your primary phone numbers, and you will have 4 hours to respond.
  5. If we are unable to accommodate your child, we will do our best to refund your deposit within 72 hours of the start-date of the session for which your camper signed up (refund by check rather than credit card may take additional time).

The Details:  

  • A non-refundable $250 deposit is required for every camper (unless the camper is on a wait list, in which case, if a space is not available, the deposit will be refunded).
  • No camper is permitted to attend camp unless full payment has been received prior to the start date of the session.
  • All cancellations and changes must be made in writing.
  • Cancellations made after March 15th will result in a loss of 50% of the total camp fee.
  • No refunds are available for cancellations made within 30 days of camp.
  • Exceptions may be available for medical or family emergencies.
  • Camp Solomon Schechter reserves the right to dismiss a camper without refund because of his or her refusal to adhere to the rules and policies outlined in the Parent Handbook.

 

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About the Sessions:

Aleph Rishon Session 

For campers entering 2nd – 4th grades
Sunday, July 2 - Sunday, July 16, 2017 

In Aleph Rishon we pack an entire summer of fun into two weeks!  This session is perfect for new and returning campers alike. Aleph Rishon will lay the foundation for many years of enriching camp experiences at Schechter!

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Stayover Day 

For campers who register for both Aleph Rishon and Sheni
Sunday, July 16 - Monday, July 17, 2017 

For the day between Aleph Rishon and Sheni there is a choice:  Campers may stay over or go home for the night. (Stayover or Transportation fees apply.)  We strongly recommend campers stay over at Schechter to provide the full three-week experience, to keep the camp ruach (spirit) going, and to prevent homesickness. Stayover is a relaxing day of swimming, extended rest hours, laidback activities and a sleep-out before being reassigned to new cabins for Aleph Sheni.

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Aleph Sheni Session

For campers entering 2nd – 4th grades
Monday, July 17 - Sunday, July 23, 2017 

This weeklong session is a wonderful introduction for the younger or first-time camper. Campers sample the wide variety of daily activities offered in our longer sessions while having the special experience of spending a Shabbat at camp. All of our counselors are specially trained to understand the needs of first-time campers.

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Bet Session

For campers entering 5th – 7th grades
Sunday, July 2 - Sunday, July 23, 2017 

Bet campers experience everything Schechter has to offer in this exciting 3-week session. Campers enjoy a variety of daily activities, innovative evening programs, fine arts instruction, sports and so much more!  Bet campers also enjoy an on-site overnight camping adventure.

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Gimmel Session

For campers entering 8th – 10th grades
Wednesday, July 26 - Tuesday, August 15, 2017 

This 3-week session brings the Schechter experience to a whole new level!  The interactive and creative Judaic program allows Gimmel campers to ask questions and explore their own Jewish identity, while building their commitment to tikkun olam (repairing the world) and tzedakah (charity). All Gimmel campers participate in an off-site camping trip.

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Oded Program

For selected campers entering 11th grade
Thursday, June 29 - Sunday, July 30, 2017 

This program involves an application process; not all applicants are accepted. “Oded” means to invigorate, and our highly acclaimed Counselor-in-Training and Leadership program is built to do just that. As part of a close-knit team, the Odedim live together in the Oded Village and spend a number of days on an extended outdoor adventure. The Oded program is truly a hands-on training program, as the participants plan programs, lead services, create an Oded Project, teach activities and share responsibility for a cabin of campers. As Odedim, these teens learn to look at leadership and life through a Jewish lens. Odedim will need to arrange their own transportation to and from camp.

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