There are different financial aid sources available depending on where you live. There are also Camper Incentive Programs that are not need-based, discussed below. Regardless of where you live, if you are affiliated with a synagogue, we encourage you to ask your Rabbi about the possibility of tuition assistance.
First time campers attending Aleph II, Bet, Gimmel or Oded sessions who do not attend Jewish Day School are eligible for an up to $1000 tuition incentive. The 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 Carolyn, our Registrar.
Camp Solomon Schechter offers financial assistance to parents who may find it difficult to afford the expense of Camp. How you apply for financial aid from CSS depends on where you are from. If you have any questions, please email Carolyn.
Oregon Residents: You are eligable for an Oregon-only scholarship. Apply for The Kailes Family Scholarship.
Washington Residents: Apply directly to the Jewish Federation, which acts as a financial aid clearinghouse for all of our scholarship applicants from Washington. For information on how to apply, click here.
Non-Washington Residents: You will have the opportunity to apply directly to Camp for financial assistance after registering your camper for Camp. We also suggest that if you are a member of a synagogue, you approach your Rabbi about the possibility of assistance. For example, Beth Tikvah in Richmond, B.C. has the Boris Cohen Memorial Scholarship, and Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation in Seattle has a first time camper fund.
The Judith & Garry Kahn Camp Solomon Schechter First-Time Camper Fund will provide up to ten first-time Schechter campers from Oregon and Southwest Washington with a $180 tuition discount. Contact Carolyn if interested.
The Robert (Bobby) Rosenthal Scholarship Fund is geared toward Tacoma-area first-time campers. The fund will pay the full tuition for a first-time Aleph I or Aleph II camper and then 50% in the second year. First-time Bet, Gimmel and Oded campers also are eligible for 50% off tuition! A limited number of scholarships are available. Contact Carolyn if interested.