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.
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.
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 who are PJ Library families (the child enrolled doesn't have to be the child going to camp) may be eligible for a $1,000 incentive grant. To learn more, click here.
We offer early bird discounts 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 30, you are eligible for last year's rates.
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 Schechter depends on where you are from. If you have any questions, please email our Registrar.
Oregon Residents: You are eligible 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. The priority deadline is February 25, 2017. Second round and appeals deadline is April 22, 2017. For information on how to apply, click here.
Non-Washington Residents: You will have the opportunity to apply directly to Schechter 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.