Scholarships / Financial Aid:

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.

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

PJ Library Goes to Camp

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.

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First Time Campers from Affiliated Synagogues/Regions:  

  • 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 and Garry Kahn campership fund.  Contact our Registrar for more information.
  • First time campers from the Greater Tacoma Area may be eligible for a discount off their first summer's tuition from the Bobby Rosenthal Memorial Scholarship Fund.  The fund will pay the full tuition for a first-time Aleph 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 our Registra for more information.
  • Campers from Beth Tikvah in Richmond, BC may be eligible for a discount through the Boris Cohen Memorial Scholarship. Contact the synagogue for more information.

Early Bird Discounts:  

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.

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.

Need-Based Financial Aid:

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 24, 2018. Second round and appeals deadline is April 21, 2018. 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.

  • The Camp Solomon Schechter Financial Aid Application priority deadline is February 24, 2018. Second round and appeals deadline is April 21, 2018.
  • Everyone applying for financial aid must pay the $250 deposit.
  • Allocations will be made by Schechter and other sources starting in March; there are limited funds available.
  • All financial aid applicants must make regular monthly payments on the 15th of the month, starting the month after the deposit has been received, and 50% of the full tuition must be received by March 15th in order to avoid the 15% surcharge for late payment. All tuition and other charges must be paid in full by June 15th. Tuition and other charges must be paid in full in no more than three payments.