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Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid, Discounts & Incentives

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.

Important Dates: One Happy Camper grant applications open in mid-late October. Grants are awarded on a first come, first serve basis. If you qualify, and there is money available, you will be awarded the grant.

Washington: First-time campers attending camp for twelve or more consecutive days, 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.

Oregon: First-time campers attending camp for twelve or more consecutive days, who are from Oregon are eligible for a tuition incentive up to $1,000. There are a limited number of camperships available for Jewish Day School students. The Oregon 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.

All Other States: First-time campers attending for 12 consecutive days or longer, who are from other states may be eligible for a tuition incentive up to $1,000 if they do not attend Jewish Day School. To find out if your camper is eligible, go to www.onehappycamper.org or contact our Registrar.

Important: Please note that those who received One Happy Camper grants for summer 2020 are eligible to apply again, but must re-apply. Applications are not automatically rolled over.

Important Dates: The application for 2021 PJ Goes to Camp grants is already open.

Eligibility: 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.

Learn More About PJ Goes to Camp Grants

All first-time campers from Oregon/SW Washington are eligible for a $250 campership from the Judith & Garry Kahn Campership Fund. This is not need-based.

If the camper receives One Happy Camper in their first year, the $250 campership will be applied to their second summer.

Do you love camp? Of course you do! Well, now you can share your enthusiasm for Schechter, and get rewarded for it! Introducing Schechter’s Camper Referral Program.

Here is how it works: For each new camper that you refer to CSS, we’ll give you a $150 credit towards your tuition.

All you need to do is send them the link to register! The camp application will ask who they were referred by, and if they put down your name… you’ll be a winner! Campers must be new to Camp Solomon Schechter, and register for one week or more to be eligible for this incentive program.

NEED HELP CONVINCING FRIENDS?

CSS staff will come to your house to give a presentation about camp, share some SWAG, and show a highlight video. We’ll even bring pizza! If you’d like to host a CSS Recruitment Party at your house, please email Adam Nickels, at anickels@campschechter.org

For more information about the CSS Referral Program, email Adi Azoulai at info@campschechter.org.

We offer a multiple child discount of 10% for each child after the first registration; the discount is applied to the youngest camper(s).

Campers coming from outside of the US are eligible for a 20% International Discount.

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. For information on how to apply, click here.

Non-Washington Residents: You will have the opportunity to apply directly to CSS 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 TBD. The second round and appeals deadline is TBD.
  • 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. All tuition and other charges must be paid in full by July 15th.

Pierce County Residents: The Tacoma Jewish Community Fund offers camp scholarships for Tacoma-Pierce County area children who need financial assistance to attend Camp Solomon Schechter. To apply, simply email our registrar.