Session & Tuition Information

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Register for Summer 2021!

Camp Solomon Schechter will be reducing the number of session options, and limiting camper capacities for Summer 2021, in order to ensure best health and safety practices in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Session & Tuition Information

*The cost of the program is $7,500, which includes 4 weeks in Israel, international airfare, and a week at CSS. The Samis Foundation is providing a $3,000 subsidy per camper to bring the cost down to $4,500 per participant. Thank you Samis Foundation!

Camp Policies

  • Deposits
  • Final Payment
  • Payment Plans
  • Cancellations
  • Cancellation due to COVID-19
  • Returned Payments and Refunds
  • COVID-19 health and safety policies and protocols.
  • Transportation
  • A $250 deposit is required for every camper.
  • Deposits are charged to the credit card on file.  
  • If you have a credit from Summer 2020, you may apply your credit towards the deposit. If you are still due a balance after the deposit, we will apply the remainder towards your tuition. We will contact you to confirm this transaction.
  • Families interested in applying for Financial Aid will still need to pay a $250 deposit per camper.
  • A deposit will be collected when adding your camper to a waitlist. Should your child not be accepted into the program all monies paid will be refunded in full (including the deposit).
Final Payment

Final payment must be received no later than May 15th. (Payment plan options are available — see below.)

Payment Plans

Families registering online have three payment options:

  1. Pay in full at time of registration by credit card.
  2. Pay in full by check within 7 days of registration. 
  3. Pay in three equal installments beginning on the 15th of the month in which you register. Should you register after the 15th of the month, your payment will begin the following month.

If none of these options work for your family, please contact Michaela Covner for assistance.


  • All cancellations and changes must be made in writing.
  • The $250 deposit is fully refundable until January 15th, 2020. Deposits are non-refundable after January 15th, 2020.
  • If an applicant signs up for camp after the deposit is non-refundable, the applicant will get 30 days to obtain a full refund following the application date.
  • Families can receive a full refund, minus the deposit for cancellations made before March 15th. Cancelations made after March 15th will result in a loss of 50% of the total camp fee.
  • All fees are non-refundable for cancelations made after May 15th, 2021 unless the camp cancels due to Covid-19.
  • Families who apply for camp after May 15th, 2021 will have ten business days to pay their balance in full. A $250 deposit will be required upon registering. Deposits paid after May 15th, 2021 are non-refundable.
  • Exceptions may be available for medical or family emergencies.
  • Camp Solomon Schechter reserves the right to dismiss a camper without a refund because of his or her refusal to adhere to the rules and policies outlined in the Parent Handbook.
Cancellation due to COVID-19

  • All fees, including deposit, will be refunded if camp is canceled due to Covid-19, before March 15th.
  • CSS reserves the right to keep the $250 deposits after March 15th, even in the event that camp is canceled, in order to maintain financial security and reopen in 2022.
  • CSS will issue a full refund to international campers who are not permitted to travel to the US due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Returned Payments and Refunds

  • Refunds will be returned to your card on file.  If you require a refund via check, please contact Michaela Covner. 
  • All checks and bank drafts returned for insufficient funds will incur a $25 fee assessed on your account.
  • If you are awaiting a refund, please do not dispute the charge with your cardholder. Payments that are disputed in error will incur a $50 fee assessed on your account. 
COVID-19 health and safety policies and protocols.

We have spent the last several months monitoring how the camping industry has responded to COVID-19. While most Jewish camps did not open during the summer, several private camps opened in a limited manner. The camping community has learned from their successes and from the various challenges of opening in 2020. We have taken these overnight camps’ experiences and have begun to put together a working document that will help us open and operate a Camp safely in 2021.

Please note that this is written based on current information and testing protocols related to COVID-19. It is highly likely our policies and procedures will change as we lead up to next summer, and we will update and notify our community of any and all changes.

CSS COVID-19 Playbook


In accordance with current guidelines, we are not offering transportation for Summer 2021 at this time. Please make arrangements to drive your camper to and from camp. If your camper will be arriving by airplane please contact Michaela Covner to make arrangements.

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