Session and Tuition Information

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Session and Tuition Information

Transportation fee information can be found below.


2018

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Camp Solomon Schecter offers a variety of camp options for schedules and age range. Find the perfect camp session for you.


Schechter Katan 1

$525

For campers entering 1st – 2nd grades
  • Sunday, July 1 – Wednesday July 4, 2018
  • If 4 days/3 nights for your rising 1st or 2nd grader seems like the perfect amount of time, Schechter Katan is a great option. With a higher staff-to-camper ratio and specialized age- based programming, Schechter Katan offers your camper the a wonderfully active and immersive Schechter adventure that lets them experience the magic of camp, while receiving the right amount of support to be successful!

For more information on these new sessions, please click here.


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Schechter Katan 2

$525

For campers entering 1st – 2nd grades
  • Monday, July 16 – Thursday, July 19, 2018
  • If 4 days/3 nights for your rising 1st or 2nd grader seems like the perfect amount of time, Schechter Katan is a great option. With a higher staff-to-camper ratio and specialized age- based programming, Schechter Katan offers your camper the a wonderfully active and immersive Schechter adventure that lets them experience the magic of camp, while receiving the right amount of support to be successful!

For more information on these new sessions, please click here.


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Schechter Shelanu (Hebrew Camp)

$1,005

For campers entering 4th – 9th grades
  • Wednesday, July 25 – Tuesday, July 31, 2018
  • Schechter Shelanu is designed for Hebrew-speaking campers entering 4th – 9th grades. Shelanu offers a full Schechter experience, but in Hebrew!

For additional information, click here.


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Aleph Rishon

$2,150

For campers entering 2nd – 4th grades
  • Sunday, July 1 – Sunday, July 15, 2018
  • In Aleph Rishon we pack an entire summer of fun into two weeks! This session is perfect for new and returning campers alike. Aleph Rishon will lay the foundation for many years of enriching camp experiences at Schechter!

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Stayover Day

$105

Stayover Day
  • For campers who register for both Aleph Rishon and Sheni
  • Sunday, July 15 – Monday, July 16, 2018
  • For the day between Aleph Rishon and Sheni there is a choice: Campers may stay over or go home for the night. (Stayover or Transportation fees apply.) We strongly recommend campers stay over at Schechter to provide the full three-week experience, to keep the camp ruach (spirit) going, and to prevent homesickness. Stayover is a relaxing day of swimming, extended rest hours, laid back activities and a sleep-out before being reassigned to new cabins for Aleph Sheni.

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Aleph Sheni

$1,005

For campers entering 2nd – 4th grades
  • Monday, July 16 – Sunday, July 22, 2018
  • This weeklong session is a wonderful introduction for the younger or first-time camper. Campers sample the wide variety of daily activities offered in our longer sessions while having the special experience of spending a Shabbat at camp. All of our counselors are specially trained to understand the needs of first-time campers.

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Bet

$3,260

For campers entering 5th – 7th grades
  • Sunday, July 1 – Sunday, July 22, 2018
  • Bet campers experience everything Schechter has to offer in this exciting 3-week session. Campers enjoy a variety of daily activities, innovative evening programs, fine arts instruction, sports and so much more! Bet campers also enjoy an on-site overnight camping adventure.

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Gimmel

$3,260

For campers entering 8th – 10th grades
  • Wednesday, July 25 – Tuesday, August 14, 2018
  • This 3-week session brings the Schechter experience to a whole new level! The interactive and creative Judaic program allows Gimmel campers to ask questions and explore their own Jewish identity, while building their commitment to tikkun olam (repairing the world) and tzedakah (charity). All Gimmel campers participate in an off-site camping trip.

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Oded

$3,790

For selected campers entering 11th grade
  • Thursday, June 28 – Sunday, July 29, 2018
  • This program involves an application process; not all applicants are accepted. “Oded” means to invigorate, and our highly acclaimed Counselor-in-Training and Leadership program is built to do just that. As part of a close-knit team, the Odedim live together in the Oded Village and spend a number of days on an extended outdoor adventure. The Oded program is truly a hands-on training program, as the participants plan programs, lead services, create an Oded Project, teach activities and share responsibility for a cabin of campers. As Odedim, these teens learn to look at leadership and life through a Jewish lens. Odedim will need to arrange their own transportation to and from camp.

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Discounts and Financial Aid


One Happy Camper

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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Oregon:  First-time campers attending Aleph Rishon, Bet, Gimmel or Oded sessions who are from the 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 Aleph Rishon, Bet, Gimmel or Oded sessions 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.


First Time Campers from Affiliated Synagogues/Regions:

For any of the following options, please contact our Registrar for more information.

– 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 & Garry Kahn campership fund.

– First-time campers from the Greater Tacoma Area may be eligible for 50% off their first summer’s tuition from the Bobby Rosenthal Memorial Scholarship Fund.

– Campers from Beth Tikvah in Richmond, B.C. may be eligible for a discount through the Boris Cohen Memorial Scholarship.

Early Bird Discount:

If you register by September 30th and either pay the tuition in full OR pay the deposit and sign up for a 3-month payment plan, you will receive 2018’s tuition at 2017’s price.

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

For information about Financial Aid, visit our
Financial Aid page.


Transportation Fees – 2018:

We offer bus transportation from our major cities, for an addtitional cost.

Airport – $100
Bellevue – $100
Bellingham – $145
Ellensburg – $145
Portland – $140
Seattle – $100
Spokane – $175
Vancouver – $175


Wait List Policies:

1. In order to be on the wait list, one must put down a fully refundable $250 deposit and complete the camper application via our website.

2. Campers will be accepted off of the wait list in the order applied.

3. Should you wish to take your child off of the wait list (i.e. you sign them up for another camp during the same time period), we would be happy to refund your deposit at any time.

4. If a spot opens up, we will contact you via the primary email address listed in the camper application. You will have 48 hours to respond before the space will be offered to another camper. Within 7 days of the session, we will contact your primary phone numbers, and you will have 4 hours to respond.

5. If we are unable to accommodate your child, we will do our best to refund your deposit within 72 hours of the start-date of the session for which your camper signed up (refund by check rather than credit card may take additional time).

The Details:

– A non-refundable $250 deposit is required for every camper (unless the camper is on a wait list, in which case, if a space is not available, the deposit will be refunded).

– No camper is permitted to attend camp unless full payment has been received prior to the start date of the session.

– All cancellations and changes must be made in writing.

– Cancellations made after March 15th will result in a loss of 50% of the total camp fee.

– No refunds are available for cancellations made within 30 days of camp.

– Exceptions may be available for medical or family emergencies.

– Camp Solomon Schechter reserves the right to dismiss a camper without refund because of his or her refusal to adhere to the rules and policies outlined in the Parent Handbook.

If you register by September 30th and either pay the tuition in full OR pay the deposit and sign up for a 3-month payment plan, you will receive 2018’s tuition at 2017’s price!