Session and Tuition Information

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Session and Tuition Information

Check out the 2019 CSS summer offerings by grade and week. Continue below for descriptions of camp weeks and sessions, as well as general camp information. See you next summer!

For a full list of session offerings by grade, date and rate click here!


2019

Register today for summer camp!

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


Katan (4 Days, 3 Nights)

$525

For campers entering 1st-2nd grades
  • Sunday, 7/14 – Wednesday, 7/17
  • Thursday, 7/18 – Sunday, 7/21
  • Sunday, 8/11 – Wednesday, 8/14
  • 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 an active and immersive Schechter experience, while receiving the right amount of support to enjoy the magic of camp! Sign up for one or multiple Katan sessions.

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1 Week

$1250

For campers entering 2nd-5th grades
  • Sunday, 6/30 – Sunday, 7/7
  • Sunday, 7/7 – Sunday, 7/14
  • Sunday, 7/14 – Sunday, 7/21
  • Wednesday, 8/7 – Wednesday, 8/14
  • This weeklong session is a wonderful introduction for younger or first-time campers, as well as a great way for busy families to fit CSS into complex summer schedules. Campers sample the wide variety of daily activities offered in our longer sessions and have the special experience of spending a Shabbat at camp. All of our counselors are specially trained to understand the needs of first-time campers. Sign up for one, or multiple weeklong sessions!

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2 Week Combo

$2,200

For campers entering 2nd-7th grades
  • Sunday, 6/30 – Sunday, 7/14
  • Wednesday, 7/24 – Wednesday, 8/7
  • Combo sessions pack an entire summer of fun into two weeks! This option is perfect for new and returning campers alike. Combo sessions lay the foundation for many years of enriching camp experiences at Schechter! Sign up for one or multiple Combo sessions.

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3 Week Session

$3,300

For campers entering 5th-10th grades
  • Sunday, 6/30 – Sunday, 7/21
  • Wednesday, 7/24 – Wednesday, 8/14
  • 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, an overnight camping adventure, and so much more! Through interactive and creative Judaic programming, campers explore their own Jewish identity, while building their commitment to tikkun olam (repairing the world) and kehilla (community). Sign up for one or multiple 3-week sessions!

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Oded

$3,900

For campers entering 11th grade
  • Thursday, 6/27 – Sunday, 7/28
  • “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. This program involves an application process; not all applicants are accepted. Odedim will need to arrange their own transportation to and from camp.

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CSS Shelanu 1

$1,500

For campers entering 2nd-4th grades
  • Wednesday, 7/31 – Wednesday, 8/7
  • CSS Shelanu offers the full weeklong Schechter experience, but in Hebrew!

For additional information, click here.


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CSS Shelanu 2

$1,500

For campers entering 6th-8th grades
  • Wednesday, 8/7 – Wednesday, 8/14
  • CSS Shelanu offers the full weeklong Schechter experience, but in Hebrew!

For additional information, click here.


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eXtreme CSS

$1,500

For campers entering 6th-8th grades
  • Wednesday, 7/31 – Wednesday, 8/14
  • eXtreme CSS is perfect for adrenaline-loving campers who are looking for a week of heart-pounding and exhilarating summer fun. From tubing down the Deschuttes river, to zip-lining, mountain biking, kayaking and paint balling, eXtreme CSS campers get to experience the best of Schechter with a focus on extreme sports and adventure. eXtreme CSS will also experience the magic of a Shabbat at CSS!

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Teva Adventure

$1,500

For campers entering 6th-8th grades
  • Wednesday, 8/7 – Wednesday, 8/14
  • Teva Adventure campers will explore the verdant and diverse eco-systems throughout Schechter’s 180 acres. Campers will learn how to use survival gear, create strategies to survive in the wilderness, and how to safely navigate through rarely explored parts of nature. Teva Adventure campers will also take a four day, three night backpacking trip through some of Washington State’s most beautiful regions. Teva Adventure campers will also enjoy the magic of a Shabbat at CSS!

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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 you will receive a discount of approximately 10%, and if you sign up by November 30th you will receive a discount of approximately 5%.

Other Discounts:

– If you sign up your camper for two one-week sessions, you will pay the same price as a 2-week combo session, and signing up for a total of 3 weeks will cost the same as the 3-week session.

– 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 – 2019:

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.