Financial Assistance & Info

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Testimonials from our CMC Families

My daughter has been RAVING about her 2 weeks. She hasn't stopped recounting story after story. The Embassy Game was the highlight for her. One of the first questions she asked on our way home was: Can I go back next year? The best testament for a wonderful time. She LOVED it - Camp Parent, San Diego


CMC's major strength is to allow my young teenager to explore and understand who he is in a safe and happy environment - Camp Parent, Phoenix


CMC gives my child a sense of confidence in herself - Camp Parent, Los Angeles


Scholarships, Grants and Discounts

 

EACH CHILD DESERVES THE CAMP EXPERIENCE

Each year there are scholarships, incentive grants, and discounts available to all of our camp families. Some programs are strictly need-based (Scholarships), but other community programs/Grants (i.e. OHC, PJ Library, etc.) are available with minimal restrictions.

All personal and financial information is always kept strictly confidential, and our staff is always available to answer any questions you may have. We have provided information and options below to assist you.


CMC NEEDS BASED SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

At Camp Mountain Chai, we are committed to helping every camper experience the magic of Jewish sleep away camp!

As our scholarship funds are limited, CMC utilizes a third-party to process and evaluate each each application based on the information provided.

CLICK HERE to begin the CMC online Scholarship Application

How to apply:

  1. Register your child for camp using our online registration system
  2. Pay your deposit to secure your spot
  3. All scholarship applications must be completed and submitted online through FACTS, a Grant & Aid Assessment company. We suggest submitting your application as early as possible.
  4. ** Completed applications are then reviewed by our scholarship committee.


*All Camp Mountain Chai Scholarships are based on need and subject to available funds.  The application deadline is March 15.  Any application received after the deadline will be subject to available funds.

**If at any time the CMC Needs Based Scholarship amount awarded exceeds the family balance (based on the family’s acquisition of additional outside awards post CMC’s distribution ) the amount awarded from our Needs Based Scholarship will be adjusted accordingly.  

For more information regarding our Needs Based Scholarships please email us at info@campmountainchai.com  Subject: Needs Based Scholarship Request
or call our office at 858-499-1330.


CAMP DISCOUNTS

PAY IN FULL: Available through December 31st
$200 off per camper for payment in full at time of enrollment.
(NOTE: Pay In Full does not apply to the Kavanah or SIT programs)

LOCK-IN 2016 RATES: Available through October 15th
See above table for the discounts
(NOTE: Early Bird Discount does not apply to the SIT program)

SIBLING:
Any family that sends two or more children are eligible to receive a $75 discount per child.

REFERRAL:
Receive $100 off your summer tuition for each camper you refer to CMC.

HOME PRESENTATIONS:
– Support camp and save money!

  • Host a “Mountain Chai Mingle” at your home (receive a $100 credit simply for hosting) 
  • Invite at least three families who have not sent their child(ren) to CMC in the past.
  • CMC Staff will bring snacks, drinks, and everything else to make this a fun and informative experience for both kids and parents.
  • Receive an additional $100 off your tuition for each new camper that registers for camp as a result of the event.
  • Call the CMC office and speak with our Director, Dan Baer, for details and more information at 858-499-1330.

ACTIVE-DUTY MILITARY:
Any camp family who has at least one parent currently serving active-duty will receive 75% off their total camp tuition. Thank you for your service!
Note: May not be used in combination with any other discount. Due to the nature and cost of the Kavanah and SIT programs, this discount does not apply.

JEWISH PROFESSIONAL WORKER:
Jewish Communal Professionals (30 hours or more per week) receive 25% off summer camp fees. Thank you for supporting our Kehillah (community)!

*Percentage based discounts are taken off the base rate of the session, after other discounts, grants, and incentives have been applied. Atid trip fees and other add-ons will not be discounted.


ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE OPTIONS

Your local Synagogue
Most synagogues have camp scholarship programs for their members. Contact your local synagogue and inquire about how to apply for assistance. Deadlines are usually in January.  Please contact your congregation to learn more.

Your local Jewish Federation
The Jewish Federation of San Diego and most local Jewish Federations offer summer camp scholarships. Contact your local Federation to find out about deadlines, applications, and qualifications.

Payment Plans – CMC is happy to work with our families to make paying for camp as seamless as possible. Please contact the CMC office at 858-499-1330 to discuss payment options.  Full balance must be paid prior to your camper’s arrival at Camp.

Jewish Free Loan Association
A Jewish non-profit lender will give interest free loans for camp. For more information visit the JFL website http://www.jfla.org/


GRANT PROGRAMS

ONE HAPPY CAMPER – First-time camper grant program

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All first time Jewish overnight campers are eligible for one of following incentive grants provided the camper has not attended an overnight Jewish experience for 12 or more consecutive days. Each incentive grant is its own program therefore cannot be combined.

Click HERE to begin your
One Happy Camper application

SAN DIEGO Residents – Sponsored by SD Jewish Federation

  • Entering grades (2nd – 10th) in the Fall
  • Ineligible if camper is currently enrolled in private Jewish day school
  • Resident of San Diego County
  • For questions please contact Brenda Silvers at 858-737-7146 or bsilvers@jewishfederationsandiego.org
  • Family OHC Grants:
    1st Camper: 2 Weeks = $700 / 3+ Weeks = $1000
    Additional Campers: $500/each

PALM DESERT Residents – Sponsored by Jewish Federation of The Desert

  • Entering grades (2nd – 12th) in the Fall
  • Ineligible if camper is currently enrolled in private Jewish day school
  • For questions contact Rebecca Hope at 760-324 4737 or email her at rebecca.hope@jfedps.org
  • 2 Weeks = $700 / 3+ Weeks = $1000

LOS ANGELES Residents – Sponsored by LA Jewish Federation

  • Entering grades (2nd – 10th) in the Fall
  • Ineligible if camper is enrolled in private Jewish day school
  • Resident of Greater Los Angeles
  • For questions please contact Rebecca Huberman at 323-761-8320 or RHuberman@JewishLA.org
  • 2+ Weeks = $750 / 3+ Weeks = $1250

CAMP MOUNTAIN CHAI – Sponsored by CMC

  • Entering grades (2nd – 10th) in the Fall
  • For campers who live in areas that do not have an active OHC program OR for those who attend Jewish Day School
  • 2 Weeks = $700 / 3+ Weeks = $1000

PJ GOES TO CAMP (1 Year Grant) – Sponsored by The Grinspoon Foundation

  • Families must have participated in the PJ Library program
  • Includes all siblings and children who have “aged out” of the program
  • Children who are enrolled in Jewish Day School are eligible
  • Family must have been enrolled in the PJ Library program prior to 9/1/16.
  • Need PJ Goes to Camp code (Contact the office for assistance at 413-276-0735 or pjgtc@hgf.org)
  • 2 Weeks = $700 / 3+ Weeks = $1000
    www.pjlibrary.org/pjgtc.

You must apply for the grants by visiting  www.onehappycamper.org. For further information and/or assistance please contact our office at (858) 499-1330.

While we list our regional One Happy Camper partners, many other communities also participate as a One Happy Camper partner. To explore opportunities in your area, please visit the One Happy Camper website.