2020 Dates and Rates

More Options, S'more Fun!

Testimonials from our CMC Families

My children built friendships through a variety of enriching experiences, were immersed in Jewish cultural observances and engaged in outdoor activities with their cabin. These are connections we cannot create at home, all the more reason to send our children to Camp Mountain Chai - Camp Parent, San Diego

Everything I could think of for a Jewish camp. It is the best! - Camp Parent, Palm Springs

At camp, my daughter feels like she is home with her family and cries and cries when she returns home and all she talks about is going back and how much she misses it - Camp Parent, San Diego

Our Core Program

Our two-week sessions allow campers to build lifelong friendships, cultivate meaningful Jewish experiences, develop a sense of community, and instill a passion for the outdoors.

(Sept. 2020)
 TUITION  Before 11/1
 Session 1
 June 16 – June 28
2nd – 10th $2,750 $2,675
 Session 2
 June 30 – July 12
2nd – 10th $2,750 $2,675
 Session 3
 July 14 – July 26
2nd – 10th $2,750 $2,675
 Session 4
 July 28 – August 9
2nd – 10th $2,500 $2,425
 Kavanah    SOLD OUT
 June 17 – July 12
11th $5,950 $5,800
 June 16 – July 12
12th $2,500 $2,500

First time? Check out our 1-week sessions!
Looking for s’more? Check out our multi-session options!

A Taste of CMC

Our one-week sessions are designed for our younger campers who want a taste of our magical home.  These sessions are available to first-time campers only.

(Sept. 2020)
 TUITION  Before 11/1
 Rishonim A
 June 16 – June 21
2nd – 4th $1,050 $1,000
 Rishonim B
 June 23 – June 28
2nd – 4th $1,050 $1,000
 Rishonim C
 July 28 – August 2
2nd – 5th $1,050 $1,000


Want S’more?

Two weeks aren’t enough for you? Create the perfect summer while broadening horizons and growing a deeper love for our community.

(SEPT 2020)
TUITION Before 11/1
 Any 2 Sessions*
2nd – 10th $5,200 $5,050
 Any 3 Sessions*
2nd – 10th $7,800 $7,575
 *Save S’more with       Session 4 Include Session 4 in either of the above
and deduct an additional $450 
 Full Summer
2nd – 10th $9,650 $9,350

Intersession programming will be offered at camp between sessions 2 and 3 (July 12-14).  Campers attending both sessions can stay at camp and enjoy fun excursions.  Additional fee of $180 will apply for those who attend.

ATID TRIP: 9th & 10th grade campers will incur an additional $250 charge for the Atid Leadership Trip. Coming for more than 1 session? Atid campers attending additional sessions will be charged $200/additional session, a $50 savings!


$500 deposit per session ($750 for Kavanah) is required at time of registration.
For families applying for financial assistance, please select the “Scholarship” option on the Billing Preference page of the camper application.

Credit Card payments cost camp significant fees with each transaction. Camp families will enjoy a 2% savings on all e-check transactions!

To pay with an eCheck you need your routing number and account number from your checking account. This information can be found on your check or on a statement from your bank.  You can see a sample here.



PAY-IN-FULL: Available through December 31st
Per camper for payment in full at time of enrollment
Rishonim sessions: $100 off
1 session: $150 off
2 sessions: $200 off
3 sessions: $225 off
Full Summer: $250 off
(NOTE: Pay-in-full does not apply to the Kavanah or SIT programs)

Register by November 1st to receive the best pricing of the year (see tables above) and receive our Early Registration Gift.

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

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

– 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.

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.


Camp Mountain Chai, Jewish Federation of San Diego, and the Foundation for Jewish Camp have partnered to reduce the financial commitment for campers to attend immersive Jewish summer experiences for the first time. Please visit www.onehappycamper.org to find how you can save up to $1,000 for your child’s first summer at Camp Mountain Chai.


To learn more about financial aid opportunities through Camp Mountain Chai or Jewish organizations in your home community, please visit:  http://www.campmountainchai.com/parents/financial-aid/ 

Thank you for your service!
-Any camp family who has at least one parent currently serving active-duty is eligible to receive up to 75% off their total camp tuition.
-Any camp family who has at least one parent that is a military veteran is eligible to receive 10% off their total camp tuition.
Note: May not be used in combination with any other discount. Kavanah and SIT campers are not eligible.



Prior to March 1:
CMC will refund all but the non-refundable $100 registration fee from the initial deposit.

March 1 – May 31:
The full $500 deposit is forfeited.  Any additional tuition payments that had been made will be fully refunded.

After May 31:
No refunds will be given.

After December 31 – Fee increases to $5,950
March 1 – 50% of full balance due
April 1 – Full balance due

Due to the nature of this program (including the purchasing of flights and on site transportation) refund dates are as follows:
Prior to March 1: CMC will refund all but the non-refundable $100 registration fee from the initial deposit.
March 1 – March 31: 50% of total program cost (less the non-refundable $100 registration fee)
After March 31: No Refunds will be given