2021 Dates and Rates

More Options, S'more Fun! (2)

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

Summer 2021 Registration is NOW OPEN!
FAQs for 2020 Registered Families can be found here.

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 1/1/21
 Session 1
 June 22 – July 4
2nd – 11th $2,850 $2,750
 Session 2
 July 6 – July 18
2nd – 11th $2,850 $2,750
 Session 3
 July 20 – August 1
2nd – 10th $2,850 $2,750
 Session 4
 August 3 – August 15
2nd – 10th $2,850 $2,750
 Approx. June 22 – July 18
11th – 12th $4,950 + flights $4,800 + flights
 Staff-in-Training (SIT)
 June 22 – July 18
12th $2,500 $2,400

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

ATID TRIP: 9th, 10th & 11th 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!

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 1/1/21
 Rishonim A
 June 22 – June 27
2nd – 5th $1,100 $1,050
 Rishonim B
 June 29 – July 4
2nd – 5th $1,100 $1,050
 Rishonim C
August 3 – August 8
2nd – 5th $1,100 $1,050

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 1/1/21
 Any 2 Sessions
2nd – 11th $5,400 $5,200
 Any 3 Sessions
2nd – 10th $8,100 $7,800
 Full Summer
2nd – 10th $10,275 $9,875

 Each cabin will undergo deep-cleaning between sessions. As a result, we will not be offering any programming between sessions (except for Kavanah and SIT). If you need assistance finding housing between sessions, please contact the camp office, we would be happy to assist you.


Register through December 31st to receive the best pricing of the year and receive our Early Registration Gift: CMC-A-GRAMS!

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)

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

Receive $150 off your summer tuition for each camper you refer to CMC.

Support camp and save money!

  • Host a “Mountain Chai Mingle” at your home or virtually (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 $150 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.


FIRST-TIME CAMPER GRANTS: 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.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: 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/ 

MILITARY SCHOLARSHIP: Thank you for your service! We proudly support or military families with generous scholarship opportunities. For more information, please click here.


Health, Safety, and Security Fee: The health, safety and security of all our campers and staff is of the utmost importance to us. A supplemental fee of $135 per camper (regardless of the number of sessions a camper attends) will be applied to offset our substantial costs and on-going expenses. For more information, please visit www.campmountainchai.com/security.

Deposit: $500 deposit per session is required at time of registration.
For families applying for financial assistance, please select one of the “Scholarship” options on the Billing Preference page of the camper application.

eCheck: 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.

Kavanah: 50% of full balance is due March 1st. Full balance is due April 15th.



Prior to March 1:
Families are eligible for a full refund.

March 1 – March 31:
CMC will refund all but the non-refundable $100 registration fee from the initial deposit.

April 1 – May 31:
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.


Prior to March 1: Same as Standard Camp Program (above).
March 1 – March 31: Full $500 deposit is forfeited. Any additional tuition payments that had been made will be fully refunded.
April 1 – April 30:
 50% of total program cost will be refunded, less the non-refundable $100 registration fee
After April 30: No refunds will be given


If Camp Mountain Chai does not open during the 2021 summer due to COVID-19, we will offer all registered families a full refund.