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Dates, Rates & Registration – Summer 2023

Below are the dates and rates for Kayitz 2023.

SessionStart DateEnd DateTuition*Early Payment Discount**
Session I (current grades 2-9)Wednesday, June 28Sunday, July 23 $6,900$6,685
Session II (current grades 2-9)Tuesday, July 25Tuesday, August 15$6,100$5,885
Full Session*** (current grades 2-9)Wednesday, June 28Tuesday, August 15$11,200$10,875
Kaytana (current grades 2-4)Tuesday, July 25Sunday, August 6$3,400n/a
Kerem (current grade 10)Monday, June 26Tuesday, August 15$11,275$10,950
Na'aleh*** (current grade 11)TBDTBDTBDn/a

PLEASE NOTE: You may pay your tuition bill and Kolbo fees via eCheck or credit/debit card (all deposits must be paid by credit/debit card).  If you pay in full via eCheck, you will get an additional per camper discount ($50 discount off one session enrollment or Kaytana, $100 discount off full session/Kerem).  The discount will be deducted from your final payment.

*Mandatory Kolbo fees ($50 for every camper grades 2-9, $100 for Kerem) will be added to this tuition total.

**EARLY PAYMENT DISCOUNT:  For families that pay the full camp tuition and Kolbo fee before Dec. 31, 2022.

***Visiting Day: We are working on plans for Visiting Day for our Full Session Campers, and will confirm the details in January 2023.

****All Na’aleh details (including dates and cost) will be available soon.

Application Details

How do I apply?

Starting Thursday, September 15th, go to the Yavneh CampInTouch login page. After logging in, click on the 2023 season in the drop-down box when prompted.

Please note that submission of an application does not automatically enroll your child in Camp. While all applications will require an $800 deposit per camper via credit/debit card, this deposit is not actually charged until the office processes the application and your child is accepted, beginning in early October. We will send an enrollment confirmation once your child has been accepted.

Who can apply beginning on September 15, 2022?

All families may apply now. We will process applications from returning campers first, then siblings. Our next priority will be children of alumni, then new family applications. Notifications of acceptance will go out in the order we process applications, beginning in early October. New and returning families who have applied before October 15 can expect to hear from us by early November.  All applications received after October 15 will be processed on a rolling basis.

Please note: once you complete the application, you should immediately receive an automated confirmation email that your application has been received. If you don’t get the email, it means we didn’t get your application. Be sure to complete all parts of the application until the final “Submit” (and please make sure to check your spam folder.)

Please note that returning campers will have top priority registration only for the session they were registered for in the summer of 2022. Your child’s spot for the same session that they attended in 2022 will be held until Thursday, October 20, at which time we will take new campers.

Can my child request to switch sessions?

If you wish to switch your child’s session, please submit your application as soon as possible. Requests for campers to switch sessions or extend to the full summer will be accommodated only after all applications are processed. In most cases, we will not know until early November if we can accommodate your request. Enrollment capacity last summer was full, and we expect there will be only limited opportunities for switching and/or extending sessions, especially in our oldest aydot.

Can my child request to extend from a single session to both sessions?

If you wish to extend your child’s session to full summer, please submit your application as soon as possible. In your application, please select “Full” for the 2023 season. Your child will initially be accepted to the same session as 2022; notification of acceptance for full summer enrollment will be made in November.

If my child will be in Kerem, can we apply now?

Kerem applicants will receive a separate letter explaining the process and inviting them to apply. The application will be live for them on October 3, 2022 to be completed by a parent. Please note: Kerem is capped based on the size of the bunks and enrollment is strictly first-come, first-served. We will not accept any Kerem applications after Nov. 4, 2022. 

If my child will be in Na’aleh, can we apply now?

The application for Na’aleh will open in November.  We will be sending Kerem 2022 families details about Na’aleh 2023 by the end of October. 

I know someone new who wants to send their child to Yavneh in 2023. When do they apply for camp?

New families may submit applications immediately as well. Their applications will be held in a separate queue and we will inform them in November if we have space available to accept these campers. 

What if I know my child will not be returning to camp for the 2023 season?

If you know now that your child is not able to attend camp next summer, please let us know so that we can accommodate as many new campers as possible. Please email Jane-Rachel directly. 

I’m just not sure yet about next summer.  What should I do?

We understand that some families may not yet feel ready to submit an application for next summer.  While we will require a deposit upon enrollment, this deposit is fully refundable until December 31, 2022.  We encourage you to sign up as soon as possible in order to ensure your camper a spot.

Financial Details

Are there any discounts available?

If you pay all of your camp tuition + Kolbo fee before Dec. 31, 2022, you will receive a discount of $215 (one session) or $325 (full season). This discount does not apply to Kaytana or Na’aleh.

If you pay all of your tuition + Kolbo fee via eCheck (after the deposit), you will get an additional per camper discount ($50 discount off one session enrollment or Kaytana, $100 discount off full session/Kerem). The discount will be applied to your final payment.

How will we pay for camp?

All applications require a deposit of $800 per camper paid by credit/debit card.  There are several options available to pay the balance (listed below). You will choose one when completing the application.  A reminder: You may pay for camp via eCheck or credit/debit card.  If you pay via eCheck (after the deposit), you will get an additional per camper discount ($50 discount off one session enrollment or Kaytana, $100 discount off full session/Kerem).  The discount will be applied to your final payment.

  • Pay in Full: the entire camp fee will be charged upon enrollment. If enrolled before Dec. 31, 2022, the early payment discount (see details in chart above) will apply to the total amount due.
  • Early Payment Discount: after the initial deposit, 50% of the balance will be charged on Nov. 15 and the balance on Dec. 22, when the discount will be applied.
  • 3 Installments: after the initial deposit, the balance will be charged in three equal installments on Dec. 1, Feb. 1 and Apr 3.
  • 5 Installments: after the initial deposit, the balance will be charged in five equal monthly installments on Dec. 1, Jan. 3, Feb. 1, March 1, and April 3.
  • Financial Aid: see below.

How can I protect my tuition?

Program Protector Plans are available to U.S. residents from the United States Fire Insurance Company during the registration process. The plans may protect up to the full cost of camp if you withdraw your child from camp. Benefits include Program Cancellation and Interruption, Travel Delay, Medical Expense, Baggage, Baggage Delay and more. An Enhanced Plan (not available in New York) is also available to provide Cancel For Any Reason coverage for cancellations until two days before camp. We strongly recommend that families purchase one of these policies. Please see this link for more information. The fee is paid directly to the insurance agent, Trip Mate, Inc., upon enrollment.

What if we need tuition assistance?

Thanks to the generous support of our donors, “camperships” are available to help make camp affordable and accessible to all – click here to find out more.

Financial Aid for 2023 will follow the same process as last year: completing an application online through FACTS with submission of the required tax documents. The link to apply for financial aid can be accessed here. The due date for the submission of all materials is February 7, 2023, and a decision will be sent to you within about two weeks. We cannot guarantee tuition assistance to current families after the February deadline.

After paying the initial deposit upon enrollment, families requesting Financial Aid will be expected to pay 10% of the tuition balance each month, November 1 through February 1 (4 payments). Once “camperships” are announced, the adjusted balance will be charged in 3 equal installments from March 1 – May 1. If the campership is insufficient, we will mutually agree (by Feb. 28) to cancel enrollment, and all payments will be refunded. We remain committed to enabling as many campers as possible to attend camp, with parents making a meaningful contribution to tuition.

Local Jewish Federations, Jewish Family Services, as well as synagogues and rabbis (through their discretionary funds) are excellent resources for camper scholarships as well. Additional resources may be available for first-time campers once accepted to camp (for example, One Happy Camper and PJ Library have campership funds available for first time campers). Please explore these options and be in touch with your home institutions to find out how to qualify. Time is of the essence.

Cancellation Policy

We understand that unforeseen circumstances may necessitate you to withdraw your child from camp. All withdrawal notifications must be made in writing to Jane-Rachel Schonbrun, Director. The following is Yavneh’s cancellation policy:

  • Until Dec. 31, 2022: Full refund including the $800 deposit.
  • Jan. 1 to Feb. 28, 2023: 75% refund of the remainder of balance, excluding the $800 per camper deposit.
  • Mar. 1 to May 14, 2023: 50% refund of the remainder of balance, excluding the $800 per camper deposit.
  • From May 15, 2023 through the end of the 2023 summer season: No refund available

Session Reduction Fee

Changes from full season to single session (or from a single session to Kaytana) will incur a fee as follows:

  • Until Dec. 31, 2022: no fee
  • Jan. 1 to Feb. 28, 2023: $300 fee
  • Mar. 1 to May 14, 2023: $500 fee
  • From May 15, 2023: $1,000 fee
  • Once camp begins for your child, there are no refunds

What do Kolbo fees cover?

Kolbo (canteen) fees cover a myriad of camper treats and incidentals. Campers will also have an opportunity to buy swag (camp clothing) once during camp. The $50 Kolbo fee will be added to each camper’s tuition except for Kerem campers, who will be charged a $100 fee.  Unused funds will be forfeited.

What about travel?

Camp fees do not include the cost of getting your child and luggage to/from camp. Camp Yavneh offers round-trip bus transportation to and from Boston and New York (for all sessions other than Kaytana’s departure). Camp can also provide airport transfers for Manchester, NH, and Boston (long-distance flyers only). These travel fees will be charged in the spring.

What about luggage?

All camper luggage must be at camp before the first day of your camper’s session. 

(1) For campers coming from the Northeast, Yavneh will offer luggage service (we anticipate the fee will be between $150-200 per camper for two pieces of luggage). Such fees will be announced in the winter; the fee will be payable to an external company. 

(2) Alternatively, you may ship luggage to camp on your own before your child’s arrival via FedEx, UPS, Ship Camps, etc.

(3) All campers who live outside of the United States may bring their own luggage on opening day.

What other charges might we incur?

  • Medications, vitamins, and supplements must be ordered directly from our camp pharmacy service in the spring. The $25 packaging fee (subject to change) is paid directly to the pharmacy service.
  • If your child becomes ill during the summer and needs a prescription, we will charge your family’s account for the cost of the prescription.
  • Full summer Ma’alot campers (current 9th graders) will be able to take the Lifeguarding course. Information and sign up will be sent in the winter.
  • Bedding and towels may be rented from camp for $50 for the season.

Thanks to the generous support of our donors, camperships are available to make camp affordable – click here to find out more.