Our Core Program

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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.

Session 1

Dates

June 21 – July 3

Grade (Sept. 2022)

2nd – 10th

Tuition

$2,925

Before 1/1/2022

$2,825

Session 2

Dates

July 5 – July 17

Grade (Sept. 2022)

2nd – 10th

Tuition

$2,925

Before 1/1/2022

$2,825

Session 3

Dates

July 20 – August 1

Grade (Sept. 2022)

2nd – 10th

Tuition

$2,925

Before 1/1/2022

$2,825

Session 4

Dates

Aug. 3 – Aug. 14

Grade (Sept. 2022)

2nd – 10th

Tuition

$2,725

Before 1/1/2022

$2,625

Kavanah

Dates

Approx. June 21 – July 17

Grade (Sept. 2022)

11th

Tuition

$4,950 + flights

Before 1/1/2022

N/A

SIT (Staff in Training)

Dates

June 21 – July 17

Grade (Sept. 2022)

12th

Tuition

$2,600

Before 1/1/2022

$2,500

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!

Sessions & Dates Grade (Sept. 2022) Tuition Before 1/1/2022

Session 1
June 21 – July 3

2nd – 10th $2,925 $2,825

Session 2
July 5 – July 17

Session 3
July 20 – August 1

Session 4
August 3 – August 14

$2,725 $2,625

Kavanah
Approx. June 21 – July 17
Final Dates TBD

11th $4,950 + Flights N/A

Staff-in-Training (SIT)
June 21 – July 17

12th $2,600 $2,500

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

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!

A Taste of CMC

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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.

Rishonim A

Dates

 June 21 – June 26

Grade (Sept. 2022)

2nd – 4th

Tuition

$1,125

Before 1/1/2022

$1,075

Rishonim B

Dates

 June 27 – July 3

Grade (Sept. 2022)

2nd – 4th

Tuition

$1,125

Before 1/1/2022

$1,075

Rishonim C

Dates

August 3 – August 7

Grade (Sept. 2022)

2nd – 4th

Tuition

$950

Before 1/1/2022

$900

Dates Grade (Sept. 2022) Tuition Before 1/1/2022

Rishonim A
June 21 – June 26

2nd – 4th $1,125 $1,075

Rishonim B
June 27 – July 3

Rishonim C
August 3 – August 7

$950 $900

Want S'More?

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

Any 2 Sessions

Grade (Sept. 2022)

2nd – 10th

Tuition

Save $350

Any 3 Sessions

Grade (Sept. 2022)

2nd – 10th

Tuition

Save $600

Full Summer

Grade (Sept. 2022)

2nd – 10th

Tuition

Save $1,300

INTERSESSION: 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.

Sessions & Dates Grade (Sept. 2022) Tuition Before 1/1/2022
Any 2 Sessions 2nd – 10th Save $350 Save $350
Any 3 Sessions 2nd – 10th Save $600 Save $600
Full Summer 2nd – 10th Save $1,300 Save $1,300

INTERSESSION: We are pleased to offer programming between Sessions 1 & 2 and Sessions 3 & 4 during the 2022 summer. The Intersession fee is $250.  More details on this program will be available in the coming months.

Discounts

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Early Bird Discount and Gift

Register through December 31st to receive the best pricing of the year and receive our Early Registration Gift: CMC Flashlight/Lantern Combo!

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)

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 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 provide 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 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. Kavanh Tuition is not eligible. Atid trip fees and other add-ons will not be discounted.

GRANTS, FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, AND OTHER SCHOLARSHIPS

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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 our financial assistance page.

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

Payments and Fees

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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 our Health and Safety page.

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.

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

Refund Policy

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Standard Camp Program and Staff-in-Training

Prior to February 1st:
Families are eligible for a full refund of fees paid.

February 1 – March 31:
Families are eligible for a full refund of fees paid, less $100.

April 1 – May 31:
Full $500/camper deposit is forfeited.  Any additional tuition payments that had been made will be fully refunded.

After May 31:
No refunds will be given.

Kavanah

Prior to April 1: Same as Standard Camp Program (above).

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

COVID-19

If Camp Mountain Chai does not open during the 2022 summer due to COVID-19, we will offer all registered families a full refund.