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

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 22 – July 4

Grade (Sept. 2020)

2nd – 11th

Tuition

$2,850

Before 1/1/2021

$2,750

Session 2

Dates

July 6 – July 18

Grade (Sept. 2020)

2nd – 11th

Tuition

$2,850

Before 1/1/2021

$2,750

Session 3

Dates

July 20 – August 1

Grade (Sept. 2020)

2nd – 10th

Tuition

$2,850

Before 1/1/2021

$2,750

Session 4

Dates

August 3 – August 15

Grade (Sept. 2020)

2nd – 10th

Tuition

$2,850

Before 1/1/2021

$2,750

Kavanah

Dates

Approx. June 22 – July 18

Grade (Sept. 2020)

11th – 12th

Tuition

$4,950 + flights

Before 1/1/2021

$4,800 + flights

SIT (Staff in Training)

Dates

June 22 – July 4

Grade (Sept. 2020)

12th

Tuition

$2,500

Before 1/1/2021

$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!

Sessions & Dates Grade (Sept. 2021) Tuition Before 1/1/2021

Session 1

June 22 – July 4

2nd – 11th $2,850 $2,750

Session 2

July 6 – July 18

Session 3

July 20 – August 1

2nd – 10th

Session 4

August 3 – August 15

Kavanah

Approx. June 22 – July 18

11th – 12th $4,950 + flights $4,800 + flights

SIT (Staff in Training)

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

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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 22 – June 27

Grade (Sept. 2020)

2nd – 5th

Tuition

$1,100

Before 1/1/2021

$1,050

Rishonim B

Dates

 June 29 – July 4

Grade (Sept. 2020)

2nd – 5th

Tuition

$1,100

Before 1/1/2021

$1,050

Rishonim C

Dates

August 3 – August 8

Grade (Sept. 2020)

2nd – 5th

Tuition

$1,100

Before 1/1/2021

$1,050

Dates Grade (Sept. 2021) Tuition Before 1/1/2021

Rishonim A

 June 22 – June 27

2nd – 5th $1,100 $1,050

Rishonim B

 June 29 – July 4

Rishonim C

August 3 – August 8

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. 2020)

2nd – 5th

Tuition

$5,400

Before 1/1/2021

$5,200

Any 3 Sessions

Grade (Sept. 2020)

2nd – 11th

Tuition

$8,100

Before 1/1/2021

$7,800

Full Summer

Grade (Sept. 2020)

2nd – 10th

Tuition

$10,275

Before 1/1/2021

$9,875

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. 2021) Tuition Before 1/1/2021
Any 2 Sessions 2nd – 11th $5,400 $5,200
Any 3 Sessions 2nd – 11th $8,100 $7,800
Full Summer 2nd – 10th $10,275 $9,875

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.

Discounts

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Lock-In 2020 Rates

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)

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. 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 & 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 April 1:
Families are eligible for a full refund.

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.

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 2021 summer due to COVID-19, we will offer all registered families a full refund.