2016 Camp Dates
Sunday, July 3rd - Monday, August 1st, 2016
PLEASE READ ALL INFORMATION BEFORE MAKING YOUR TRAVEL PLANS
Yeshivas HaKayitz Transportation Information For Out-Of-Town Campers
Sunday, July 3rd - Monday, August 1st, 2016
If you are an out of town camper, when your travel arrangements have been made please fill out at travel formfound on your camper applcication regardless of how you plan to travel to Chicago. Your travel form must be completed by June 15th.
Transportation from Chicago O'Hare Airport is provided for out of town boys arriving between 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on July 3rd and departing August 1st between 1:00pm and 4:30 p.m.
Midway Airport is close to an hour’s drive from camp. We are not able to provide transportation to and from this airport. However, because of the discounted flights sometimes available on Southwest and other carriers, we will help make transportation arrangements to and from Midway for you should you choose this airport. The fee will depend on the arrangements made.
Do not send your son as an unaccompanied minor.
Camp dismissal is at 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 1st, 2016.
Please schedule your flight to depart from O’Hare between 1:00 p.m and 4:30 p.m.
No unaccompanied minors
Over the past few years many carriers have adopted a policy which requires children under 16 to travel as an unaccompanied minor. They routinely charge an additional $75.00 each way for this service. This service requires that we meet your son at the gate upon arrival and stay with him at the gate until he enters the plane upon departure. You can understand with half of our campers coming from out of the Chicago area it would be impossible for us to do this. United Airlines does not make this requirement for children 12 years old and above. Our policy is, therefore, to only meet campers at the baggage claim area upon arrival. Upon departure, your son will be delivered to the specific airline needed and assisted in finding the correct check-in line. Do not send campers 12 and above as an unaccompanied minor, as we will not be able to provide transportation to or from the airport. If your son will not be 12 years old at the time of travel he will have to travel as an unaccompanied minor and we will meet your son at the gate upon arrival and stay with him at the gate until he enters the plane upon departure. Please inform your airline that a staff person from Yeshivas Hakayitz Summer Camp will be meeting your son at the gate with the proper identification.
Please don’t forget to prepay your son’s luggage fee if possible for his return trip online, or provide him with the necessary funds to do so upon return.
Counselors will meet campers inside the airport at the baggage claim section of their airline
2016 Camp Fees
The fee for the one-month session of Yeshivas HaKayitz or Teen Kollel is $2,310.
The fee for a Counselor-In-Training (entering 11th grade) is $1,730.
Laundry Service Fee $40.00
Early Bird Discount $250 For applications recieved by November 30, 2015
First Time Camper Discount $150
Please remember that Yeshivas HaKayitz is a non-profit camp. Despite increasing costs, fees are kept at the lowest possible rate. Partial scholarships are available to those who demonstrate a need. Please fill out the financial assistance form, which can be found below and pay the $300 deposit when the application is submitted. After you receive an adjusted statement, you will be contacted to set up a balance payment schedule.
Only upon completion of a financial aid arrangement, will your application be considered and a space reserved for your son. Please feel to call Rabbi Polstein to discuss any financial matters. In the event that we can’t meet your financial need, your deposit will be returned.
Please complete a financial assistance form which is found on the Forms section of your Parent Dashboard. This form is due within two weeks after your camp application is submitted.
Hebrew Theological College invites all present and former talmidim and parents to join us for lively dancing and refreshments at our Simchas Torah celebration in West Rogers Park at the Bernard Horwich JCC on September 26, at 10:00 PM.
You can even join us after hakofos have concluded in your shul.
See you soon!
On August 31, 2013, Rabbi Dr. Jerold Isenberg, retired from his position as Chancellor of Hebrew Theological College.
Rabbi Isenberg's illustrious career at HTC began as a 9th grade student in 1967. After high school graduation, he continued at HTC, earning a Bachelor's Degree and Rabbinic Ordination as well as a Doctorate from the Jewish University of America. Additionally, he earned a BSc. in Mathematics from Roosevelt University, an MSc. in Mathematics from Northeastern Illinois University and an MBA from Roosevelt University.
Rabbi Isenberg's professional career at HTC, began in 1974 when he was hired as an instructor in Mathematics. He quickly moved up through the administrative ranks, serving as Assistant to the Dean in 1977, and in 1985, as Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Rabbi Isenberg became the CEO-Acting President of HTC in 1989 and in 1994 he was appointed to the position of Chancellor.
Rabbi Isenberg will continue to serve as a consultant to provide guidance and leadership to the Interim CEO, Rabbi Shmuel Schuman and Chief of Staff, Mrs. Cheryl Karp. He will also continue as a Professor at HTC, teaching in the college program.
HTC thanks Rabbi Isenberg for his decades of devotion to our Yeshiva. We wish him the best of hatzlacha and mazal in the next stage of his life and beyond. At this time, HTC is also proud to announce that Rabbi Dr. Jerold Isenberg will be the Guest of Honor at our 91st Annual Banquet on January 5th, 2014