Fees & Financial Assistance

2024 Camp Fees

Registration Fees

Yeshivas HaKayitz or Teen Kollel - $2,900

Counselor in Training (entering 11th grade) - $2,250

(CIT receive a $400 salary for their work)

Deposit of $300 at time of application


  • Early Bird before Dec 31, 2023
    • $200 off Yeshivas HaKayitz & Teen Kollel
    • $150 off for Counselor in Training
  • First Time Camper
    • $100 off
  • Sibling Discount
    • $100 off for each camper

Additional Fees

Laundry Service Fee - $50.00 (optional for local parents)

Overnight Trip Fee - $100.00 – $125.00 (if an overnight is offered the charge will be added)

Canteen Fee - $150.00

Financial Assistance

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. Upon submitting your application your credit card will be charged the $150 deposit and the scheduled balance payments will begin. When an agreed upon scholarship has been reached an adjustment will be made to the remaining monthly payments reflecting the new balance. If we cannot meet your financial need, your deposit and payments will be returned.  

Please complete the financial assistance form found on the Forms section of your Parent Dashboard. This form is due within two weeks after your camp application is submitted.

Outside Scholarship Opportunities

PJ Goes to Camp

Summer of 2024

First-time campers who attend an Orthodox Jewish day school are eligible for grants of $500. If they attend a different school, they are eligible for grants of $1,000.

Summer camp can be a transformative experience, providing children with the opportunity to make memories and friendships that last a lifetime. The mission of PJ Goes to Camp is to provide more children the opportunity to attend Jewish overnight camp for the first time by offering grants to qualifying families. 

Jewish United FUND of Metropolitan Chicago (JUF)

Jewish Residential Camp Scholarships 

Every year Chicago’s Jewish Federation works with Midwest Jewish overnight camps to help families with financial need-based scholarships. JUF scholarships are only available for residents of the Chicago Metropolitan area serviced by Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago (that is, any of the following six counties: Cook, DuPage, Lake, McHenry, Kane and Will).

Local campers may receive either the $500 PJ Goes to Camp grant or a scholarship but not both.  

Local Federations

Please check with your local Jewish Federation for their summer camp financial aid information