Dates & Rates 2025

Registration for returning campers and siblings opens SEPTEMBER 4 at 9am!
If you register on SEPTEMBER 4, you:

  • Get 2025 limited edition Camp Wise PJ Pants! (available until September 30)
  • JCC MEMBER RATES apply to any JCC member, or families who live more than 30 miles away from a JCC.

New to Camp Wise?
Registration for new campers opens on September 10

  • Register on September 4 or by September 30, and get 2025 limited edition Camp Wise PJ Pants!

NAMEDATESENTERING GRADESJCC MEMBERCOMMUNITY
Rishon AlephJune 11 – June 22 (12 days)2 – 5$2,687$3,090
Rishon BetJune 23 – July 6 (14 days)2 – 5$3,176$3,652
Rishon GimmelJuly 10 – July 21 (12 days)2 – 5$2,687$3,090
Rishon DaletJuly 22 – August 4 (14 days)2 – 5$3,176$3,652

NAMEDATESENTERING GRADESJCC MEMBERCOMMUNITY
ChalutzimJune 11 – July 63 – 5$6,107$7,023
OhalimJune 11 – July 66 – 7$6,107$7,023
NoarJune 11 – July 68 – 9$6,107$7,023
SolelJune 11 – July 610$6,464$7,434

NAMEDATESENTERING GRADESJCC MEMBERCOMMUNITY
ChalutzimJuly 10 – August 43 – 5$6,107$7,023
OhalimJuly 10 – August 46 – 7$6,107$7,023
NoarJuly 10 – August 48 – 9$6,107$7,023
SolelJuly 10 – August 410$6,464$7,434

NAMEDATESENTERING GRADESJCC MEMBERCOMMUNITY
ChalutzimJune 11 – August 43 – 5$11,359$13,063
OhalimJune 11 – August 46 – 7$11,359$13,063
NoarJune 11 – August 48 – 9$11,359$13,063
SolelJune 11 – August 410$12,024$13,827

NAMEDATESENTERING GRADESCAMP FEE
ILS – Israel Leadership Summer ’25 Group*June 16 – July 16 (tentative)11$10,200

NAMEDATESENTERING GRADESCAMP FEE
12th Grade Full Summer SITJune 11 – August 412$3,600
12th Grade Israel OnlyJune 6 – July 28 (tentative)12$8,760
Staff In Training + IsraelJune 6 – July 2812$11,280

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DISCOUNTS

Member Rates

To be eligible for member rates, you must have a Mandel JCC Frequent Family membership for a period of one year. It must be valid at the time of registration and extend through the camper’s last 2025 camp day. JCC memberships at out-of-town JCCs will be honored. Families may also qualify for the member rate if they live more than 30 miles from a Jewish Community Center.

Sibling Discount

Families registering more than one child receive a Sibling Discount of 5% for each younger child after the oldest. Discounts cannot be combined. For families with multiple children, only the first child is eligible for the Early Bird Discount, while siblings are eligible for the Sibling Discount only.

Referral Bonus

Bring a friend to the Home of Happiness! When you refer a new camper to Camp Wise, we’ll
give you credit towards your camp tuition for this summer and a special gift that your family
can use to bring some Camp Wise ruach (spirit) into your home!

  • 1 st referral: $200 off camp tuition
  • 2 nd referral: Additional $300 off camp tuition (total of $500 off)
  • 3 rd referral: Additional $400 off camp tuition (total of $900 off)
  • 4 th -8 th referrals: Additional $400 each off camp tuition (maximum of $2,900 off)

To qualify, the referring family must be named by the applying family at the time of their application. To
be eligible, the applying camper must be a new (first-time) Camp Wise camper, and must be a non-
sibling living in a different household from the referring family. The maximum total referral bonus is
$2,900. The referring family receives the gift if the referral occurs after Early Bird registration ends on
Oct. 1, 2024. The referral bonus is valid for the duration of enrollment season.5

SCHOLARSHIPS

The Mandel JCC of Cleveland

The Mandel Jewish Community Center offers need-based scholarships to its members. Register for camp and indicate that you wish to be considered for a reduced fee. You will be emailed the necessary application forms, which should be returned within two weeks.

Synagogues

Many synagogues offer scholarships to their congregants for Jewish overnight camp. Please contact your synagogue to inquire about the application process. These financial scholarships can often be combined with other grants.

JFSA Campership Program

Cleveland children ages 10-15, who do not attend Jewish Day School and are not members of a temple or synagogue may qualify for a FREE session of camp through the Jewish Family Services Association of Cleveland’s Campership program. This is a program for those whose household income is low in comparison to family size. Multiple siblings may be eligible. For more information please contact Lorna Chernomorets at lchernomorets@jfsa-cleveland.org.

GRANTS

The One Happy Camper Grant

One Happy Camper was created to help ensure that Jewish children have an opportunity to experience the magic of overnight camping. This grant offers need-blind incentive grants of up to $1,000 to first-time campers who are entering 2nd grade or higher and are enrolled in a full session program. If you are registered for Rishon (mini session), the grant will give you up to $700. Grant amounts may vary depending on your location.  These grants are available in many cities. To learn if your child qualifies visit www.onehappycamper.org.

PJ Goes to Camp

PJ Goes to Camp, a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, provides camper incentive grants of $1,000 to alumni and siblings of alumni of the PJ Library program who may not be eligible for the One Happy Camper grant. To learn more visit www.pjlibrary.org.

GIFT OF ISRAEL

Gift of Israel is a program for Cleveland teens who want to go on an Israel education experience including our Camp Wise Teen Israel program. The Jewish Education Center of Cleveland administers this program which is a partnership between parents, congregations (if applicable) and the Jewish Federation of Cleveland. The program offers a savings incentive plan to help Jewish families save for an Israel learning experience. Get started early! Contact your religious school office or Helen Wolf at hwolf@jecc.org.