Dates & Tuition

2020-2021 Dates

Date        Details
Monday, October 19 –
Monday, November 9, 2020
Application for ALL campers available |
Priority Re-Enrollment Period for returning campers
Space permitting, priority will be given to all 2020 returning campers, then new siblings, until November 9. New campers should apply ASAP and will be first in line for placement starting November 10.
Returning families: Enroll here Future Families: Apply here
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 New Camper Placement begins
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 Deposits for enrolled campers non-refundable after this date.
Any camper enrolled after December 1, 2020 will have a non-refundable deposit once their spot is reserved at camp for 2021.
Monday, February 1, 2021 50% of tuition is due to continue to hold your child’s spot
(by check, eCheck, Visa, MasterCard, or Discover)
OR
Pay your tuition in FULL by this date by cash, check or eCheck, and
receive the extra Cash-or-Check Discount!
Thursday, April 1, 2021 100% of tuition is due to continue to hold your child’s spot
(by check, eCheck, Visa, MasterCard, or Discover)
Tuesday, June 29 –
Friday, July 23, 2021
First Session,
open to Grades 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, and 11 (2021-22 school year)
July 23 – 25 Intersession break for cleaning
Monday, July 26 –
Thursday, August 19, 2021
Second Session,
open to Grades 5, 6, 7, and 10 (2021-22 school year)

2021 Tuition

The Cohen Camps are a nonprofit organization. All Camp Tel Noar tuition and contributions enable CTN to provide the highest-quality camper experience.

Session Deposit Tuition (including deposit) Additional COVID Mitigation Fee*
First Session: 3.5 Weeks $600 $6,250 $200
Second Session: 3.5 Weeks $600 $6,250 $200

*The COVID Mitigation Fee covers Summer 2021’s additional costs of safety measures such as PPE, testing, cleaning, etc.

First-time campers enjoy a $250 automatic Welcome Grant (see below) and may qualify for an additional grant through the OneHappyCamper program. Please scroll down for details.

How to make tuition payments & upload forms
Click here for information about online payments, payment plans, and uploading forms.
Tuition Policies
Please refer to your Application Packet for complete policies and terms.

  • The deposit amount to reserve a place at camp is refundable until Dec. 1, 2020, if you choose to withdraw your child’s application by that date, and so is the COVID Mitigation Fee. After that date the deposit and COVID Mitigation Fee become non-refundable. All deposits and COVID Mitigation Fees for enrollments after Dec. 1, 2020 will be non-refundable once a place in camp has been reserved for your child.
  • Unless other arrangements are made with our office, spaces at camp will be held for those families who have paid 50% of the tuition by February 1, 2021. Tuition must be paid in full by April 1, 2021, unless prior arrangements have been made. The camp reserves the right to release reserved spaces to campers on the wait list after these dates.
  • Enrollments received after April 1, 2021 must be accompanied by full payment.
  • All cancellations must be received in writing via email.
 

Tuition Programs & Resources

Many institutions in the Jewish community care about making the Jewish camping experience accessible and available to as many families as possible. Financial aid and scholarships are available from many different resources including synagogues, local Federations, private funders, and the Cohen Camps.

The following information lists some of the sources for financial assistance for first-time campers and for families needing financial assistance. For other suggestions, please call the office at 781.489.2070 to ask for other resources.

First-Time Camper Welcome Grants & Options

All new Cohen Camps campers automatically enjoy a special welcome: $250 off their 2021 session.

In addition, you may wish to explore the Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC) One Happy Camper (OHC) program, which provides grants for many first-time campers. Eligibility and grant amounts are determined by your local sponsoring organization in coordination with FJC.

Also, the following Federations have their own OHC programs and have supported Cohen Camps campers in the past:

The following organizations also offer new camper funding:

Many of these organizations listed above also provide needs-based financial aid to help families pay for camp.

Cohen Camps Sibling Discount

Keep camp in the family! Enroll multiple children at this camp – or at any of the three Cohen Camps (Tel Noar, Tevya and Pembroke) – and save. Your first camper attends at regular tuition, and all your additional campers receive a reduced rate: $200 off one session or $350 off the full season. Please note: only one discount per child, so first-time siblings will receive the higher First-Time Camper Welcome Grant, and then the Sibling Discount in subsequent years.

Priority Registration

As a returning camper, you can sign up in the fall before we open enrollment to new families. The deadline is FIRM, so please apply quickly!

Cohen Camps Cash-or-Check Discount

Families who complete the application process and pay their tuition in full by cash, eCheck, or mailed check no later than the date indicated above (see chart) will receive an additional discount towards the tuition of each camper.

Refer a Friend and get a $150 Thank You

Invite your friends to join the Cohen Camps family. They’ll get a First-Time Camper Grant – and you’ll get a $150 Referral Thank You at the end of the camp session! Refer a Friend here.

Cohen Camps Financial Aid

The Cohen Camps offer partial scholarships to families based on financial need. We believe that the Jewish summer camp experience should be available for every Jewish child, regardless of ability to pay. We allocate tuition assistance using a fee scale based on family size, income, and expenses, and require a current tax return. Families must reapply for assistance each year.

Please contact the Cohen Camps office at 781.489.2070 for information, forms, requirements and deadlines.

Questions?

We’ve run the Cohen Camps for nearly 90 years so we know quite a bit about aid opportunities available to families. Please call the office at 781.489.2070 to ask for suggestions about other resources.