Dates & Rates

Summer 2023 Dates

Dates & Rates

Session

Ages

Dates

Tier 1

Tier 2

Tier 3

Tier 4

Session

Ages

8-11

Dates

June 27-July 10

Tier 1

$3,150

Tier 2

$2,678

Tier 3

$2,205

Tier 4

Scholarship Application

Ages

8-11

Dates

June 11-July 24

Tier 1

$3,150

Tier 2

$2,678

Tier 3

$2,205

Tier 4

Scholarship Application

Ages

8-11

Dates

June 27-July 24

Tier 1

$6,300

Tier 2

$5,355

Tier 3

$4,410

Tier 4

Scholarship Application

Ages

11-12

Dates

June 27-July 24

Tier 1

$6,300

Tier 2

$5,355

Tier 3

$4,410

Tier 4

Scholarship Application

Ages

12-13

Dates

June 27-July 24

Tier 1

$6,300

Tier 2

$5,355

Tier 3

$4,410

Tier 4

Scholarship Application

Ages

13-15

Dates

June 27-July 24

Tier 1

$6,300

Tier 2

$5,355

Tier 3

$4,410

Tier 4

Scholarship Application

Session

A (2 Weeks)

Ages

8-11

Dates

June 27-July 10

Tier 1

$3,150

Tier 2

$2,678

Tier 3

$2,205

Tier 4

Scholarship Application

Session

B (2 Weeks)

Ages

8-11

Dates

June 11-July 24

Tier 1

$3,150

Tier 2

$2,678

Tier 3

$2,205

Tier 4

Scholarship Application

Session

C (4 Weeks)

Ages

8-11

Dates

June 27-July 24

Tier 1

$6,300

Tier 2

$5,355

Tier 3

$4,410

Tier 4

Scholarship Application

Session

D (4 Weeks)

Ages

11-12

Dates

June 27-July 24

Tier 1

$6,300

Tier 2

$5,355

Tier 3

$4,410

Tier 4

Scholarship Application

Session

E (4 Weeks)

Ages

12-13

Dates

June 27-July 24

Tier 1

$6,300

Tier 2

$5,355

Tier 3

$4,410

Tier 4

Scholarship Application

Session

F (4 Weeks)

Ages

13-15

Dates

June 27-July 24

Tier 1

$6,300

Tier 2

$5,355

Tier 3

$4,410

Tier 4

Scholarship Application

4-TIER PRICING PROGRAM

Realizing that families have differing abilities to pay, CGI has instituted a voluntary 4-tier pricing program. Please take a moment to look at the following tier descriptions and choose the tier that is most suitable for your family. All children will have the same experience no matter which tier a family is able to pay. The tier selected by a family will be kept confidential.

Tier 1

is based on the full cost of campers participating in the selected session. If you are able to pay this amount, please do so. Thank you!

Tier 2

is a partially subsidized rate that will enable families that just can’t afford the full cost of the camp program. Please, choose this rate if your family has the need to receive a subsidized rate.

Tier 3

is a more heavily subsidized rate for families whose children would not be able to attend camp otherwise. If you cannot afford either of the higher rates, please pay this amount.

Tier 4

Tier 4 is a variable rate for families whose financial assistance needs is greater than the subsidized rates above. We provide more significant financial assistance to families that demonstrate need through our Financial Assistance Program. If you need additional assistance, please mark this option on the Enrollment Application.

Please see below for multiple first-time camper grants & scholarship opportunities

Divisions

Camp Gan Israel in the Poconos offers 3 age-appropriate divisions for girls ranging in age form as young as 8 years old up to 14 years old.

Junior Camp

The first and youngest division of CGI Poconos, Junior Camp is for our youngest campers’, ages 8-11 and includes all the fun activities and trips of camp infused with Jewish values and traditions.

Girls ages 8-11:

Session A – June 27 to July 10
(2 weeks)
Session B – July 11 to July 24
(2 weeks)
Session C – June 27 to July 24
(4 weeks)

The Bat Mitzvah Experience (B-Me)

A uniquely designed summer program for girls ages 11-12 that combines all the classic fun of overnight camp along with special activities and trips to help deepen a girl’s understanding and appreciation of entering adulthood.

Girls ages 11-12:
Session D – June 27 to July 24
(4 weeks)

Pioneers

Building on the B-Me Experience, the Pioneers division for girls ages 12-13 combines the classic fun of overnight camp along with special trips, overnight camping and unique adventures catering specifically to the tweens.

Girls ages 12-13
Session E – June 27 to July 24

(4 weeks)

Teen Experience

CGIP’s culminating experience takes it to the next level with a spectacular, action-packed summer program for teenage girls ages 13-15 which adds life skills development and leadership training to the in-depth instruction in all activity areas as well as new and exciting trips.

Girls ages 13-15:
Session F – June 27 to July 24
(4 weeks)

A $150 (per 2-week session of camp) deposit payable by check or credit card is required with each camper’s application. If this deposit amount presents an obstacle, please call us at 845.425.0903 to discuss.

CGI requires a $150 deposit for the 2 week session or $300 deposit for the 4 week session to hold a place for your camper. Should you change your mind, for any reason, prior to May 1, 2023, we will refund all funds paid to CGI less $150 to cover administrative costs. After May 1, 2023, no refunds can be provided upon cancellation.

For families requesting financial assistance, if sufficient financial assistance is not awarded, CGI will refund 100% of your deposit, provided that you inform us in writing or via e-mail prior to May 1, 2023 that your camper will not be attending CGI.

After the first child pays full tuition, each sibling who enrolls shall receive a 10% off their tuition reduction. (Note: Discount not applicable if receiving a CGI Scholarship.)

Full payment is due by May 1, 2023. Customized payment plans are available on request; please call us at 845.425.0903 to discuss.

One Happy Camper Grant: CGI Poconos is proud to be a participant in the One Happy Camper grant program. That means qualifying campers will be eligible for a grant of $700 towards a 2 week session and $1,000 towards a 3 week or longer session. One happy camper grant eligibility:

Applicants for a One Happy Camper grant who live non-participating geographic areas and are PJ Library participants may be eligible for a grant of $1,000. After you register for CGI in the Poconos, sign on to OneHappyCamper.org and apply for this grant! (Note: Please call 845.425.0903 if you have any questions.)

At CGI Poconos, our goal is to offer your child a unique camping experience. We strive to make our program affordable and available for every child who wishes to participate. Our Financial Aid program provides assistance to families that are unable to pay the full tuition. The amount awarded is determined on the basis of need and the availability of funds.

Please note that CGI in the Poconos’ Financial Aid Applications will not be considered without the deposit, which is fully refundable if CGI in the Poconos is unable to provide sufficient aid to facilitate attendance. If the deposit itself creates an obstacle, please call us at 845.425.0903 to discuss. To apply for aid, please follow these easy steps:

Once CGI Poconos receives your Enrollment Application, the Financial Aid Application will be sent to you.

Things to know about financial aid:

Interest-Free Payment Plans

CGI Poconos offers an interest-free payment plan payable by credit card. Simply check the “Payment Plan” box on the Enrollment Application, and we’ll contact you to arrange your payment plan.

Scholarships from Other Organizations

We encourage you to check with your synagogue, Jewish Family and Children’s Services, Jewish Federation, or other local agencies that might provide assistance to help make camp more affordable. Most scholarships and grants require you to first register for a session at CGI Poconos. Your deposit is refundable until May 1, 2023, for any reason, and is refundable after that date if camp is not possible for financial reasons.

Members of the PJ Library and residents of Washington, DC, Philadelphia, PA, and the state of Massachusetts, may be eligible for further incentive grants; please see the section above describing the One Happy Camper grants, and call us at 845.425.0903 for more information. Jewish Federations – Many local Jewish federations offer scholarship programs for Jewish camps. To find a Jewish Federation near you, click here.

Regional Resources

Browse the Foundation for Jewish Camp’s online directory of needs-based scholarship at https://jewishcamp.org/scholarships/.