Dates & Rates

Summer 2020 Dates

EventDate
Opening DayTuesday, June 30
Yom Hachnasat Orchim (Visiting Day)Sunday, July 26
End of First SessionSunday, July 26
Start of Second SessionTuesday, July 28
Closing DayWednesday, August 19
Ta'am I BeginsMonday, July 27
Ta'am I EndsSunday, August 2
Ta'am II BeginsMonday, August 3
Ta'am II EndsSunday, August 9
Ta'am III BeginsMonday, August 10
Ta'am III EndsSunday, August 16

2020 Full Tuition and Fees

Payment TypeFull SeasonFirst SessionSecond Session
Tuition & Fees$9,695$6,530$5,450
CIF*$500$500$500

Payment in Full by September 16, 2019

Payment TypeFull SeasonFirst SessionSecond Session
Tuition & Fees$9,395$6,380$5,300
CIF*$500$500$500
**Pay in Full by September 16, 2019 includes the early application discount and the early payment discount.

Payment in Full by February 3, 2020

Payment TypeFull SeasonFirst SessionSecond Session
Tuition & Fees$9,620$6,495$5,415
CIF*$500$500$500

Payment in Full by April 1, 2020

Payment TypeFull SeasonFirst SessionSecond Session
Tuition & Fees$9,695$6,530$5,450
CIF*$500$500$500

Fees

Fees are $550 for full session campers and $350 for one session campers. Fees cover mandatory bus transportation to and from Camp, canteen visits, trips, insurance, security, Camper e-mail service, CampMeds and a Camp T-shirt. These are not prorated, discounted or refundable.

Luggage delivery is not included in the above fees. There will be a separate fee of approximately $130 for mandatory roundtrip luggage delivery. The fee is payable to an external company.

*CIF (Camp Improvement Fund)

$500 will be added to each family’s account as an annual, voluntary, tax-deductible contribution to the Camp Improvement Fund. This fund is essential to the development and maintenance of the physical facilities of Camp Ramah and is included as a donation to ensure tax deductibility for your benefit.

Ta’am Ramah

A one-week program for rising 3rd graders. The deposit for Ta’am Ramah is $500. Tuition for Ta’am Ramah is $1,300.

Breira B’Ramah Program

This program is for campers with special needs including but not limited to ADHD, Anxiety, Autism, Communication Disorders, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities. For more information and pricing details, please call the Camp office or email us at breirabramah@ramahberkshires.org.

Bogrim & Machon Tripping Fee

An additional $495 will be added for each Camper entering ninth or tenth grade to cover the cost of additional out-of-Camp trips.

Deposits

A deposit must accompany each application per the schedule below.

Application DateDeposit
September or earlier$500
October to December$1,000
January to March$3,000
Payment in full must accompany applications submitted after March 31, 2020.

Enrollment

Enrollment is dependent upon acceptance of your child.

Early Application Discount

An early application discount of $150 for full-season campers and $75 for one session campers will be applied for applications received by September 16th. The discount is applied to the final tuition payment and may not be deducted from the deposit.

Early Payment Discount

An early payment discount of $150 for full-season campers and $75 for one-session campers will be applied for tuition paid in full by September 16th. The discount is applied to the final tuition payment and may not be deducted from the deposit. An early payment discount of $75 for full-season campers and $35 for one-session campers will be applied for tuition paid in full by February 3rd. Postdated checks may be used to achieve early payment pricing. All checks must be cleared on time in order for any discounts to remain in effect. Six payment checks must be received in the office on or before September 16, 2009.

Session Change Fee

Changes from full-season to single-session made between January 1st and April 1st will be assessed a $300 fee. After April 1st, the fee is $1,000.

Financial Assistance

Need-based financial assistance is available. Please visit our financial assistance page to access the FACTS application. Applications must be submitted by January 31, 2020.

Method of Payment

For deposit payment: Application deposits may be made by credit card or e-Check and are not subject to a credit card fee.

For all subsequent payments: 

  • Checks payable to Camp Ramah in the Berkshires. Note: A $30 fee will be assessed for each check returned to us bounced or unpaid by your bank and any tuition discounts will be forfeited.
  • Credit Card – these payments will incur a 3% processing fee.
  • e-Check – payments may be made by e-Check and will incur a 1.5% processing fee.

Payment Schedule

Progress payments must be made by December 2nd, February 3rd, and April 1st.  The amount due by each of these dates is as follows:

Due By Payment
December 2nd$3,000 including deposit
February 3rdAdditional $3,000
April 1stBalance

Cancellations

For enrollment cancellations before a Camper’s arrival at Camp, a cancellation fee will be charged:

DateFee
February10% of tuition
March15% of tuition
April20% of tuition
May or June50% of tuition

Camper Withdrawals

No tuition refunds will be made for withdrawals after the start of Camp that are initiated by parents without the concurrence of Camp or if a Camper is sent home due to behavioral misconduct. For other withdrawals, a prorated portion of the tuition will be refunded after deducting a withdrawal fee of half the tuition.

Please contact Yoni Saposh, Chief Operating Officer (845) 832-6622 x101 or yoni@ramahberkshires.org as early as possible if you require special consideration in scheduling payments.