Summer 2024 Dates + Rates

Register for summer 2024

Priority Registration: October 4-17, 2023, exclusively for Summer 2023 families to secure a Summer 2024 spot and receive a GFC swag gift in the mail.

Early Bird Registration: October 18-31, 2023, for any new or returning families, receive an exclusive GFC swag gift in the mail.

General Registration: Begins November 1, 2023 for any new or returning families, subject to availability.

Dear Grown-Ups,

We are excited you are considering sending your child to GFC!

Each year, we create a summer program that immerses our campers and staff in camp magic. Amidst all the fun they have at camp, campers at GFC learn independence, make new friends and deepen existing friendships, gain confidence in themselves, and so much more! From the ropes course and zip line, to the lake, to our two pools, to endless sports and arts activities, tending the garden, singing around the campfire, bonding with bunkmates, to spending Shabbat as a community, GFC memories last a lifetime.

Give your child the gift of a summer at GFC. Our director team is here to answer any questions you might have. We look forward to welcoming your family home to Bruceville in summer 2024.

Rabbi Erin Mason
Camp Director

Rabbi Erin Mason and her family at GFC

Summer 2024 Dates & Rates

Please consider the grade your camper is in during the ’23-’24 school year when selecting a session!

taste of camp

Campers who will complete kindergarten or 1st grade prior to Summer 2024 can experience a 3-night ‘taste of camp’ in our Machar: Camper’s of Tomorrow program.

Please note, all prices are in US dollars

Unit Name
’23-’24 grade
Opening Day
Closing Day
Tuition
Availability female identifying
Availability male identifying
Machar K/1st June 20 June 23 $445 Available Available
Machar K/1st July 18 July 21 $445 Available Available

 

10-day sessions

Campers completing 1st or 2nd grade prior to Summer 2024 can join us for one of four 10-day sessions throughout the summer. Campers will try activities as a bunk and get a taste of all GFC has to offer.

Please note, all prices are in US dollars

Unit Name
’23-’24 grade
Opening Day
Closing Day
Tuition
Availability female identifying
Availability male identifying
Bonim A 1st/2nd June 9 June 18 $2,600 Available Available
Bonim B 1st/2nd June 23 July 2 $2,600 Available Available
Bonim C 1st/2nd July 7 July 16 $2,600 Available Available
Bonim D 1st/2nd July 21 July 30 $2,600 Available Available

 

Session 1

Our full 24-day session is available for campers completing 3rd-9th grade prior to Summer 2024. Campers will be able to preference their weekly activities and enjoy free time each day.

Please note, all prices are in US dollars

Unit Name
’23-’24 grade
Opening Day
Closing Day
Tuition
Availability female identifying
Availability male identifying
Niviim 3rd/4th June 9 July 2 $5,525 Available Available
Kohanim 5th June 9 July 2 $5,525 Available Available
Shoftim 6th June 9 July 2 $5,525 Limited Available
Melachim 7th June 9 July 2 $5,575* WAITLIST Available
S’ganim 8th June 9 July 2 $5,575* WAITLIST Available
Kibbutz 9th June 9 July 2 $5,650* Available Available

 

*Trip fee included in tuition.

Melachim and S’ganim will spend a fun evening off camp.

Kibbutz will take a 3-day, 2-night trip away from camp as part of their program. In addition to their big trip, Kibbutz will also spend Fridays volunteering in the local community. 

Session 2

Our full 24-day session is available for campers completing 3rd-9th grade prior to Summer 2024. Campers will be able to preference their weekly activities and enjoy free time each day.

Please note, all prices are in US dollars

Unit Name
’23-’24 grade
Opening Day
Closing Day
Tuition
Availability female identifying
Availability male identifying
Niviim 3rd/4th July 7 July 30 $5,525 Available Available
Kohanim 5th July 7 July 30 $5,525 Available Limited
Shoftim 6th July 7 July 30 $5,525 Available Available
Melachim 7th July 7 July 30 $5,575* Available Limited
S’ganim 8th July 7 July 30 $5,575* Limited Limited
Kibbutz 9th July 7 July 30 $5,650* Available Available

 

*Trip fee included in tuition.

Melachim and S’ganim will spend a fun evening off camp.

Kibbutz will take a 3-day, 2-night trip away from camp as part of their program. In addition to their big trip, Kibbutz will also spend Fridays volunteering in the local community. 

10th Grade Summer 2024 Options

 

Yallah! Israel: Garin Greene (June 19 – July 17)

Visit Yallah! Israel: Garin Greene for details. 

Yallah! Israel: Garin Greene is a 4-week summer experience for GFC campers completing 10th grade prior to Summer 2024. This immersive traveling Jewish community will experience Israel together in a meaningful and exciting journey.

Registration for Yallah! Israel is now open through the link above!

Avodah

Avodah – GFC’s counselor-in-training program, is for campers completing 11th grade prior to Summer 2024. Read more about our Avodah program.

Please note, all prices are in US dollars

Unit Name
’23-’24 grade
Opening Day
Closing Day
Tuition
Availability female identifying
Availability male identifying
Avodah Session 1** 11th June 7* July 2 $3,925 Available Available
Avodah Session 2 11th July 5* July 30 $3,925 Available Available

 

In-session trip fee included in tuition. Avodah will take time off away from camp as a group.

*Avodah Opening Day is 2 days prior to our main Opening Day to allow for training.

**Session 1 Avodah campers are eligible to become Junior Counselors (with salary) during Session 2.

REGISTRATION DATES & INFORMATION

Priority Registration:  October 4 – 17 at 11:59pm. Open exclusively to families that were enrolled in Summer 2023, with a guaranteed spot.
All returning campers who register during this period will receive an exclusive swag gift in the mail.

 

Early Bird Registration: October 18 – 31 at 11:59pm. Returning and new families can enroll for Summer 2024.
All campers who register during this period will receive an exclusive swag gift in the mail.

 

General Registration begins on November 1. 

 

Multi-Child Discount: If you have more than one child from your immediate family enrolled, the first camper in the family will pay full tuition. Each additional child will receive $125 off tuition.

Multi-Session Discount: Enroll your child for both sessions and receive a $250 discount ($100 for Bonim).

Making Camp Affordable

We do not want the financial expense of camp to be the reason that your camper cannot attend for the summer. We believe that every camper is the most important person in the world, and we want to help make camp a reality for you and your camper.

Please visit our Scholarships page for information about how you can receive financial aid for your camper’s summer tuition.

additional Fees and conditions

We have standardized payment deadlines across all URJ camps, to create more uniform policy.

150 days prior to Camp’s first session start date (1/11/24), 25% of tuition payment is due
90 days prior (3/11/24), an additional 50% of tuition payment is due (75% of tuition paid);
60 days prior (4/10/24), final payment is due.

If your family registers after one or more of these deadlines have passed, you will be responsible for the tuition percentage that reflects the current date.

Payment Options: Payments may be made by E-check, Paper Check, Debit Card (all without surcharge) and Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard and Discover). A non-refundable 2.75% credit card processing fee will be added to all credit card transactions.

Deposit: A non-refundable deposit of $500 is required for application processing. This includes a non-refundable registration fee of $50.00.

Non-URJ Surcharge: Families who are not members of a URJ Congregation will be assessed a $250 surcharge per camper ($85 for Bonim/$0 for Machar). For non-URJ families with multiple campers, the maximum surcharge amount is $500.

Camperships: URJ Greene Family Camp is pleased to offer partial, need-based financial support or “camperships” for Summer 2023. Your application will be reviewed the month after it was received, and you will be notified of any financial assistance shortly thereafter.

Cancellation: Cancellation by 90 days or more prior to the first session start date – 100of tuition is refundable, except for the Non-Refundable Deposit.

Cancellation between 90 days and 45 days prior to the first session start date (3/11/24)–(4/24/24) – 75% of tuition is refundable.

Cancellation by 45 days or less prior to the first session start date (4/25/24)– no refunds will be given.

Inclusions: The registration fee includes: All camp activities (except for additional charges as noted below); one camp t-shirt; canteen; camp & cabin pictures; and free limited access to online services.

Exclusions: Parents/Guardians are responsible for transportation to and from Camp.

Third Party Travel Protection Insurance Disclaimer: Camp may recommend a third-party Travel Protection Insurance policy that may allow you to recoup some or all of the expenses you may incur due to cancelation, dismissal, injury requiring withdrawal from the program, lost or delayed luggage, or other unexpected circumstances. Policy details can be provided by Camp upon request. Camp IS NOT a travel protection insurance provider; decisions regarding the insurer’s liability are made at the sole discretion of the third-party insurer in accordance with the terms of the insurance policy. Camp shall bear no liability for claims denied in part or in full by the third-party insurer. Camp cannot guarantee the applicability of third-party travel protection policies purchased from insurers other than the recommended insurer.