Registration for returning campers and siblings opens AUGUST 29th at 9:00am! If you register on August 29th, you:

*SAVE $150 with Early Bird pricing!

*Get a 2024 limited edition long-sleeve t-shirt!

*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 5. Register on September 5 and get a 2024 limited edition long-sleeve t-shirt and save $150.  Early Bird Pricing is valid through September 29, 2023


  • Camp Wise Policy Handbook HERE.
  • Mandel JCC Payment Page: pay your deposit HERE
  • Need help? Registration Instructions HERE.
  • Payment instructions HERE.


INTRO SESSIONS (first time campers only)
NAME                  DATES                                         ENTERING GRADES      JCC MEMBER      COMMUNITY
Rishon Aleph      June 16 – June 30 (14 days)      2 – 5                                    $3,100                   $3,570
Machar                 July 1 – July 7 (7 days)               2 – 4                                     $1,700                   $1,960
Rishon Bet           July 10 – July 21 (12 days)          2 – 5                                    $3,100                   $3,570


TRIP I June 11 – July 7
Chalutzim     3 – 5                                   $5,960                  $6,860  *PLEASE NOTE GRADE LEVEL CHANGES FOR 2024
Ohalim.          6 – 7                                   $5,960                  $6,860
Noar               8 – 9                                   $6,060                   $6,970
Solel               10                                       $6,730                   $7,740


TRIP II July 10 – July 31
Chalutzim     3 – 5                                   $5,000                 $5,760  *PLEASE NOTE GRADE LEVEL CHANGES FOR 2024
Ohalim          6 – 7                                   $5,000                 $5,760
Noar               8 – 9                                   $5,110                $5,880
Solel               10                                       $5,460                 $6,280


FULL SUMMER June 11 – July 31
Chalutzim     3 – 5                                   $9,920                $11,400
Ohalim          6 – 7                                    $9,920                $11,400
Noar               8 – 9                                   $10,130               $11,650
Solel               10                                       $10,920               $12,560


NAME                                                    DATES                                         ENTERING GRADES    CAMP FEE
ILS – Israel Leadership Summer     June 17 – July 17 (tentative)       11                                        $9,740
SIT – Staff In Training                         June 6 – July 31                           12                                       $3,600


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 2 weeks.


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

Children ages 8-17 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 The Jewish Family Services Association of Cleveland’s Campership program. This is a program for those who’s household income is low in comparison to family size. Multiple siblings may be eligible. For more information please contact Lorna at lchernomorets@jfsa-cleveland.org .


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 $1000 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.  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 is a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, provides camper incentive grants of $1000 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 families planning ahead for an Israel experience for their children. 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! Families may begin saving as early as first grade. Contact your religious school office or the Jewish Education Center at agiftofisrael@jecc.org.