Summer 2024

Dates & Rates

Join us this summer


  • FULL SEASON: June 17 – August 9*
  • FIRST SESSION: June 17 – July 12*
  • SECOND SESSION: July 15 – August 9

*Camp will be closed on Thursday, July 4 in honor of Independence Day.

If you need more flexibility within these sessions, please contact Director Talia Derman.


ProgramGrade(s)Full Session1st or 2nd SessionFull Session1st or 2nd Session
(enroll before 1/31/24)(enroll before 1/31/24)(enroll after 1/31/24)(enroll after 1/31/24)
ChaverimEntering Pre-k & Kindergarten$5,750$3,875$6,000$4,000
AmitzimEntering Grade 1$5,750$3,875$6,000$4,000
BonimEntering Grade 2$5,750$3,875$6,000$4,000
GiborimEntering Grade 3$5,750$3,875$6,000$4,000
KochavimEntering Grade 4$5,950$3,975$6,200$4,100
Gar-HalEntering Grades 5 & 6$6,030$4,015$6,280$4,140
GesherEntering Grades 7 & 8$6,150$4,075$6,400$4,200
Counselors-in-TrainingEntering Grade 9$2,000$2,250



Enroll by December 1st: $750 deposit per camper
Enroll after December 1st: $1,000 deposit per camper


Enroll by January 31 and save $250 on an 8-week session or $125 on 4, 5, 6, or 7-week session


  • All new campers save $1,000 off full season or $500 off 4, 5, 6, or 7-week session
  • New campers attending a Jewish Day School save an additional $500 off their first-year 8-week session or an additional $250 off their first-year 4, 5, 6, or 7-week session


  • All campers returning for a second summer save $500 off full season or $250 off 4, 5, 6, or 7-week session


If you have more than one camper attending a Camp Ramah in Wisconsin/Ramah Day Camp program, each additional child is eligible for a $100 sibling discount.



An opt-in Hebrew immersion program open to campers entering grades K-3.

Campers in Sha’ar (Gateway) engage in the full camp schedule, including swimming, sports, arts and crafts, and more – learning to understand and speak Hebrew by listening to and speaking with their counselors and peers. All aspects of the camp day are conducted in Hebrew from the very first day, giving children an opportunity to gain proficiency as they participate in the myriad of activities that make camp so magical!

Select ‘Sha’ar Chicago Program’ during enrollment. An additional $250 fee applies.


Ramah Day Camp offers campers with developmental disabilities or other complex needs individualized accommodations, behavioral supports and one-on-one care. Our team will be in touch with you to discuss your camper’s specific needs and accommodations.


Round-trip bus fees are included in the cost of tuition for campers located in the Chicago suburbs. A $600 surcharge will be applied for campers located in the City of Chicago because we charter specialty coach buses for that area. For more information about busing, please see our transportation page.


We offer a variety of joint programs for campers who would like to spend part of the summer at Camp Ramah in Wisconsin and part of the summer at Ramah Day Camp. For more information, please contact Registrar Margalit Segal.

Total WeeksRates
Entering 3rd Grade
Ruach Ramah Mini A/B (1-Week) + RDC 7-Weeks8$5,800
Ruach Ramah A (2-Weeks) + RDC 6-Weeks8$6,400
Ruach Ramah B (1.5-Weeks) + RDC 6-Weeks8$5,800
Entering 4th Grade
Kochavim 2-Weeks + RDC 6-Weeks8$6,550
Kochavim 4-Weeks + RDC 4-Weeks8$9,800
Entering 5th & 6th Grade
Garinim/Halutzim 4-weeks + RDC 4-Weeks8$9,840


Payment Methods

For your convenience, Ramah Day Camp accepts checks, American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and Check. eCheck is the preferred method of payment. All credit card payments will incur a 2.9% credit card fee. Registration cannot be processed until past-due balances are reconciled.

Camper Fees

By submitting your camper’s application, you are accepting responsibility for payment of the full tuition for your camper’s enrollment. Occasionally, prior to camp, it is determined that Ramah Day Camp is not the right fit for a camper. If this should happen, the family will receive a full refund of any fees paid. All camp fees must be paid in full by March 31 or the camper family must be on an established payment plan.

Payment Plans

Camper families have four payment options:

  • Pay in full at time of registration
  • Pay in full by March 31
  • Pay in six equal installments on November 5, December 5, January 5, February 5, March 5 & April 5
  • Create a customized payment plan approved by Director of Operations Scott Topal


  • The deposit is fully refundable until January 1, 2024. Deposits are non-refundable after January 1, 2024
  • All fees are non-refundable after March 1, 2024

Financial Aid

We know that the decision to attend Ramah Day Camp is an investment in your camper’s future. We are committed to making sure that every family that wants to have a Ramah experience is able to do so.

Camp Ramah families in need of financial assistance may apply to Ramah Day Camp for financial aid. We strive to make our financial assistance process simple, accessible and supportive.

TO APPLY: Our summer 2024 financial assistance application is now open. Click here to complete the application. Ramah Day Camp uses the FACTS system, a secure third-party application to collect and validate the information provided.

AWARDS: Our Financial Aid Committee individually reviews each application to make an award decision. Completed applications received by December 1, 2023 will receive a response by January 15, 2024.

Applications submitted after December 1, 2023 will be reviewed and awarded on a rolling basis.

ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE RESOURCES: We also encourage Ramah families to seek financial assistance from the following resources:

  • Your synagogue
  • Your local Jewish community (via the Jewish Federation, Jewish Family and Children Services and/or Jewish Vocational Services)

Scott Topal.

If you have any questions about the financial assistance process, please be in touch with our Director of Operations, Scott Topal or by phone at (312) 690-8326.

Summer 2024