Every summer, the JCC supports families through scholarship programs to make camp possible for as many children as we can.

Learn more about our scholarship information, payment plans, and important policies regarding payments and refund information below.

Families who register for camp before January 15, 2024, will lock in the early registration tuition rate. After this period, we will re-evaluate our projected summer costs and may raise tuition for anyone who registers after January 15, 2024.

  • JCC Scholarships
  • Discounts
  • One Happy Camper Grant
  • Payment Plans
  • Financial and Cancellation Policies

JCC Ranch Camp Scholarships and Financial Aid

If you are interested in applying for scholarships, you will select the “Scholarship Payment Plan” upon registration. This will ask for a $250 non-refundable deposit (per camper, per session) followed by a payment plan of 10% of the remaining total to be paid on the first of each month concluding on March 1, 2024. Once scholarship awards are announced in April 2024, our registrar will work with you to set up a payment plan for any remaining balance.

  • If you need to withdraw for financial reasons, your tuition is 100% refundable minus the $250 non-refundable deposit (per camper, per session).
  • If you are unable to make this type of financial commitment, contact us prior to registration to set up a custom payment option.

We use FAST financial aid services to review and award financial need-based scholarships. Families applying for financial aid will need to complete an application and submit the necessary supporting documentation to FAST.

Scholarship Applications are due by TBD. If you have any issues with submitting your 2023 tax returns, you must contact Ranch Camp directly via email.

Refer a Friend and/or Host a Fireside Chat

If you love all things JCC Ranch Camp, help us spread the word! What’s better than coming to camp with your non-camp friends? Not much!

For Fireside Chats, you bring the party, we’ll bring the camp-iness. Our team will bring all informational materials and swag, snacks, plus some fun camp activities. We ask that you invite at least two new families to your home, so they can learn all about camp. For every new family that registers for camp from your event, you’ll receive $250 off your camp tuition.

If you’re interested in hosting a parlor meeting, please contact us via email.

Referral Credit: $250 off total tuition per new camper family sign-up

Other Discounts:

  • Sibling Discount: $50 off total tuition
  • 3rd Sibling Discount: 10% off the average tuition
  • Multiple Session Discount: 10% of the less expensive session

One Happy Camper Grant Funding for First-Time Campers

Through One Happy Camper, JEWISHColorado, and the Foundation for Jewish Camp, your camper may be eligible for a need-blind grant of up to $1000 their first summer!

Eligibility criteria for first-time* campers from JEWISHColorado

  • $1000 grant if enrolled for 19+ consecutive days
  • $700 grant if enrolled for 12-18 consecutive days
  • Must be entering grades 1-12 (after camp)
  • Do not attend Jewish day school or yeshiva (Why is that?)

*Campers who previously attended camp for 11 days or less are still eligible for first-time camper grants.

Learn more about One Happy Camper

Equal Installment Payment Plan
  • $250 non-refundable deposit per camper, per session due upon registration
  • Equal payments on the 1st of each month through June 1st

Note: Registrations submitted after the 1st of the current month will begin charges the following month. Payment plans will start on November 1st.

Scholarship Payment Plan
  • $250 non-refundable deposit per camper, per session due upon registration
  • 10% of remaining tuition charged on the 1st of each month until scholarships are awarded
  • Agree to submit the FAST Scholarship Application – Deadline TBD ($45 fee to FAST)

Note: Once scholarships are awarded you may choose to pay off your remaining balance in full or contact us to set up a custom payment plan.

Cancellation & Refund Policies

The JCC Ranch Camp has a 24-hour cancellation policy. If you need to cancel for any reason within 24 hours of registering, you will receive a full refund.

Cancellations made between… Refunds
October – March 1 Refund of payments made minus the $250 non-refundable deposit per camper, per session
March 2 – March 31 Refund 75% of payments made minus the $250 non-refundable deposit per camper, per session
April 1 – April 30 Refund 50% of payments made minus the $250 non-refundable deposit per camper, per session
May 1 – May 31 Refund 25% of payments made minus the $250 non-refundable deposit per camper, per session
After June 1 Not eligible for refund

To cancel your registration please contact us via email. Include your name, your campers full name, and the camp session and dates your camper is registered for. You will receive an email confirmation upon cancellation.

Financial Policies

Credit card processing procedures at the JCC Denver have changed. This year, families will have the option to use ACH (checking account) to pay for camp at no charge. If you would like to use a credit card in conjunction with one of our payment plans, please expect to be charged a 3% convenience fee for all transactions. Pay in Full using credits card will not be charged a convenience fee. You are also welcome to pay by check.

Split Party Billing

The JCC will not be responsible for split payments between two parents or guardians. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian registering the child to set up a mutually agreed upon payment plan from both parties. Failure to pay from 1 party will result in financial responsibility being assigned to the other party, or the child will be withdrawn from the program.

Split Party Financial Assistance

If a split party requires financial assistance, both parties must apply separately through the financial aid application process. If only one party needs assistance and qualifies, the financial assistance will only be granted towards his/her portion of the bill.


How do I apply for Financial Aid?

Submit an application online, here. There is a $45 application fee through the FAST website.

Will I be reimbursed for the application fee if I don’t qualify?

Unfortunately the fee is paid to a 3rd party company to process the application, and therefore not eligible for a refund.

What is the maximum amount of financial aid available?

Typically, we do not award more than 50% of your total balance.

How is the application reviewed to see if I qualify?

Our 3rd party company reviews the application and subtracts identified expenses from reported income. They then measure the disposable income after expenses relative to the tuition for the registered program. Their trademarked formula then recommends a financial aid award. Our scholarship committee meets to review the recommended award and budget according to our available funding.

What information will I need for the application?

You will need to provide an itemized list of income (employment, trusts, investments, gifts etc.) as well as an itemized list of expenses (housing, medical, car, utilities etc.) You will also need to list assets and liabilities. You will be asked to answer custom questions from our organization. Additionally you will need to provide your tax information. We will be accepting the previous year’s taxes. You will have an opportunity to submit a family letter as well explain any circumstances you think would help the scholarship committee have a better picture of your families current circumstances.

When will my application be reviewed and when will I be notified about my award?

FAST financial aid services reviews and awards financial need based scholarships. Scholarship deadlines TBD. We will be in touch with scholarship applicants & update the website with relevant information as soon as possible.

What happens if I don’t qualify? Can I appeal and how?

Scholarship deadlines TBD. We will be in touch with scholarship applicants & update the website with relevant information as soon as possible.

What if I do not receive enough financial aid to afford my campers registered programs? Can I get a full refund?

Families that need to cancel due to financial hardship will be refunded in-full pending review by the scholarship committee minus the $250 non-refundable deposit.