Rates & Dates 2022

Shemesh Summer Programs COVID update:
All participants aged 5+ will be required to provide proof of vaccination.

1-week sessions: $350 (reduced from $450 by a generous gift from Harold Grinspoon Foundation)

A $150 deposit is due per student upon registration. If registration has been completed and deposit has not been received by May 15, we reserve the right to give your spot to someone on the waiting list for that session. Your full balance is due by June 15.

Financial Need
It is important to Shemesh Programming and the JCA that children be able to experience Shemesh regardless of family financial need. We work hard to provide assistance to as many families as possible each summer. If your family will be applying for financial assistance for your children it is important that you complete this scholarship request form immediately and email it to JCA Director of Communal Life and Learning, Keren Rhodes, kerenrhodes@jcamherst.org or 413-256-0160 x203. Although we require a deposit upon registration, if this presents a financial hardship for your family, please submit the scholarship request form and discuss your options with Keren as soon as possible.

Registration Change/Cancellation Policy:

 If you need to change your dates for programming, rather than cancel, we will gladly try to accommodate your child if there is a space available. We understand that you may need to cancel altogether. Please contact morgan@jcamherst.org to notify us of any requested changes or cancellation. If cancellation occurs more than 30 days before the first date of the program session you will receive a refund of all money paid except the $150 deposit per student. If the cancellation occurs 15-30 days before the first date of the program session, a 50% refund will be issued. We understand that things may come up that would prevent your child from attending. If it is necessary to cancel fewer than 2 weeks prior to the first date of the program, no refund will be returned.

This summer, Shemesh programs will take place during the four weeks of July! Monday through Friday, the program provides in-depth opportunities for students to imagine, explore, and create through hands-on projects, field trips, special guests, and group activities. All programs include swimming, outdoor games, crafts, and sports.

Week 1: July 5-8 (No programming on Monday, July 4th)
Week 2: July 11-15
Week 3: July 18-22
Week 4: July 25-29