Due to the health and safety challenges of COVID-19, Shwayder Camp has made the very difficult decision to cancel our in-person 2020 summer sessions in order to protect our community. For all communications around this click here.

We are thrilled to be providing reimagined, virtual experiences for campers this summer. Click below to see the dates and structure of Shwayder’s virtual sessions.

Please reach out to Jodie Abrams Schafer, Director ( or Zahava Davis, Assistant Director ( with any questions.

Old 2020 Session Dates


Entering Grades
Start Dates:
June 15
July 6


Entering Grades
Start Date:
June 22

Entering Grades
Start Date:
July 27


Entering Grades
(first time campers only)

Start Date:
June 15


Temple Emanuel Members: August 5, 2019
Returning Campers: August 12, 2019
Open to all: September 2, 2019

The difference between member and non-member rates reflects a tuition adjustment,
which is funded by Temple Emanuel for its members.

Registration must be accompanied by a non-refundable deposit of $350, per camper, per session.
The balance of the fees is due in full by April 1, 2020.

Financial Aid

We are committed to ensuring that every camper who wants to attend Shwayder Camp is able to, regardless of financial ability. Financial aid is available on request and by completion of a confidential information form. Contact the camp office to request a financial aid application. Scholarship requests should be made by March 13, 2020. Applicants who are not members of Temple Emanuel must first request financial aid from their home congregation or Jewish community agency.

Referral Program

We are so lucky and appreciative to have amazing families in our Shwayder Camp community and we would love your help finding more families just like you! Shwayder Camp families can receive $100 off their tuition for each camper referred to us during open registration.* This must be their first year attending Shwayder Camp. The offer is unlimited, just make sure your friends mention your name when they contact us for the first time in order to be eligible.
*offer does not apply during early registration.

Sibling Discounts

Many families send more than one child to camp. Consequently, we offer a 10% discount
for each additional camper that a family sends to Shwayder.