HOW TO REGISTER
CampInTouch is our secure registration system. You must complete the registration process in one session. It should take approximately 15 minutes to complete. You will not be able to save and restart an online application later.
Before you begin, make sure you:
- Have reviewed all relevant information on the right hand side of this page, including our vaccination, payment, and cancellation policies
- Have your Visa or MasterCard ready, if paying online
- Know the program(s) you want to register for.
TO KNOW BEFORE YOU REGISTER
At the time of registration, in addition to a first choice program, participants will be encouraged to select a second and third option.
Mitzvah Corps reserves the right to cancel any listed program due to safety concerns, low enrollment, or otherwise. Registered participants on a cancelled program will be notified no later than March 1.
If a program is cancelled, participants will be reminded of their second and third options. We will guarantee a space on either program for 1 week, at which point they will either confirm or release that space, and any necessary billing adjustments will be applied.
PAYING THE DEPOSIT
You will need to pay a deposit of $500 per program for Mitzvah Corps. We can process VISA or MasterCard payments, or you can pay by eCheck. We will charge your selected method of payment when we process your registration, within one week of your submission.
PAYING YOUR BALANCE
We require all families to make a $1,500 interim payment per program by March 1, 2017. Your final balance is due May 1, 2017. Instructions for making these payments will be included in the correspondences you receive after registering.
Anyone not affiliated with a URJ congregation will be charged an additional $200 fee at checkout. A $100 discount for registering for multiple sessions, and/or for being a returning participant, will be applied after enrollment.
International program participants (except Israel): International airfare will be invoiced separately, and added to your bill in the spring. International airfare is nonrefundable.
Three Payment Installment-By selecting this option, the Union for Reform Judaism will automatically bill the card selected in three payments based on the following schedule: $1,500 per program enrolled on March 1, 50% of remaining balance on April 1 and remaining balance on May 1.
Two Payment Installment-By selecting this option, the Union for Reform Judaism will automatically bill the card selected in two payments based on the following schedule: $1,500 per program enrolled on March 1 and remaining balance on May 1.
Pay on Your Own Schedule-By selecting this option, you will follow the Union for Reform Judaism Teen Travel Programs payment schedule, which requires a $1,500 interim payment per program enrolled due by March 1, and remaining balance paid in full by May 1. You may login and pay in installments at my discretion prior to these deadlines.
Pay in Full at Time of Enrollment-By selecting this option you agree to pay in full by your selected payment method at the time of enrollment, within 5 business days from now.
Through March 1, full refunds will be given without penalty.
After March 1 until May 1, the $500 deposit and $1,500 additional payment ($2,000 combined) are nonrefundable.
After May 1, no refunds will be issued for withdrawal from the program.
Should the participant be withdrawn from Mitzvah Corps for treatment of an illness or accident taking place during the program, a refund on a pro-rated basis will be made.
Refunds will not be made if the participant has attended any portion of the program. This covers all circumstances (barring the exception above), including but not limited to: homesickness, refusal or inability to participate in program activities, or violation of rules that result in dismissal.
Any exceptions to the above will be reviewed by Mitzvah Corps on a case-by-case basis.
Returning Mitzvah Corps participants will automatically receive a $100 discount. This will be applied to your account after you register and pay your deposit.
Participants registering for multiple Mitzvah Corps programs in the same summer will receive a $100 discount per additional program. This will be applied to your account after you register and pay your deposit.
Mitzvah Corps is financially supported by the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), made possible by the membership dues of our affiliates. Participants who are not members of a Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) affiliated Reform congregation will be charged a $200 non member fee in addition to the price listed. This non member fee will be added to your balance due following your registration.
The Union for Reform Judaism requires that all camp and travel program participants, staff and faculty must be immunized. Medical exemptions are granted in rare cases. Please contact us regarding any potential exemptions prior to registration. For more information, read the URJ Policy Statement on Vaccine Status.
We recommend a third-party Travel Protection Insurance policy that may allow you to recoup some or all of the nonrefundable expenses you may incur due to cancellation, dismissal, injury requiring withdrawal from the program, lost or delayed luggage, or other unexpected circumstances. Policy details are available on our travel insurance page. We are not a travel protection insurance provider. We cannot guarantee the applicability of third-party travel protection policies purchased by non-recommended insurers. You may opt to purchase our recommended policy on the program registration form.
Mitzvah Corps programs have limited capacity. If your desired program is full, you will have the option to register for that program's wait list.
In order to secure a spot on a program’s wait list, you will register for the program through our regular online registration system, using the links on the left of this page. You will be asked to submit payment information, but you will not be charged a deposit.
If a spot opens up, you will be notified via email, and will have 24 hours to accept the space by replying to the email. We will then switch your status from registered to enrolled, and we will charge you the appropriate deposit. Detailed instructions will be provided in the notification email.
Many families register for a program’s wait list, and in addition, decide to secure a space on another program. In the event a space becomes available on your first choice, we will be able to cancel your second registration, and transfer your information and payment over to your first choice.
GET HELP WITH REGISTRATION
Click the 'Register Now' button – and then create a new account with your email and a password of your choice.
Please make sure to save your login information for future use!
If you have previously participated in a URJ Youth program (camp, NFTY, Mitzvah Corps, and/or NFTY in Israel), you can use the same username (email address) for this application. In order to create a password, after clicking the continue button please select “email a reset account invitation” on the prompt that appears and follow the directions in the email you receive.
The application will assign the person completing the online form as “Primary” parent/guardian and this person will have the main login for the account. You can add additional parents/guardian contact information and email addresses to the account, but the camp will consider the “Primary” person as the main point of contact by default.
Please note that communications sent from or through our online account system to Gmail email addresses often get filtered to a spam folder. Please check your spam folder following registration if you do not receive a confirmation of enrollment.
If you still have not received an email, please give the office a call.