Payments and Refunds Policy for the 2021-22 Activity Year
Registration Fees - General
The registration fees include payment for normal activities during the year, personal insurance for the chanich, and an aniva (necktie). The registration fees do not include a khaki shirt ($25), a white polo shirt ($25), fees for overnight camps, special activities, or seminars.
Please note that the credit card charge will not be for Shevet Gefen but for FOIS - Friends of Israel Scouts.
Please do not cancel charges without talking to the Shevet Treasurer beforehand. Canceling the charge carries a fine from PayPal, which the family will be asked to pay.
Early Bird Registration Fees for 2021-22
Families who register in advance can enjoy a reduced registration fee. Early bird registration is available until 9/12/2021. The registration fee is refundable in full (less the $ 35 registration fee and the 3.5% credit card fee) until 10/2/21 (October 2nd, 2021) or after 3 regular peulot (activities) for regular registration.
Early Bird Registration Fees:
First two children: $ 600 each
Third child: $ 400
Forth child or more: $100
Maximum per family $ 1,800
9th grade and Shachbag will pay an additional $100 deposit for the out-of-state leadership camps.
Regular Registration Fees for 2021-22
Regular registration is available from 9/13/2022 and until the end of the year. The registration fee is refundable in full (less the $ 35 registration fee and the 3.5% credit card fee) until 10/2/22 (October 2nd, 2022) or after 3 regular peulot (activities) for regular registration.
Regular Registration Fees:
First two children: $ 650 each
Third child: $450
Forth child or more: $150
Maximum per family $ 1,900
To receive a refund, please contact the Shevet Treasurer by e-mail. Please do not contact her by phone or on WhatsApp. The refund will be calculated based on the date the application was sent to the Shevet Treasurer.
Membership fees include a registration fee of $35 which will not be returned under any circumstances.
Please note: in order to enjoy the Early-bird discounted price, you must register in the system and pay the annual registration fee until 9/12/2022. Details regarding the registration process can be read here.
Please contact the Shevet Treasurer by email for any financial aid needs. Discretion is guaranteed.
Shevet Gefen allows three (3) trial peulot (regular activities) after registering and fully paying for the for activity year. The number of peulot is counted from the first trial peula and includes the next two regular peulot, regardless of the participation of the child.
Registration Fees for Camps, Events, and Special Activities
Camps and Events (mainly sleepaway weekend camps) are not included in the regular membership fee, and separate registration and payment are required:
Shevet Sleepover 10/24-25/2021 - For third graders and up, details and cost will be announced later (2019 cost $150)
Winter Camp 12/17-19/2021 - For third graders and up, details and cost will be announced later (2019 cost )$295
9th Grade Camp 1/14-16/2022 - for ninth grade, details and cost will be announced later (2019 cost $675) Winter trip 2/27/2021 - for first grades and up, details and cost will be announced later (2019 cost $25)
Shachbag Camp 2/17-21/2022 - for 10th graders and above, details and cost will be announced later (2019 cost $725)
Spring Camp 2022 - for third graders and up, details and cost will be announced later (2019 cost $305)
Attention!! If a chanich decides to leave the Scouts, after the end of the trial period, there are no refunds for any reason.
Late Registration Pro-Rated Fees
Registration until 12/31/2021 - Full registration fee
Registration from 1/1/2022 to 2/28/2022 - about 70% of the registration fee
Registration as of 3/1/2022 - about 45% of the registration fee
For late registration please contact Orly Regev
The determining date for the purpose of payment is the day of joining the peulot and not the day of payment !!
Late Registration Policy for Camps and Events
At the end of the early registration for the winter camp and the spring camp, there will be a late registration period with an additional payment of 30% per chanich.
At the end of the late registration for the winter camp and the spring
Policy for canceling registration for the winter camp and the spring camp
Cancellation of registration for the winter camp and the spring camp will only be possible as long as the early registration takes place. At the end of the early registration, it will not be possible to receive a refund for canceling the registration for the camps camp, registration will be possible only in very exceptional cases, subject to the approval of the Shevet, available space on the bus and camp cabins, and the approval of the Hanhagat Tzabar. In addition, there will be an additional charge of $ 50-150 depending on the costs beyond the late registration fee.
Reimbursement policy for 9th Grade Camp and Machane Shachbag
In accordance with the guidelines as published by Hanhagat Tzabar.
COVID-19 Effect on Activities and Registration
COVID-19: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Shevet Gefen is continuously evaluating how we will conduct our activities and programs in our schedule. We will try and maintain our activities as regular as possible and move forward as planned and as allowed by state and county regulations. But please note that we may need to modify or cancel events and activities due to COVID-19 situation.
We may need to change between on-line, regular, and hybrid activities as the situation allows.
Since our main costs are NOT anticipated to be reduced due to COVID-19 (And may even rise if we need to take special precautions, or have unplanned location expenses), we will not be reducing our enrollment fees. As always, we will be publishing our 20-21 activity year budget report and the anticipated budget for the 21-22 activity year. As always, any budgetary surplus at the end of the year, will be transferred to next year’s budget. We appreciate your understanding that we need to maintain the viability of the Shevet Finances and our financial obligations.
We are looking forward to welcoming you back Tzofim and are ready for an exciting year with regular Peulot done under the current regulations and/or Peulot in just a click away. While we are all living through rapidly changing times, there is one thing we can be certain of: we will continue to provide the outstanding experience that has always defined Shevet Gefen.