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Why Is It So Hard to Find Affordable Jewish Day Camps in NYC?

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Yes, it’s still winter, but that doesn’t mean summer isn’t already on the brain, especially for parents who are beginning to inquire about where to send their kids to summer camp. JTA’s Features Editor Lisa Keys recently opened up about how difficult it’s been for her family to find a Jewish summer camp that isn’t a million miles away and/or completely unaffordable:

“There’s the price: $2,425 for the “full” summer (June 29 to Aug. 19). That’s a steal compared with some other Jewish camps in the city, which can run to $3,950 at the Central Queens Y and $6,250 for the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan—and that’s not including fees for pre- or post-camp programming, a necessity for those with full-time jobs.”

For many parents, this is a huge concern–and she’s definitely not alone. Read the rest of the article here. 

What solutions have you come up with for your kids in the summer? Tell us in the comments below.


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