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2021 Camp Policies.


Registration will open on January 4 for families registered in summer 2020, ECC Pre-K, and Club J families. Registration will open on January 11 to the general public.

Please register online with a non-refundable deposit of 10% of total camp fees. This deposit will be applied toward total camp fees. Registering online requires a credit card deposit. Applications will not be accepted without the deposit and a payment method for the balance of the camp fees in place.

Space is limited. Applications will be processed and accepted on a first-come, first served basis. The Minnesota JCC reserves the right to refuse any application.

Camp Butwin and Summer at the J will maintain a waiting list for each program session as it fills. Registration and waiting lists are fluid, and our staff will contact families as space becomes available. Waiting lists are maintained based on date of registration.

As always, safety is our priority, and our summer planning is informed by up to date guidelines from the Minnesota Department of Health, Centers for Disease Control, and American Camping Association.  Now more than ever, change is a constant. In the event that updates to health and safety guidelines require a change to session or program structures between your time of registration and the opening of camp, we will promptly and transparently communicate with camp families.

Membership Benefits
Members of the MN JCC can enjoy discounted rates on all summer camp programs (excluding Sabes Center partner camps). To receive the discount, campers must be included in a Family or Parent Plus membership and be current from the time of registration through the completion of the camp season (August 27, 2021).

For information about JCC Membership, contact Amy Hodge at amyh@stpauljcc.org


A deposit of 10% of the total camp fees is due at the time of application. Balance of payments are payable via the following methods:

  • Payment in full at time of application by credit card.
  • Self-Payment Plan- Pay installments on your own schedule by logging into your Parent Portal. All remaining balances will be automatically charged on May 12.
  • Any remaining balance is due on May 12, 2021.

For more information, contact Sarah Hewuse at sarahth@stpauljcc.org



Camp deposits are non-refundable

If your cancellation is received by May 12, you are eligible for a full refund less your deposit.

  • Beginning May 12, there will be no refunds for cancellations. If the Minnesota JCC makes the decision to cancel camp in part or in full, a full refund will be issued for any days impacted.
  • MN JCC Camps do not pro-rate for missed camp days. This includes scheduled missed days due to required quarantines, medical absences, or in the event your camper is asked to leave camp.

Cancellation Requests must be submitted in writing


Scholarships are available, and families are encouraged to apply to all funding sources. It is our hope that financial need is not a barrier for any child to participate in Camp. Information on the scholarship process is available in the Camper application, or by contacting Ben Savin at bens@stpauljcc.org

JCC scholarship applications are due on March 31, 2021. Award notifications will be on or before April 16, 2021.


Medical history must be provided before your child can attend any Camp Butwin or CIT program. Please log in to your account and select ‘forms and documents’ to complete your camper’s medical history.


Unless a child qualifies for a medical exemption verified by their physician, Camp Butwin will not allow a child to enroll, unless the forms indicate that the child has received all immunizations recommended for their age according to the schedule published by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention and has provided all additional required information. We do not allow exemptions based on the parent’s/guardian’s or child’s conscientiously held beliefs.

In the case of measles, mumps, rubella, pertussis, polio, diphtheria, rotovirus or chickenpox occurring at Camp Butwin, children who are not sufficiently immunized, due to a medical exemption, may be excluded for the incubation period of the disease for their own protection and to prevent the further spread of the disease. In these circumstances, Camp Butwin will work with the parents/guardians of children with medical exemptions to determine the most effective way to protect the safety of the child and the Camp Butwin community.