Dates & Prices

Dates & Prices

Program 2023 Dates Ages Duration Cost
North America
USY on Wheels - Classic June 26 - August 10 Current 9th-12th Graders 46 Days $8,799 *This price is for summer 2022- we expect a slight increase to be announced shortly.
USY on Wheels - East June 26 - July 24 Current 7th-8th Graders 28 Days $6,799 *This price is for summer 2022- we expect a slight increase to be announced shortly.
USY on Wheels - Pacific Northwest June 28 - July 20 Current 9th-12th Graders 23 Days $6,799 *This price is for summer 2022- we expect a slight increase to be announced shortly.
DREAM USY July 16 - July 26 Current 9th-12th Graders 12 Days $3,799 *This price is for summer 2022- we expect a slight increase to be announced shortly.
Israel / Europe
Epic Israel July 2 - July 26 Current 10th-12th Graders 25 Days $6,850 *This price is for summer 2022- we expect a slight increase to be announced shortly.
Epic Israel July 16 - August 10 Current 10th-12th Graders 25 Days $6,850 *This price is for summer 2022- we expect a slight increase to be announced shortly.
EPIC Israel Plus July 2 - July 30 Current 10th-12th Graders 29 Days $7,830 *This price is for summer 2022- we expect a slight increase to be announced shortly.
Italy + EPIC or EPIC Plus June 26 - July 26 OR July 30 Current 10th-12th Graders 35 Days $11,225 *This price is for summer 2022- we expect a slight increase to be announced shortly.
EPIC Eastern Europe June 28 - August 4 Current 10th-12th Graders 38 Days $11,225 *This price is for summer 2022- we expect a slight increase to be announced shortly.

Terms & Conditions

Costs

  • All prices are in U.S. dollars.
  • All participants in EPIC Israel programs will be eligible for a RootOne Voucher (R1V) subsidy in the amount of $3,000, to ensure greater participation in our programs! We hope that these vouchers allow even more teens to have an EPIC summer with USY. More information regarding R1Vs is forthcoming. *RootOne is seeded through the generosity of The Marcus Foundation and is powered by the Jewish Education Project. Please visit www.RootOne.org for more information.
  • If your child will be participating in a USY on Wheels program as their first-ever immersive Jewish overnight summer experience, they may be eligible to receive up to a $1,000 One Happy Camper grant. Please refer to the program website for more information regarding eligibility requirements and grant availability.
  • North American trips include the charter bus from the city in which the trip begins, room and board, admission fees, and gratuities.
  • The price of DREAM USY includes round-trip airfare to the Dominican Republic from John F. Kennedy International Airport.
  • Israel and Europe trips include round-trip airfare from the United States, room and board, an approved medical plan, sightseeing tours with professional guides, admission fees, and gratuities.
  • Prices for all Israel and Europe trips are subject to change, dependent on whether airlines chose to place a fuel surcharge on tickets. Such charges may be passed along directly to registered participants.
  • Extra baggage on flights and personal expenses are not included in trip costs.

Discounts

Sibling Discount: If multiple siblings sign up for USY Summer trips, families will receive $150 off registration (discount applies to each sibling registered after the first).

Payment and Cancellation Policy

USY Payment and Refund Policy

A. Credit Card Hold. As a condition of registering for this program, we require a consensual “hold” on a VISA® or MASTERCARD® account equal in amount to the full cost of participation above the initial registration deposit. At your option, amounts which come due prior to the end of the program may be otherwise paid by you, or billed against the amount being “held.” Failure to make a payment will be deemed consent to billing against the amount being “held.”

B. Registration. At the time of registration, a $750 deposit is to reserve your spot. This deposit may be charged on a credit card account, and is partially refundable, in some events, through the advertised deadlines in sections D and E.

C. Payment Policy. USCJ relies on timely payment of all financial obligations and incurs significant program expenses based on our promise to pay. Accordingly, except as may otherwise be agreed in writing by the Chief Financial Officer of USCJ (or his/her designee), all financial obligations are due and payable on the date specified below, without further exception.

Program Payment Schedule:
At the Time of Registration: $750 deposit due
January 13, 2023: $1,000 due
March 3, 2023: $1,000 due
April 3, 2023: Full balance due

D. Withdrawal by You. In the event, after registering, that you notify USCJ/USY in writing that you are withdrawing from the program, refunds of monies paid to USCJ/USY will be made as follows:

If the withdrawal is without good cause*, there shall be no refund.
If the withdrawal is for good cause* and written cancellation is received:

Between Jan 16, 2023 – March 2, 2023: $150 processing fee with be withheld from the deposit and the remaining balance of payments made will be refunded.

Between March, 3 2023 – April 2, 2023: $1,500 cancellation fee will be withheld from payments made, and the remaining balance will be refunded.

April 3, 2023 and beyond: No refund will be granted.

After April 3rd all programs are non- transferable and non-refundable. All cancellations must be made in writing via email to [email protected]
*The decision as to whether there is good cause for a participant’s withdrawal, or not, shall be made by the USCJ/USY program director and shall be final, conclusive and binding, and not subject to review by any court or arbitrator.

After cancellation is confirmed, the USCJ finance department will communicate to you within 15 days, the amount and calculation of any refund to which you are entitled. The calculation (other than arithmetic errors) shall be final, conclusive and binding, and not subject to review by any court or arbitrator. You shall have the option to convert any refund, in whole or in part, into a charitable donation to USCJ. Any refund (or portion thereof) not converted into a charitable donation shall be paid within 14 days thereafter. Note: In no event shall any refund exceed the actual amount paid to USCJ/USY by you, exclusive of any scholarships, grants, or other third-party payments on your behalf.

Participants are highly encouraged to purchase a travel insurance policy. USY does not provide trip cancellation or interruption insurance. Please contact your local insurance company for recommended options.

E. Cancellation by USCJ/NATIV. In the event the COVID-19 pandemic, or if USY chooses not to open (in USCJ/USY’s sole and absolute discretion), or any other circumstances beyond the control of USCJ/USY require us (in USCJ/USY’s sole and absolute discretion) to cancel the USY program between the date of registration and June 22, 2023, “Start Date” of the program year, refunds of monies paid to USCJ/USY will be made as follows:

If cancellation occurs before the scheduled Start Date, you will receive a full refund.
If cancellation occurs after the scheduled Start Date, you will receive a full refund of monies paid to USCJ/USY, less expenses incurred.

As above, after cancellation is confirmed, the USCJ finance department will communicate to you within 15 days of the End Date the amount and calculation of any refund to which you are entitled. The calculation (other than arithmetic errors) shall be final, conclusive and binding, and not subject to review by any court or arbitrator. You shall have the option to convert any refund, in whole or in part, into a charitable donation to USCJ. Any refund (or portion thereof) not converted into a charitable donation shall be paid within 14 days thereafter. Note: In no event shall any refund exceed the actual amount paid to USCJ/USY by you, exclusive of any scholarships, grants, or other third-party payments on your behalf.

Participants are highly encouraged to purchase a travel insurance policy. USY does not provide trip cancellation or interruption insurance. Please contact your local insurance company for recommended options.

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TERMS OF ACCEPTANCE
Acceptance to the program is conditioned upon the receipt of a full registration, including, a physical examination and vaccination records of the applicant within 12 months of the program start date that demonstrates his/her physical and mental fitness and ability to participate in all aspects of the program. The traveler must also have proper documentation to travel to the program. These programs are designed for teens that identify as Jewish and in the current grades posted on the website. Receipt of deposit and application forms does not guarantee acceptance of the program. USY reserves the right to deny acceptance at its sole discretion.
USY reserves the right to consolidate and/or cancel specific programs and/or program dates at its sole discretion. Confirmed program offerings and dates will be finalized by March 3, 2023. Notwithstanding the previous sentence, I understand and agree that USY reserves the right to consolidate and/or cancel specific programs and/or trip dates, at its sole discretion, without prior notice.
Once the program begins, there are no refunds for expulsion or early voluntary termination from the program. There will be no refunds given for any portion of the trip that is unused.

In the event your participation is terminated due to misconduct in violation of the program Rules or due to injury/illness caused by reckless behavior (as determined by us, which determination shall be final, conclusive
and binding, and not subject to review by any court or arbitrator), there will be no refund, and the participant will be responsible for reimbursing any scholarship/discount they may have received (including. but not limited to, a RootOne voucher).

No allowances will be made for late arrivals or early departures.
WE HAVE READ AND FULLY UNDERSTAND THE ABOVE POLICY, AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY IT. WE UNDERSTAND THAT USCJ/USY ARE RELYING ON OUR AGREEMENT TO THIS POLICY IN ACCEPTING REGISTRATION FOR USY, AND THAT USCJ/USY WILL BE INCURRING EXPENSES BASED UPON OUR AGREEMENT TO THIS PAYMENT PLAN AND PAYMENT/REFUND POLICY.

 

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Additional notes:

  • All Israel programs depart from JFK only.
  • Spaces are limited on all programs and filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • If a trip is sold out, you can sign up for another program and be placed on a waiting list for the program of interest.  If a spot opens, we will contact you