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Registration for Summer 2019 Opens Tuesday, Sept. 25th!

You’ll be flying high next summer at OSRUI!

Here’s everything you need to know about registering for the summer of a lifetime!!   

Sessions, Dates, Prices
All our 2019 information is on our website:
.  For a description of our sessions, check out Sessions & Programs.
.  You’ll find the list of dates and prices and other information on the Dates, Fees & Registration page. Scroll down this page and you’ll find a helpful chart that will tell you what sessions your camper is grade eligible for.

Registering Your Camper
Registration opens on Tuesday, September 25th at 9:00 a.m.  The registration form will be on our website.

Register in 3 and Get a Free Tee!! 
Register in the first 3 days (by 11:59 on Thursday, September 27th) and we’ll send your camper a limited edition, OSRUI 2019 t-shirt!

What’s a typical day like at camp?  How do you address food allergies?  What’s the difference between Kallah and Tzofim?  For answers to some common questions, check out Frequently Asked QuestionsAlso, for some guidelines on the age-old question, “Cabins or Tents?” see our blog.

Registration Information
When you register, you’ll need to select your camper’s session.  If your camper is registering for Tiferet Aleph or Bet, you’ll need to know which art studio they prefer.  You may register your camper for more than one session.  You’ll also be able to sign your camper up for waterskiing, or you may do that at a later date (space permitting).  (Note:  There is no longer an additional charge for horseback riding; campers may choose riding as an elective when they get to camp.)  We’ll also need contact information for all parents, as well as any information about your camper’s special needs or health concerns.  This information helps us prepare to welcome your camper to OSRUI. You’ll be able to sign up for cancellation insurance, from a third-party vendor, when you register.  Camp cancellation insurance is similar to trip insurance.

A $500 deposit per camper/per session is required, payable online by either Visa or MasterCard, or by check (made out to OSRUI and mailed to the business office:  1121 Lake Cook Rd., Suite D, Deerfield, IL 60015.)  Attn. returning families:  If you are paying by credit card, when you get to the payment section, please confirm that your credit card information is correct and current, and update it if necessary. Deposit by Check: Please note that if you elect to pay the deposit by check, we cannot confirm your child’s enrollment until we receive the check and we cannot hold a spot in the interim. 

Payment Plans
During the registration process, you will be able to select one of three payment plans:

  1. 3 equal installments Dec. 1, Feb. 1, Apr. 1 (credit card);
  2. 2 equal installments Feb. 1 and Apr. 1 (credit card);
  3. Pay your entire balance Apr. 1. via check or credit card

Email Confirmation
After you have completed the registration process, you’ll receive an email confirming that your application went through. Once the application is reviewed by the staff, you will receive a second email confirming your child’s enrollment and that we have charged your credit card (if you paid the deposit via credit card) or posted your check.

Registering More Than One Child
You may register more than one child from your family. When you reach the Application Submitted screen, click on the link to Begin New Application. Sibling discount!  Families with more than one camper will receive a sibling discount – $100 for each child after the first.  The discount will be applied automatically when you register the 2nd (or subsequent) children.

For information about scholarships and grants, please see the Tuition Assistance page of our website.  Families applying for an OSRUI scholarship may submit a deposit of $200 per camper, by check only.

$100 Tuition Credit if You Refer a New Camper!*
Any registered camper who refers a first-time camper (not a sibling) who attends OSRUI 2019 for 2-weeks or longer will receive a $100 tuition credit!  Refer two first-time campers and you’ll get a $100 credit for each.  There is no limit!

We Are Here for You
The website is great and is full of information about OSRUI and Summer 2019, but sometimes you just want to talk with someone, and we love speaking with parents and learning about their children.  To talk about your camper or learn about our sessions, call or email any of our full-time staff.

Phone (Deerfield office):  847-509-0990  

Solly Kane, Director

Susan Alexander, Associate Director
Scholarships, summer staff

Dylan Singer, Assistant Director
Summer staff application, camp programming

Naomi Segal, NFTY Chicago Regional Director and OSRUI Assistant Director
NFTY Chicago Area Region programs and events.

Rachel Lyon, Registrar
Camper registration and special programs (like Family Camp)

JoAnn Sandoval, Business Manager
Camper accounts and finance

Alexandra Argentar, Director of Development
Major gifts, donations, alumni relations

Denise Heimlich, Assistant Director
Marketing, communications, donations, tributes

Geoff Prass, Operations Manager
Retreats at camp
Roots to Grow. Wings to Fly.  Friends Forever!!

*Not valid for cash.  May not be used toward your deposit.  Referring camper must attend camp to get the tuition credit.  If the referred camper cancels, the credit will be removed.  We are sorry, but clergy and educators will not receive a credit for referring congregants. However, they will receive a credit for referring other family and friends.