Pricing & Terms
The price for Yad B’Yad trips includes all hotel stays and accommodations, round-trip airfare from New York (unless otherwise noted), 3 meals a day, trips, and admission fees for regularly scheduled activities for the duration of the trip. Prices do not include spending money for gifts, games, books and snacks or any optional purchases.
– $350 due at time of application, $250 is non-refundable (all programs)
– $2,500 due at time of acceptance (all programs)
– $2,500 due for the March 1st payment
– Balance due May 1st (all programs)
All summer programs fees must be paid in full to YACHAD by May 1st. Any pending scholarship requests WILL NOT be applied towards the balance. In the event that a person has a pending scholarship either with YACHAD or with another organization, that person’s balance must be paid in full by May 1st INCLUDING the amount pending in scholarships. If after May 1st additional scholarship monies are received by YACHAD, YACHAD will immediately credit the account for the amount received. Scholarships will be applied towards the cost of the program ONLY when YACHAD has received an official letter of intent from the funding source.
There is a $350 application fee (included in the cost of the program) which must be submitted at the time of application through our online registration system. Upon acceptance to the program, we require a first payment of $2,500 to secure a seat on the program. If this deposit is not paid within two weeks of acceptance, YACHAD reserves the right to re-assign the seat to another applicant.
Withdrawals, Refunds & Cancellations
Many of the expenses that YACHAD pays in advance to our vendors are non-refundable. Therefore, we have developed the following refund schedule to help us cover some of those non-refundable expenses should you choose to cancel from the program.
Upon cancellation, please notify our office by phone or email immediately. However, refunds are processed solely upon receipt of WRITTEN NOTIFICATION to YACHAD. To accomplish this, you may send us an email (using the email address we have for you on file) with your official notice of cancellation.
If your written cancellation is received on or before:
- January 1 of the program year – payments are refundable less $1000
- March 1 of the program year – payments are refundable less $3,500
- After March 1, all payments are no longer refundable.
Flight Arrangements & Luggage
Transportation for the program is via group flights. Airline tickets are not transferable and may not be exchangeable for reservations at any other date. All flight deviation fees are the responsibility of parents of program participants. YACHAD is not responsible for the cancellation or schedule change of any flights nor any fees connected with their cancellation, schedule change or lost baggage. In all cases of lost or damaged luggage, program participants must deal directly with the airline. After acceptance to the program, information regarding recommended travel insurance will be sent to participants.
Interview & Acceptance
Acceptance to all programs is contingent upon completion of full application, successful interview and receipt of one letter of recommendation. Additionally, participants must submit a medical form and a copy of their medical insurance card before tickets are issued. All decisions regarding acceptance are at the sole discretion of the Director of YACHAD Summer Programs.
The Director of Summer Programs reserves the right to terminate a child’s participation on a YACHAD Summer Program. When the decision has been made to remove a participant from the program, it will be done as soon as possible. The participant will either be signed out by a relative or transferred under the supervision of our tour provider and/or staff to a facility until proper travel arrangements are finalized. Return travel in this situation will be unchaperoned. YACHAD will take into account all practical considerations and difficulties (flight availability, cost, etc.) when making these arrangements. Any cost incurred in sending a participant home to due to the violation of the program’s code of conduct will be at the participant’s and his or her parent’s or guardian’s own expense. There will be no refunds given for any portion of the trip that is unused.
Subject to Change
All program dates are subject to change and all program fees are subject to change due to flight and fuel price increases and other variables. Additionally, the duration, itinerary or other details of the program may be canceled, curtailed, altered or modified without prior notice, obligation, or reimbursement.