Q: How much does this program cost?
A: All Springboard School Break programs are highly subsidized. While the actual cost of a 5 day school break experience is $900, all participants received a subsidy. There are additional subsidies for first and second time school break participants, and additional financial assistance is available for those who need it.
Q: I'm confused, how much will I actually pay for this program?
A: If you are a first time Springboard School Break participant, you will pay $300. If this is your second Springboard School Break program, you will pay $400. If this will be your third (or more) Springboard School Break program, you will pay $500. If these prices are not affordable for you, please contact Springboard to find out about additional financial assistance.
Q: Who can apply for this program?
A: Any teen from 9th to 12th grade in the Chicago area interested in attending is encouraged to apply!
Q: Do I have to miss school for this program?
A: Participants will have to miss Friday, November 8th and possibly Thursday, November 7th of school in order to participate on this program. We are happy to provide a letter for students to share with the school to excuse these absences.
Q: What is this programs policy on Kashrut and Shabbat?
A: Vegetarian meals will always be available, and we will not serve pork or shell fish products. We will not mix meat and milk products in single dishes, so that those who wish to eat these foods separately can do so. In addition, we will accommodate for any food related allergies. On the trip, we plan to observe Shabbat with rituals, tfilah, festive meals and community building. During the day on Shabbat we will not be building the tiny houses, but learning about Portland, visiting sites, and hiking together.