Achva Mini

Achva Mini is a fantastic 7-day tour of parts of New England for boys and girls finishing 7th grade.

Register Today!

Overview ________

Achva Mini is the perfect introduction to Achva.  The tour begins in the New York/New Jersey area and travels to Upstate NY, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island while seeing interesting sites and doing fun activities all along the way. With three meals a day provided by our catering staff and travel aboard our big, modern coach bus, Achva Mini is a perfect way to snag a great week of travel before summer ends while making some new friends.

The tour will also feature some educational and spiritually refreshing activities along with a great Shabbat together.  Our highly trained counselor staff will guide you every step of the way. Due to the Covid 19 outbreak, this tour is on hiatus.   For more information, please contact us.


Price is all inclusive for basically everything except spending money.  Please see the financial information below for full details regarding the prices, payments and refund schedule.

Some Highlights (Tentative) ________

  1. Albany - Howe Caverns
  2. White Mountains - The Flume, Clark's Trading Post, Polar Caves Park
  3. Boston - Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Freedom Trail Sites, much more
  4. Newport - Cliff Walk, Beaches Museums


Please login to your account to access the required forms.

Tentative Itinerary
(coming soon)
Packing List
(coming soon)
Luggage Info
(coming soon)
Medical Info
(coming soon)
Download All

Financial ________

Please carefully read our financial policies listed below.  There is important information regarding the timing of payments and the amount refunded, if any, for cancellations.  By submitting a deposit, you agree to abide by these policies.


The $1,550 price includes all hotel accommodations, three meals a day, attractions and admission fees for all scheduled activities and basically everything except spending money. Spending money is useful for gifts, games and snacks or any optional purchases that strike your fancy. An Achva backpack is provided at no additional cost but Achva T-shirts, sweatshirts or other Achva-wear may cost extra. Tipping is not required.

All prices listed, written or given orally, are subject to possible change. We rarely ever raise a price, however, if necessary, we may need to raise the price to reflect increased costs including Covid-19 related expenses.


You are welcome to pay for Achva by the following methods:

  • Checks: Checks should be made out to Achva and sent to: Achva, 50 Eisenhower Drive, Suite 102, Paramus, NJ 07652. Checks must be payable in US funds only.
  • Cash: Call us to make arrangements for cash payments. Do not send cash through the mail.
  • Credit Card: To make a payment by credit card (secured by, please proceed to our quick Payment Form. A 2 percent fee will be added to credit card payments. There is no fee on the initial $500 deposit.


  • Sibling Discount – $150 (West, Israel), $100 (East), $100 (Mini)

Discounts are not combinable; largest discount applies. All discounts are subtracted from the final balance due and are not applicable to deposits or the first payment. Discounts may be forfeited if payments are late. Sibling Discount applies to kids attending various Achva programs excluding Mini which enables a half discount for East/West/Israel as already reflected in above prices. Call for details on that.

Payment Schedule

Achva pays for services including hotels, chartered buses and attraction admissions well in advance of the program.  Therefore, we need to collect payments upfront on a timely basis. Of course, you are welcome to pay in full upon registration, but for the majority of you, we have a schedule of payments.

Here is the normal schedule of payments:

  • A $150 deposit is due upon registration.
  • A $500 payment is due by April 8.
  • The balance of your bill is due by June 1.

No participant will be allowed on the program without a fully paid balance.  See below for a list of our late fees.

Refund Schedule

If we cancel the tour, our goal will be to fully refund all deposits/payments as quickly as we can.

We have developed the following refund schedule should you choose to cancel from the program.

Please notify our office immediately if you decide to withdraw. Refunds are processed solely upon receipt of written notification to Achva (an email works fine, we will confirm receipt within two business days).

If your written cancellation is received on or before:

  • February 1 – deposit/payments are refundable less $150
  • April 12 – payments are refundable less $300
  • May 30 – payments are refundable less $600
  • Up to 7 days prior to program start, payments are refundable less $1,000.
  • Within 7 days prior to program start, payments are no longer refundable.

For people with serious and unexpected medical emergencies, please contact us to determine the amount of your refund. Also, please remember that once the program begins, there are no refunds upon ejection from the program for any reason. Fully refunded credit card payments may be refunded less the 2% service fee.

Late Fees

Late fees are not a punishment or a penalty but simply our way of covering expenses associated with not having the funds we need in advance of the program. The following fees will apply to all accounts (unless approved for a special payment schedule):

  • If you are not fully paid for the program by June 15, there is a fee of $25.
  • If you are not fully paid for the program by August 1, there is a fee of $50 (including the $25 fee above.)