Summer Camps

* Listings with an asterisk are part of the JUF/JF partnership of agencies serving the Chicago and worldwide Jewish community.

Apachi Flossmoor Anita M. Stone JCC *

5200 S. Hyde Park Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60615
Phone: (708) 799-7650
Fax: (708) 799-7673
Email: jkramer@jccchicago.org
Web: http://www.jccchicago.org/stonecamp
Contact: Josh Kramer, Camp Director

Traditional day camp, sports camp and tween camp programs for children 3 years through ninth grade. 10-acre site features instructional swim in an outdoor heated pool, air-conditioned gym, athletic fields, challenge course, basketball and sand volleyball courts, playground, indoor and outdoor climbing walls and wetland area. Flexible camp sessions allow you to build your own summer schedule of camp fun. Register for nine weeks or any combination of one-week sessions that best work with your family's summer plans.

B'nai B'rith Beber Camp *

8833 Gross Point Road, Suite 312
Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: (847) 677-7130
Fax: (847) 677-7132
Email: info@bebercamp.com
Web: http://www.bebercamp.com
Contact: Becky Altman, Director

Coed overnight camp in Mukwonago, WI, for ages 7-17; variety of land and water activities.

Apachi Rogers Park Bernard Horwich JCC *

3003 W. Touhy Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645
Phone: (773) 761-9100
Fax: (773) 761-8835
Email: wsinger@jccchicago.org
Web: http://www.jccchicago.org/bhcamp
Contact: Wendy Singer, Camp Director

Neighborhood camp for Orthodox boys and girls ages 4 years through 10th grade. Daily davening and Judaic learning are led by a dynamic team of educators who engage campers in creative ways including games, songs, crafts and sports. Campers receive swim instruction and enjoy activities in the gym, athletic fields, art studio, outdoor volleyball court and picnic area. The camp site also features ample air-conditioned space for hot and rainy days.  Four- and eight-week sessions available.

Bnos Day Camp

Agudath Israel of Illinois
3542 W. Peterson Ave.
Chicago, IL 60659
Phone: (773) 279-8400
Fax: (773) 279-9571
Web: http://www.aicamps.com
Contact: Rabbi Yitzchok Ehrman

Eight-week camp for grades two through eight featuring baking, athletics, swimming, weekly trips, arts & crafts, entertainers and skill development.

Bnoseinu Day Camp

Agudath Israel of Illinois
3542 W. Peterson Ave.
Chicago, IL 60659
Phone: (773) 279-8400
Fax: (773) 279-9571
Web: http://www.aicamps.com
Contact: Rabbi Yitzchok Ehrman

Eight-week camp for grades nursery through two featuring baking, athletics, swimming, weekly trips, arts & crafts, entertainers and skill development.

Camp Agudah Midwest *

Agudath Israel of Illinois
3542 W. Peterson Ave.
Chicago, IL 60659
Phone: (773) 279-8400
Fax: (773) 279-9571
Contact: Rabbi Yitzchok Ehrman

Orthodox overnight camp located in South Haven, MI. Separate four-week sessions for boys and girls in grades four-11.

Camp Ben Frankel

1206 Touch of Nature Road
Makanda, IL 62958
Phone: 618-235-1614, 877-714-6103
Fax: 877-714-6103
Email: campbenfrankel@gmail.com
Web: http://www.campbenfrankel.com

Small four-week single-session camp held at the Touch of Nature Environmental Center at Southern Illinois University.

Camp Bnos Ma'arava *

Agudath Israel of Illinois
3542 W. Peterson Ave.
Chicago, IL 60659
Phone: (773) 279-8400
Fax: (773) 279-9571
Web: http://www.aicamps.com
Contact: Rabbi Yitzchok Ehrman

Orthodox overnight camp located in Marshall, IN. Four-week session for girls in grades four-11.

Camp Firefly *

Jewish Child & Family Services
6639 N. Kedzie Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645
Phone: 855-275-5237
Fax: 312-553-5540
Email: ask@jcfs.org
Web: www.jcfs.org/campfirefly
Contact: Elizabeth Robbin

Camp Firefly offers three different options to meet the varying developmental needs of boys and girls who have been diagnosed with social disorders, such as High Functioning Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, Social Anxiety, PDD, Non-Verbal Learning Disorder, and OCD. Camp Firefly offers a fun and therapeutic environment focused on enhancing campers' social, communicative and adaptive development. Participants explore who they are and come home with greater independence and meaningful life lessons and friendships. Camp Firefly is a partner program with JCC's Camp Chi, located near the Wisconsin Dells. The programs range from one to three weeks in length, depending on the age of the camper.

Firefly Session A: July 16-21, 2017 (ages 9-14)

Firefly Session B: July 23-28, 2017 (ages 9-14)

Firefly Teen Camp: July 16-28, 2017 (ages 14-16)

Firefly Next Step: July 9-28, 2017 (ages 17-18; must be a graduate of Camp Firefly Teen to participate)

Camp Lee Mar

805 Redgate Road
Dresher, PA 19025
Phone: (215) 658-1708, (570) 685-7188
Fax: (215) 658-1710
Email: gtour400@aol.com
Web: http://www.leemar.com
Contact: Ari Segal

7-week private residential special-needs camp for ages 5-21 with mild to moderate learning and developmental challenges. Structured environment, individual attention, traditional camp activities i.e.. academics, speech and language therapy, music and art

Camp Moshava of Wild Rose, WI *

3740 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076
Phone: (847) 674-9733 x7
Fax: (847) 750-0222
Email: moshava@moshavawildrose.org
Web: http://www.moshavawildrose.org
Contact: Joshua Zwelling, Director

Four-week sessions for campers entering grades four-12; Eight-week option for high school campers. Shomer Shabbat and Glatt kosher.

Camp Nageela Midwest *

Agudath Israel of Illinois
3542 W. Peterson Ave.
Chicago, IL 60659
Phone: (773) 604-4400
Fax: (773) 604-4405
Email: info@campnageelamidwest.org
Web: http://www.campnageelamidwest.org
Contact: Nosson Factor

ACA accredited camp for children of all Jewish backgrounds in grades three-10. Located in Marshall, IN. Three-week boys session and three-week girls session. Kosher meals, Shabbat observed.

Camp Ramah in Wisconsin *

65 E. Wacker Place
Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (312) 606-9316 x221
Fax: (312) 606-7136
Email: registrar@ramahwisconsin.com
Web: http://www.ramahwisconsin.com
Contact: Jacob Cytryn, Director

A full range of fun activities integrate Jewish values and observances into the daily camp experience. Activities include sports, swimming, high and low ropes courses, climbing wall, archery, sailing, kayaking, music, dance, nature, photography, radio, arts and drama. Meals are kosher, and Shabbat is observed. The camp is located 15 miles north of Eagle River, WI, on beautiful Lake Buckatabon. Sessions include the Ruach Ramah five-day session for entering third-graders, two-week sessions for entering fourth-graders, four-week sessions for entering fifth- and sixth-graders, and an eight-week session for entering seventh- to 11th-graders. Scholarships available.

Camp TOV *

Jewish United Fund
30 S. Wells Street
Suite 5034
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (312) 444-2867
Fax: (312) 444-2086
Email: tovteen@juf.org
Web: http://www.juf.org/teens/camp_tov.aspx
Contact: Ariel Rosen

Week-long, interactive service-oriented summer program on wheels focusing on poverty, hunger, homelessness, environmental concerns, caring for the elderly, and leadership skills. Camp, which can serve as a bar/bat mitzvah service project, is for seventh- through 10th-graders from throughout Chicago and its suburbs.

Camp Young Judaea Midwest *

60 Revere Drive
Suite 800
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (224) 235-4665
Fax: (847) 789-7197
Email: info@cyjmid.org
Web: http://www.cyjmid.org
Contact: Robin Anderson, Director

Co-ed overnight summer camp for campers of all Jewish backgrounds in grades two through nine. Full range of activities including waterskiing, tubing, biking, arts & crafts, digital media, ropes course and more. Two three and a half week sessions; shorter options available for younger campers. Kosher meals, Shabbat observant.

Chai Lifeline Midwest/Chai Lifeline Midwest Camp Simcha/Simcha Special *

6600 N. Lincoln Ave.
Suite 300
Lincolnwood, IL 60712
Phone: (847) 763-1818, (888) 763-1819
Fax: (847) 763-1820
Email: midwest@chailifeline.org
Web: http://www.chailifeline.org

Provides free and year-round support services to families of children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. Kosher, medically supervised overnight camps for seriously ill children and teens.

Chavayah Overnight Camp for Girls in Lake Delton, WI *

JCC Chicago
P.O. Box 104
Lake Delton, WI 53940
Phone: (847) 763-3605
Fax: (847) 763-3680
Email: wsinger@jccchicago.org
Web: http://www.jccchicago.org/chavayah
Contact: Wendy Singer, Chavayah Camp Director

Chavayah is the newest girls' orthodox overnight camp in the Midwest for fifth-11th grade campers. Located at the Perlstein Retreat Center in Lake Delton, WI. Enjoy outdoor and adventure activities as well as cultural arts, sports, swimming, ruach-filled Shabbos programs and daily Jewish learning. Take two offsite field trips, and enjoy the private, outdoor pool, boating cove, air-conditioned gym, theater, and recreation center. Day camp/overnight camp combinations offered through Apachi Rogers Park at the Bernard Horwich JCC.

Winter Address:
3003 W. Touhy Avenue
Chicago, IL 60645
Phone: (773) 761-9100
Fax: (773) 761-8835

Foundation for Jewish Camp

253 W. 35th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Phone: (646) 278-4500
Email: info@jewishcamp.org
Web: http://www.jewishcamp.org

Unifies and galvanizes the field of Jewish overnight camp and significantly increases the number of children participating in transformative summers at Jewish camp, assuring a vibrant North American Jewish community.

Gan Israel Day Camps

Gan Israel 8-day Overnight
2833 W. Howard Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645
Phone: (847) 345-6406
Web: http://www.ganisraelchicago.com
Contact: Rabbi Schneur Scheiman and Mrs. Ester Scheiman, Co-Directors

Habonim Dror Camp Tavor

59884 Arthur L. Jones Road
Three Rivers, MI 49093
Phone: 269-215-1399
Email: info@camptavor.org
Web: www.camptavor.org

Non-denominational Jewish overnight camp experience. Offers programs for boys and girls entering grades three-12. Session lengths range from five days to seven weeks. Camp Tavor's community is nurturing and inclusive. Activities are individualized and aim to build self-confidence. Serves kosher meals, and much of the food grown is from the camp organic farm. New campers may be eligible for up to $1,000 off camp tuition.

Hyde Park JCC Day Camp *

5200 S. Hyde Park Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60615
Phone: (773) 966-1069
Fax: (773) 753-3085
Email: jkramer@jccchicago.org
Web: http://www.jccchicago.org/hpcamp
Contact: Josh Kramer, Camp Director

Neighborhood day camp for children ages 3 years through second grade. The camp offers swim instruction and features an air-conditioned gym and fun indoor spaces, art studio, playground, close to lakefront, and access to Harold Washington Park for sports and outdoor activities. Four- and eight-week sessions are available. A third through ninth grade camp is available at Apachi Flossmoor located at the Anita M. Stone Community Center or JCC Apachi Chicago Day Camp at UIC (bus service from Hyde Park JCC is provided).

JCC “Z” Frank Apachi Day Camp *

3050 Woodridge Lane
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (847) 272-7050
Fax: (847) 272-5357
Email: tblenner@jccchicago.org
Web: http://www.jccchicago.org/zfa
Contact: Terri Blenner, Camp Director

A premier, American Camp Association accredited camp for children ages 4 years through seventh grade. Counselors-in-training program offered for campers entering eighth-10th grade. Located on a private and beautiful, wooded 10-acre site, the camp features an air-conditioned cultural arts building, tennis, volleyball and basketball courts, softball, soccer and kickball fields, boating pond, challenge course, climbing wall, miniature golf and a Ga-ga pit. Twice-daily swimming including instructional swim in our two heated outdoor pools. Nineteen specialty activities are offered. Four- and eight-week sessions include door-to-door bus service. Day camp/overnight camp combinations with Camp Chi are also available. Apachi Ivrit, J Camp in Hebrew, also takes place at this location.

JCC Apachi Chicago at UIC Campus *

Administrative Office
524 W. Melrose Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
Phone: (773) 938-8348
Fax: (773) 871-0224
Email: agoldstein@jccchicago.org
Web: http://www.jccchicago.org/acdc
Contact: Andrea Goldstein, Camp Director

JCC's premier city day camp for children ages 4 years through sixth grade. The camp is an urban oasis featuring an Olympic-sized pool and swim instruction, gymnastics training room, sand volleyball courts, dance studio, manicured sports fields, collegiate tennis courts, picnic area and available air-conditioned space. Three-, four- and seven-week sessions are available and include bus service. Day camp/overnight camp combinations with Camp Chi are also available.

JCC Apachi Northside at Northside College Prep *

5501 N. Kedzie Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
Phone: (847) 763-3504
Email: bmiller@jccchicago.org
Web: http://www.jccchicago.org/northside
Contact: Beth Miller, Camp Director

JCC's newest city day camp for all children kindergarten through sixth grade. The camp is located on the amazing grounds of Northside College Prep and features unique partnerships with Dream Big Performing Arts Workshop and swim instruction by Northside Aquatics Club. The camp's facilities include an indoor swimming pool, manicured sports fields, air-conditioned activity spaces, gym, art room, expansive nature area, professional performance theater, and picnic grounds. Optional bus service is available. Four- and six-week summer sessions offered.

Administrative Office:
5050 Church Street
Skokie, IL 60077

JCC Apachi Village Day Camp *

Bernard Weinger JCC
300 Revere Drive
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (224) 406-9221
Fax: (224) 406-9272
Email: mrothschild@jccchicago.org
Web: http://www.jccchicago.org/village
Contact: Mara Rothschild, Camp Director

An eight-week day camp experience uniquely designed for children ages 3 to 5 years old. Specially trained counselors help ease the transition from home to camp for preschoolers. Campers enjoy the quality, tradition and spirit of our larger JCC camps, but in a smaller camp setting and community. The camp features instructional swim in our indoor pool (some programs available without swimming), air-conditioned gymnasium, art and activity rooms, manicured grounds and sports fields, playground and outdoor tents for shade.

JCC Camp Chi *

Summer Address
P.O. Box 104
Lake Delton, WI 53940
Phone: 847-763-3551
Fax: 847-763-3680
Email: info@campchi.com
Web: www.campchi.com
Contact: Brad Finkel, Director

An enriching, Jewish, overnight camp experience for boys and girls ages 9-16. JCC Camp Chi has been the summer home away from home for generations of campers. Located on 600 wooded acres on a private lake in Lake Delton, WI, the camp features two heated pools, waterfront activities, air-conditioned gym, equestrian center, high ropes challenge courses, zipline, climbing wall, arts center, lighted sports fields and more! Teen leadership and adventure trip programs available. Accredited by the American Camp Association and recognized as the #1 overnight camp in the Midwest.

Winter Address:
3050 Woodridge Lane
Northbrook, IL 60062

JCC Chicago J Camps *

300 Revere Drive
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: 847-763-3650
Email: jcamp@jccchicago.org
Web: www.jccchicago.org/daycamp
Contact: Gayle Malvin

Offers kids the chance to try new activities, have fun, and make new friends in a Jewish camp community. All camps feature instructional, carefully selected and skilled staff, and traditional activities and specialties. Day camp programs for children age 3 years through 10th grade at nine Chicagoland camp locations. Day camp programs also offer before and after camp care.

JCC Early Childhood Preschool Camps *

JCC Early Childhood Services
Phone: (847) 763-3547
Web: http://www.jccchicago.org/ec-summercamp

Innovative learning and development summer camps for ages 18 months through 4 years old are blended with Jewish culture and tradition and taught by experienced early childhood educators. Your child will find excitement in music, learning, water play and art. A JCC summer will stimulate all of your child's senses and open the door to creativity and enthusiasm for discovery. Summer programs are offered at JCC Early Childhood locations across the Chicago metropolitan area.

JCC Elaine Frank Apachi Day Camp *

23280 N. Old McHenry Road, near Route 22
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Phone: (847) 726-0800
Fax: (847) 719-7359
Email: jzislis@jccchicago.org
Web: http://www.jccchicago.org/efa
Contact: Jen Zislis, Camp Director

A premier, American Camp Association accredited day camp for children 3 years to entering seventh grade. Situated on 37 acres of open land and nature areas. Featuring two heated pools for instructional swim and free swim, climbing wall, adventure course with zip line and high ropes, multi-purpose athletic courts, manicured sports fields and a 20,000-square-foot, air-conditioned cultural arts pavilion. The camp offers 19 specialty activities for all interests. The camp is also home to the Garoon Gateway to Science, the region's only state-of-the-art, outdoor science learning center. Four- and eight-week sessions are available with optional bus transportation to designated areas. Day camp/overnight camp combinations with Camp Chi are also available.

JCYS Big City Day Camp

957 W. Grace Street
Chicago, IL 60035
Email: lashe@jcys.org
Web: http://www.jcys.org/bcdc
Contact: Liz Ashe

Campers have fun exploring the city of Chicago at Big City Day Camp! With weekly field trips that offer unique behind-the-scenes experiences, this urban day camp also offers a diverse array of activities with professional sport coaches, artists, musicians and yoga instructors. Swim lessons are provided by Red Cross-certified instructors and campers also enjoy Chicago beaches and waterparks. College-aged counselors sprinkle in singing, cooperative games, dancing and arts and crafts, and each Friday is made special with the Jewish tradition of Shabbat.

JCYS Camp Henry Horner

26710 W. Nippersink Road
Ingelside, IL 60041
Phone: (847) 740-5010 x2222
Fax: (847) 740-5014
Email: ibrubaker@jcys.org
Web: http://www.jcys.org/chh
Contact: Isaac Brubaker

Overnight and day camp programs focus on providing a fun and enriching experience for campers by encouraging them to participate in a variety of activities including a high ropes course and zipline, sports, arts and crafts, music, dance, drama, cooking, lake, heated pool, and numerous outdoor and nature activities. Kindergarten through 10th grade.

JCYS Camp Red Leaf

26710 W. Nippersink Road
Ingleside, IL 60041
Email: enewport@jcys.org
Web: http://www.jcys.org/crl
Contact: Erin Newport

Located on 180 acres in Ingleside, Camp Red Leaf (CRL) is specially designed to serve individuals ages 9 and up with developmental disabilities, emotional and behavioral needs. The highly adaptable programs at CRL increase self-esteem, promote interaction, improve social skills and encourage independence in a natural environment. Week-long summer camp opportunities, weekend respite care and 10-day travel camp adventures.

JCYS Camp Star

Email: ashimoni@jcys.org
Web: http://www.jcys.org/campstar
Contact: Amy Shimoni

Joint effort by the Hyperactivity, Attention, and Learning Problems Clinic (HALP) at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Jewish Council for Youth Services. Camp STAR blends typical summer camp activities with specialized programming and care for children with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) and related disorders.

JCYS Horner Grove Summer Day Camp

1700 Weiland Road
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Phone: (847) 279-0900
Email: nsamuels@jcys.org
Web: www.jcys.org/buffalogrove
Contact: Naomi Samuels

With programs tailored for children 6 weeks to 6 years old, enjoy a "big" day camp experience in a safe and comfortable setting located close to home. JCYS Horner Grove Summer Day Camp offers a program complete with themes and activities developmentally geared toward each of our camp units: Lil' Pioneers, Lil' Beginners, Lil' Explorers and Trailblazers. Families may choose from two- to five-day weeks, and half- and full-day options for your family's unique schedule.

JCYS Jon Vegosen Champ Camp

1195 Half Day Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Email: micky.baer@jcys.org
Web: http://www.jcys.org/champcamp
Contact: Micky Baer

Five-week afternoon summer program for children entering first through sixth grade. While Champ Camp is designed to accommodate a morning summer school schedule, this camp is open to any kid looking for afternoons full of adventures, new friends, and fun in the sun!

JCYS North Shore Day Camp

800 Clavey Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Phone: (847) 433-6001
Email: jsievers@jcys.org
Web: http://www.jcys.org
Contact: Johanna Sievers

Four-, six- and eight-week summer programs. Door-to-door transportation and before and after camp care available.

JCYS NSDC Sports

Email: jsievers@jcys.org
Web: http://www.jcys.org/nsdcsports
Contact: Johanna Sievers

Summer day camp dedicated to all things sports. Athletes start their day with the camaraderie and friendships at North Shore Day Camp, and then dedicated counselors, program specialists and sports enthusiasts take over and campers head to the The Lil'. Outfitted with a multi-sports court and two Max Davidson tennis courts, The Lil' is also home to the JCYS family pool, where campers participate in daily swim lessons with American Red Cross-certified swim instructors.

JCYS Sunflower Day Camp - Highland Park

800 Clavey Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
Phone: (847) 433-6001
Email: ivoigt@jcys.org
Web: http://www.jcys.org/highlandpark
Contact: Ileane Voigt

With age-appropriate programs for children ages 12 months to 5 years, the fun and flexible options of JCYS Sunflower Day Camp are tailored to fit each family. From Parent-Tot & Transition Camp and Tot Camp to Preschool Camp and Kindergarten Adventure Camp, JCYS Sunflower Day Camps grows with your camper. At JCYS Sunflower Day Camp, you will find: Early Childhood Education teachers, youthful counselors and CITs, indoor and outdoor facilities, and fun in the sun with petting farms, special theme days, field trips, arts and crafts, sports and active play, water and sand play, swimming, and Shabbat on Friday.

JCYS Sunflower Day Camp - Lakeview

957 W. Grace Street
Chicago, IL 60613
Phone: (773) 281-2533
Email: jlosek@jcys.org
Web: http://www.jcys.org/lakeview
Contact: Jean Losek

The youngest campers enjoy age-appropriate water activities, in-house field trips, environmental programs, camp sing-alongs, and outside time where they enjoy arts and crafts, music, games and playing with their friends. JCYS Sunflower Camp grows with your camper by providing individually tailored, age-appropriate programs for children ages 2 to 5 years. Families may pick from two-, three- or five-day weeks, with half- and full-day programs.

Junior Gan Israel Day Camp

4059 Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076
Phone: (847) 677-1770
Fax: (847) 673-3487
Email: info@juniorganisrael.org
Web: http://www.juniorganisrael.org
Contact: Zeesy Posner

Day Camp for ages 2-6. Many options to choose from. Professional educators. Sports, gymnastics, music. Swimming at Oakton Water Playground. Tots Club ages 6 months and up.

Camp Location:
3907 Dobson Street
Skokie, IL 60076

Keshet Summer Day and Overnight Camp Programs *

3210 Dundee Road
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (847) 205-0274
Fax: (773) 205-1530
Email: jphillips@keshet.org
Web: http://www.keshet.org
Contact: Jen Phillips

Integrated summer camp programs are held at Jewish day and overnight camps throughout the Midwest. Keshet’s Special Kids Network Teen and Tween Programs, offer a five day a week day camp program with many community-based trips for older children who are not quite ready to attend overnight camp.

Apachi Skokie Mayer Kaplan JCC *

5050 Church Street
Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: (847) 763-3511
Fax: (847) 675-4910
Email: mrothschild@jccchicago.org
Web: http://www.jccchicago.org/mkcamp
Contact: Mara Rothschild, Camp Director

Traditional day camp group sessions as well as specialty camp programs for sports and performing arts. This neighborhood camp features swim instruction in our 25-yard indoor pool, air-conditioned gym and fun indoor spaces for hot or rainy days, athletic fields, art studio, computer lab, theater, Ga-ga pit and picnic area. The camp offers field trips and a wide range of activities for all interests. Four- and eight-week sessions for kids 3-years-old through sixth grade. Half-day camp is offered for 3- to 5-year-olds. Day camp/overnight camp combinations with Camp Chi are also available.

Mini-Camp TOV *

Jewish United Fund
30 S. Wells Street
Suite 5034
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (312) 444-2867
Fax: (312) 444-2086
Email: tovteen@juf.org
Web: http://www.juf.org/teens/actnow.aspx
Contact: Ariel Rosen

Mini-Camp TOV is the same great experience as Camp TOV, in a smaller package! Take part in a jam-packed two-day session of hands-on volunteering, taking place in early June after school ends and before overnight camp begins. To participate in Mini-Camp TOV, you must be a Jewish teen from the Chicago area entering grades seven through 12.

Nathan & Shirley Rothner ATT Summer Program *

Associated Talmud Torahs
3531 Madison Street
Skokie, IL 60076
Phone: (773) 973-2828
Fax: (773) 973-6666
Web: http://www.att.org
Contact: Susan Feuer, Shelley Stopek

Day camp in Orthodox setting for grades one to eight. 

Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute URJ (OSRUI) *

1121 Lake Cook Road, Suite D
Deerfield, IL 60015
Phone: (847) 509-0990 x1
Fax: (847) 509-0970
Email: osrui@urj.org
Web: http://www.osrui.org
Contact: Denise Heimlich

OSRUI is the Reform movement camp in Wisconsin, offering a unique environment for campers in grades two-12. They combine creative and innovative Jewish experiences with all the fun of summer camp – swimming, sports, drama, dance, archery, boating, horseback riding, visual arts, campfires, photography, waterskiing, high- and low-ropes, biking, camping trips, caring counselors and lifelong friendships.

One Happy Camper *

Foundation for Jewish Camp
Jewish United Fund
Phone: (312) 357-4995
Email: rachelwhite@juf.org
Web: http://www.onehappycamper.org
Contact: Rachel White

The Foundation for Jewish Camp and the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago offer opportunities to make sure that every child has access to an unforgettable Jewish summer experience. One Happy Camper offers incentive grants of up to $1,000 for children attending nonprofit, Jewish overnight camp for the first time for 19 days or longer.

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Agudath Israel of Illinois
3542 W. Peterson Ave.
Chicago, IL 60659
Phone: (773) 279-8400
Fax: (773) 279-9571
Web: http://www.aicamps.com
Contact: Rabbi Yitzchok Ehrman

Eight-week camp for grades three to eight featuring daily learning, athletics, swimming, weekly trips, arts & crafts, entertainers and skill development.

Pirchei Day Camp

Agudath Israel of Illinois
3542 W. Peterson Ave.
Chicago, IL 60659
Phone: (773) 279-8400
Fax: (773) 279-9571
Web: http://www.aicamps.com
Contact: Rabbi Yitzchok Ehrman

Eight-week camp for grades nursery through two featuring daily learning, athletics, swimming, weekly trips, arts & crafts, entertainers and skill development.

Ramah Day Camp *

Operated by Camp Ramah in Wisconsin
65 E. Wacker Place
Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (312) 606-9316
Fax: (312) 606-7136
Email: info@ramahday.com
Web: http://www.ramahday.com
Contact: Lori Stark

Offers a fun, enriching and nurturing summer experience in a Jewish context. Campers enjoy swimming, arts & crafts, nature, drama, music, cookouts, sports, field trips and more! Small groups and a mature professional staff provide a warm and welcoming environment in which Judaism and Hebrew are seamlessly blended with daily activities. Children entering grades kindergarten through six can enroll for a full eight-week session or one of two four-week sessions. Transportation from Lakeview and suburban areas is provided and included in fees. Scholarships available.

Camp location:
98 W. Hintz Road
Wheeling, IL 60090

The Reis Family-Keshet Winter Program *

3210 Dundee Road
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (847) 205-0274
Fax: (847) 205-1530
Email: jphillips@keshet.org
Web: http://www.keshet.org
Contact: Jennifer Phillips

Integrated camping experience for grades three to eight, held over winter break in the Wisconsin Dells.

SPARK – Teen Camp

Agudath Israel of Illinois
3542 W. Peterson Ave.
Chicago, IL 60659
Phone: (773) 279-8400
Fax: (773) 279-9571
Web: http://www.aicamps.com
Contact: Rabbi Yitzchok Ehrman

Four-week overnight camp located in Marshall, IN. Open to girls completing 10th and 11th grade. Additional limited staff support positions available for girls completing 12th grade, at a discounted price.

Tikvah Program *

Camp Ramah in Wisconsin
65 E. Wacker Place, Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (312) 606-9316
Fax: (312) 606-7136
Email: registrar@ramahwisconsin.com
Web: http://www.ramahwisconsin.com
Contact: Rabbi David Soloff

For Jewish teens, 13-17, with learning difficulties, including Asperger syndrome; four- or eight-week recreational, educational and social experience in a traditional camp setting.

Yeshivas Hakayitz Summer Camp *

Hebrew Theological College
7135 N. Carpenter Road
Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: (847) 982-2500, (847) 323-0203
Fax: (847) 674-6381
Email: yhk@htc.edu
Web: http://www.yhk.htc.edu

Orthodox overnight summer camp for boys in current grades five to 10. Combines Torah study, sports, bunk and elective activities, and daily trips. Located on the spacious campus of Hebrew Theological College. One week takes place in Lake Geneva, WI on the lake side resort camp facility. Camp dates for 2016 are July 3 through Aug. 1. Financial aid available.

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Glenbrook Community Eruv

Eruv encompasses areas in Northbrook and Glenview. See website for map. Checked weekly.

Glenbrook Mikvah

The premiere luxury mikvah of Chicago's North Shore! Keilim mikvah open daily. Women's mikvah open by appointment only. Gorgeous facility includes a steam shower, radiant heating, 2 spacious preparation rooms, Italian soaking tub, and cell phone sound system. Mikvaos built to satisfy all halachic opinions!

Home Care Assistance

Home Care Assistance of Greater Chicago is here to serve families like yours. If you or your loved one is in need of high quality home care, you have come to the right place. Home Care Assistance is privileged and honored to be care partners to so many local families in the metro Chicago and surrounding communities.

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