Summer Camps

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

JCC Apachi Flossmoor J Camp *

Anita M. Stone JCC
3400 West 196th St.
Flossmoor, IL 60422
Phone: 773-966-1096
Fax: (708) 799-7673
Email: jkramer@jccchicago.org
Web: http://www.jccchicago.org/apachiflossmoor
Contact: Josh Kramer, Director

Summer after summer, campers (3 years-9th grade) return to Apachi Flossmoor located at Anita M. Stone JCC. The daily schedule is filled with opportunities for fun, creativity and play while emphasizing the values of respect, sportsmanship and kindness. Situated on a charming 10-acre wooded site, Apachi Flossmoor combines comfortable indoor spaces with expansive outdoor spaces, including a private pool and sports fields. Activities include basketball, art, music, sports, games, gaga and more. Sports specialty camp available. One week sessions. Bus service from Hyde Park and Beverly.

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

Beber Camp is a co-ed, residential Jewish camp located in Mukwonago, Wisconsin, only 90 minutes northwest of Chicago. We offer two, four and eight week sessions, as well as a trial weekend for prospective campers. We have beautiful facilities, including a state of the art health center, air-conditioned dining hall and full kosher kitchen. Campers can choose from more than 80 activities, including waterskiing, sailing, sports, rock band, organic farming, arts and crafts and challenge course. We pride ourselves on our intimate size and professional staff-with only about 330 campers per session and a low camper-to-counselor ratio. Come and experience the magic of Beber Camp!

JCC Apachi Rogers Park J Camp *

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/apachirogerspark
Contact: Wendy Singer, Director

Surprise! You may not see it from our front doors, but when you venture out back at Bernard Horwich JCC, you'll find a gorgeous, park-like setting, perfect for Apachi Rogers Park. Campers (4 years-8th grade) thrive in our Torah-enriched community while exploring interests, gaining skills and creating lifelong friendships. Activities include swimming, sports, art, science, music, drama, games, field trips, special events and more. Apachi Camp Theater (ACT) is available for girls in 4th and 5th grades. 4 and 8 week sessions.

   

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 Daniel Myers

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 Daniel Myers

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 Daniel Myers

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: 618-975-2416, 877-714-6103
Fax: 877-714-6103
Email: info@campbenfrankel.org
Web: http://www.campbenfrankel.org
Contact: Aaron Hadley

A coed, overnight, summer camp for Jewish children and teens located near Carbondale, IL. Since 1949, our campers have developed lifelong friendships and deep connections to Judaism and Israel. With enrollment limited to only 100 campers, children enjoy a small, personal community with lots of individual attention. Established as a program of The Jewish Federation of Southern Illinois, Southeast Missouri and Western Kentucky, for almost 70 years Camp Ben Frankel has touched the lives of thousands of Jewish children. We are viewed by our families as a hidden gem - our campers receive the same great experience as at other camps at a lower cost.

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 Daniel Myers

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

Camp Firefly *

Jewish Child & Family Services (JCFS Chicago)
Abe and Ida Cooper Center
6639 N. Kedzie Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645
Phone: 855-275-5237
Email: ask@jcfs.org
Web: www.jcfs.org/campfirefly
Contact: Elizabeth Robbin

As part of the JCFS family of services, Camp Firefly provides a supportive, welcoming community for children, teens and young adults who oftentimes have difficulty connecting with peers and navigating social situations. Everything in our program, including the best of summer fun and exceptional therapeutic group activities, is designed to support campers on the autism spectrum and with other social challenges.  Presented in partnership with JCC Chicago's Camp Chi

Camp Firefly (ages 9-14)

Firefly A: July 15-20, 2019 
Firefly B: July 21-26, 2019

Firefly Teen Camp (ages 14-16)

July 15-26, 2019 

Firefly Next Step (ages 17-18)

July 7-26, 2019 

Some Teen Camp alumni may be asked to apply for this leadership and vocational training program.

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: Dikla Weitzner, 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, Executive 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, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, cooking, 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 two Ruach Ramah five-day sessions 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 from all over the country in grades two through nine. Full range of activities including waterskiing, tubing, biking, arts & crafts, digital media, ropes course, makers space and more. Our pluralistic approach allows for campers and staff to learn, grow and play together to make informed choices about their connections to Judaism and Israel. We focus on an individualized approach while teaching campers to work in a group setting that fosters mutual respect, friendship, leadership, and development. Session lengths range from 6 days to 28 days. Counselor in training program offered for entering 12th graders. Kosher meals, Shabbat observant. Tuition assistance is available.

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.chavayahcamp.org
Contact: Wendy Singer, Chavayah Camp Director

At JCC Chicago's Chavayah Overnight Camp, Orthodox girls (C   grades) from across the United States come together to create lifelong friendships and memories in a Torah-rich environment. A summer at Chavayah is filled with non-stop laughter, incredible spirit, thoughtful learning and unimaginable fun. Located at the Perlstein Retreat Center in Lake Delton, WI. Day camp/overnight camp combinations offered through Apachi Rogers Park at the Bernard Horwich JCC.

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.

JCC Apachi Hyde Park J 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

Campers (3 years-4th grade) love the community at this neighborhood camp. Apachi Hyde Park 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. 4 and 8 week sessions. Limited optional bus service. Bus service available to Apachi Old Town and Apachi Flossmoor from the Hyde Park JCC.

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

JCC's Frank Apachi is located on a beautiful, secluded, 10-acre site in Northbrook. With large athletic fields, shaded areas and shelters, it's the ideal place for kids (4 years-7th grade) who love to play and explore. With air conditioned spaces, two large heated outdoor pools, an arts and crafts studio, adventure tree, pedal boating, tennis courts, ball fields, a climbing wall and more, your camper will understand why the original Apachi sets the standard for all others. 4, 6 and 8 week session. Door-to-door bus service. American Camp Association accredited.

JCC Apachi Old Town J Camp *

1034 N. Wells
Chicago, IL 60610
Phone: 847-763-3504
Fax: (773) 871-0224
Email: bmiller@jccchicago.org
Web: http://www.jccchicago.org/apachioldtown
Contact: Beth Miller, Director of City Camps

Redefining creativity, sports, teamwork & adventure in Chicago! Apachi Old Town's traditional and innovative activities provide campers (K-7th grade) with heart-pounding fun and the thrill of discovery, keeping them motivated, thinking and moving all summer long. Swimming for younger kids while older campers participate in aquatics field trips (kayaking, sailing, beach days). Activities include cheerleading, design lab, sports, ropes course, rock climbing, drama, music, construction, obstacle courses, martial arts, archery and more. Dedicated sports camp also available. 3, 4 and 7 week sessions. Optional bus service. Administrative Office: 524 W. Melrose Chicago, IL 60657.

 

JCC Apachi Northside J Camp *

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

Apachi Northside encourages campers (4 years-7th grade) to celebrate what makes them unique and special. through sports, art, swimming, science and theater, campers discover ways for self-expression, create friendships and try new things. As campers get older, our program grows with them providing more opportunities for choice and leadership development. Each week is highlighted by special theme days and exciting guest entertainers, which enhance opportunities for community building and indescribable fun. 3, 4 and 7 week sessions. Optional bus service. Located on the grounds of Northside College Prep. Administrative Office: 524 W. Melrose Chicago, IL 60657.

JCC Apachi Village J Camp *

Bernard Weinger JCC
300 Revere Drive
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: 847-272-7050
Fax: (224) 406-9272
Email: tblenner@jccchicago.org
Web: http://www.jccchicago.org/village
Contact: Terri Blenner, Director of Northbrook Camps

An eight-week day camp experience uniquely designed for children ages 3- and 4-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 kids in 3rd-11th grades. 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: 23280 N. Old McHenry Rd Lake Zurich, IL 60047.

JCC Chicago J Camps *

300 Revere Drive
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: 224-406-9242
Email: jcamp@jccchicago.org
Web: www.jccchicago.org/daycamp

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 J 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: Jamee Smith, Director

Nestled within 37 beautiful acres on the Lake County Jewish Community Campus, JCC Elaine Frank Apachi is a state-of-the art camp experience and gives children (3 years-7th grade) the best of both worlds; huge, air-conditioned buildings and lots of winding nature trails and outdoor spaces. With two heated outdoor pools, climbing wall, challenge adventure area, zip-line, ropes course, athletic courts and fields, and Garoon Gateway to Science, the world-renowned outdoor science park, JCC Elaine Frank Apachi has something for everyone! 4, 6 and 8 week sessions. Optional bus service. American Camp Association accredited.

 

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
Fax: (847) 740-5014
Email: HenryHorner@jcys.org
Web: http://www.jcys.org/chh
Contact: Graham Little

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

Full service day camp for ages 2-6. Exciting activities include swimming at Oatkon Water Playground, sports and gymnastics with Stretch-n-Grow, music, art, variety of special events and age-appropriate field trips. Professional educators nurture and stimulate our campers. Jewish content presented via fun activities. Many options to choose from: full day or half day, 2 or 3 or 5 days per week. Catered lunches provided. Optional to and from camp transportation available. Camp is Keshet affiliated. Scholarships available. Tots Club for ages 6 months and up.

Keshet Inclusive Camps *

3210 Dundee Road
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: 847-205-0274
Email: jphillips@keshet.org
Web: http://www.keshet.org/camps/
Contact: Jennifer Phillips, Chief Program Officer

JCC Chicago Apachi Day Camps, Ramah Day Camp, JCC Camp Chi Chavayah Camp for Girls, Camp Nageela Midwest

JCC Apachi Skokie J Camp *

5050 Church Street
Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: 773-516-5883
Fax: (847) 675-4910
Email: wsinger@jccchicago.org
Web: http://www.jccchicago.org/apachiskokie
Contact: Wendy Singer, Director of Northside Camps

Five camps, each with its own distinct spirit and schedule, take place at Apachi Skokie for campers 3 years-8th grade. From the youngest to the oldest, our programs progress with your child and set the stage for a lifelong love of camp. Campers discover new experiences in a safe environment, giving them the freedom to explore what makes them special. Specialty camps in theater and sports available. 4, 6 and 8 week sessions.

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: https://www.juf.org/teens/TOV_MiniCamp.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 seven.

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

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: Jacob Cytryn, Executive Director

Tikvah is a division of Camp Ramah in Wisconsin developed in 1973 to provide inclusion opportunities for children with learning, social and communication difficulties, including those who are higher functioning on the Autistic Spectrum. Tikvah provides all the opportunities of the Ramah experience with additional staffing and support. Through individualized programming, supported by highly-skilled staff, teens in the Tikvah program develop friendships, have fun and learn in formal and informal Jewish settings. Tikvah offers a full 8-week session for teenage campers, a 4-week "Taste of Tikvah" option for first-time younger campers, as well as the Tikvah Vocational Program for qualified high school graduates.

 

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
Contact: Rabbi Yosef Polstein

An alternative residential camping experience located on the suburban campus of Hebrew Theological College in Skokie. Open to boys grade 6th through 11th. The 200 campers and staff represent fifty communities world-wide and offers a world class and very unique experience for boys who are eager to have fun, play sports, make friends, and who have lots of ruach. Mornings are dedicated to Torah study with instruction conducted on several levels regardless of background. Afternoons are league sports and bunk activities. Evenings are trips to best of Chicago's attraction. The four-week camp runs the Month of July. Scholarships are available.

What's New in the Guide

TRAINING FOR PROFESSIONALS

• Early childhood education 

• Internship program for social work and psychology

• Pharmacy Technician Training 

• Janitorial Training program

COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND SUPPORT

• Recovery from addiction and substance abuse prevention 

• Adoption and infertility 

• Support during illness, grief and loss

• Domestic violence 

• Sexual abuse prevention 

• Connections to counseling, education and prevention services through synagogue partnerships 

PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES AND THEIR FAMILIES

• Community-based group living 

• Support and assistance for independent living 

• Home-based waiver for children and adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities 

• Specialized recreational camp for children and teens atCamp Firefly

• Job training and customized employment opportunities 

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