JCC Chicago Day Camps *

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

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.

BIG IDEA at JCC Chicago

Bernard Weinger JCC
300 Revere Dr
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: 847-272-7050
Email: tblenner@jccchicago.org
Web: http://www.jccchicago.org/bigidea
Contact: Terri Blenner, Director of Northbrook Camps

BIG IDEA is the ultimate summer experience for curious, creative tweens and teens (4th-9th grades). Each day blends technology workshops with traditional camp fun-swimming, sports, art-all in the spirit of Israel's high-tech industry. Workshops include coding, graphic design, mobile app development, cyber security, robotics, electronic DJ, web design and more. 2 week sessions.


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.

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 Apachi Ivrit *

Northbrook & Chicago
Chicago, IL Phone: 847-763-3627
Email: aashkenazi@jccchicago.org
Web: http://www.jccchicago.org/daycamp

Apachi Ivrit combines all the fun of 'Z' Frank Apachi while exposing campers to conversational Hebrew, by listening and speaking with counselors and friends. Campers (4 years-2nd grade) play, laugh, sing, swim, run and create in the warmth of a close-knit camp group. Campers come home each day proud of their new language skills, along with new friendships, great camp memories and a love of Hebrew. Located at 'Z' Frank Apachi and Apachi Northside.

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 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 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.


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.

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 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.


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.

What's New in the Guide


• Early childhood education 

• Internship program for social work and psychology

• Pharmacy Technician Training 

• Janitorial Training program


• 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 


• 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