Traditional Organizations

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

JCC Chicago 'Z' Frank Apach Day Camp *

3050 Woodridge Lane
Northbrook
IL
60062
Phone: 847-272-7050
Fax: 847-272-5357
Email: tblenner@jccchicago.org
URL: http://www.apachi.org/zfa
Contact: Stacey Skolnick, Director

"Z" Frank Apachi Day Camp is located on our beautiful 10-acre campus in Northbrook. With large green spaces, manicured athletic fields, shaded areas and shelters, it's the ideal place for kids who love to play, create and explore. Our camp features air-conditioned spaces, two large heated outdoor pools, an outdoor cooking classroom, arts and crafts studio, adventure tree, boating, tennis court, a climbing wall and more. Campers can try everything from sports, arts and crafts and gaga, to clowning, cooking, drama, yoga and rock climbing. Music is always in the air, theme days are legendary, and our Shabbat celebrations foster a true sense of community and connection. 4 years-7th grade + CIT.

JCC Chicago Apachi Day Camps *

300 Revere Drive
Northbrook
IL
60062
Phone: 224-406-9242
Email: jcamp@jccchicago.org
URL: http://www.apachi.org

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

JCC Chicago Apachi Evanston *

St. Joan of Arc School
9248 N. Lawndale
Evanston
IL
60203
Phone: 773-516-5883
Fax: 847-675-4910
Email: msteinberg@jccchicago.org
URL: http://www.apachi.org/evanston
Contact: Matt Steinberg, Director

A special sense of community is fostered at Apachi Evanston and it carries over from summer to summer. Endless fun and activities, including sports, performing arts, fine arts, teambuilding and more mean there's something for everyone each day. There is plenty of air-conditioned classroom space for activities and exploration, a large gymnasium, multi-purpose rooms, a stage and an outdoor playground, plus open green fields and plenty of shaded areas for outdoor play. Several specialty programs are offered as well, including Performing Arts Camp, Sports, Apachi Ivrit and Apachi Ivrit Sports. Apachi Evanston really has all the ingredients for one fantastic summer. 3 years-8th grade + CIT.

JCC Chicago Apachi Hyde Park *

Kenwood Academy
5015 S. Blackstone Ave.
Chicago
IL
60615
Phone: 847-763-3504
Fax: 773-753-3085
Email: bmiller@jccchicago.org
URL: http://www.apachi.org/hydepark
Contact: Beth Miller

Just steps from Lake Michigan's shimmering shoreline, Apachi Hyde Park at Kenwood Academy, is an urban oasis. With endless sand and water play, air-conditioned indoor spaces, neighborhood pools, sports fields, a full-size gymnasium, green spaces and more, Apachi Hyde Park has it all! Campers enjoy arts and crafts, drama and improv, music, sports, martial arts and more. Weekly field trips to the beach makes Apachi Hyde Park THE place to be for so much summer fun. 3 years-7th grade + CIT.

JCC Chicago Apachi Ivrit *

Apachi Evanston
St. Joan of Arc School
Northbrook & Chicago
9245 N. Lawndale
Evanston
IL
60203
Phone: 847-763-3627
Email: aashkenazi@jccchicago.org
URL: http://www.apachi.org/ivrit

Apachi Ivrit combines all the fun of Apachi Evanston while exposing campers to conversational Hebrew, by listening and speaking with counselors and friends. Campers (4 years-4th 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.

JCC Chicago Apachi Northside Day Camp *

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

Apachi Northside encourages campers to celebrate what makes them truly special. Through sports, art, swimming, science and theater, campers discover new ways to express themselves, 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. 4 years-7th grade + CIT.

JCC Chicago Apachi Old Town *

Walter Payton College Prep
1034 N. Wells
Chicago
IL
60610
Phone: 847-763-3504
Fax: 773-871-0224
Email: bmiller@jccchicago.org
URL: http://www.apachi.org/oldtown
Contact: Beth Miller

Here, campers build confidence on the high ropes, climbing wall and obstacle courses. They create solutions using art and construction in the design & tinkering lab, and practice skills, playing and competing in an extensive array of team and individual sports. And, of course, each week is filled with endless moments of Apachi magic-theme days, Shabbat celebrations, guest entertainers and more. K-7th grade + CIT.   

JCC Chicago Apachi Rogers Park *

Bernard Horwich JCC
3003 W. Touhy Ave.
Chicago
IL
60645
Phone: 847-516-5857
Fax: 773-761-8835
Email: msteinberg@jccchicago.org
URL: http://www.apachi.org/rogerspark
Contact: Matt Steinberg, Director

Located at Bernard Horwich JCC, Apachi Rogers Park is a hidden gem in the community, providing campers with a one-of-a-kind exploration of Judaism and self. You may not see it from our front doors, but venture out back and you'll discover a gorgeous, park-like setting, for sunny camp days packed with all the fun and friends of Apachi. With swim lessons, theme days, field trips, cookouts, and sports, campers thrive in our Torah-enriched community while exploring new interest, gaining skills, and creating lifelong friendships. 4 years-8th grade + CIT.

JCC Chicago Apachi Village Day Camp Northbrook *

Bernard Weinger JCC
300 Revere Drive
Northbrook
IL
60062
Phone: 847-763-3504
Fax: (224) 406-9272
Email: akaufman@jccchicago.org
URL: http://www.apachi.org/apachi-village-northbrook
Contact: Andi Kaufman

Apachi Village J Camp is big on fun in a nurturing environment where emerging independence is fostered in our youngest campers. Our focus is solely on 3, 4 and 5-year olds and campers are placed in small groups with caring, nurturing counselors. Everything is sized just right for your little one with all age-appropriate activities taking place, and learning to swim is a top priority.

JCC Chicago 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: jsmith@jccchicago.org
URL: http://www.apachi.org/efa
Contact: Jamee Smith, Director

Nestled within 37 beautiful acres on the Lake County Jewish Community Campus, Elaine Frank Apachi J Camp features sprawling green sports fields, natural wetlands, winding nature trails, two heated outdoor pools, a climbing wall, zipline, ropes course, athletic courts, air-conditioned buildings and more. Our campers also get to take advantage of the amazing and unique Garoon Gateway to Science, an outdoor S.T.E.A.M. museum with 52 engaging, hands-on exhibits to explore. 3 years-7th grade + CIT. 

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