APACHI HYDE PARK

3 years – 4th grade

Camp Activities

  • Adventure

    Climbing Wall • High Ropes Course • Archery • Kayaking

  • Arts & Creativity

    Dance • Drama & Improv • Arts & Crafts • S.T.E.A.M. • Design Lab • Busy Builders & Construction • Science & Nature • Music • Cooking

  • Sports

    Sports Play & Games • Gaga • Yoga • Martial Arts • Golf • Flag Football • Soccer • Basketball • Cheerleading & Tumbling

  • Special Activities

    Cross Town Classic • Artist-In-Residence

  • Swimming

    Swim Lessons • Free Swim • Beach Days

  • Jewish Culture

    Shabbat Celebrations • Maccabi Games

Apachi Hyde Park In Action

beth millerBeth Miller

Director, Apachi J Camps – City

Beth Miller has been with Apachi J Camp for over 20 years. Nothing makes her happier than to see campers and staff return to their summer home year after year. The Apachi J Camp spirit is just part of Beth and she loves the community formed each summer. Her favorite thing about summer is engaging with campers every day and being a part of funny “kid moments.”

Beth holds an Undergraduate degree in Communications and History from the University of Kansas, a Master’s degree in Education from National Louis University, and was a former teacher. Beth is a mother of three boys, all who spent many summers at Apachi J Camp, and she loves playing board games…mahjongg, rummikub, you name it!

Sample 50/50 block

Overnight Camp

Try Chi

Try Chi is our 4-day, 3-night overnight camp experience for 2nd-6th graders at Camp Chi in Lake Delton, WI. Campers meet new friends and live in cabins with experienced, caring counselors who help them feel comfortable right away. They’ll feel the spirit of camp with cookouts, campfires, sing-alongs and great evening programs.

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Apachi Hyde Park Details

Friendship requests

Campers can submit friendship requests in the spring and we will do our best to accommodate mutual requests as long as campers are the same gender and entering the same grade.

Our traditional camp experience encourages campers to try everything! Artists-in-residence visit weekly to teach magic, juggling, percussion, cooking and more. Campers participate in a wide variety of activities ranging from arts and crafts, sports, drama, swimming, martial arts and gymnastics to name a few!  And everyone comes together for Friday Shabbat celebrations, cookouts, theme days, and our annual Maccabi games.

American Red Cross Swim Program

Campers are taught to swim at Apachi Hyde Park using the American Red Cross’ Learn-to-Swim program, which focuses on building skills one step at a time. By giving campers the opportunity to master one element before moving on to the next, it makes it easy to build confidence in the water. Safety is our priority and all members of our Aquatics staff are American Red Cross certified lifeguards with CPR training for the professional rescuer.

Apachi Hyde Park campers swim four days a week.

Testing, Placement and Progress Reports

Campers are tested at the beginning of summer and placed in an appropriate swim level based on their skills. They pass through levels based on both formal and informal testing. Progress reports are sent home during the summer with a summary of skills your child is working on and those already mastered.

Convenient carpool and drop-off and pick-up

We work to make your camper’s arrival and departure from camp as easy as possible. Please drive northbound on Cornell to enter the parking lot for both drop-off and pick-up. During drop-off, just pull up to the front door and wait for a counselor to help your camper out of the car.

For pick-up, please form two lanes of traffic (either lane is fine) and follow the directions of the staff in the lot (very important). Our staff will ask you who you are picking up and will bring your camper(s) to your car. Please do NOT get out of the car. Once your camper is safely in your car, please exit going southbound on Hyde Park Blvd.

Optional round-trip bus

For an additional fee, families can select to have their children take the bus to and from camp. Buses are driven by licensed, professional drivers and supervised by Apachi staff. Campers are required to wear seatbelts at all times. We have bus stops available in the South Loop and West Loop. Our bus stops are “cluster stops” for groups of campers, not individual stops. We try to make the cluster stops convenient for families as well as safe and efficient.

For campers registered prior to April 15, you will select your bus stop from a list. Campers who register after April 15, will be assigned to a stop close to their home.

View our proposed bus stop map.

Food at camp

There is a hotdog cookout every Friday. The remainder of the week, please send along a sack lunch that we’ll refrigerate.

Food allergies

Safety and inclusion are top priorities at JCC Chicago Day Camps. Our camps are committed to being allergy-safe. While our camps are not allergen-free, we strive to make our camp environments as safe as possible for children with food allergies using a customized approach and working closely with each family to develop an action plan for the child. More information can be found here.

Immunizations & Health Forms

To participate in camp, campers must have a completed health form signed by a physician on file. We also require documentation of immunizations.

Please Note: Ages and grades listed below are as of the 2019-20 school year.

Juniors  |  3 Days  |  3 & 4 Years

Setting the stage for your child’s lifelong love of camp, counselors specially trained to work with young campers make our Juniors feel safe and secure. Small group activities, including swim instruction, sports, games, art, dance and music emphasize participation, building confidence and having fun. The camp day ends at 1:00pm for Juniors. For an additional fee, campers can extend their days until 3:00pm.

Juniors  |  5 Days  |  3 & 4 Years

Setting the stage for your child’s lifelong love of camp, counselors specially trained to work with young campers make our Juniors feel safe and secure. Small group activities, including swim instruction, sports, games, art, dance and music emphasize participation, building confidence and having fun.

SessionDatesEarly Bird
Ends 11/16/18
Winter
Ends 2/28/19
Spring
Through Camp
Session 1 | 3 Days | 4 Wks6/24-7/19$900$900$900
Session 2 | 3 Days | 4 Wks7/22-8/16$900$900$900
Session 1+ | 3 Days | 6 Wks6/24-8/2$1,315$1,315$1,315
Session 2+ | 3 Days | 6 Wks7/1-8/16$1,315$1,315$1,315
Full Summer | 3 Days | 8 Wks6/24-8/16$1,555$1,555$1,555
Session 1 | 4 Wks6/24-7/19$1,280$1,330$1,355
Session 2 | 4 Wks7/22-8/16$1,280$1,330$1,355
Session 1+ | 6 Wks6/24-8/2$1,805$1,855$1,895
Session 2+ | 6 Wks7/1-8/16$1,805$1,855$1,895
Full Summer | 8 Wks6/24-8/16$2,240$2,315$2,360

 

Explorers  |  Grade K-2

The Explorers’ high energy day focuses on skill building, new activities, boosting self–esteem and forging new friendships. Kindergarten groups are co-ed, while first and second grades are single-gender and grade-specific. Explorers includes swim lessons, free swim, individual and team sports, drama, art and more.

SessionDatesEarly Bird
Ends 11/16/18
Winter
Ends 2/28/19
Spring
Through Camp
Session 1 | 4 Wks6/24-7/19$1,510$1,560$1,590
Session 2 | 4 Wks7/22-8/16$1,510$1,560$1,590
Session 1+ | 6 Wks6/24-8/2$2,230$2,280$2,325
Session 2+ | 6 Wks7/1-8/16$2,230$2,280$2,325
Full Summer | 8 Wks6/24-8/16$2,750$2,825$2,885

 

Trailblazers  |  Grade 3-4

The Trailblazers’ self–guided schedule keeps the experienced camper engaged and asking for more. In addition to participating in all of camp’s activities, every two weeks Trailblazers choose a specialty, which allows for exploration, skill building and meeting new friends. The options change with each cycle, and there’s something for everyone: art, science, cooking, sports and more.

SessionDatesEarly Bird
Ends 11/16/18
Winter
Ends 2/28/19
Spring
Through Camp
Session 1 | 4 Wks6/24-7/19$1,510$1,560$1,590
Session 2 | 4 Wks7/22-8/16$1,510$1,560$1,590
Session 1+ | 6 Wks6/24-8/2$2,230$2,280$2,325
Session 2+ | 6 Wks7/1-8/16$2,230$2,280$2,325
Full Summer | 8 Wks6/24-8/16$2,750$2,825$2,885

 

CIT  |  Grade 10

Develop leadership and communication skills, while serving as a role model for children. Interview required.

SessionDatesFee
Through Camp
Session 1 | 4 Wks6/24-7/19$75
Session 2 | 4 Wks7/22-8/16$75
Session 1+ | 6 Wks6/24-8/2$100
Session 2+ | 6 Wks7/1-8/16$100
Full Summer | 8 Wks6/24-8/16$125

Hyde Park  +  Chi Combos

Combine Hyde Park with 2 weeks of amazing overnight camp at JCC Camp Chi to create an extraordinary summer!

SessionGradesFeeCanteen
Hyde Park 4 Weeks + Chi 2 Weeks3-4$3,660$75
Hyde Park 6 Weeks + Chi 2 Weeks3-4$4,460$75

Try Chi

2nd–6th grade  |  Aug 11-14  |  $349
Try Chi is the best way to get a taste of quality Jewish overnight camping. Campers meet new friends, and live in cabins with experienced, caring counselors who help them feel comfortable right away. They’ll feel the spirit of camp with cookouts, campfires, sing-alongs and great evening programs.

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Add-Ons

SessionFee
Before Care$40-285
After Care$110-855
Extended Day$65-460
Transportation - 1 Way$60-450
Transportation - Round-Trip$105-820
Birthday Celebration$25

Inclusion

All Apachi J Camps are fully inclusive of children with disabilities.

Contact Us

For more information or to request a tour, contact us at 847.763.3504 or complete the form below.