APACHI HYDE PARK

4 years – 7th grade + CIT

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Summer 2023 Health, Safety, and Programming

Detailed information on Summer 2023 safety measures will be provided in Spring 2023.

 

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Counselor in Training (CIT) Program

Campers in 8th-10th grade gain hands on experience working with children and learn vital skills needed to become an Apachi leader and thrive at camp, school and beyond! This plus daily camp fun and field trips make for one memorable summer experience.

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Camp Activities

  • Adventure Field Trips

    Climbing Wall • Archery • Kayaking • Biking • Mini Golf

  • 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 • Golf • Flag Football • Soccer • Basketball • Cheerleading & Tumbling

  • Special Activities

    Artist-In-Residence

  • Swimming

    Swim Lessons • Free Swim • Beach Days

  • Jewish Culture

    Shabbat Celebrations • Maccabi Games

Apachi Hyde Park In Action

Elisa Aranoff

Elisa Aranoff

Director, Apachi Hyde Park

Elisa Aranoff loves camp because it’s a time to let go of the school year and enjoy relaxed summer days. She always looks forward to being outside after our Chicago winters and can’t wait to be in the sunshine with her campers! She really enjoys being part of the Hyde Park community.

Elisa holds a Bachelor’s degree from Barnard College of Columbia University in New York City and two Master’s degrees, one in broadcasting from Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and the other in Elementary Education from National Louis University. She is also a certified Music Together instructor and during college Elisa sang in Pizmon, a Jewish a cappella group that toured eastern Europe. 

 

natalie griffithNatalie Giffith

Manager of Operations, Apachi City Camps

Summer is such a special time for Natalie. What she loves most about camp is seeing campers gain confidence in the skills they learn during the summer. Through watching campers participate in the summer’s best activities including art, sports, swimming, sports and performing arts, she sees campers’ confidence grow as they step outside their comfort zones and become more comfortable with their groups, counselors, and instructors.

Natalie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Loyola University Chicago, and one of her favorite hobbies is golf. She grew up playing the sport, and she’s always so excited to get back on the course once the Midwest winters are done!

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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 Combos

Apachi + Camp Chi

Twice the fun! Combine Apachi Day Camp with Camp Chi Overnight Camp for one incredible summer experience and save 20% on the cost of Camp Chi.
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Early Childhood

When you combine Apachi Day Camp with full-day Early Childhood, you save 100% on the cost of camp! Half-day students will receive a 20% discount of the camp fee on their final payment.
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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 entering the same grade. For Explorer 2 and older, campers have the opportunity to request either same gender or all-gender groups.

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. Campers swim four days a week at Kenwood Academy High School.

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. They’re also tested for endurance and water safety. Progress reports are available through SWIMGEN, an online summer swim report card where you can access the most up-to-date progress of your child’s swimming.

Convenient carpool and drop-off and pick-up

Our convenient carpool line helps your camper get to their group easily and speed you on your way. Just enter the lot and pull in front of the building. A staff member will come to your car rain or shine to help your child out of their seat. You’ll get to see your camper with a smiling counselor by their side and you never even have to get out of your car. At pick up time, just use the carpool line again. We will bring your child to you, buckle them in, and you will be on your way.

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..

View our proposed bus stop map.

Food at camp

We provide pizza lunch on Tuesdays and a hotdog cookout on Fridays as well as a daily snack and frozen treat. For the remainder of the week, please send along a sack lunch that we’ll refrigerate.

Food allergies

Safety and inclusion are top priorities at Apachi 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 2023-24 school year.

Juniors  |  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. Junior groups are all-gender and grade specific.

Campers must be 4 years old and potty trained by the first day of camp.

SessionDatesEarly Bird
Ends 11/30/22
Winter
Ends 2/28/23
Spring
Through Camp
Session 1 | 4 Wks6/20-7/14$2,690$2,865$3,115
Session 2 | 3 Wks7/17-8/4$1,980$2,155$2,405
Full Summer | 7 Wks6/20-8/4$4,580$4,930$5,180

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Explorers  |  Grades K-2

The Explorers’ high energy day focuses on skill building, new activities, boosting self–esteem and forging new friendships. Kindergarten and first grade groups are all-gender, and second grade groups have same gender or all-gender options. All groups are grade specific. Explorers includes swim lessons, free swim, individual and team sports, drama, art and more.

SessionDatesEarly Bird
Ends 11/30/22
Winter
Ends 2/28/23
Spring
Through Camp
Session 1 | 4 Wks6/20-7/14$2,690$2,865$3,115
Session 2 | 3 Wks7/17-8/4$1,980$2,155$2,405
Full Summer | 7 Wks6/20-8/4$4,580$4,930$5,180

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New for Summer 2023!

Pioneers |  Grades 3-4

The Pioneer’s schedule keeps the experienced camper asking for more. In addition to participating in all of camp’s activities and daily swim lessons, each session, Pioneers choose a specialty, which allows for exploration, skill building and meeting new friends. Between a field trip each session, art, science, cooking, sports, theatre and more, there’s truly something for everyone. Additionally, Pioneer groups have same gender and all-gender options available and are grade specific.

SessionDatesEarly Bird
Ends 11/30/22
Winter
Ends 2/28/23
Spring
Through Camp
Session 1 | 4 Wks6/20-7/14$2,885$3,060$3,310
Session 2 | 3 Wks7/17-8/4$2,130$2,305$2,555
Full Summer | 7 Wks6/20-8/4$4,945$5,295$5,545

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Thinking about overnight camp? Combine Apachi with Camp Chi for one incredible summer and save on the cost of camp. Learn more.

 

Trailblazers  |  Grades 5-7

Please Note: While for Summer 2022 Trailblazers included 3rd & 4th graders, a new group, Pioneers, has been created for just this age group.

The Trailblazers’ self–guided schedule keeps the experienced camper engaged and asking for more. In addition to participating in all of camp’s activities and enjoying a weekly field-trip, 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. Additionally, Trailblazer groups have all-gender and same gender options available and are grade specific.

SessionDatesEarly Bird
Ends 11/30/22
Winter
Ends 2/28/23
Spring
Through Camp
Session 1 | 4 Wks6/20-7/14$3,080$3,255$3,505
Session 2 | 3 Wks7/17-8/4$2,285$2,460$2,710
Full Summer | 7 Wks6/20-8/4$5,310$5,660$5,910

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Thinking about overnight camp? Combine Apachi with Camp Chi for one incredible summer and save on the cost of camp. Learn more.

 

CIT  |  Grades 8-10

Highly motivated and responsible campers entering grade 8th-10th are invited to join us for our Counselor-In-Training (CIT) program. The CIT curriculum is designed to develop necessary skills needed to take care of children, foster creative and critical thinking, and enhance communication and collaboration efforts needed in social and professional settings. The CIT program helps teenagers explore new areas of development in a safe environment, all while learning vital skills needed to be an Apachi leader and beyond. Learn more.

After registering for the CIT program, please download the Letter of Recommendation and Get to Know Me forms, complete and email back to your Apachi Day Camp Director by April 15, 2023.

Special Camp Pricing for Returning CITs
Enjoy 20% off camp fees | 2nd Year Returning CITs
Enjoy 30% off camp fees | 3rd Year Returning CITs
Your discount will be applied once registration is complete.

SessionDatesFee
Session 1 | 4 Wks6/20-7/14$1,145
Session 2 | 3 Wks7/17-8/4$860
Full Summer | 7 Wks6/20-8/4$2,000

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Thinking about overnight camp? Combine Apachi with Camp Chi for one incredible summer and save on the cost of camp. Learn more.

 

Apachi Hyde Park  +  Chi Combos

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

SessionDatesGradesFeeCanteen
Chi Take 2 + Hyde Park 5 Weeks6/18-8/44-7$6,145$80
Chi Session 1A + Hyde Park 3 Weeks6/18-8/44-7$7,000$130
Chi Session 1B + Hyde Park 4 Weeks6/18-8/44-7$6,570$130
Hyde Park 4 Weeks + Chi Session 26/20-8/114-7$7,760$130
Hyde Park 5 Weeks + Chi Mini Session 16/20-8/43-7$6,145$80
Hyde Park 5 Weeks + Chi Mini Session 26/20-8/43-7$6,145$80

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Try Chi

2nd–6th grade  |  Aug 13-16  |  $425
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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Apachi Hyde Park  +  Chi Combos

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

SessionDatesGradesFeeCanteen
Chi Take 2 + Hyde Park 5 Weeks6/18-8/44-7$6,145$80
Chi Session 1A + Hyde Park 3 Weeks6/18-8/44-7$7,000$130
Chi Session 1B + Hyde Park 4 Weeks6/18-8/44-7$6,570$130
Hyde Park 4 Weeks + Chi Session 26/20-8/114-7$7,760$130
Hyde Park 5 Weeks + Chi Mini Session 16/20-8/43-7$6,145$80
Hyde Park 5 Weeks + Chi Mini Session 26/20-8/43-7$6,145$80

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Add-Ons

Sibling Bus Discount: $100 for full summer and $50 for a session.

Session3 Weeks4 Weeks7 Weeks
Before Care$200$265$465
After Care$365$460$810
Transportation - 1 Way$270$365$635
Transportation - Round-Trip$435$585$1,020
Birthday Celebration$35 (per birthday)

Refer a Friend and Save!

Share Your Apachi Love! Apachi is very special and we want to thank you for telling your friends and family about camp. Receive $75 off your camp fee for each NEW camper that registers for Apachi and lists you as their referral source!

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Financial Solutions for Families in Need

Illinois Action for Children

A state-based program providing funding to help families in need of childcare, can also be used for day camp!

Fee Assistance

This financial aid helps offset a portion of JCC program fees and is made possible through JCC Chicago and Women’s Auxiliary funding in addition to the generosity of donors.

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Extra Support for Campers

There are several support options available to ensure a successful summer for your camper. You can choose from support through JCC Chicago, Keshet, or your child’s paraprofessional depending on which option works best for your camper and family. For more information, please connect with your Apachi Day Camp Director.

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Contact Us

For more information, contact us at 847.763.3504 or email apachihydepark@jccchicago.org.