APACHI IRVING PARK

3 years – 2nd grade + CIT

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Summer 2022 Health, Safety, and Programming

Learn how we plan to continue the safety measures we employed in Summer 2020 and 2021 and will adjust accordingly based upon the latest recommendations of our local and national health departments.

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Join Us For a Delicious Hot Chocolate Bar

Tuesday, November 30  |  4-5:30pm
Celebrate the Festival of Lights with Hanukkah-themed activities and delicious hot chocolate at Apachi Irving Park. Registration is requested for this FREE event.

Apachi Irving Park (Chicago Jewish Day School)
3730 N California Ave, Chicago

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Upcoming Events

We always have new events coming up. Learn more about Information Sessions and more!

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Camp Activities

  • Arts & Creativity

    Arts & Crafts • Music • Dance • Drama • Busy Builders • Science • Nature

  • Sports

    Sports Play & Games • Gaga • Yoga

  • Swimming

    Swim Lessons • Free Swim • Built-in playground water feature

  • Jewish Culture

    Shabbat Celebrations • Maccabi Games

  • Special Activities

    Theme Days • Artist-In-Residence

Apachi Irving Park In Action

Julie Rubin

Co-Director, Apachi Irving Park and Manager, Jewish Student Connection and Teen Engagement

Julie Rubin grew up attending day camp at the JCC in her hometown of Baltimore and loves providing Apachi campers with the same incredible summer experience. Her favorite part of camp is seeing the smiling faces of campers and staff every day! Outside of her work with Apachi, Julie serves as manager of Teen Engagement at JCC Chicago. She is passionate about working with youth and helping them create their own meaningful connection to Judaism.

Julie holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh, a Master of Science in Public Service Management from DePaul University, and was a Fellow in JCC Association’s Merrin Teen Professional Fellowship. Julie loves cooking, reading, and exploring Chicago with her husband and their puppy, Roscoe.

 

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Dawn Kusinski

Co-Director of Apachi Irving Park

Dawn Kusinski is thrilled to be joining the Apachi Day Camp team this summer! She grew up in Hawaii going to Girl Scouts camps and recently spent several summers as a counselor at Harand Camp of the Theatre Arts. Dawn loves that camp is a place where everyone can feel safe to express their true selves and to be celebrated for it! She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Syracuse University, and a Master’s degree in Performing Arts Management from Brooklyn College. Dawn has worked as a theatrical producer and general manager on Broadway, on tour, and in Chicago for almost twenty years. She’s excited to learn all of the Apachi Day Camp traditions, especially the songs!

Apachi Irving 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. All groups will be all-gender.

American Red Cross Swim Program

Campers are taught to swim at Apachi Irving 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.

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.

Drop-Off

Our convenient carpool line helps your camper get to their group easily and speed you on your way. 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 routes from several neighborhoods on the city’s north side and downtown. 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.

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Food

We will provide a daily snack for our half day campers and a daily snack and frozen treat for our full day campers. Hotdog cookouts on Fridays will be provided for our full day campers. For the remainder of the week, please send along a sack lunch that we will 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.

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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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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Please Note: Ages and grades listed below are as of the 2022-23 school year.

Juniors  |  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 sports, games, art, dance, music, and water play emphasize participation, building confidence and having fun.

Campers must be 3 years old and potty trained before the first day of camp.

SessionDatesEarly Bird
Ends 11/19/21
Winter
Ends 2/28/22
Spring
Through Camp
Session 1 | 2 Wks (HALF DAY)6/20-7/1$730$730$730
Session 2 | 2 Wks (HALF DAY)7/5-7/15$730$730$730
Session 3 | 2 Wks (HALF DAY)7/18-7/29$730$730$730
Full Summer | 6 Wks (HALF DAY)6/20-7/29$2,150 $2,150 $2,150
Session 1 | 2 Wks (FULL DAY)6/20-7/1$1,115$1,140 $1,215
Session 2 | 2 Wks (FULL DAY)7/5-7/15$1,115$1,140 $1,215
Session 3 | 2 Wks (FULL DAY)7/18-7/29$1,115$1,140 $1,215
Full Summer | 6 Wks (FULL DAY)6/20-7/29$3,385$3,460$3,585

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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. All groups are all-gender. Small group activities, including sports, games, art, dance, music, and water play.

SessionDatesEarly Bird
Ends 11/19/21
Winter
Ends 2/28/22
Spring
Through Camp
Session 1 | 2 Wks (HALF DAY)6/20-7/1$730$730$730
Session 2 | 2 Wks (HALF DAY)7/5-7/15$730$730$730
Session 3 | 2 Wks (HALF DAY)7/18-7/29$730$730$730
Full Summer | 6 Wks (HALF DAY)6/20-7/29$2,150 $2,150 $2,150
Session 1 | 2 Wks (FULL DAY)6/20-7/1$1,115$1,140 $1,215
Session 2 | 2 Wks (FULL DAY)7/5-7/15$1,115$1,140 $1,215
Session 3 | 2 Wks (FULL DAY)7/18-7/29$1,115$1,140 $1,215
Full Summer | 6 Wks (FULL DAY)6/20-7/29$3,385$3,460$3,585

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CIT | Grades 8-10

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

SessionDatesFull Day
Session 1 | 2 Wks6/20-7/1$485
Session 2 | 2 Wks7/5-7/15$485
Session 3 | 2 Wks7/18-7/29$485
Full Summer | 6 Wks6/20-7/29$1,455

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Try Chi

2nd–6th grade  |  Aug 14-17  |  $385
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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Additional Options

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

Session2 Weeks6 Weeks
Before Care$115$340
After Care$205$585
Transportation - One-Way$155$465
Transportation - Round-Trip$245$740
Birthday Celebration$25$25

All Apachi Day Camps are fully inclusive of children with disabilities. Call Keshet for more information concerning camping opportunities for campers who may need additional support. JCC Chicago and Keshet are partners serving children with disabilities in summer day and overnight camps.

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Contact Us

For more information, contact us at 847.763.3504 or complete the form below.

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