APACHI IRVING PARK

3 years – 4th grade + CIT

Pricing & Registration

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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

  • 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

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 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.

Apachi Irving Park’s swimming program details will be available online soon!

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 provide pizza lunch on Wednesdays 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  |  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. Additionally, Junior groups are all-gender and grade specific.

Campers must be 3 years old and potty trained before 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 and all-gender options. All groups are grade specific. Small group activities, including sports, games, art, dance, music, and water play.

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 introduces choice to our campers. In addition to participating in all of camp’s activities and weekly swim lessons, each Pioneer will choose one specialty activity per session to focus on. This will allow for exploration, skill building and meeting new friends. Pioneers will also attend one field trip per session as a unit. 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.

 

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 Irving Park + Chi Combos

Combine Apachi Irving Park with 2, 3 or 4 weeks of amazing overnight camp at Camp Chi to create an extraordinary summer!

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

Combine Apachi Irving Park with 2, 3 or 4 weeks of amazing overnight camp at Camp Chi to create an extraordinary summer!

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

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When you combine Apachi Day Camp with JCC Chicago Early Childhood for 5 days a week full summer, you can save 20% on the cost of camp! Learn more.

Additional Options

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 - One-Way$270$365$635
Transportation - Round-Trip$435$585$1,020
Birthday Celebration$35 (each 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 apachiirvingpark@jccchicago.org.

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