APACHI IRVING PARK

3 years – 2nd grade + CIT

Pricing & Registration

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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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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

Tammi AdkinsTammi Adkins

Director, Apachi Irving Park

As a Mayer Kaplan JCC and Camp Chi Alum, Tammi has a deep appreciation for the JCC and the values that define the foundation of their summer camp programs! As a former teacher, preschool, and camp director she is ready to jump into the Apachi fun and looks forward to creating new memories, traditions, and experiences with her JCC family.

Tammi holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications/Advertising from the University of Illinois and a master’s degree in Education from DePaul University. She is the proud mom of 2 grown boys and enjoys spending time with family. She loves taking long walks with her dog and enjoying the outdoors as much as possible!

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.

Goldfish Swim School Program

Campers, 4 years – 2nd grade, will swim at Goldfish Swim School in Roscoe Village (a short drive from Apachi Irving Park). Goldfish Swim School’s philosophy is rooted in The Science of SwimPlay® which helps kids develop life skills in and out of the water using their one-of-a-kind, play-based learning in a fun and safe environment. Campers build confidence in the pool as they build skills one step at a time. Goldfish Swim School ensures each child receives the proper attention and individualized support they need. They always keep their classes small and ensure a max student-to-teacher ratio of 4:1.

Testing, Placement and Progress Reports

Campers are tested at the beginning of summer and placed in an appropriate swim level based on their skills. Parents will be given a Goldfish Swim School account, and after each lesson, online progress reports are available, so 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.

View our proposed bus stop map

Food

We will provide a daily snack for our half day campers and a daily snack and frozen treat for our full day campers. Pizza on Thursdays 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.

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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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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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Please note: Due to record inflation there will be a one-time surcharge of $25/week per camper to support a rise in direct costs including counselor pay. Given the important role of our summer staff, we have increased their pay to ensure our ability to hire the very best team for our campers.

Apachi Day Camp is fully inclusive of children with disabilities through a partnership with Keshet for additional support. Please note camp registration is handled directly through Keshet.

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, 847.205.1234, 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 email apachiirvingpark@jccchicago.org.

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