APACHI ROGERS PARK
AT 
BERNARD HORWICH JCC

K – 7th grade + CIT

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Upcoming Events

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Camp Activities

  • Arts & Creativity

    Dance • Drama & Improv • Arts & Crafts • Busy Builders & Construction • Music • Cooking

  • Sports

    Sports Play & Games • Gaga • Yoga • Floor Hockey • Krav Maga • Flag Football • Gymnastics • Basketball • Baseball • Soccer • Volleyball

  • Swimming

    Swim Lessons • Free Swim

  • Jewish Culture

    Judaic Learning • Camp Rabbis • Color War • Chesed • Daily Davening • Social Action • Jewish Values

  • Adventure

    Climbing Wall • Obstacle Course • Field Trips • Derech Teva Outdoor Adventure Specialty • Archery

  • Special Activities

    Theme Days • Field Trips • Special Guests

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Specialty Program

Sports Specialty Camp

(2nd-7th grade)
As the premier sports camp in the community, we offer summer leagues, competitive tournament play, fun skills, drills, mini-games and exciting team-building activities to foster teamwork and enhance performance in a variety of athletics. Your sports obsessed camper is guaranteed to love our program and be at the top of their game for the upcoming season.

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Specialty Program

Performing Arts Camp

(4th-7th grade)
Guided by experienced theatre professionals, campers develop their acting, dance, musical theatre and broadcast skills. Campers in 4th – 7th grade will star in the musical “Annie” and will create and be featured in weekly broadcasts for the camp community.

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Apachi Rogers Park at Bernard Horwich JCC In Action

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Apachi Village Rogers Park
at Bernard Horwich JCC

(2-4 years)
Apachi Village Rogers Park at Bernard Horwich JCC is big on fun in a nurturing environment where emerging independence is fostered in our youngest campers.

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Apachi Rogers Park at Bernard Horwich JCC 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.

Camp groups

Your child will be in a group of approximately 10-16 children based on registration, age and friendship requests. Rising Kindergarten and older campers are placed in gender separate groups.

Our camper-to-staff ratios are:
8:1 or better for 1st graders and older
7:1 or better for Kindergarteners

Our incredible specialty program encourages campers to explore and try a little bit everything – from flag football to fashion design and everything in-between. Immersed in Torah learning opportunities with our on-site Judaic Educators, everyone comes together for Shabbos celebrations, cookouts, theme days, field trips, as well as our own fantastic, high-spirited Color War games.

Boys and girls are taught to swim at Apachi Rogers Park in separate lessons.

Safety is our priority and all members of our Aquatics staff are American Red Cross certified lifeguards with CPR training for the professional rescuer. We have at least two lifeguards safeguarding the pool at all times. Counselors are in the water with children and a swim instructor is assigned to each small group.

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 will be provided.

Convenient carpool and drop-off and pick-up

Campers will be escorted to and from your car at the start and end of the camp day. Staff will help direct traffic and will assist campers with buckles. Please do NOT get out of the car. Enter our lot ONLY on Touhy taking the exit that’s the furthest west. Use only the drop-off zone when dropping off or picking up.

  • Morning carpool line opens at 9:00am and closes promptly at 9:30am
  • Afternoon carpool line opens at 3:30pm and closes at 3:45pm

Once your camper is safely in your car, please exit right onto Touhy. If you need to wait for an extended period of time, you will be asked to wait in the holding zone.

Walking? Children walking home without adult supervision or meeting parents who are arriving on foot will leave the building at the exit door and be walked to the Touhy/Sacramento intersection. Two JCC Chicago crossing guards will help children cross the street.

Food at summer camp

Campers work up a big appetite during their active days at Apachi Day Camp! We ask campers to pack a dairy or pareve sack lunch and a snack daily. Our Kindergartners receive a daily morning snack. We do offer an end of day freeze pop to all campers and optional Add-On for pizza and hot dog days. We keep sack lunches indoors; and please don’t forget to write your camper’s name on the bag.

Additional Options:
Pizza Lunch: $8 Wednesdays; includes a side and fruit for a complete, balanced meal
Hot Dog Lunch: $8 Fridays; includes a side and fruit for a complete, balanced meal

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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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 $10/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.

Please Note: Ages and grades listed below are as of the 2022-23 school year.
Camp at Bernard Horwich JCC is Jewish Orthodox.

Apachi Village Rogers Park at Bernard Horwich JCC: 2 Year-Olds

Camp Hours: 9:30am-Noon

SessionDatesFee
Session 1 | 4 Wks6/21-7/15$840
Session 2 | 4 Wks7/18-8/12$840
Full Summer | 8 Wks6/21-8/12$1,325

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Apachi Village Rogers Park at Bernard Horwich JCC: 3 Year-Olds

Camp Hours: 9:30am-1:00pm

SessionDatesFee
Session 1 | 4 Wks6/21-7/15$1,020
Session 2 | 4 Wks7/18-8/12$1,020
Full Summer | 8 Wks6/21-8/12$1,615

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Apachi Village Rogers Park at Bernard Horwich JCC: 4 Year-Olds

Camp Hours: 9:30am-2:00pm

SessionDatesFee
Session 1 | 4 Wks6/21-7/15$1,310
Session 2 | 4 Wks7/18-8/12$1,310
Full Summer | 8 Wks6/21-8/12$2,075

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Machane Shirim:
Chaverot | Girls | Grade K-1

Rising Kindergarten and first grade girls get to experience everything big kid camp has to offer in a caring environment that caters just to them! Campers will enjoy a diverse range of age-appropriate activities, including arts and crafts, music, sports, theme days, swim lessons, and more! Campers will also learn valuable social skills, develop friendships, and make new discoveries all summer long. This program’s activities are specifically designed to help these young campers spread their wings to become a part of big kid camp!

SessionDatesEarly Bird
Ends 11/19/21
Winter
Ends 2/28/22
Spring
Through Camp
Session 1 | 4 Wks6/21-7/15$1,345$1,445$1,545
Session 2 | 4 Wks7/18-8/12$1,345$1,445$1,545
Full Summer | 8 Wks6/21-8/12$2,125$2,275$2,475

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Machane Achva:
Chaverim | Boys | Grade K-1

Rising Kindergarten and first grade boys get to experience everything big kid camp has to offer in a caring environment that caters just to them! Campers will enjoy a diverse range of age-appropriate activities, including arts and crafts, music, sports, theme days, swim lessons, and more! Campers will also learn valuable social skills, develop friendships, and make new discoveries all summer long. This program’s activities are specifically designed to help these young campers spread their wings to become a part of big kid camp!

SessionDatesEarly Bird
Ends 11/19/21
Winter
Ends 2/28/22
Spring
Through Camp
Session 1 | 4 Wks6/21-7/15$1,345$1,445$1,545
Session 2 | 4 Wks7/18-8/12$1,345$1,445$1,545
Full Summer | 8 Wks6/21-8/12$2,125$2,275$2,475

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Machane Shirim |  Girls  |  Grades 2-3

Machene Shirim provides young girls a summer filled with fun and song as they develop lifelong friendships. Role model Camp Counselors help campers build self-confidence through safe and fun adventures as they learn games, dances, cheers, and more! Theme days, Jewish values, trips, swimming and a variety of exciting activities provide memories that matter for these young campers. Campers and families can choose from a wide variety of chugim, including sports, cooking, Derech Teva Outdoor Adventure, gymnastics and more. It is no wonder campers and Counselors make yearbooks every summer to capture all their favorite memories.

SessionDatesEarly Bird
Ends 11/19/21
Winter
Ends 2/28/22
Spring
Through Camp
Session 1 | 4 Wks6/21-7/15$1,345$1,445$1,545
Session 2 | 4 Wks7/18-8/12$1,345$1,445$1,545
Full Summer | 8 Wks6/21-8/12$2,125$2,275$2,475

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Machane Achva |  Boys  |  Grades 2-3

Machane Achva is designed for young boys to build strong bonds of brotherhood and lifelong friendships during a summer filled with fast-paced fun. Campers will build self-confidence through safe and fun adventures as they learn new skills and games. Theme days, Jewish values, trips, swimming and a variety of exciting activities provide memories that matter for these young campers. Campers and families can choose from a wide variety of chugim, including cooking, Derech Teva Outdoor Adventure, Krav Maga, and more.

SessionDatesEarly Bird
Ends 11/19/21
Winter
Ends 2/28/22
Spring
Through Camp
Session 1 | 4 Wks6/21-7/15$1,345$1,445$1,545
Session 2 | 4 Wks7/18-8/12$1,345$1,445$1,545
Full Summer | 8 Wks6/21-8/12$2,125$2,275$2,475

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Machane Achva Sports |  Boys  |  Grades 2-3

Our Sports Specialty Camp is the premiere day camp sports program in the community, where campers learn self-confidence as they develop skills through sports competitions, games, drills, and tournaments while building lasting bonds with friends and role model Camp Counselors. A focus on tournaments, teamwork, and activities catered specifically towards these older campers makes this program the perfect fit for athletic campers who want to be active all day.

SessionDatesEarly Bird
Ends 11/19/21
Winter
Ends 2/28/22
Spring
Through Camp
Session 1 | 4 Wks6/21-7/15$1,345$1,445$1,545
Session 2 | 4 Wks7/18-8/12$1,345$1,445$1,545
Full Summer | 8 Wks6/21-8/12$2,125$2,275$2,475

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Machane Shirim V’od |  Girls  |  Grades 4-7

Girls who have graduated from our Shirim program still have more fun in store as part of Shirim V’od. Activities, chugim, theme days and specialties designed just for these older girls keep campers coming back year after year. Our new Adventure electives, developed in partnership with the Nathan and Shirley Rothner summer program, enable our campers to choose from a variety of electives that allow them to design their own summer and do more of what they love. Specialties and classes include fashion design, cooking and gymnastics, amongst many others. A variety of new activities and outdoor adventures like Archery, rock climbing, yoga, Zumba, self-defense and more gives our oldest campers an opportunity to spread their wings and try new things. With swimming and trips in the mix as well, it is hard to beat a summer of fun at the J.

SessionDatesEarly Bird
Ends 11/19/21
Winter
Ends 2/28/22
Spring
Through Camp
Session 1 | 4 Wks6/21-7/15$1,345$1,445$1,545
Session 2 | 4 Wks7/18-8/12$1,345$1,445$1,545
Full Summer | 8 Wks6/21-8/12$2,125$2,275$2,475

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Machane Shirim V’od Performing Arts Camp  |  Girls  |  Grades 4-7

Aspiring performers will dive deep into performing arts, explore broadcasting and develop their collaboration, communication, and creative thinking skills. During Session 1, experienced theatre professionals will guide campers as they develop their acting, dance and musical theatre skills. At the end of the session, campers will perform the play “Annie”, with a modern twist, for their families on the evening of Thurs., July 14.

Session 2 campers will explore the world of broadcasting through planning, recording and editing weekly broadcasts for the camp community.

SessionDatesEarly Bird
Ends 11/19/21
Winter
Ends 2/28/22
Spring
Through Camp
Session 1 | 4 Wks6/21-7/15$1,345$1,445$1,545
Full Summer | 8 Wks6/21-8/12$2,125$2,275$2,475

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Machane Achva V’od  |  Boys  |  Grades 4-7

Our older boy campers can choose from our new Chugim, electives developed in partnership with the Nathan and Shirley Rothner summer program. Our exciting Adventure electives and specialties allow campers to explore a variety of interests and activities, from outdoor adventures like rock climbing and archery, to specialties and classes, like comics and cartooning, cooking and more! Campers can choose from a variety of electives that allow them to design their own summer and do more of what they love. Whichever track you choose, campers are sure to enjoy a summer to remember!

SessionDatesEarly Bird
Ends 11/19/21
Winter
Ends 2/28/22
Spring
Through Camp
Session 1 | 4 Wks6/21-7/15$1,345$1,445$1,545
Session 2 | 4 Wks7/18-8/12$1,345$1,445$1,545
Full Summer | 8 Wks6/21-8/12$2,125$2,275$2,475

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Machane Achva V’od Sports  |  Boys  |  Grades 4-7

Our Sports Specialty Camp is the premiere day camp sports program in the community, where campers learn self-confidence as they develop skills through sports competitions, games, drills, and tournaments while building lasting bonds with friends and role model Camp Counselors. A focus on tournaments, teamwork, and activities catered specifically towards these older campers makes this program the perfect fit for athletic campers who want to be active all day.

SessionDatesEarly Bird
Ends 11/19/21
Winter
Ends 2/28/22
Spring
Through Camp
Session 1 | 4 Wks6/21-7/15$1,345$1,445$1,545
Session 2 | 4 Wks7/18-8/12$1,345$1,445$1,545
Full Summer | 8 Wks6/21-8/12$2,125$2,275$2,475

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Machane Madatz Shirim CIT: Counselors in Training  |  Girls  |  Grades 8-9

Our Counselors-in-Training program is specifically designed to build strong role model Camp Counselors and future leaders in school and beyond! The Leadership Training curriculum is an adaptation of our Camp Counselor staff training curriculum combined with fun activities and social outings designed just for these future leaders. This specialized program fosters valuable leadership, teamwork, and communication skills, offering opportunities to mentor younger campers and form lasting friendships while getting tangible on-the-job training. Ideal candidates for this program are entering grades 8 – 9 and eager to become future Camp Counselors and/or use their summer to prepare for success in high school and college, while honing their leadership skills for group projects, committees, volunteer opportunities, and more.

SessionDatesFee
1st Year | 4 Wks6/21-7/15 or 7/18-8/12$600
1st Year | 8 Wks6/21-8/12$1,200
2nd Year | 4 Wks6/21-7/15 or 7/18-8/12$500
2nd Year | 8 Wks6/21-8/12$1,000
3rd Year | 4 Wks6/21-7/15 or 7/18-8/12$400
3rd Year | 8 Wks6/21-8/12$800

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Machane Madatz Achva CIT: Counselors in Training |  Boys  |  Grades 8-9

Our Counselors-in-Training program is specifically designed to build strong role model Camp Counselors and future leaders in school and beyond! The Leadership Training curriculum is an adaptation of our Camp Counselor staff training curriculum combined with fun activities and social outings designed just for these future leaders. This specialized program fosters valuable leadership, teamwork, and communication skills, offering opportunities to mentor younger campers and form lasting friendships while getting tangible on-the-job training. Ideal candidates for this program are entering grades 8 – 9 and eager to become future Camp Counselors and/or use their summer to prepare for success in high school and college, while honing their leadership skills for group projects, committees, volunteer opportunities, and more.

SessionDatesFee
1st Year | 4 Wks6/21-7/15 or 7/18-8/12$600
1st Year | 8 Wks6/21-8/12$1,200
2nd Year | 4 Wks6/21-7/15 or 7/18-8/12$500
2nd Year | 8 Wks6/21-8/12$1,000
3rd Year | 4 Wks6/21-7/15 or 7/18-8/12$400
3rd Year | 8 Wks6/21-8/12$800

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Additional Options

Session4 Weeks8 Weeks
Before Care$215$410
After Care$345$670
Extended Day$200$380

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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