APACHI EVANSTON

3 years – 8th grade + CIT

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Camp Activities

  • Sports

    Sports Play & Games • Gaga • Floor Hockey • Flag Football • Basketball • Baseball • Soccer • Volleyball

  • Arts & Creativity

    Dance • Theater Performance • Arts & Crafts • Busy Builders & Construction • Music • Cooking

  • Swimming

    Swim Lessons • Free Swim

  • Jewish Culture

    Shabbat Celebrations • Maccabi Games • Chesed • Social Action

  • Special Activities

    Theme Days • Field Trips

  • Adventure

    Obstacle Course • Scavenger Hunts

New for Summer 2020!

Apachi Ivrit Sports (2nd-4th Grade)

For Apachi Ivrit Campers: Transportation hubs at Bernard Weinger JCC and Florence G. Heller JCC

Apachi Evanston In Action

andrea merfeldAndrea Merfeld

Director, Apachi Evanston

Andrea Merfeld has been the director of Apachi Evanston for the past 6 years and part of the JCC Chicago family for over 30 years. She was a camper, a counselor, a Unit Head, and then the Assistant Director of Apachi Evanston. Camp is Andrea’s happy place. She loves being the director of Apachi Evanston because she gets to take part in forming a “summer family” year after year. Her favorite time of the camp day is the morning when she gets to see campers jump out of their cars into the arms of their counselors with giant smiles on their faces.

Andrea holds a degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a Master’s Degree in Education from National Louis University, and a General Administrative Certification from Concordia University. When she’s not at Apachi Evanston, she is a 3rd and 4th grade teacher.

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Specialty Program

Performing Arts Camp

(2nd-8th Grade)

Guided by professional actors and artists, campers develop their acting, dance, musical theatre, improvisation, stage makeup and backstage skills. Each session features a performance that includes every camper. Swim instruction/free swim, plus field trips to theatres, galleries, museums and water parks create a well-rounded summer.

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Specialty Program

Sports Camp

Big Ten (2nd-4th Grade)

ACC (5th-7th Grade)

It’s sports, sports, sports! Our Sports Specialist works with all gender campers on skills, drills and mini-games to enhance performance in a variety of sports played throughout the day.

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Specialty Program

Apachi Ivrit

Apachi Ivrit combines all the fun of Apachi J Camp while exposing campers to conversational Hebrew, by listening and speaking with counselors and friends.

NEW! Apachi Ivrit Sports (2nd-4th Grade)

NEW! Transportation hubs at Bernard Weinger JCC and Florence G. Heller JCC

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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 Evanston 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.

Our traditional camp experience encourages campers to try everything! Campers participate in a wide variety of activities ranging from arts and crafts, sports, drama, swimming and martial arts to name a few! And, everyone comes together for Friday Shabbat celebrations, cookouts, theme days, field trips and our annual Maccabi games.

Wildkit Aquatics

Campers are taught to swim at Apachi Evanston using the Wildkit Aquatics swim program, which uses a “progress at your own rate” philosophy. Swim lessons are taught and supervised at Evanston Township High School by their elite swimmers and coaches.

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 are sent home at the end of the summer with a summary of your swimmer’s skills and accomplishments.

Convenient carpool drop-off and pick-up

Morning drop-off is a breeze. 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 skip off hand in hand 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 lines again. We’ll bring your child to you, buckle them in, and you will be on your way.

Food at summer camp

A hotdog cookout is provided each Friday. A pizza lunch is offered on Mondays for an additional cost. Campers who don’t wish to participate in cookouts and pizza are welcome to bring their own lunch on those days as well. We keep sack lunches in coolers; don’t forget to write your camper’s name on the bag.

Food allergies

Safety and inclusion are top priorities at JCC Chicago 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.

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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Please Note: Ages and grades listed below are as of the 2020-21 school year.

Juniors  |  4 Days  |  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 games, art, dance and music emphasize participation, building confidence and having fun. Both three and four-year-olds have swim instruction.

SessionDatesEarly Bird
Ends 11/15/19
Winter
Ends 2/29/20
Spring
Through Camp
Session 1 | 4 Wks6/15-7/10$975$975$975
Session 2 | 4 Wks7/13-8/7$975$975$975
Session 1+ | 6 Wks6/15-7/24$1,285$1,285$1,285
Session 2+ | 6 Wks6/29-8/7$1,285$1,285$1,285
Full Summer | 8 Wks6/15-8/7$1,580$1,580$1,580

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Juniors  |  5 Days  |  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 games, art, dance and music emphasize participation, building confidence and having fun. Both three and four-year-olds have swim instruction.

SessionDatesEarly Bird
Ends 11/15/19
Winter
Ends 2/29/20
Spring
Through Camp
Session 1 | 4 Wks6/15-7/10$1,105$1,145$1,195
Session 2 | 4 Wks7/13-8/7$1,105$1,145$1,195
Session 1+ | 6 Wks6/15-7/24$1,330$1,480$1,555
Session 2+ | 6 Wks6/29-8/7$1,330$1,480$1,555
Full Summer | 8 Wks6/15-8/7$1,710$1,860$1,935

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Chaverim  |  Grades K-3

Nonstop fun-filled days are packed with opportunities to enjoy new and favorite activities all while developing friendships. Campers in grade-specific groups improve their skills and build self-esteem in all of our awesome activities, including instructional/free swim. Exciting field trips build your camper’s independence and self-confidence.

SessionDatesEarly Bird
Ends 11/15/19
Winter
Ends 2/29/20
Spring
Through Camp
Session 1 | 4 Wks6/15-7/10$1,170$1,210$1,260
Session 2 | 4 Wks7/13-8/7$1,170$1,210$1,260
Session 1+ | 6 Wks6/15-7/24$1,580$1,730$1,805
Session 2+ | 6 Wks6/29-8/7$1,580$1,730$1,805
Full Summer | 8 Wks6/15-8/7$2,025$2,175$2,250

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Chaverim Plus  |  Grades 4-7

Experienced campers spend three days a week enjoying all the camp has to offer and two days going out on field trips across Chicagoland. While at camp, they participate in daily swim instruction, activities and special events.

SessionDatesEarly Bird
Ends 11/15/19
Winter
Ends 2/29/20
Spring
Through Camp
Session 1 | 4 Wks6/15-7/10$1,395$1,435$1,485
Session 2 | 4 Wks7/13-8/7$1,395$1,435$1,485
Session 1+ | 6 Wks6/15-7/24$1,875$2,025$2,100
Session 2+ | 6 Wks6/29-8/7$1,875$2,025$2,100
Full Summer | 8 Wks6/15-8/7$2,320$2,470$2,545

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Sports  |  Grades 2-7

Enthusiastic athletes find more choice, variety, and league play in this competitive sports program focusing on personal growth and sportsmanship. Through fun skill drills, exciting team-building activities and game play, campers develop new techniques, refine their abilities and improve teamwork. Swim instruction/free swim, field trips to sports venues, water parks and exciting attractions add to the fun.

SessionDatesEarly Bird
Ends 11/15/19
Winter
Ends 2/29/20
Spring
Through Camp
Session 1 | 4 Wks6/15-7/10$1,395$1,435$1,485
Session 2 | 4 Wks7/13-8/7$1,395$1,435$1,485
Session 1+ | 6 Wks6/15-7/24$1,875$2,025$2,100
Session 2+ | 6 Wks6/29-8/7$1,875$2,025$2,100
Full Summer | 8 Wks6/15-8/7$2,320$2,470$2,545

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Performing Arts Camp  |  Grades 2-8

Guided by professional actors and artists, campers develop their acting, dance, musical theatre, improvisation, stage makeup and backstage skills. Each session features a performance that includes every camper. Swim instruction/free swim, plus field trips to theatres, galleries, museums and water parks create a well-rounded summer.

SessionDatesEarly Bird
Ends 11/15/19
Winter
Ends 2/29/20
Spring
Through Camp
Session 1 | 4 Wks6/15-7/10$1,395$1,435$1,485
Session 2 | 4 Wks7/13-8/7$1,395$1,435$1,485
Full Summer | 8 Wks6/15-8/7$2,320$2,470$2,545

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Apachi Ivrit | 4 years – 4th grade

Apachi Ivrit combines all the fun of Apachi Evanston while exposing campers to conversational Hebrew, by listening and speaking with counselors and friends. Campers play, laugh, sing, swim, run and create in the warmth of a close-knit camp group. Campers come home each day proud of their new language skills – along with new friendships, great camp memories and a love of Hebrew.

NEW for Summer 2020! Transportation available from Bernard Weinger JCC in Northbrook and Florence G. Heller JCC in Lakeview.

SessionDatesAge / GradesEarly Bird
Ends 11/15/19
Winter
Ends 2/29/20
Spring
Through Camp
Juniors | Session 1 | 4 Wks6/15-7/104 yrs$1,105$1,145$1,195
Juniors | Session 2 | 4 Wks7/13-8/74 yrs$1,105$1,145$1,195
Juniors | Session 1+ | 6 Wks6/15-7/244 yrs$1,330$1,480$1,555
Juniors | Session 2+ | 6 Wks6/29-8/74 yrs$1,330$1,480$1,555
Juniors | Full Summer | 8 Wks6/15-8/74 yrs$1,710$1,860$1,935
Chaverim | Session 1 | 4 Wks6/15-7/10K-3rd$1,170$1,210$1,260
Chaverim | Session 2 | 4 Wks7/13-8/7K-3rd$1,170$1,210$1,260
Chaverim | Session 1+ | 6 Wks6/15-7/24K-3rd$1,580$1,730$1,805
Chaverim | Session 2+ | 6 Wks6/29-8/7K-3rd$1,580$1,730$1,805
Chaverim | Full Summer | 8 Wks6/15-8/7K-3rd$2,025$2,175$2,250
Sport | Session 1 | 4 Wks6/15-7/102nd-4th$1,395$1,435$1,485
Sport | Session 2 | 4 Wks7/13-8/72nd-4th$1,395$1,435$1,485
Sport | Session 1+ | 6 Wks6/15-7/242nd-4th$1,875$2,025$2,100
Sport | Session 2+ | 6 Wks6/29-8/72nd-4th$1,875$2,025$2,100
Sport | Full Summer | 8 Wks6/15-8/72nd-4th$2,320$2,470$2,545
Chaverim Plus | Session 1 | 4 Wks6/15-7/104th$1,395$1,435$1,485
Chaverim Plus | Session 2 | 4 Wks7/13-8/74th$1,395$1,435$1,485
Chaverim Plus | Session 1+ | 6 Wks6/15-7/244th$1,875$2,025$2,100
Chaverim Plus | Session 2+ | 6 Wks6/29-8/74th$1,875$2,025$2,100
Chaverim Plus | Full Summer | 8 Wks6/15-8/74th$2,320$2,470$2,545

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CIT  |  Grades 8-10

Develop leadership and communication skills, while serving as a role model for children and assistant to counselors. Successful completion of this program makes the CIT eligible to apply for a staff position the summer before entering 11th grade.

SessionDatesFee
Session 1 | 4 Wks6/15-7/10$615
Session 2 | 4 Wks7/13-8/7$615
Session 1+ | 6 Wks6/15-7/24$820
Session 2+ | 6 Wks6/29-8/7$820
Full Summer | 8 Wks6/15-8/7$1,045

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Apachi Evanston + Chi Combos

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

SessionDatesGradesFeeCanteen
Evanston Session 2 + Chi Session 1A6/15-8/74-7$5,655$120
Evanston 5 Weeks + Chi Session 1B6/15-8/74-7$4,940$120
Evanston 5 Weeks + Chi Session 26/15-8/144-7$5,955$120
Evanston 6 Weeks + Chi Mini Session 16/15-8/73-7$4,200$75
Evanston 6 Weeks + Chi Mini Session 26/15-8/73-7$4,200$75
Evanston 6 Weeks + Chi Take 26/15-8/74-7$4,200$75

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Try Chi

2nd–6th grade  |  Aug 16-19  |  $359
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

SessionFee
Before Care$140-320
After Care$260-625
Lunch$45-75
Transportation - Apachi Ivrit ONLY - (Florence G. Heller JCC)$295-590
Transportation - Apachi Ivrit ONLY - (Bernard Weinger JCC)$295-590

Inclusion

All Apachi J Camps are fully inclusive of children with disabilities.

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For more information or to request a tour, contact us at 847.763.3511 or complete the form below.

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