APACHI EVANSTON

3 years – 7th 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

Apachi Evanston In Action

andrea merfeldAndrea Merfeld

Director, Apachi Evanston

Andrea Merfeld has been the director of Apachi Evanston for the past 7 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-7th 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

(4yrs-4th Grade)

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

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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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New! City LIFE

Leadership.
Independence.
Fun.  Exploration.

7th-9th grade
Have fun with friends while exploring different City of Chicago neighborhoods – and gain meaningful life skillsets and give back to the community at the same time!

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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.

YWCA Flying Fish Aquatics Program

3 years-1st grade
The YWCA Flying Fish Aquatics program is based on child-centered instruction. Instructors take time to get to know each child and how to best teach them to swim. All instructors have 5-15 years of training and experience.

Wildkit Aquatics

2nd-6th grade
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 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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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 2021-22 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 10/23/20
Winter
Ends 2/28/21
Spring
Through Camp
Session 1 | 4 Wks6/14-7/9$1,035$1,035$1,035
Session 2 | 4 Wks7/12-8/6$1,035$1,035$1,035
Session 1+ | 6 Wks6/14-7/23$1,360$1,360$1,360
Session 2+ | 6 Wks6/28-8/6$1,360$1,360$1,360
Full Summer | 8 Wks6/14-8/6$1,675$1,675$1,675

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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 10/23/20
Winter
Ends 2/28/21
Spring
Through Camp
Session 1 | 4 Wks6/14-7/9$1,140$1,190$1,265
Session 2 | 4 Wks7/12-8/6$1,140$1,190$1,265
Session 1+ | 6 Wks6/14-7/23$1,375$1,550$1,650
Session 2+ | 6 Wks6/28-8/6$1,375$1,550$1,650
Full Summer | 8 Wks6/14-8/6$1,775$1,950$2,050

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Chaverim  |  Grades K-3

Chaverim is everything you know and love about Apachi Day Camp! Swimming, sports, art, music, and more provide a summer filled with fun as campers develop friendships under the caring guidance of role model Camp Counselors. Campers will build self-confidence through safe and fun adventures as they learn and grow together, making memories that matter and friendships that last a lifetime.

SessionDatesEarly Bird
Ends 10/23/20
Winter
Ends 2/28/21
Spring
Through Camp
Session 1 | 4 Wks6/14-7/9$1,210$1,260$1,335
Session 2 | 4 Wks7/12-8/6$1,210$1,260$1,335
Session 1+ | 6 Wks6/14-7/23$1,640$1,815$1,915
Session 2+ | 6 Wks6/28-8/6$1,640$1,815$1,915
Full Summer | 8 Wks6/14-8/6$2,110$2,285$2,385

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Chaverim Plus  |  Grades 4-7

Campers who have graduated from Chaverim still have more fun in store as part of Chaverim Plus. Fun, older-camper focused activities keep campers coming back year after year! Choice Specialty activities provide campers the opportunity to choose their favorite activities for a more personalized summer camp experience. These older campers also get an exciting mix of trips and experiences you can only get in Chaverim Plus! Swimming and traditional camp activities make this program the perfect mix of exciting new activities with familiar camp favorites.

SessionDatesEarly Bird
Ends 10/23/20
Winter
Ends 2/28/21
Spring
Through Camp
Session 1 | 4 Wks6/14-7/9$1,450$1,500$1,575
Session 2 | 4 Wks7/12-8/6$1,450$1,500$1,575
Session 1+ | 6 Wks6/14-7/23$1,950$2,125$2,225
Session 2+ | 6 Wks6/28-8/6$1,950$2,125$2,225
Full Summer | 8 Wks6/14-8/6$2,425$2,600$2,700

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Sports  |  Grades 2-7

Sports Camp provides a summer of outdoor fun designed for young athletes to hone their skills and enhance their coordination and athleticism through a variety of active games, fun skill-building drills, and tournaments. Led by role model high school and college athletes, campers to learn teamwork and sportsmanship as they build self-confidence through healthy competition. Swimming and trips round out the perfect Apachi Day Camp experience.

SessionDatesEarly Bird
Ends 10/23/20
Winter
Ends 2/28/21
Spring
Through Camp
Session 1 | 4 Wks6/14-7/9$1,450$1,500$1,575
Session 2 | 4 Wks7/12-8/6$1,450$1,500$1,575
Session 1+ | 6 Wks6/14-7/23$1,950$2,125$2,225
Session 2+ | 6 Wks6/28-8/6$1,950$2,125$2,225
Full Summer | 8 Wks6/14-8/6$2,425$2,600$2,700

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Performing Arts Camp  |  Grades 2-7

Guided by professional actors and artists, campers are immersed in all areas of acting, singing, and dancing for the stage! Campers develop their acting, dance, musical theatre, improvisation, stage makeup, and backstage skills while building self-confidence and communication skills throughout the summer. A variety of traditional camp activities, including swimming and trips, are sprinkled in to create a well-rounded summer that helps campers really come into their own and out of their shells!

SessionDatesEarly Bird
Ends 10/23/20
Winter
Ends 2/28/21
Spring
Through Camp
Full Summer | 8 Wks6/14-8/6$2,425$2,600$2,700

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Apachi Ivrit | 4 years – 4th grade

Apachi Ivrit combines all the fun of Apachi Day Camp while immersing campers in conversational Hebrew. Campers learn to understand Hebrew by listening and speaking with counselors and friends throughout the camp day, so campers learn the language by doing activities they already enjoy! Role model Camp Counselors include local Hebrew speakers as well as Israeli Counselors who bring an awesome exposure to Israeli culture and a sense of worldwide Jewish Community to Apachi Day Camp.

SessionDatesAge / GradesEarly Bird
Ends 10/23/20
Winter
Ends 2/28/21
Spring
Through Camp
Juniors | Session 1 | 4 Wks6/14-7/94 yrs$1,140$1,190$1,265
Juniors | Session 2 | 4 Wks7/12-8/64 yrs$1,140$1,190$1,265
Juniors | Session 1+ | 6 Wks6/14-7/234 yrs$1,375$1,550$1,650
Juniors | Session 2+ | 6 Wks6/28-8/64 yrs$1,375$1,550$1,650
Juniors | Full Summer | 8 Wks6/14-8/64 yrs$1,775$1,950$2,050
Chaverim | Session 1 | 4 Wks6/14-7/9K-3rd$1,210$1,260$1,335
Chaverim | Session 2 | 4 Wks7/12-8/6K-3rd$1,210$1,260$1,335
Chaverim | Session 1+ | 6 Wks6/14-7/23K-3rd$1,640$1,815$1,915
Chaverim | Session 2+ | 6 Wks6/28-8/6K-3rd$1,640$1,815$1,915
Chaverim | Full Summer | 8 Wks6/14-8/6K-3rd$2,110$2,285$2,385
Chaverim Plus | Session 1 | 4 Wks6/14-7/94th$1,450$1,500$1,575
Chaverim Plus | Session 2 | 4 Wks7/12-8/64th$1,450$1,500$1,575
Chaverim Plus | Session 1+ | 6 Wks6/14-7/234th$1,950$2,125$2,225
Chaverim Plus | Session 2+ | 6 Wks6/28-8/64th$1,950$2,125$2,225
Chaverim Plus | Full Summer | 8 Wks6/14-8/64th$2,425$2,600$2,700

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CIT  |  Grades 8-10

Our all new 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 – 10 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
Session 1 | 4 Wks6/14-7/9$650
Session 2 | 4 Wks7/12-8/6$650
Session 1+ | 6 Wks6/14-7/23$870
Session 2+ | 6 Wks6/28-8/6$870
Full Summer | 8 Wks6/14-8/6$1,110

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Try Chi

2nd–6th grade  |  Aug 15-18  |  $375
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 Evanston + Chi Combos

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

SessionDatesGradesFeeCanteen
Evanston 5 Weeks + Chi Session 26/14-8/134-7$5,955$120
Evanston 4 Weeks + Chi Session 1A6/14-8/64-7$5,655$120
Evanston 5 Weeks + Chi Session 1B6/14-8/64-7$4,920$120
Evanston 6 Weeks + Chi Mini Session 16/14-8/63-7$3,980$75
Evanston 6 Weeks + Chi Mini Session 26/14-8/63-7$3,980$75
Evanston 6 Weeks + Chi Take 26/20-8/63-7$3,980$75

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Additional Options

SessionFee
Before Care$150-340
After Care$275-665
Lunch$50-80

Inclusion

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

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