APACHI SKOKIE/EVANSTON

3 years – 8th grade + CIT

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 Skokie/Evanston In Action

Andrea Merfeld

Director, Apachi Skokie/Evanston

Andrea Merfeld has been the director of Apachi Skokie for the past five years and part of the JCC Chicago family for 30 years. She was a camper, a counselor, a Unit Head, and then the Assistant Director of Apachi Skokie/Evanston. Camp is Andrea’s happy place. She loves being the director of Apachi Skokie/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 Skokie/Evanston, she is a 3rd and 4th grade teacher.

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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 Skokie/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.

American Red Cross Swim Program

Boys and girls are taught to swim at Apachi Skokie/Evanston in separate swim lessons using the American Red Cross’ Learn-to-Swim program, which focuses on building skills one step at a time. By giving campers the opportunity to master one element before moving on to the next, it makes it easy to build confidence in the water.

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 your swimmer’s skills and accomplishments.

Observing Swim Lessons

If you are interested in observing swim instruction, please contact the Apachi Skokie/Evanston camp office.

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 2019-20 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.

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 11/16/18
Winter
Ends 2/28/19
Spring
Through Camp
Session 1 | 4 Wks6/17-7/12$1,065$1,130$1,165
Session 2 | 4 Wks7/15-8/9$1,065$1,130$1,165
Session 1+ | 6 Wks6/17-7/26$1,415$1,470$1,515
Session 2+ | 6 Wks7/1-8/9$1,415$1,470$1,515
Full Summer | 8 Wks6/17-8/9$1,640$1,835$1,890

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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 11/16/18
Winter
Ends 2/28/19
Spring
Through Camp
Session 1 | 4 Wks6/17-7/12$1,130$1,195$1,230
Session 2 | 4 Wks7/15-8/9$1,130$1,195$1,230
Session 1+ | 6 Wks6/17-7/26$1,660$1,705$1,760
Session 2+ | 6 Wks7/1-8/9$1,660$1,705$1,760
Full Summer | 8 Wks6/17-8/9$1,945$2,130$2,195

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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 11/16/18
Winter
Ends 2/28/19
Spring
Through Camp
Session 1 | 4 Wks6/17-7/12$1,350$1,405$1,450
Session 2 | 4 Wks7/15-8/9$1,350$1,405$1,450
Session 1+ | 6 Wks6/17-7/26$1,950$1,990$2,050
Session 2+ | 6 Wks7/1-8/9$1,950$1,990$2,050
Full Summer | 8 Wks6/17-8/9$2,235$2,410$2,485

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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 11/16/18
Winter
Ends 2/28/19
Spring
Through Camp
Session 1 | 4 Wks6/17-7/12$1,350$1,405$1,450
Session 2 | 4 Wks7/15-8/9$1,350$1,405$1,450
Session 1+ | 6 Wks6/17-7/26$1,950$1,990$2,050
Session 2+ | 6 Wks7/1-8/9$1,950$1,990$2,050
Full Summer | 8 Wks6/17-8/9$2,235$2,410$2,485

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Performing Arts Camp  |  Grades 3-8

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 11/16/18
Winter
Ends 2/28/19
Spring
Through Camp
Session 1 | 4 Wks6/17-7/12$1,350$1,405$1,450
Session 2 | 4 Wks7/15-8/9$1,350$1,405$1,450
Full Summer | 8 Wks6/17-8/9$2,235$2,410$2,485

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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.

SessionDatesSpring
Through Camp
Session 1 | 4 Wks6/17-7/12$600
Session 2 | 4 Wks7/15-8/9$600
Session 1+ | 6 Wks6/17-7/26$800
Session 2+ | 6 Wks7/1-8/9$800
Full Summer | 8 Wks6/17-8/9$1,020

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Apachi Skokie/Evanston + Chi Combos

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

SessionGradesFeeCanteen + Trip Account
Chi Session 1A + Skokie Session 24-7$5,475$120 + $35
Chi Session 1B + Skokie 5 Weeks4-7$4,785$120 + $35
Skokie Session 1 + Chi Session 24-7$5,475$120 + $35
Skokie 6 Weeks + Chi Mini Session 13-7$4,100$75
Skokie 6 Weeks + Chi Mini Session 23-7$4,100$75

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Try Chi

2nd–6th grade | Aug 11-14 | $349
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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Add-Ons

SessionFee
Before Care$155-305
After Care$305-610
Lunch$35-65
Birthday Celebration$25

Inclusion

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

Contact Us

For more information or to request a tour, contact us at 773.516.5883 or complete the form below.

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