3 to 4 years

Pricing & Registration

Apachi Combos

Early Childhood

When you combine Apachi Day Camp with full-day, year-round Early Childhood for your child turning either 3 or 4 in the Fall following camp, you save 100% on the cost of camp! Half-day students turning 3 or 4 in the Fall following camp will receive a 20% discount of the camp fee on their final payment.
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Camp Activities

  • Arts & Creativity

    Dance • Drama & Improv • Music • Arts & Crafts • Science & Nature • Busy Builders & Construction

  • Swimming

    Swim Lessons • Free Swim

  • Special Activities

    Theme Days

  • Sports

    Sports Play & Games • Yoga

  • Jewish Culture

    Shabbat Celebrations • Israeli Village • Maccabi Games

  • Adventure

    Obstacle Course

Apachi Village in Action

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Jamee Smith

Director, Apachi Village Lake Zurich

Jamee Smith has been with Apachi Day Camp for 27 years and every year she still counts down the days until camp begins. She began as a counselor and quickly realized she wanted to be a part of Apachi Day Camp year-round. Jamee feels lucky to be the Director of Apachi Village Lake Zurich because not only does she see all the big smiles on campers’ faces each day, she also gets to watch her campers and staff grow and change over the course of each summer. She is excited for Apachi Village Lake Zurich’s first summer and Jamee can’t wait to watch our youngest campers explore and experience camp, often for the first time.

Jamee holds a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Kansas and a Master’s degree in Teaching from National Louis University. When she is not at work, she loves spending time with her family, walking her dog, Jack, listening to music, knitting, reading, and exercising.

Apachi Village Lake Zurich Details

Camp Groups

Groups are based on registration and friendship requests. Our three and four year old groups may be single gender or co-ed.

Friendship requests

Campers can submit friendship requests in the spring and we will do our best to accommodate mutual requests.

Our program is specially tailored for our youngest campers. Campers are placed in small groups with caring, nurturing counselors. Together they participate in sports, games, swimming, arts and crafts, and other special activities.

American Red Cross Swim Program

Campers are taught to swim at Apachi Village Lake Zurich using the American Red Cross’ Learn-to-Swim program, which focuses on building campers’ confidence and comfortability 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.

Campers swim at most twice per week.

Convenient carpool drop-off and pick-up

Campers carpool to and from camp using our convenient carpool lanes. To make camp pick-up as efficient as possible, we assign each car or carpool a number that we can use to quickly match campers with their rides. Sweet, simple and safe! All campers in carpools are escorted to and from their cars by our staff.


Please send along a sack lunch that we’ll refrigerate. Don’t forget to write your camper’s name on the bag. Plus we have kid-friendly snacks every day!

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.

Priority Registration for Returning Summer 2023 Campers & Their Siblings
October 10-24, 2023

Early Bird Registration
October 25-November 30, 2023

Please Note: Ages and grades listed below are as of the 2024-25 school year.

3-4 Year-Olds

Whatever number of days you are looking for, our 3-4 year-old program introduces campers to the fun of camp plus twice a week swim instruction. Within small groups, guided by experienced Early Childhood teachers who are assisted by Camp Counselors, our littlest campers build confidence, make friends and have fun. You and your child will feel the reassurance you need for a comfortable and successful first camp experience.

SessionDatesEarly Bird
Ends 11/30/23
Ends 2/29/24
Through Camp
Session 1+ | 3 Days | 6 Wks6/10-7/19$1,135$1,135$1,385
Session 2+ | 3 Days | 6 Wks6/24-8/2$1,135$1,135$1,385
Full Summer | 3 Days | 8 Wks6/10-8/2$1,500$1,500$1,750
Session 1 | 5 Days | 4 Wks6/10-7/3$1,010$1,010$1,260
Session 2 | 5 Days | 4 Wks7/8-8/2$1,010$1,010$1,260
Session 1+ | 5 Days | 6 Wks6/10-7/19$1,500$1,500$1,750
Session 2+ | 5 Days | 6 Wks6/24-8/2$1,500$1,500$1,750
Full Summer | 5 Days | 8 Wks6/10-8/2$1,990$1,990$2,240

When you combine Apachi Day Camp with full-day, year-round Early Childhood for your child turning either 3 or 4 in the Fall following camp, you save 100% on the cost of camp! Half-day students turning 3 or 4 in the Fall following camp will receive a 20% discount of the camp fee on their final payment. Learn more.

2024 Dates & Pricing Coming Soon!

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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Extra Support for Campers

There are several support options available to ensure a successful summer for your camper. You can choose from support through JCC Chicago, Keshet, or your child’s paraprofessional depending on which option works best for your camper and family. For more information, please connect with your Apachi Day Camp Director.

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Contact Us

For more information or to request a tour, contact us at 847.726.0800 or email jsmith@jccchicago.org.