3 to 4 years + CIT

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Summer 2022 Health, Safety, and Programming

Learn how we plan to continue the safety measures we employed in Summer 2020 and 2021 and will adjust accordingly based upon the latest recommendations of our local and national health departments.

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Camp Activities

  • Arts & Creativity

    Dance • Music • Arts & Crafts • Science & Nature • Busy Builders & Construction • Imagination Station

  • Swimming

    Swim Lessons

  • Special Activities

    Weekly Themes • Artist-In-Residence • Weekly Special Event

  • Sports

    Sports Play & Games • Yoga • Basketball • Baseball • Soccer • Volleyball

  • Jewish Culture

    Shabbat Celebrations • Israel Experience • Maccabi Games

Apachi Village in Action

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Jody Benishay

Director, Apachi Village Northbrook

Apachi Village Northbrook Details

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. Artists-in-residence provide entertainment and teach new skills through magic, juggling, percussion, dance and more.

American Red Cross Swim Program

Campers are taught to swim at Apachi Village Northbrook 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.

Apachi Village has 3-year-olds swimming for a half hour, two days a week; and our 4-year-olds swim for a half hour, four days a week.

Testing, placement, 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 during the summer with a summary of skills your child is working on and those already mastered.

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.

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.


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.

Please Note: Ages and grades listed below are as of the 2023-24 school year.

3 Year-Olds

Whatever number of days you are looking for, our 3 year-old program introduces campers to the fun of camp plus twice a week swim instruction. Within small groups, guided by mature, experienced counselors, kids 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 11/30/22
Ends 2/28/23
Through Camp
Full Summer | 3 Days (M, W, F) | 8 Wks6/20-8/11$2,375$2,375$2,625
Full Summer | 4 Days (M, T, W, F) | 8 Wks6/20-8/11$3,180$3,180$3,430
Session 1 | 5 Days | 4 Wks6/20-7/14$2,070$2,170$2,420
Session 2 | 5 Days | 4 Wks7/17-8/11$2,070$2,170$2,420
Session 1+ | 5 Days | 6 Wks6/20-7/28$2,840$3,040$3,290
Session 2+ | 5 Days | 6 Wks7/3-8/11$2,840$3,040$3,290
Full Summer | 5 days | 8 Wks6/20-8/11$3,275$3,475$3,725


4 Year-Olds

Our four-year-old summer program is designed to provide a fun and positive camp experience for your child and peace of mind for you. Apachi Villagers participate in a full spectrum of activities where the emphasis is on being active, acquiring new skills and developing special bonds.

Campers benefit from meaningful participation in a camp community designed just for them. Small group sizes and experienced and mature, caring counselors give each child the attention he/she needs to thrive in fun summer activities like swim instruction four times a week, games, sports and more.

SessionDatesEarly Bird
Ends 11/30/22
Ends 2/28/23
Through Camp
Session 1 | 5 Days | 4 Wks6/20-7/14$2,175$2,275$2,525
Session 2 | 5 Days | 4 Wks7/17-8/11$2,175$2,275$2,525
Session 1+ | 5 Days | 6 Wks6/20-7/28$2,995$3,195$3,445
Session 2+ | 5 Days | 6 Wks7/3-8/11$2,995$3,195$3,445
Full Summer | 5 days | 8 Wks6/20-8/11$3,450$3,650$3,900


CIT |  Grades 8-10

Leaders of tomorrow participate in this fun-challenging training program that develops leadership and communication skills, and provides a great opportunity for older campers who like working with young children to become role models. Successful completion of this program makes the CIT eligible to apply for a staff position the summer before entering 11th grade. CITs select which age group they want to work with at the time of registration.

Session 1 | 4 Wks6/20-7/14$850
Session 2 | 4 Wks7/17-8/11$850
Full Summer | 8 Wks6/20-8/11$1,415


Birthday Celebration$35

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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All Apachi Day Camps are fully inclusive of children with disabilities. Call Keshet, 847.205.1234, 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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Contact Us

For more information or to request a tour, contact us at 847.835.0008 or email jbenishay@jccchicago.org.