3 to 4 years

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

New for Summer 2020!

New! Sensory Play

Science and Nature

Kindness Club – a focus on how to be kind to others and do good deeds

Shabbat Charms – honoring and recognizing campers for achievements at camp

Apachi Village In Action

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Andi Kaufman

Director, Apachi Village Northbrook

Andi is both the Director of Apachi Village Northbrook and a parent of twin 4.5 year old boys who attend Apachi Day Camp. Seeing things through both the professional camp director lens and as a parent greatly influences Andi’s work at the Village. Andi loves that Apachi Village Northbrook is warm and intimate – basically the camp version of a hug. For her, the magic of camp comes from being silly with her campers, having an excuse to sing and dance at work every day, and seeing friendships blossom between campers.

Andi holds a dual degree in Telecommunications and Jewish Studies from Indiana University, where she also minored in Hebrew. During the school year, Andi is the Director of Family and Teen Engagement for JCC Chicago. Outside of her love for camp and all things Apachi, Andi enjoys getting lost in a good jig-saw puzzle.

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.

Swim Program

Campers are taught to swim at Apachi Village Northbrook using the program that helps them feel comfortable learning to swim and progress at their own pace. The well-respected Lenny Krayzelburg Swim Academy is praised by parents for its effective, multi-step approach.

Our certified JCC aquatics staff creates a safe, confidence-building environment for JCC J campers. Safety is our priority and all members of the JCC aquatics staff are 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 the children and each swim group has a swim instructor staffing the group.

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 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!

Learn More

Please Note: Ages and grades listed below are as of the 2020-21 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 11/15/19
Ends 2/29/20
Through Camp
Full Summer | 3 Days (M, W, F) | 8 Wks6/22-8/14$1,860$1,860$1,860
Session 1 | 4 Days (M, T, W, F) | 4 Wks6/22-7/17$1,350$1,350$1,350
Session 2 | 4 Days (M, T, W, F) | 4 Wks7/20-8/14$1,350$1,350$1,350
Full Summer | 4 Days (M, T, W, F) | 8 Wks6/22-8/14$2,490$2,490$2,490
Session 1 | 5 Days | 4 Wks6/22-7/17$1,600$1,650$1,700
Session 2 | 5 Days | 4 Wks7/20-8/14$1,600$1,650$1,700
Session 1+ | 5 Days | 6 Wks6/22-7/30$2,230$2,305$2,380
Session 2+ | 5 Days | 6 Wks7/6-8/14$2,230$2,305$2,380
Full Summer | 5 days | 8 Wks6/22-8/14$2,570$2,645$2,720



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 11/15/19
Ends 2/29/20
Through Camp
Session 1 | 5 Days | 4 Wks6/22-7/17$1,600$1,650$1,700
Session 2 | 5 Days | 4 Wks7/20-8/14$1,600$1,650$1,700
Session 1+ | 5 Days | 6 Wks6/22-7/30$2,230$2,305$2,380
Session 2+ | 5 Days | 6 Wks7/6-8/14$2,230$2,305$2,380
Full Summer | 5 days | 8 Wks6/22-8/14$2,570$2,645$2,720



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 Wks6/22-7/17
Session 2 | 4 Wks7/20-8/14$665
Full Summer | 8 Wks6/22-8/14$1,110



Before Care$265-420
After Care$265-420
Birthday Celebration$25


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

Contact Us

For more information or to request a tour, contact us at 224.406.9221 or complete the form below.