Apachi Village Day Camp is big on fun in a nurturing environment where emerging independence is fostered in our youngest campers. With our focus solely on 3 and 4-year olds, everything is sized just right for your little one with all age-appropriate activities taking place at Bernard Weinger JCC in Northbrook. Easy in, easy out carpool lines help ease the transition and make drop off and pick-up a breeze. Our indoor swimming pool, sprawling outdoor sports fields, playground, and full-size gymnasium are perfect places to take the first step into Apachi Day Camp. Our campers explore, sing and dance, experience new activities and create new friendships lasting summer after summer.
2021 Camp Dates & Times
Full Summer | 8 Weeks | June 21-August 13
Session 1 | 4 Weeks | June 21-July 16
Session 2 | 4 Weeks | July 19-August 13
Camp Hours | 9:30am – 1pm (3yrs) or 2pm (4yrs)
Before care begins at 8:30am
After care ends at 2pm (3 year-olds only)
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.
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.
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.
Groups are based on registration and friendship requests. Our three and four year old groups may be single gender or co-ed.
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!
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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Please Note: Ages and grades listed below are as of the 2021-22 school year.
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.
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.
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.
All Apachi Day Camps are fully inclusive of children with disabilities. Call Keshet 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.
For more information or to request a tour, contact us at 224.406.9221 or complete the form below.