3 to 4 years + CIT

Pricing & Registration

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Summer 2023 Health, Safety, and Programming

Detailed information on Summer 2023 safety measures will be provided in Spring 2023.


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Counselor in Training (CIT) Program

Campers in 8th-10th grade gain hands on experience working with children and learn vital skills needed to become an Apachi leader and thrive at camp, school and beyond! This plus daily camp fun and field trips make for one memorable summer experience.

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Camp Activities

  • Arts & Creativity

    Dance • Music • Arts & Crafts • Science & Nature • Busy Builders & Construction • STEM Specialty

  • Swimming

    Swim Lessons

  • Special Activities

    Weekly Themes • Weekly Entertainers • Weekly Special Event

  • Sports

    Sports Play & Games • Yoga • Basketball • T-Ball • Soccer • Volleyball

  • Jewish Culture

    Shabbat Celebrations • Israel Experience • Maccabi Games

Apachi Village in Action

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Jody Benishay

Director, Apachi Village Northbrook

Jody brings her over twenty years of experience in Early Childhood Education to Apachi Village Northbrook. She’s been with JCC Chicago since 2013, and during the school year, she serves as the Early Childhood Director at JCC Chicago Early Childhood at Am Shalom in Glencoe.

Every year Jody looks forward to building warm, engaging relationships with the children and families at school and camp and of course, spending as much time as possible outdoors.


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Brea Maremont

Administrative Assistant, Apachi Village Northbrook

Brea supports Apachi Village Northbrook campers, families and staff behind the scenes to ensure the summer runs smoothly. During the school year, Brea works at JCC Chicago Early Childhood Center at Am Shalom in Glencoe, and she’s worked for JCC Chicago Early Childhood since 2012.

Brea holds a degree in Film from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and prior to joining the J, worked as an Editor and Assistant Producer. In her free time, Brea enjoys cross stitching and snuggling with her adorable dog, Pearl.

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.

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 Wks6/19-8/11$2,375$2,375$2,625
Full Summer | 4 Days (M, T, W, F) | 8 Wks6/19-8/11$3,180$3,180$3,430
Session 1 | 5 Days | 4 Wks6/19-7/14$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 Wks6/19-7/28$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 Wks6/19-8/11$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 Wks6/19-7/14$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 Wks6/19-7/28$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 Wks6/19-8/11$3,450$3,650$3,900



CIT |  Grades 8-10

Highly motivated and responsible campers entering grade 8th-10th are invited to join us for our Counselor-In-Training (CIT) program. The CIT curriculum is designed to develop necessary skills needed to take care of children, foster creative and critical thinking, and enhance communication and collaboration efforts needed in social and professional settings. The CIT program helps teenagers explore new areas of development in a safe environment, all while learning vital skills needed to be an Apachi leader and beyond. Learn more.

After registering for the CIT program, please download the Letter of Recommendation and Get to Know Me forms, complete and email back to your Apachi Day Camp Director by April 15, 2023.

Special Camp Pricing for Returning CITs
Enjoy 20% off camp fees | 2nd Year Returning CITs
Enjoy 30% off camp fees | 3rd Year Returning CITs
Your discount will be applied once registration is complete.

Session 1 | 4 Wks6/19-7/14$850
Session 2 | 4 Wks7/17-8/11$850
Full Summer | 8 Wks6/19-8/11$1,415


When you combine Apachi Day Camp with JCC Chicago Early Childhood for 5 days a week full summer, you can save 20% on the cost of camp! Learn more.


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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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 847.835.0008 or email jbenishay@jccchicago.org.