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 and Improved for Summer 2020!

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

jody benishay

Jody Benishay

Director, Apachi Village Northbrook

Apachi Village Northbrook Details

For Summer 2020, we are making adjustments to Activities & Swimming:

Activities: All activities will be modified as-needed for camper safety
Swimming: Water play will be offered

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 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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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.



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.



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.



All Apachi Day 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.