3 to 4 years

Pricing & Registration

Camp Activities

  • Arts & Creativity

    Dance • Music • Arts & Crafts • Science & Nature • Hands-On Building & Construction • Imagination Station

  • Swimming

    Swim Lessons

  • Special Activities

    Weekly Themes • Special Events • Special Guests

  • Sports

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

  • Jewish Culture

    Judaics • Israel Experience

Apachi Village in Action

miriam aberman

Miriam Aberman

Director, Apachi Village Rogers Park

Apachi Village Rogers Park
at Bernard Horwich JCC Details

Our youngest early childhood campers get to experience a summer of active, outdoor fun under the leadership of our caring and experienced JCC Early Childhood School staff and seasonal Camp Counselors. Campers enjoy the familiarity of a classroom setting while exploring the outdoors and getting a taste of what summer camp is all about! Apachi Village Campers participate in sports, games, swimming, arts and crafts and other special activities each and every week, providing the perfect summer of growth for these campers.

Safety is our priority and all members of our Aquatics staff are American Red Cross 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 children and a swim instructor is assigned to each small group.

Testing, Placement and 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 will be provided.

Convenient drop-off and pick-up

Families have the option to drop-off and pick-up on foot via our walk-up drop-off location, or by car using our convenient carpool lanes. All campers in carpools are escorted to and from their families by our staff.

Camp Groups

Groups are based on registration and friendship requests and are all-gender.

Friendship requests

Campers can submit friendship requests in the spring and we will do our best to accommodate mutual requests.

Food at summer camp

Campers work up a big appetite during their active days at Apachi Day Camp! We ask campers to pack a dairy or pareve sack lunch and a snack daily. Our campers receive a daily morning snack we do offer an end of day freeze pop. We keep sack lunches indoors; and please don’t forget to write your camper’s name on the bag.

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.
Camp at Bernard Horwich JCC is Jewish Orthodox.

3 Year-Olds

2024 Dates and Pricing Coming Soon!


4 Year-Olds

2024 Dates and Pricing Coming Soon!

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.

2024 Dates and Pricing Coming Soon!


2024 Dates and Pricing Coming Soon!

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 773.516.5881 or email maberman@jccchicago.org.