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 2, 3 and 4-year olds, everything is sized just right for your little one with all age-appropriate activities taking place at Bernard Horwich JCC in W. Rogers Park. Easy in, easy out carpool lines help ease the transition and make drop off and pick-up a breeze. Our indoor swimming pool, green 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
2 year-olds I 9:30am – 12:00pm
3 year-olds I 9:30am – 1:00pm
4 year-olds I 9:30am – 2:00pm
Extended Care Hours
2 year-olds I Noon – 1:00pm
3 year-olds I 1:00pm – 2:00pm
4 year-olds I 2:00pm – 3:30pm
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.
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.
Groups are based on registration and friendship requests and are all-gender.
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.
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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