city life



• Improv class to practice public speaking

• Michigan Avenue scavenger hunt to learn how to use the CTA

• Cooking class to learn fundamental cooking skills

• Mitzvah Day to learn the importance of giving back to the community

• Chicago Sky Basketball Game (session 2 only) to experience Chicago culture

And more!


SessionDatesEarly Bird
Ends 2/28/23
Through Camp
PROGRAM FULL  Session 1 | 1 Wk6/12-16$590$725
Session 2 | 1 Wk7/10-14$590$725Register >



Bus Transportation is Only Available for Session 2 | July 10-14, 2023

We have bus routes from several neighborhoods on the city’s north side and downtown. Our bus stops are “cluster stops” for groups, not individual stops. We try to make the cluster stops convenient as well as safe and efficient. Buses are driven by licensed, professional drivers and supervised by Apachi staff.

Roundtrip | $155
One-way | $95

View our proposed bus stop map.

City LIFE In Action

Julie Rubin

Senior Manager, Teen Engagement & City LIFE Director

Julie Rubin grew up attending day camp at the JCC in her hometown of Baltimore and loves providing Apachi campers with the same incredible summer experience. Her favorite part of camp is seeing the smiling faces of campers and staff every day! Outside of her work with Apachi, Julie serves as manager of Teen Engagement at JCC Chicago. She is passionate about working with youth and helping them create their own meaningful connection to Judaism.

Julie holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh, a Master of Science in Public Service Management from DePaul University, and was a Fellow in JCC Association’s Merrin Teen Professional Fellowship. Julie loves cooking, reading, and exploring Chicago with her husband and their puppy, Roscoe.


For more information, contact us at 847.763.3639 or email