city life



• Knuckleball Comedy improv class to practice public speaking

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

• Back to Basics Cooking class, learning fundamental cooking skills

• And more!



• Basic Cooking Skills
• Public Safety
• Knuckleball Comedy Improv Workshop
• Shark Tank Activity
• Team Building: Activities & Games


• Time Management & Goal Setting
• Intro to High School Extracurricular Activities
• Cooking Class


• How to Get a Part-Time Job & Financial Literacy
• Self-Defense Class
• Human Bingo
• Michigan Avenue Scavenger Hunt


• Mitzvah Day
• Team Building: Ropes Course


• High School Peer Conversations
• Beach
• Team Building Activities


Please note: Due to record inflation there will be a one-time surcharge of $25/week per camper to support a rise in direct costs including counselor pay. Given the important role of our summer staff, we have increased their pay to ensure our ability to hire the very best team for our campers.

SessionDatesEarly Bird
Ends 2/1 - 2/28/22
Through Camp
Session 1 | 1 Wk7/11-15$450$500Register >
Session 2 | 1 Wk7/18-22$450$500Register >



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.

Cost is $130 roundtrip per week.

View our proposed bus stop map.

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 773.938.8360 or complete the form below.