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

And more!


SessionDatesEarly Bird
Ends 2/29/24
Through Camp
Session 1 | 1 Wk6/10-14$675$925Register >
Session 2 | 1 Wk7/8-12$675$925Register >


Bus Transportation

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.

Bus OptionDatesFee
Round Trip7/8-12$195
One Way7/8-12$115
*Bus transportation is only offered for Session 2 of City LIFE July 8-12, 2024


City LIFE In Action

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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 email